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    Linking to a Quicktime Movie

    hey-

    I'm trying to link to this movie: http://www.mypersonalchef.org/images...f_FOX2NEWS.mov

    I would like it to open and play as it loads. Will it automatically do that?

    I would also like it to open in a window that is the size of the movie. How can I do that?

    Thanks
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    make an html file which contains an embedded quicktime movie reference,
    Code:
    <embed
    src="http://www.mypersonalchef.org/images/MyPersonalChef_FOX2NEWS.mov"
    width="200"
    height="170"
    border="0"
    controller="True"
    loop="FALSE"
    autostart="TRUE" pluginspage="http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/" cache="true" 
    bgcolor="#FFFFFF">
    and have your link use javascript to pop up a window of the correct size. autostart true will ensure that it starts playing as soon as the quicktime plugin has enough data buffered to begin playback.
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    Former Staff Member silver trophy Adam P.'s Avatar
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    Worked like a charm - thanks!
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    If you just use the code provided by redux, there are technical issues that abound between Quicktime and Windows. Read about it here:

    http://developer.apple.com/quicktime/compatibility.html

    Microsoft Internet Explorer for Windows, versions 5.5 SP2 and 6.0 no longer support Netscape-style plug-ins, such as the plug-in installed as part of QuickTime 5.0.2 and earlier versions. Consequently, Windows customers using these versions of Explorer may be unable to view QuickTime content in the browser. Mac users and Netscape users are unaffected.

    You will need to use the following code for it to work:

    The required code consists of an HTML OBJECT element with an enclosed EMBED element as in the following example:

    <OBJECT CLASSID="clsid:02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B" WIDTH="160"
    HEIGHT="144" CODEBASE="http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab">
    <PARAM name="SRC" VALUE="sample.mov">
    <PARAM name="AUTOPLAY" VALUE="true">
    <PARAM name="CONTROLLER" VALUE="false">
    <EMBED SRC="sample.mov" WIDTH="160" HEIGHT="144" AUTOPLAY="true"
    CONTROLLER="false"
    PLUGINSPAGE="http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/">
    </EMBED>
    </OBJECT>

    have fun!

    geof

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    I think the new version of Dreamweaver does this also


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