published video dosen't appears

Aug 3, 2009 at 8:47 AM


I used the sample code to publish a video to a facebook wall. I tried first with a flv file, and it is working great. But when I try yo use it with a avi file, the video doesnt' play (an expanded empty area appears instead, nothing happen).

So is it because of the codec used by the video, or just because it is not possible to publish a video that is not directly hosted in facebook ? because it is supposed to play the video that is located on my server.

Aug 4, 2009 at 5:33 AM

An flv file is the one that can play in a flash media player. For any other formats, must need to be uploaded, converted at the first place by Facebook and simply providing a Url to the path of an avi or mpeg won't simply work. It is because of both reasons as u pointed which former making more sense. A video that is hosted by facebook is in flv format only as it processed the uploaded vidoe and first converts it in a format that is recomended and adopted by vast majority of websites as standard for video on internet.


Usman Ahmed