View Full Version : Quicktime/HTML help!
Feb 24, 2004, 12:42 PM
I have a newbie html question for everyone in the know:
Im making a website and want to host a quicktime movie on it, and I have it working except for one problem. You know how on Apple.com/trailers, when you watch the movies and it "loads as you watch?" Well, mine doesnt do that. When the quicktime movie is loading, theres just a blank screen with the QT logo, and the movie wont play until the whole friggin thing is loaded.
I guess my only assumption is that the movies hosted on apple have a great connection (akamai, ftp, or whatever it is). Is that it, or is there some magic html thing I'm not doing right.
Thanks in advance
Feb 24, 2004, 12:58 PM
Here are some of the attributes on Apple's trailer page, you might want to try playing with these on your movie:
<td><OBJECT CLASSID="clsid:02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B" WIDTH="240" HEIGHT="144" CODEBASE="http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab#version=6,0,2,0">
<PARAM NAME="controller" VALUE="FALSE">
<PARAM NAME="type" VALUE="video/quicktime">
<PARAM NAME="autoplay" VALUE="true">
<PARAM NAME="target" VALUE="myself">
<PARAM NAME="src" VALUE="http://a1392.g.akamai.net/7/1392/51/e8a90572e52747/www.apple.com/trailers/mgm/cody_banks_2/images/small_06.mov">
<PARAM NAME="HREF" VALUE="http://a772.g.akamai.net/5/772/51/cae3b40b758381/1a1a1aaa2198c627970773d80669d84574a8d80d3cb12453c02589f25382f668c9329e0375e81784eb5887ea59bd3695f758 c631a40335/cody_banks_2_240.mov">
<PARAM NAME="pluginspage" VALUE="http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/indext.html">
<EMBED WIDTH="240" HEIGHT="144" CONTROLLER="FALSE" SRC="http://a1392.g.akamai.net/7/1392/51/e8a90572e52747/www.apple.com/trailers/mgm/cody_banks_2/images/small_06.mov" HREF="http://a772.g.akamai.net/5/772/51/cae3b40b758381/1a1a1aaa2198c627970773d80669d84574a8d80d3cb12453c02589f25382f668c9329e0375e81784eb5887ea59bd3695f758 c631a40335/cody_banks_2_240.mov" type="video/quicktime" TARGET="myself" BGCOLOR="#000000" BORDER="0" PLUGINSPAGE="http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/indext.html"></EMBED></OBJECT></td>
Feb 24, 2004, 01:20 PM
Thanks! I did the same thing and think Ive got it figured out....
Probably shoulda done that before posting, but hey...
Apr 27, 2004, 12:04 AM
Out of curiosity, did you get your movie to play and preview while it loads?
I am trying to do the same thing. I'm guessing that one of two things is happening here:
(1) Apple's page is not a straight html page but possibly an XML or ASP page which can contain server-side scripting that will not show up when you view the source of the page.
(2) Apple has some sort of plug-in that lets you author the MOV file to buffer as their files do.