Learn how to embed QuickTime
content on an Internet web page.
<EMBED> tag allows media file types other than those
directly supported by the browser to be handled with an external application
or plugin. In this case, the external application is QuickTime Player and the
plugin is the QuickTime Plugin.
With the release of Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2
and later, you must use an
tag in addition to the
<EMBED> tag for your web pages to
be compatible with both Netscape and Internet Explorer on Mac and Windows
The list of
attributes is long; here we will document the
attributes specific to QuickTime.
The Basic Necessities
<EMBED> tag is similar to the
tag; they both have a
parameter. These parameters are required and tell the browser the media to be
displayed and the width and height of the media specified in the
<embed src="sample.mov" width="320"
SRC attribute is the media
file to display either by an absolute or relative URL. The
HEIGHT attribute specifies the vertical size in pixels of the
SRC attribute. The
WIDTH attribute specifies its horizontal size.
In order for the controller to appear properly, add 16 pixels to the height
of a movie.
For example, set
HEIGHT="256" for a movie 240 pixels high:
For a sound-only movie, use a height of 16 for the controller and any width
that looks good on your Web page. (If you set the width to 16 for a
sound-only movie, the controller is minimized to a single Play/Pause button.)
<embed src="sound.mov" width="216"
WIDTH to less than 2, even if the movie is hidden.
Embed Tag Attributes