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Re: wmv

From: Peter Kerr <p.kerr@auckland.ac.nz>
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2007 19:58:55 +1200
Message-Id: <9D6124BB-4FA9-4DAD-9D3B-2776EE471C7C@auckland.ac.nz>
Cc: www-amaya@w3.org
To: "PATRICK JOHN MCFADDEN" <pjmcfadden@rushpost.com>

On 1/04/2007, at 1:36 AM, PATRICK JOHN MCFADDEN wrote:

> I recently downloaded Amaya from Versiontracker with the intention of
> setting up my first website. I found linking to jpegs OK but cannot  
> seem
> to get Amaya to link to movies.
>

linking/embedding multimedia is a black art, not just for Amaya.

The following page is over 4 years old, but still a good illustration
of how servers, browsers, plugins, and media players conspire to confuse
code, evade mime declarations, and generally make life difficult for  
authors.

http://alistapart.com/articles/flashsatay


Amaya as an authoring tool has not in the past handled media plugins.
75% of browsers are some version of Internet Explorer, which also
does not handle media plugins, but prefers ActiveX controls.

Apple has a comprehensive guide of how to embed Quicktime for Windows/IE

<http://developer.apple.com/documentation/QuickTime/Conceptual/ 
QTScripting_HTML/index.html>

Doubtless Microsoft will have detailed instructions for wmv, but
these will probably be aimed solely at Windows/IE clients...


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Peter Kerr      Snr Technician
School of Music   6 Symonds St
University of Auckland      NZ
Received on Monday, 2 April 2007 13:56:47 UTC

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