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WestHost - TErnstrom
11-05-2003, 11:47 AM
Many of our Clients have been unable to get Darwin Streaming Server to work on their account(s).

There are a couple of steps that you need to follow to get this to work:

1. In Site Manager go to 'Domain Management>Web Aliases' and create an alias called '/movies/' with a path to '/usr/movies/'
(You'll want to upload any movies you want to use on your site to the /usr/movies/ directory.)

2. Use the following <OBJECT> tag in your code to embed a video file on your page:

<OBJECT CLASSID="clsid:02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B"
<param name="src" value="http://www.yourdomain.com/movies/movie.mov">
<PARAM name="AUTOPLAY" VALUE="true">
<PARAM name=kioskmode value="false">
<PARAM name=cache value="false">
<PARAM name="TYPE" VALUE="video/quicktime">
<PARAM name="PLUGINSPAGE" VALUE="http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/indext.html">
<PARAM name="target" VALUE="myself">
<embed width="480" height="300"
target="myself" controller="true"

Be sure to change www.yourdomain.com to reflect your domain name, and movie.mov to the title of your movie.

You can also change the 'height,' 'width,' and and other parameters as you deem necessary.
For an explanation of each line of the above code, please go to http://www.manual.westhost.com/darwin.html

**Please Note:
-- Currently the 'link' in Site Manager next to the Darwin Site Application is not working.
We've found that the "rstp://" link confuses the clients that you have on your PC - Real player tries to read this instead of QuickTime player. Since Darwin streams can only be played by QuickTime player this causes an issue. Currently only machines that do not contain Real Player can play streams from the "rstp://" link.
This is a Real Player issue, and there is currently no solution (save un-installing Real Player from the local machine on which you wish to view a Darwin Stream).
More information will be provided as it becomes available.

-- We are also looking into the possibility of automatically creating the aliased /movies/ directory when Darwin is installed. Until then, please follow the steps above to get Darwin working on your site.

09-03-2006, 08:02 PM
What happened to the Darwin Streaming Server manual? I looked for it and you all do not have it in your "Manuals" section. Also, can you please look into upgrading Darwin Streaming Server even if you just do something as little as polling the entire customer base on whether they would like the Darwin Streaming Server to be upgraded.

09-04-2006, 08:52 AM
Here is the link in the manual: http://members.westhost.com/sm_sa_media_darwin.html