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1.1 THE CODE

 

<OBJECT CLASSID="clsid:02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B" WIDTH="160"
HEIGHT="144"

CODEBASE="http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab">

<PARAM name="SRC" VALUE="sample.mov">
<PARAM name="AUTOPLAY" VALUE="true">
<PARAM name="CONTROLLER" VALUE="false">

<EMBED SRC="sample.mov" WIDTH="160" HEIGHT="144" AUTOPLAY="true"
CONTROLLER="false"
PLUGINSPAGE="http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/">
</EMBED>

</OBJECT>

1.2 THE STORY

 

QuickTime: Embedding QuickTime for web delivery

Learn how to embed QuickTime content on an Internet web page.


The <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 <OBJECT> tag in addition to the <EMBED> tag for your web pages to be compatible with both Netscape and Internet Explorer on Mac and Windows systems.

The list of <EMBED> attributes is long; here we will document the <EMBED> attributes specific to QuickTime.

The Basic Necessities
The <EMBED> tag is similar to the <IMG> tag; they both have a SRC, WIDTH and HEIGHT 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 SRC attribute.

For example:
<embed src="sample.mov" width="320" height="256"></embed>

The
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.

IMPORTANT
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: <embed src="sample.mov" width="320" height="256"></embed>

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.)

For example:
<embed src="sound.mov" width="216" height="16"></embed>

Never set
HEIGHT or WIDTH to less than 2, even if the movie is hidden.

Embed Tag Attributes

AUTOHREF

HOTSPOTn

SCALE

AUTOPLAY

HREF

SRC

BGCOLOR=HEX

KIOSKMODE

STARTTIME

BGCOLOR=NAME

LOOP

TARGETn=FRAME_NAME

CACHE

MOVEID

TARGET=MYSELF

CONTROLLER

MOVIENAME

TARGET=QUICKTIMEPLAYER

CORRECTION

NODE

TARGETCACHE

DONTFLATTENWHENSAVING

PAN

TILT

ENABLEJAVASCRIPT

PLAYEVERYFRAME

TYPE=MIMEtype

ENDTIME

PLUGINSPAGE

URLSUBSTITUTEn

FOV

QTNEXTn

VOLUME

GOTOn

QTSRC

WIDTH

HEIGHT

QTSRCCHOKESPEED

 

HIDDEN

QTSRCDONTUSEBROWSER