Scott Hanselman

FLV won't play when a Camtasia Video is uploaded to an IIS site

July 12, '06 Comments [2] Posted in Musings
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FlvmimetypeI put a one hour Camtasia video up for a customer today and it wasn't loading. It would show all the signs it was working with the controls and what-not showing up, but the flash video itself (the FLV) wasn't loading.

I checked the IIS logs (always check the logs!) and saw a 404 when index.flv was requested. I knew the file was there, but the request ended in a 404. I also checked the UrlScan logs to see if we weren't applying a whitelist. We weren't.

Turned out that there was no mime-type applied for the FLV extension. Added it, and poof, worked. Ah, life's little details.

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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Thursday, July 13, 2006 7:46:55 PM UTC
Thanks for the links Scott! Camtasia is pretty cool.
Friday, July 14, 2006 6:19:12 AM UTC
Server 2003 - it's caught me with that one before too..
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