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Help embedding Quicktime?
07-30-2008, 05:23 AM
Post: #1
Help embedding Quicktime?
Hello. I have been searching hi and low, and I keep seeing different versions of pretty much exactly the same code posted everywhere (not just on DreamHost's support, but in other places) giving an example of how to embed a Quicktime file into a web page, but every time I try it, all I get is a big blue "Q" on both IE and FireFox 3, and nothing beyond that. Can anyone help me out with what I'm missing?

Here's my web page:
http://www.emeraldisleacademy.com/video/index.php

And here's the code I'm using to embed the video:
<object classid="clsid:02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B" codebase="http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab" height="256" width="320">

<param name="src" value="rtsp://streaming.emeraldisleacademy.com/streaming.emeraldisleacademy.com/Druids-Small.mov">
<param name="autoplay" value="true">
<param name="type" value="video/quicktime" height="256" width="320">

<embed src="rtsp://streaming.emeraldisleacademy.com/streaming.emeraldisleacademy.com/Druids-Small.mov" height="256" width="320" autoplay="true" type="video/quicktime" pluginspage="http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/">

</object>

There has to be something I'm missing.

Thanks much,
Mark
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07-30-2008, 06:30 AM
Post: #2
Help embedding Quicktime?
The DreamHost Wiki offers examples that may be helpful.

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07-30-2008, 01:15 PM
Post: #3
Help embedding Quicktime?
Thanks. Tried them.

Here are the things that I have tried, and their results.

--------------- FROM THE WIKI SITE ---------------

<embed src="http://streaming.emeraldisleacademy.com/streaming.emeraldisleacademy.com/Druids-Small.mov"
href="rtsp://streaming.emeraldisleacademy.com/streaming.emeraldisleacademy.com/Druids-Small.mov"
width="200" height="240" target="quicktimeplayer">

Results: IE & FF both get a big blue Q with a question mark

I figure that means it can't find the file or something, so I changed the http in the src to rtsp like this:

<embed src="rtsp://streaming.emeraldisleacademy.com/streaming.emeraldisleacademy.com/Druids-Small.mov"
href="rtsp://streaming.emeraldisleacademy.com/streaming.emeraldisleacademy.com/Druids-Small.mov"
width="200" height="240" target="quicktimeplayer">

Results: Question mark went away, still doesn't play though.

Tried the next example on the wiki like this:

<embed src="rtsp://streaming.emeraldisleacademy.com/streaming.emeraldisleacademy.com/Druids-Small.mov"
href="rtsp://streaming.emeraldisleacademy.com/streaming.emeraldisleacademy.com/Druids-Small.mov"
width="200" height="240" target="myself">

Results - Pretty close. Still only a big blue "Q", but if I right click on it, I can select "Open this link" and it plays in the window! Neat-o! So on a hunch, I added autostart="true" to the tag, like this:

<embed src="rtsp://streaming.emeraldisleacademy.com/streaming.emeraldisleacademy.com/Druids-Small.mov"
href="rtsp://streaming.emeraldisleacademy.com/streaming.emeraldisleacademy.com/Druids-Small.mov"
width="200" height="240" target="myself" autostart="true">

Results: No change. I still have to right click on it and select "Open this link" to play the video.

I tried a few other samples from the page as well as various other samples from around the web, always with the same result. I will leave this latest one up there if anyone wants to take a gander. Again, any help would be most wonderful.

Thanks,
Mark
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07-30-2008, 02:23 PM
Post: #4
Help embedding Quicktime?
What are the permissions on the file your trying to play?

Have you tried to set it to 755 or full access 777 to see if it can be accessed?
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07-30-2008, 03:55 PM
Post: #5
Help embedding Quicktime?
My guess is because you are lacking the following:

<param name="SRC" value="poster.mov">
<param name="QTSRC" value="rtsp://streaming.example.com/streaming.example.com/birdhouse.mov">

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