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Embedding Windows Media Player
What is the simplest cross browser compatible solution?

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Msg#: 3453902 posted 3:24 pm on Sep 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

I am very thankful that this forum now exists, thank you Brett_Tabke!

What is the simplest method to embed Windows Media Player with controls and have it be cross browser compatible?

I've done some research and I've been fiddling with different Parameters, etc. There must be over 30 of those parameters available and I'm confused as to which ones I should be using. I'll make changes to one and may not see those changes at the browser level so I'm not sure what I'm doing is correct.

I have a link that when clicked opens up a div and begins streaming a video. Some users are reporting that there are no controls available, but not all. Mac users are stating that videos don't work at all for them. We're in beta right now so the users are aware of the technical challenges we are faced with.

I just want the barebone basics so I can get that Windows Media Player to work for everyone.

Here's an example of my latest fiddling. Please, be kind to me, I'm new to this!

<div class="tac" id="<%=VolumeNumber%>">
<object width="400" height="300" classid="CLSID:22d6f312-b0f6-11d0-94ab-0080c74c7e95" id="mediaplayer1">
<param name="AutoRewind" value="True">
<param name="AutoSize" value="0">
<param name="AutoStart" value="True">
<param name="ClickToPlay" value="-1">
<param name="Enabled" value="True">
<param name="Filename" value="<%=medialinkurl%>">
<param name="ShowControls" value="True">
<param name="ShowStatusBar" value="False">
<param name="ShowDisplay" value="False">
<param name="uiMode" value="Invisible">
<param name="windowlessVideo" value="True">
<embed type="application/x-mplayer2" pluginspage="http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/Downloads/Contents/MediaPlayer/" width="400" height="300" src="<%=medialinkurl%>" filename="<%=medialinkurl%>" autostart="True" showcontrols="True" showstatusbar="False" showdisplay="False" autorewind="True"></embed>

Or should this topic be over here?

Site Graphics and Multimedia Design



WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member

Msg#: 3453902 posted 3:46 pm on Sep 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

For cross-platform support my advice would be to use just about anything else.

Mac users may need to install Flip4Mac, but even then the results are unpredictable.

Embedding WMV didn't work on some flavours of Vista last time I looked.

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