Help with EMBEDDED OBJECT or streaming a VIDEO in general

Discussion in 'HTML' started by Hello, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. Hello

    Hello Guest

    Hello.

    I have a big WMV file that I am streaming. However, I need to be able to
    start to stream from different time offsets like from the 12min into the
    movie (kind of like chapers on DVD). Is there a way to specify in the
    Embedded Object such a way that the streaming would start not from the
    beginning of the file but from some other part?

    Do you know of any other alternatives, ways I can accomplish it? Maybe with
    file coded into QuickTime or something?

    Thank you.
     
    Hello, Nov 16, 2005
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  2. "Hello" <> said:
    > I have a big WMV file that I am streaming.


    Streaming or progressive downloading? to streem it you need a
    special server.

    > However, I need to be
    > able to start to stream from different time offsets like from
    > the 12min into the movie (kind of like chapers on DVD). Is there
    > a way to specify in the Embedded Object such a way that the
    > streaming would start not from the beginning of the file but
    > from some other part?


    Yes. How you do it depends on the medium you are presenting. And
    not all processes will work on all browsers.

    > Do you know of any other alternatives, ways I can accomplish it?
    > Maybe with file coded into QuickTime or something?


    The most reliable way to do this is with Flash and Flash video
    (FLV) it works in almost every browser, on pda's and cell phones.
    and can even penatrate firewalls that block other video.

    On the up side most people do have the ability to view flash. On
    the down side, at any given moment in time I would _guess_ the
    number of people that have it turned off is about the same at with
    Javascript.

    --
    -=tn=-
     
    Travis Newbury, Nov 17, 2005
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