Click to Start screen in online video

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Stampyhead, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

    Stampyhead

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    #1
    I'm creating a web page with a WMV video file on it, and I would like to have it start with a screen that says "Click to Start" and the user clicks on the video itself to start it playing. Anyone know how I would go about doing that with a Windows Media file?
     
  2. Texas04 macrumors 6502a

    Texas04

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    #2
    Make the 1st page be just a picture w/ a screenshot, when they click make it actually go to another page and autostart the movie

    or you can do this

    <embed src="file.wmv"
    autostart="false">
    and they can click play to start it?
     
  3. Stampyhead thread starter macrumors 68020

    Stampyhead

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    #3
    You mean have it go to another HTML page to play? I actually need it to happen within one page. I'm guessing this functionality has to happen within the video file itself, since you one would click on it to make it play. I want it to show without the regular controls, so just pressing "play" isn't really an option. I've seen this done before so I know it's possible.
     
  4. Texas04 macrumors 6502a

    Texas04

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    #4
    Maybe like... A page within a page type thing... im not sure of the code but I think something like this can be done in Java... check the web design forum :eek:
     

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