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The tag you're using is the correct one. If you wanted to embed it to display within a web page itself, you'd use
i.e. if, under Windows Explorer > Tools > Folder Options, the file type is marked as 'Browse In Same Window' then it's going to do just that. We further found myriad reasons that different file-types behave the way they do... it's a nightmare!
We just gave up in the end and let the client do what ever it was going to do...
i have short DivX movies (3MB each) on my site that i want the users to be able to see.
opening the movie using explorer cuase alot of trubles and i don't know anyway to stream DivX video.
there is a way in ASP that i can force the download box to apear and then the user can save and view the file, but i don't want (can't) to use it.
what is the best way to link to those DivX files?
Maybe your ASP technique works because it changes the HTTP headers? For instance, instead of the web server delivering the movies as the default MIME type for the extension (say "video/x-msvideo") it tells the browser it is instead delivering a DivX video ("video/x-application-divx"?) or something unknown ("application/octet-stream"). That's purely a guess; if you have access to your server's configuration perhaps you could try "dumbing it down" by fiddling with the MIME.
[edited by: choster at 2:39 pm (utc) on June 17, 2003]
Because Joshie is right, clients can set up how they want the left click to behave regardless, so theres not certains in what will happen.