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1. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru, 2634 posts) 25 Nov '07 11:50

Is there a delay between the time you upload a video the time it is available to be viewed? I uploaded a couple, but when I try and view them, they say "THIS VIDEO IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE." Do they have to be vetted by someone first, or something?

Greg

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin, 5572 posts) 26 Nov '07 01:50

Hi Greg,

There is a delay between uploading and being available as the videos are re-calibrated for web viewing. But that error message sounds like something different though... Can you send me a PM regarding which video(s) it is and I'll look into it?!

Cheers,

Sam

3. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru, 2634 posts) 26 Nov '07 16:33

It all seems fine now. The first couple videos I uploaded, it took about 20 - 30 minutes for them to appear and be viewable. The third video I uploaded, later in the day was available almost immediately. Maybe Fliqz was just running slow yesterday.

4. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin, 5572 posts) 27 Nov '07 00:22

From what I understand, it can take up to 24 hours on some sites to get the videos actually showing. I've been told that's not the case with fliqz, but I imagine delays could occur if too many big files come through further up the line ... I enjoyed the little videos in your blog entries; bummer you didn't get one of the real gang fight

5. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru, 2634 posts) 21 Jan '08 08:54

Hmm, seems to be happening again. I uploaded a video yesterday around noon, and it isn't showing yet (almost 24 hours later).

6. Posted by jl98584 (Travel Guru, 114 posts) 22 Jan '08 18:58

I'm having a similar problem but it seems to only affect one user (so far). I can view the last couple of video's I uploaded just fine - I put mine on YouTube then link to them in the blog.

However, one of my readers (an Aunt) says when she tries to play them she gets the message "THIS VIDEO IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE." I haven't heard if anyone else has had the problem or not.

We've never had this happen before, has something changed in the video player?

7. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin, 5572 posts) 23 Jan '08 02:18

Quoting GregW

Hmm, seems to be happening again. I uploaded a video yesterday around noon, and it isn't showing yet (almost 24 hours later).

I'm checking with Fliqz on this, but wasn't notified of any outages. Has the vid appeared yet?

Quoting jl98584

However, one of my readers (an Aunt) says when she tries to play them she gets the message "THIS VIDEO IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE." I haven't heard if anyone else has had the problem or not.

We've never had this happen before, has something changed in the video player?

So are you embedding the Youtube videos directly into your blog and that's where she's playing them from? Or are you linking to a Youtube video and your aunt is clicking on that link and then not finding the video? In case of the latter there's little we can do about it as she's obviously ending up on another site. No idea why those videos would be being removed by Youtube though! Assuming it's the first, it still doesn't make much sense to me as nothing has changed with the Youtube side of things.

If you are uploading using Fliqz and then embedding and the video isn't showing any longer, then that indicates the video is deleted. In that case though it would give the same error for ALL readers.

Any chance your aunt can let you know on which page she's seeing this?

Sam

8. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin, 5572 posts) 23 Jan '08 02:23

Quoting Sam I Am

So are you embedding the Youtube videos directly into your blog

Judging by this blog post the Youtube videos are being embedded (that's the best way to do it too of course!). In that case your aunt must be looking at a blog post where the Youtube video was removed by Youtube OR there's something wrong with your aunts computer/flash software. I'm leaning towards the first option because of the error message she's getting, but in that case it applies to all visitors of that entry. So a link to the entry would still be really useful

9. Posted by jl98584 (Travel Guru, 114 posts) 23 Jan '08 16:37

Hm, I never even thought about posting a link, what a great idea! I'll try to keep this in mind in the future (she says, slightly embarrased).

The problem seems to have fixed itself, she says she can now run the video's. I always embed them to keep it as easy as possible for my readers. Didn't even occur to me there was more then one way to do this (e.g., post them as a link). Of course, you wouldn't have any way to know that, so if there are any more problems going forward I'll try to be more explicit.

It seems that my aunt is the only one who had trouble. I could play the videos and I know other people did from the YouTube count. So I don't know why it affected only her. I did try deleting one of the video's from the blog entry, then reinserted it, but I didn't do that for the second video she had trouble with - and now she says they both are working. So I doubt if my delete/reinsert made any difference.

Since everything is working OK for now, not sure you need the link. However if you want to check it out, the video is near the bottom of this blog entry:

http://johnston.travellerspoint.com/147/

10. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru, 2634 posts) 23 Jan '08 17:06

Quoting jl98584

It seems that my aunt is the only one who had trouble. I could play the videos and I know other people did from the YouTube count. So I don't know why it affected only her.

I do know that if I am on my network at work or accessing a blog with my work VPN turned on, any videos from YouTube will not appear due to the firewall my work has set up blocking them. Could be that your Aunt was experiencing something like this - a firewall blocking access to the content from YouTube.

Greg