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How to embed .mov videos in an HTML page

I’m still new at web programming, so today was the first time that I wrote code to embed a video into an html webpage. Being fairly clueless about how to do this, I looked to Google. After several searches, I was still confused. I read about the new HTML5 video standards, but they weren’t that relevant: the site that I’m working on gets most of it’s traffic from users of outdated versions of IE (hooray!).

Anyway, I looked around and finally found a working example and a helpful post about how to resize .mov videos.

This is what I ended up with:

<div class="embeddedVideo">
	<object classid='clsid:02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B' 
		width="600" height="400" 
		<param name='src' value="assets/videos/">
		<param name='autoplay' value="false">
		<param name='controller' value="true">
		<param name='loop' value="false">
		<embed src="assets/videos/" width="600" height="400" 
		scale="tofit" autoplay="false" 
		controller="true" loop="false" bgcolor="#000000" 

The code is pretty generic. I’ll probably use it for other videos and only change the value (places where it currently says assets/videos/, width, and height variables. I know there are better ways to go about this– using newer HTML5 standards, for instance. But to just get the video up on the page, this worked for me.


Posted by on July 8, 2011 in Programming, Web development


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