I need help or suggestions on alternatives. I have a site that has a lot of YouTube videos. It’s a nonprofit that would like to have ads on their videos so they can try to make a little money. Because of that, they want to start using blip.tv.
My problems are:
While Youtube videos played fine on all browsers and mobile devices I tested, blip.tv videos do not. Their embed code is all for Flash, which rules out iPad and iPhone viewing.
I got around the Flash videos insisting on being in FRONT of everything, ie, the CSS dropdown menus (wmode=transparent didn’t work for me with embed code), by opening the YouTube videos with prettyPhoto. Unfortunately, I can’t get the blip.tv videos to work in prettyPhoto.
The site is here: http://www.rainmakers.tv/
A test page is here: http://www.rainmakers.tv/about/test2.html
If you go to Interviews>CGI 2010, you can see how the menu goes behind the embedded flash file at the bottom. I added wmode=“transparent” to the embed code, but it made no difference.
The top image is a method I found on tonysummerville.com, where you use the link from the embed code, but it never displays the video. It just gives me this message every time “Sorry this episode is temporarily unavailable.” And it’s not unavailable because I can play it right below. Even if it did work, it’s still a Flash file, which I don’t want.
I tried using links from blip.tv’s option for using a legacy player, but none of them worked. I have spent hours upon hours on this, trying everything that I have found when Googling this subject. I just don’t know what to do at this point.
I could change my menu system to try to avoid the Flash in front issue, but I really don’t want to use Flash at all. I also tried doing the same thing with Dailymotion videos, but I could’t get them to work either. I hate blip.tv. It should be BLEEP.tv.
Does anyone have any suggestions for me? Please?
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