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Old 04-28-2005, 07:04 PM   #1
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embedded windows media in firefox? webpage won't load


Hey all,

At my school we have something called "CourseCast," someone sits in the room during lecture and video tapes the lecture and posts screenshots of the blackboard or powerpoint slideshow. The video is also played in the upper left corner and I believe is windows media format. I was able to view the lectures perfectly in IE when I was in Windows, but could never watch it in firefox when i was in windows. Well, it was never a problem when i had windows, but now that I run Gentoo I am not able to load IE to watch my lectures, I only have firefox.

For example, here is the link to one of the lectures:
http://ilserver.sp.cs.cmu.edu/view.pl?id=00001034

If i search through the source code of the pages, I can find the video, like:
mms://ilserver.sp.cs.cmu.edu//VIDEO/00001034/1103-00001034-17_TCP1.wmv

Which indicates it truly is windows media video, but it will not play back in firefox, i only get a blank gray box. The slides in the big right hand box will not open either, which is very important because they are zoomed screenshots of the blackboard since you cannot read the blackboard from the small resolution of the video.

Does anyone know how to get embedded windows video to work in firefox? Anyone who has different browsers installed in linux, if they could try it out in different browsers to maybe help me find a browser that will view the lectures, i would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks!
George

ps. heres one more lecture so you can check out another one b/c they use different slide formats:
http://ilserver.sp.cs.cmu.edu/view.pl?id=842
 
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