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transparent gif over the top of a mov as a "frame"
transparent gif over the top of a mov as a "frame"

 4:45 pm on Aug 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

Hi friends,

I have a .mov on a site and the design calls for this image to sort of frame out the .mov, slightly overlapping it. i embedded the .mov in one div and in the next div did a neg marg to pull it up over the .mov but the .mov appears on top.

Is there a way to force the frame over the top of the .mov?

.streetag #STvideo {
border: none;
margin: -70px -20px 5px 6px;
padding: 0px;
width: 390px;

.streetag #STvideo p {
margin: 0 auto;
text-align: center;

.streetag #framed {
margin: -360px 0px -360px -35px;

<div id="STvideo">
<embed src="video/Streetag_MiM.mov" width="390" height="285"></embed>
<span class="style13">If this video does not display, you may need to download a free version of
<a href="http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/" target="_blank">Quicktime Player</a>
<div id="framed">
<img src="images/Frame.gif" alt="frame" />



 9:12 am on Aug 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

Hi Icky_thump

What exactly are you trying to achieve? Create a customised skin for the player? I'm pretty sure you can have QT movies play without the 'chrome' so you can frame them with HTML as you see fit.

As for placing HTML over a movie, I'm not sure it's possible, or at the very least it'd be hard to get to work consistently.


 1:25 pm on Aug 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

Hey Limbo,

I don't know how to describe it and I don't think linking is allowed here. Basically, the designer wanted a graphic to kind of wrap the edges of the video. I had to eliminate the bottom so the controls would be accessible. It's just a slight overlap that creates this "framing" effect. Nothing traditional looking at all.

The video seems to force it's way to the top no matter what. I just don't think I can do what is being asked of me.


 4:03 pm on Aug 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

Could you incorporate the frame into the Movie?


 8:14 am on Aug 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

That would frame just the video and not the player, besides you'll be wasting a lot of bandwidth for a lot of static content.

Split your frame image into 4 images. Top, bottom, right , left. Discard the center part... Use each image in it's own div with the video in the center.

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