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Fw: VLC web player does not work when using apache - please advise
I looked at the Apache access log file and it seems that Apache receives the request from the VLC player:

[25/Apr/2012:08:31:22 +0700] "GET /root/95180.avi HTTP/1.1" 200 1165938
"http://localhost/root/why.html" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT
6.0; rv:11.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/11.0"

Can anyone please help me to understand what it means? Did the Apache "pass the file" to the VLC player on browser side, or was access denied from the Apache side? If access denied what is a possible reason for this?


Thanks,
Tom.


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From: traveller <t8av@yahoo.com>
To: "users@httpd.apache.org" <users@httpd.apache.org>
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2012 5:52 PM
Subject: VLC web player does not work when using apache - please advise


Hello,
I was trying to use embedded VLC video player. I created a local HTML in my PC and it worked fine.

However, when I was trying to access this same page from behind Apache server (http://localhost/my.html) the player did not work.

I guess the player could not access the file.
How to fix it? I am not Apache expert. Please advise.

Thanks,
Tom.
Re: Fw: VLC web player does not work when using apache - please advise [ In reply to ]
On Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 3:13 PM, traveller <t8av@yahoo.com> wrote:

> I looked at the Apache access log file and it seems that Apache receives
> the request from the VLC player:
>
> [25/Apr/2012:08:31:22 +0700] "GET /root/95180.avi HTTP/1.1" 200 1165938 "
> http://localhost/root/why.html" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; rv:11.0)
> Gecko/20100101 Firefox/11.0"
>
> Can anyone please help me to understand what it means?
>

One piece at a time:
Time of request: [25/Apr/2012:08:31:22 +0700]
HTTP Request Method: GET
File Requested: /root/95180.avi
HTTP Version Number: HTTP/1.1
HTTP Return Status Code: 200 (Success)
Returned Content Size: 1165938 (in bytes)
Referring Page: http://localhost/root/why.html
Browser: "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; rv:11.0) Gecko/20100101
Firefox/11.0"

This says that the request was completely successful.
Re: Fw: VLC web player does not work when using apache - please advise [ In reply to ]
Thanks Yehuda,

If the access was successful, then it means it got to the VLC player on browser side. So why doesn't the player show the file?

As I already wrote in my first Email, the player works fine from any path that is not http:localhost....

Tom.



________________________________
From: Yehuda Katz <yehuda@ymkatz.net>
To: users@httpd.apache.org; traveller <t8av@yahoo.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2012 3:12 AM
Subject: Re: [users@httpd] Fw: VLC web player does not work when using apache - please advise


On Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 3:13 PM, traveller <t8av@yahoo.com> wrote:

I looked at the Apache access log file and it seems that Apache receives the request from the VLC player:
>
>
>[25/Apr/2012:08:31:22 +0700] "GET /root/95180.avi HTTP/1.1" 200 1165938
"http://localhost/root/why.html" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT
6.0; rv:11.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/11.0"
>
>
>Can anyone please help me to understand what it means?

One piece at a time:
Time of request: [25/Apr/2012:08:31:22 +0700]
HTTP Request Method: GET
File Requested: /root/95180.avi
HTTP Version Number: HTTP/1.1
HTTP Return Status Code: 200 (Success)
Returned Content Size: 1165938 (in bytes)
Referring Page: http://localhost/root/why.html
Browser: "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; rv:11.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/11.0" 

This says that the request was completely successful.
Re: Fw: VLC web player does not work when using apache - please advise [ In reply to ]
On Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 8:02 PM, traveller <t8av@yahoo.com> wrote:

> If the access was successful, then it means it got to the VLC player on
> browser side. So why doesn't the player show the file?
> As I already wrote in my first Email, the player works fine from any path
> that is not http:localhost....
>

Then it is probably a bug in VLC or Firefox.

- Y