Solution 1 :

The problem lies in the storage folder ~/App_Data/Video, which are protected by the project, thus can not be access to

The folder containing files must be change, then be included in the project

Problem :

I tried to play video, which have it name and path stored in database. File do exist in specific folder and said folder is in the scope of this project in this context

The result show video player but have no video play


public ActionResult DownloadVideo(String url, String filename)
            ELSEntities db = new ELSEntities();
            string path = Server.MapPath(url);
            string fullpath = url+"/"+filename;
            ViewBag.vid = fullpath;
            return View();

url and filename parameters example:

url: ~/App_Data/Video

filename: ETRG.mp4


    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width" />
    <div class="video-frame">
        <video width="630" height="420" controls="controls">
            <source src="@Url.Content(ViewBag.vid)" type="video/mp4" />

I have tried to use FileResult, video play successfully but user can not control that video in anyway

public FileResult DownloadVideo(String url, String filename)
            string path = Server.MapPath(url);
            string fullpath = Path.Combine(path, filename);
            return File(fullpath, "video/mp4");