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Windows Media Player on a Mac?
How do I code the HTML for an embedded player?

 11:29 pm on Nov 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

I have a site that distributes video via a WMP object (or Silverlight) embedded in the HTML page. I'm having major troubles figuring out how to get this to work on Macs. This is on a subscription site, so I can require installation of the appropriate plugin on the Mac - but so far no joy. With Flip4Mac installed on the Mac I can get the streamed WMV content to play in Quicktime, outside the browser - but I need it inside the browser. Should my page embedd the QT player instead of the WMP player?


travelin cat

 3:47 pm on Nov 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

You may wish to embed both players, clearly indicate which one is which and don't have either auto start.


 4:35 pm on Nov 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

I know it isn't fully supported yet but there is reason to look into HTML5

All these browsers support HTML5

FireFox 3.5
Safari 4
Google Chrome

I am sure you know who doesn't support it yet.

Internet Explorer 6, 7 & 8... and Opera 10

Something to consider. Maybe not yet but soon HTML5 will be the best way to do this.... hopefully IE9 will be the start.

Other options are .flv and a Flash player but then you loose the iDevice crowd.

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