Self Playing Movie In iWeb

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  1. Aperture macrumors 68000

    Aperture

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    Hi. Is there a way to make Quicktime .Mov files start automatically in iWeb?

    Thanks, Kevin
     
  2. dylan macrumors 6502

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  3. Aperture thread starter macrumors 68000

    Aperture

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    Not only do I want to make it start automatically, I am trying to disable the controls. :rolleyes: I know what it sounds like, but its for a real purpose. It's (Hopefully) not going to be annoying and has no sound. By the way, I found your post hilarious. I laughed for about 5 minutes. That made my day.;)

    Kevin
     
  4. dylan macrumors 6502

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    Sorry I know it wasn't the most helpful post but those Apple commercials are really pissing me off!

    I don't think there is an option within iWeb the only way I can think of doing it is modifying the code every time you publish, which would be a major pain.

    Out of curiosity what do you need to do this for?
     
  5. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Well, apple.com currently plays a QT movie by default when you open the page - you could probably just snoop the source to find out how.

    Also, in QuickTime, if you open the movie and then hit ⌘-J to "Show Movie Properties" and then go to the Presentation tab, you'll see an option to auto-start. You can also cause it to loop continuously should you want to do so with ⌘-L. Presumably, if you save the movie with those properties, they'll work when viewed in iWeb.
     
  6. frankblundt macrumors 65816

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    Not sure about iWeb - but the code should look more or less like this:

    Code:
    <object width="320" height="256" codebase="http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab">
    <param name="src" value="pathtoyourvideo.mov">
    <param name="AUTOPLAY" value="true">
    <param name="CONTROLLER" value="false">
    <embed src="pathtoyourvideo.mov" type="video/quicktime" width="320" height="256" autoplay="true" controller="false" pluginspage="http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/">
    </object>
    
    with autoplay="true" controller="false" in both the embed and object tag sets
     
  7. octoberdeath macrumors regular

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    i am curious... i think i might have the same question as well. how does apple do those motion graphic banners using quicktime? here is my favorite example i have motion and would love to make some banners in this fasion. and can you put links inside one of these motion banners? i just don't know how they make them look so nice yet such a small file size. and how do they make it without any control panel and it automatically start?
     

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