7 Replies Latest reply: Mar 18, 2011 4:39 PM by QuickTimeKirk
John Baro1 Level 1 Level 1
I have some videos I posted on my web site that no longer play in Safari:

http://homepage.mac.com/jabaro/Movies.html

I just get the QT logo with a question mark. They play fine in the current QT Player and QT Player 7. They use the Sorenson 3 codec and AAC video. Are those no longer supported in the QT plugin?

2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon, 1.33 GHz G4 iBook, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8
    I just get the QT logo with a question mark

    Me too.

    I don't see Sorensen listed in Quicktime 7 preferences.
  • John Baro1 Level 1 Level 1
    I just noticed that the first movie on that page was compressed with H.264 and AAC audio, and it won't play either (the rest are Sorenson). Could it have something to do with the files having the .mov suffix?

    Same is true in Firefox, none will play, but I just get the QT logo without the question mark.

    Message was edited by: John Baro1
  • andyBall_uk Level 7 Level 7
    Hi John

    they don't seem to play in any browser here - the .movies/ folder and anything in it gives a
    'Access denied by access control list' message - so quicktime can't see them.
    Try putting one in another folder w/o the . prefix.
  • John Baro1 Level 1 Level 1
    I can't even get one of these movies to play locally.

    I re-exported one of the movies to M4V format, changed the HTML to match the new file name, and put the movie into the same folder at the HTML file. I even copied the HTML from a page with a currently-working movie. Now it just gives me a blank window like it can't find the movie file. But there is no error shown in the Safari Activity window.

    This is really strange as these movies played fine before, both from the web site and locally, and I've changed nothing.
  • John Baro1 Level 1 Level 1
    Looks like it was something to do with the HTML that embeds the QT video. I replaced the old HTML with some from another page that I know works, along with a JS script, and they all now work.

    So does that mean Safari and other browsers no longer support the "old way" of embedding QT videos?
  • andyBall_uk Level 7 Level 7
    So does that mean Safari and other browsers no longer support the "old way" of embedding QT videos?


    not that I know of, but I see that the new ones reference 'movies/...' rather than '.Movies/...'
    I couldn't access the movie directly before, but now I can.

    http://homepage.mac.com/jabaro/.Movies/NASALiquor.mov doesn't & didn't work, and was being referenced in the html

    http://homepage.mac.com/jabaro/.movies/NASALiquor.mov does work

    go figure - glad you have it sorted now.
  • QuickTimeKirk Level 9 Level 9
    All of your movies played without issue for me (Safari).