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Substitute your own file name for sample.mov above.
Also make sure your height value is set for 16 pixels more than your actual movie's size to allow room for the controller.
For a fuller explanation of the code, see Apple's page:
Here is another example, this time using RealPlayer, another popular free resource for playing media on the Internet, and a movie located on a different server from your own:
This example is for Windows Media Player, which supports the .wmv files.
The codes for sound control are not as simple as for video files, because there is no one generally agreed upon standard. Some commands and some file types are not recognized by some browsers. (Thanks again, Bill...) It helps if you know what browsers your students are using and can get the preferences set the same. If they are not on your own site, you may need to do some troubleshooting.
These are the simplest options I could find for embedding controllers. If your preferred player can't handle mp3 or midi files, you may get an error message.
Notice that volume at 50% will be half of what users' settings are on their own computer. If you leave out this paramenter, the sound will play at the user's current setting. If you set it too low, nothing may be heard at all.
For more on sound controllers see
For a great tutorial on using QuickTime for movies see Claire Bradin Siskin's page:
VideoPaper Builder creates documents with embedded media controls:
SnagIt is relatively inexpensive software to create .avi files of mouse and desktop actions on your monitor:
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