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I'm going to ask anyway. I'm trying to upload a video, saved in wmv format, to scrapbook. It uploads fine, but for some reason a couple problems happen when I go to try to play it. Either Quicktime pops up when I'm using Firefox or Internet Explorer, and it's not recognized as a Quicktime file, or on AOL it pops up in Real Player, which doesn't recognize it either. The file, on Scrapbook, is saved as a jpeg file, apparently, but it says it's a video with a neat little graphic showing me it is, indeed a video.

So, how do I get scrapbook to recognize this file as a movie that can be played either in Real Player or Windows Media, some program like that? Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong? I checked the FAQ, and it should be able to handle this video type and size. I am a paid member, btw. Any ideas or help, or even if I'm just an idiot and doing what I am trying to do isn't possible, let me know. Thanks. Daniel
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From:henry
Date:February 19th, 2006 06:32 am (UTC)
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Your browser controls what application to open different types of media in; in Firefox those settings are under Options -> Downloads -> Download Actions. You may also need to change the settings in Quicktime Player to not force itself as the default.
From:wolfdreamer
Date:February 19th, 2006 01:44 pm (UTC)
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Thank you. You were right, I had to force the changes to Quicktime, which had apparently taken over the browsers when I upgraded it.
From:wolfdreamer
Date:February 19th, 2006 02:51 pm (UTC)
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Well, the video plays for me using both AOL and Firefox, but it won't load in Internet Explorer, and no matter what I do to change the browser settings it doesn't work. And no one on my friend's list can see the video, either, although no one has tried it using AOL or Firefox yet.

Any suggestions for me?
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From:wolfdreamer
Date:February 19th, 2006 01:44 pm (UTC)
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Yep, I am using Windows XP, and the combination of what you told me to do, and what the person before said, it now works. Thanks, I appreciate the help.
From:wolfdreamer
Date:February 19th, 2006 02:52 pm (UTC)
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Like I just wrote, it works fine for me using Firefox and AOL, but it won't load using Internet Explorer. No one on my friend's list can see it, either. I have the video itself set for friend's viewing, not private. Any suggestions?
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From:wolfdreamer
Date:February 19th, 2006 04:10 pm (UTC)
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The box that shows it's a video is there, with the Full Size beneath it. When they click on full size, either nothing happens, or they get error messages. This is really frustrating me. Thanks for the idea, though. I'll see if anyone can get it to play by downloading it.
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From:jalajscion
Date:February 20th, 2006 09:58 pm (UTC)
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I did not know you can upload vids on Scrapbook. Is there an FAQ on how to do this? Thanks.
From:wolfdreamer
Date:February 20th, 2006 11:39 pm (UTC)
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It's FAQ 246, and this is all it says. I couldn't find anything more specific. Also, I tried avi, wmv, and an ra file, none worked.

What is ScrapBook? How do I use it?

ScrapBook, LiveJournal's image and video hosting service, is available to personal journals with Paid and Permanent Accounts. Why not activate your ScrapBook account and upload files now?


Scrapbook offers navigation menus for various tasks, such as uploading new pictures and managing existing galleries and pictures.

You can view your ScrapBook gallery at http://pics.livejournal.com/exampleusername/, replacing exampleusername with your own username. If your Scrapbook contains images with public security, a link to your gallery will also appear on your userinfo page.



Restrictions
Account Status: ScrapBook is only available to personal accounts with Paid or Permanent status.
Scrapbook is not available to community accounts, regardless of account status.

File Types: Files uploaded to ScrapBook can only be image files or video files
Image File Types: gif, jpg, png, and tif
Video File Types: 3gp, asf, avi, mov, mpeg, mpg, rm, rv, and wmv


Upload Limit: Only 30 MB of files can be uploaded in a single upload session.

Space Limit: Paid Accounts on LiveJournal have 1024 MB (1 GB) of disk storage space by default (upgradeable to 10 GB), while Permanent Accounts have 10240 MB (10 GB) of disk storage space. This space is shared between userpics, voice post files, and ScrapBook images/videos.

Exceeding Space Limit: Once your files fill your storage space, you cannot upload additional images to ScrapBook unless you delete some files or upgrade to 10GB of space.

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From:thesoothsayer
Date:February 21st, 2006 03:59 am (UTC)
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I kind of have a similar problem, except mine is a .mov file. I posted it in my livejournal, and it tells me it's a video, with an icon saying video, and then I click on it and it takes me to scrapbook but doesn't show me the video, it just keeps showing me that icon! I know the file is uploaded cause it's got the right size of it and everything.
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From:jackmaybenimble
Date:March 22nd, 2006 07:29 pm (UTC)
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Save problem for me.....can anyone help?
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