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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  


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


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

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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