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Movies Without Borders (?)

6:49 pm on Jul 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I found a great QuickTime movie (over at iStockhoto) that would work great in a new web site home page I'm designing. Trouble is...I wanted to embed the movie so that it appears on the screen without the QuickTime player...with just the movie itself showing (as that would work the best w/ my page design concept.)

Then someone told me that the only movie format on earth that can do this (movie only...no player...no controls) is Flash.


...#1) Is this true?

#2) If it is, that's great...'cause I have Flash. So...I would bring the QuickTime movie into Flash...save it as a Flash movie...upload it to my server...& then...how would I code it into a div on a page so that it's all by itself?

Thanks very much,


6:57 pm on July 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I am not totally sure that is true but it is the only way I can think of.

The issue that you are having is that you are relying on a client side app to run and you want to control that client side app from the server side.

When a user is presented with embedded video it is up to their preferences how that pug in is displayed in most cases.

For example those on a Linux box will have the ability to use other players rather then the one you want them to use.

Even though Flash is also run client side it gives more control to you as far as using it in your page.

Are you not able to convert it?


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