Kristian Lunde

Flowplayer, https and the streamnotfound “problem”

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Lately I have been working on a project which used Amazon S3 to provide videos to Flowplayer on a website. This was working superbly until we added a link to a video using the https protocol. This broke the Flowplayer on Internet explorer 6 and 7 and Safari, and we got a:

  1. streamNotFound, clip: 'https://someurl'

Solution: Amazon S3 supports both http and https, so replacing https with http solved the problem. This problem probably occurs because the web browser is unable to cache the data from the https url and therefore the Flowplayer is unable to play the video.

Interestingly enough Firefox had no problem at all running Flowplayer and https urls.

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Written by Kristian Lunde

January 16th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

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  1. Hey thanks for that.. I have been struggling with that problem all day!


    17 Mar 09 at 19:04:54

  2. Glad I could help Aaron :)

    Kristian Lunde

    19 Mar 09 at 12:17:52

  3. I’m having the same problem: my flowplayer works fine on one website and it is not working on the second one. The code is 100% the same, the only diffirence is in IP address…could it be firewall?


    7 Jan 10 at 22:39:18

  4. @Evgeny Does not sound like a firewall issue. Are you serving the files through https?

    Kristian Lunde

    8 Jan 10 at 12:45:46

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