I am new to the Web Development side of Daniweb. I usually wander in the Python and Unix forums.
It has been my loooong desire to create a website of my own.., but for some reason, I have never fully able to understand web programming!!:-O... I have finally managed to create a webpage with my name on it!! :twisted: ... I wanted to play a .flv file, a video which I have already of an old cartoon for kids.
I used flowplayer (since it is free :icon_cheesygrin:) for this, and the amazing thing is that ... it worked!!! My web page was playing a video!!! yeaaa....
Now to the problem... I have similar short and long videos... many of them. I do not want to copy all of them to the htdocs folder in Apache. Oh.. I use a Linux machine with Apache in it...FYI...
In Apache there is a directive called "Alias" , which enables me to specify an alternate folder apart from htdocs for fetching a file.
Alias /video/ "/media/video/cartoons/" <Directory /media/video/cartoons/> Options FollowSymLinks AllowOverride None Order deny,allow Allow from all </Directory>
Now my original html code looks like this...
<h1>Minimal Flowplayer setup</h1> <p>View commented source code to get familiar with Flowplayer installation.</p> <a href="Star123.flv" style="display:block;width:520px;height:330px" id="player"> </a>
How do I edit this code to fetch the flv file from the alias part?
Actually Star123 is in a subfolder "one" in /media/video/cartoons/.
I tried ..
But they dont seem to work....any ideas, on what I am doing wrong?