Embedding video into page


I am trying to embed a video into my web page. The page was created in dreamweaver cs4. Here is the code inserted into my page:

<embed src="video/Oaknoll - BL6512250 Purple HD-FINAL.mp4" width="500" height="300" scale="aspect" controller="true"></embed>

When I view the page, I can’t see the video at all in Firefox. In Chrome and IE all I see is a white box with a large Q in the middle of the box and a question mark in the middle of the Q.

You can view the page at http://www.oaknoll.com

Any thoughts as to what I am doing wrong?


This is where you are linking to with that code.


The file is a 404. The video is not there. Are you sure the video is there where it’s supposed to be? Double check

Hi Ryan,

Yes, the video is in the “video” folder on the server. I just changed the name to "oaknoll_video_jan_2015.mp4 because I thought maybe it was the spaces in the original name that was causing the problems. But still not seeing it…


I try embedding your image via HTML5 video and the video is still 404.

Something is preventing your video from being shown. It’s a 404. The video still isn’t found.

Can you give me the absolute URL for the image? It’s supposed to be this. But it’s a 404.
http ://www.oa knoll.com/video/oaknoll_video_jan_2015.mp4 (spaces added)

<video width="500" height="300" controls="">
  <source src="/video/oaknoll_video_jan_2015.mp4" type="video/mp4">
Your browser does not support the video tag.

it should be

It may be that you need to enable those formats on your server (this is a common issue). Try adding this to your site’s main .htaccess file:

#Video MIME Types:
AddType video/m4v .m4v
AddType video/ogg .ogv
AddType video/mp4 .mp4
AddType video/webm .webm

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