Playlist element failed playback

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Used camtasia studio 8 to record. then produced mp4 - flash/html 5 video. It plays locally but when played online using IE or Firefox its giving me an error "Playlist element failed playback" The player shows up but it gives me that error as soon as I hit play
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I get this when I view from a mapped network drive using Chrome, but when I copy the file to the web and view it, all works fine. Does this sound like what you are experiencing?

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Daniel Park

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I get this too, Karl, with Chrome, played back on a local drive (not a networked one). Plays back fine in IE and Firefox.

This particular test was done by using markers to split the screencast into smaller media files for playback. Don't know if that has to do with anything.

cheers, d.
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William W. Chung

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Make sure your web server is configured to allow for the MIME type of the video file.  I had to configure my IIS to support MP4 mime types.

.mp4 video/mp4

IIS reset is required after updating the supported Mime types.

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