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Streaming a video
not just linking to a file
nigassma




msg:856734
 10:45 pm on Nov 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

I have some video that I would like to stream. This may not be the appropriate forum for this question:

What is the best way to tell a browser to open a video file within itself (either in the page itself, or in a new page) I want the media player to be opened within the confines of the browser, not as a seperate proggy.

 

travelin cat




msg:856735
 11:43 pm on Nov 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

You want to "embed" the file... something like this:

<object codebase="http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab" height="" width="">
<param name="src" value="nameofvideo.mov">
<param name="autoplay" value="true">
<param name="controller" value="false">
<embed height="" pluginspage="http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/" src="nameofmovie.mov" type="video/quicktime" width="" controller="false" autoplay="true">
</object>

nigassma




msg:856736
 7:08 am on Nov 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

awesome... and nearly the same thing for WMV files right?

travelin cat




msg:856737
 6:02 pm on Nov 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

The MIME type would be different...

pixelkat




msg:856738
 8:34 am on Nov 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

it's been over a year since Ive worked with streaming media but my rule of thumb is: when quality matters most, use quicktime. if file size matters, use windows media player. when dependability matters most, or you want the greatest flexibility in added features, use real media. macromedia flash has some great streaming features these days, too.
cheers,
kat

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