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embed a single video from the library

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  1. Scott Rozman
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    I've uploaded a video to a library and would like to have a page that shows that video in the Silverlight player.
    The video control seem to only give me a list of videos, so even if I have a single video that I want to play, I have to first have it appear in a list of one and then click to make it open in the Silverlight player.

    Is there a recommended practice for embedding a single video on a Sitefinity page using the player that is built into Sitefinity?

    This seems like this would be a pretty basic need for dealing with video.... am I missing something? It seems like you've provided the equivalent of an image gallery without any way to include a single image on a page.

    Also, for this list of videos, I'm not getting any thumbnail. Is one supposed to be created automatically when I upload my .wmv file?

    thanks in advance.

  2. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hi Scott Rozman,

    You can take a look at this forum post where I have explained how to show/play a single video file

    There is a control called Image that you can use to show a single image. You can show a simple image using Generic Content control as well.

    Thumbnails for videos are not generated if you are running your project in Medium Trust or under Windows Server 2008.

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  3. Scott Rozman
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    Thank you, Ivan. I've got the single video running now.

    It looks like I am out of luck for thumbnails since we are running 2008 R2. If there are any server settings that would allow for the thumbnails, it would be great to know!

    Also, something that slowed me down a bit was the mime-type changed on the videos.
    I'll mention this in case it helps someone else...

    I had an old video uploaded using 3.7 SP1 and it was video/x-ms-wmv and I was only finding the single video.
    The latest using 3.7 SP3 came in as a mime-type of application/octet-stream.
  4. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hello Scott Rozman,

    You could take a look at this post - Video Thumbnials. There is nothing that we can do to sort out the issue in 3.x editions. More details are provided in the other forum post.

    Regards,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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