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Media Plugin does not play .wmv, mov files

We are migrating from TWIKI installation to FOS wiki. We were displaying inline videos (.wmv) using the %OBJECT% tag in our old installation.

On enabling object plugin and going into wiki markup and saving the page all the data below the first video got deleted. could not understand why?. I restored the data from previous version of page but similar thing happened on editing page and saving. Hence i turned off the object plugin and restored the page.

On some browsing through foswiki documentation i found that %OBJECT% tag needs to be replaced by more generic %MEDIA% tag. I did that for my existing installation and Place holders with player controls started appearing against the video objects but no video could be played. The videos seem ok on Firefox but do not play on IE 8.

SWF & PDF samples also do not play.

-- 08 Feb 2011 - HarshadDivekar

Seems as if there's a serious bug in one of the plugins you are using.

An alternative plugin to read pdfs inline is FlexPaperPlugin. Foswiki come with media capabilities by default using JQueryPlugin's media module:


<div class="jqMedia">

link to media
link to media
link to media


This will render the appropriate player depending on the mime type of the file being linked to in the media div.

-- MichaelDaum - 08 Feb 2011
Found solution to IE8 problem a month or so later. Just posting it so that it may be of help to others. The videos start playing just fine when we turn off the Windows media player plugin in the the browser. Doesn't make sense but does work. Tried on many other machines and works every time.

-- HarshadDivekar - 16 May 2011

QuestionForm edit

Extension MediaPlugin
Version Foswiki 1.1.2
Status Answered
Topic revision: r3 - 16 May 2011, HarshadDivekar - This page was cached on 06 Aug 2020 - 21:36.

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