Some video downloads only play sound

Topics: Developer Forum, User Forum
May 21, 2010 at 1:15 AM

This is probably a Flickr issue than a FlickNet one, but some insight that anyone might have is highly appreciated.

In my app, I check available video formats using Flickr.PhotosGetSizes() and then create the download url for a given video using,

http://www.flickr.com/photos/{user-id|custom-url}/{photo-id}/play/{site|mobile|hd|orig}/{secret|originalsecret}/ [^]

However, sometimes, these downloaded videos only play sound and not the pictures. E.g. the site mp4 download url: http://www.flickr.com/photos/21936447@N04/2696326684/play/site/9d0661c655 for this video only plays sound. But, if you download a size smaller mobile mp4, for the same video (change "site" to "mobile" in the previous url), the downloaded video plays both sound and picture. Is there an additional check that I have to perform to ensure that I'm downloading the video with sound as well as picture?

Thanks,

Leena



Coordinator
May 21, 2010 at 8:01 AM

No, I haven't done anything with video I'm afraid. Sounds like something you either need to ask on the Flickr API group, or perhaps even on the Flickr Help forum directly.