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Some video downloads only play sound

Topics: Developer Forum, User Forum
May 21, 2010 at 2:15 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,{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: 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?



May 21, 2010 at 9:01 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.