Web page QT movies play in Windows but not Mac browers

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by danieltanner, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. danieltanner macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2009
    I have spent ages creating a web page with movies in quicktime format. However, I have tried them and they are perfect in all windows browsers (Chrome, IE, Safari, Firefox) but will not play on Mac browser (Safari).

    The code I use to place movies on my page is:

    <object classid="clsid:02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B"
    standby="Data is loading..."
    codebase="http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab" height="543"
    width="700"> <param name="src"
    value="../data/movies/First_Frame.mov"> <param
    name="autohref" value="false"><param name="controller" value="false"> <param
    name="href" value="Full_Movie.mov"><param
    name="target" value="myself">
    type="image/x-quicktime" autohref="false" controller="false"
    href="Full_Movie.mov" target="myself" height="543"

    Basically this allows me to click on a single frame representation of my movie (First_Frame.mov) which activates the full movie (Full_Movie.mov) to download and play. This means that when the page is loaded not all movies (there are many) will download at the same time.
    When I load them on Mac Safari the first frame loads with the controller (controller should be false) and will only play the first frame as a single frame movie, rather that loading the full movie!

    Can anybody help with this? I really don't want to have to re-encode movies or drastically change my code (I am a novice web programmer).
  2. SrWebDeveloper macrumors 68000


    Dec 7, 2007
    Alexandria, VA, USA
    Two things...

    First, use html tag when posting html (or code works too). Second, I'd like to get a URL to test browser behavior, Mac vs. PC to get to the bottom of this unless someone replies back faster who sees something real obvious.
  3. Wee Beastie macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2007
    In the snow with Rosebud

    If you have the latest version of Quicktime, there is a save for web option. This generates a folder with multiple versions of the file as well as an html file with usage instructions and code that you can copy and paste into your html document. I just found out about this. Anyway its pretty handy for embedding .mov files. Check it out and good luck!

    Edit: Don't know how it will work, performance-wise with multiple videos. I was using it will 3-4 per page and it was fine. It is worth testing out though.

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