How to play videos on asp.net web page? RRS feed

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  • User1196896799 posted

    I got to build a web site to play bunch of corporate videos on the web site. They are two kinds of videos, public videos accessible to all employees by default, and some are confidential, those are only for people who got permission to play.

    Though confidential videos are not accessible to everyone, but those will be displayed on the web page. If anybody interested in those videos, he/she can send view request by clicking play button or something else. As soon as video owner got message request from the employee, either video owner will accept/reject. In either case response should notify to the requested user. I have input videos in wmv format.

    I’m using VS.Net 2005, looking for the best way to build this website. Your implementation suggestions are greatly appreciated.


    Thursday, May 22, 2008 12:59 PM


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  • User1293098721 posted

    Buy Community Server! They have a great Media Gallery that would work nice for this.

    Otherwise, you'll have to setup some authorization and do some custom coding in your application to achieve that.

    Thursday, May 22, 2008 1:09 PM
  • User-417784260 posted

     Silverlight 2.0 supports digital rights management.  That might be a good way to go.


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    Thursday, May 22, 2008 1:12 PM
  • User1196896799 posted

    Do you have any sample code for your second solution?

    Thursday, May 22, 2008 5:39 PM
  • User915387828 posted

    Hi G.S.Reddy,

    As far as I know, it is possible to implement it.

    Please use the following code to play sound, you can control playcount,AutoStart and other parameters.

    <object   classid="clsid:22D6F312-B0F6-11D0-94AB-0080C74C7E95"   id="Object1"   >    
      <param   name="Filename"   value="../test.aspx">   file position
      <param   name="PlayCount"   value="1">    set playcount
      <param   name="AutoStart"   value="0">
      <param   name="ClickToPlay"   value="1">
      <param   name="DisplaySize"   value="0">
      <param   name="EnableFullScreen   Controls"   value="1"><  
      <param   name="ShowAudio   Controls"   value="1">
      <param   name="EnableContext   Menu"   value="1">
      <param   name="ShowDisplay"   value="1">

    Then you can write the bindary stream at page test.aspx.

        protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)


            if(user has the right)

    Let me know if I have misunderstood what you mean.
    Hope it helps,
    Hua Jun

    Monday, May 26, 2008 5:44 AM
  • User1196896799 posted

    Hi Hua-Jun Li,

    Thank for your sample code,

    1) it is working fine with inline video file path binding. I thought of reuse one control for all videos rather than using one control per video. I think that would help to load my page faster. May be kind of youtube.com website, I'm not able access object id in the code behind to set video control value property, may I could do this using javascript. I'm wondering, how to rotate two or three videos at one time in a frame, when user clicks on those, it would play one video and rotates again after completion video (same as youtube).

    2) you wrote: Then you can write the bindary stream at page test.aspx.

    how to bind this stream to control again.

     3) how to display playcount for a video on web page.

     Thank you,

    I would appreciate your help.  


    Friday, May 30, 2008 10:31 AM