Progressive Download Template

Jul 8, 2010 at 6:53 PM

Latest released Progressive Download HTML template does not work. It gives an error on the first line, first character Silverlight.js. There is a reference to Silverlight.js, same folder but don't see the file.

Smooth Streaming Player template has Silverlight.js reference too, but it's working.


Jul 8, 2010 at 9:02 PM

Bhaktavatsal, I assume you are running the HTML file from your local file system?  If so, the reason you can’t play the video is Silverlight’s cross-scheme access policy:  Boiled down, this means you cannot access a non-streaming media (i.e. WMV) over HTTP when SL is loaded from the file system.  I unzipped the template onto a web server to demonstrate that it works when SL is loaded over HTTP:


You could throw the template files into your local IIS, then you could load the template via HTTP and see the video.

Jul 9, 2010 at 6:06 AM

Yes, My bad. You are right.

Still confused though about reference to Silverlight.js in the HTML file as that does not exists in the download.



Jul 9, 2010 at 5:44 PM

I just looked at the source and noticed there's a <script/> tag in the HTML referencing Silverlight.js.  Fortunately this file isn't really needed and the JS warning can be safely ignored.  In your own project just omit the reference.

<script type="text/javascript" src="Silverlight.js"></script>