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  1. 3D effects in the movies.    Forum: General Discussion
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    movies

    is there a script that I can use to play a small movie on my web page. I just want there to be a small box where the movie is and it autostarts plays once then thats it. Thanks

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    Hello.

    Three ways to do it -

    Aim @ quicktime viewer ( see www.quicktime.com )

    Aim @ Flash ( see www.macromedia.com )

    <embed> the move in your page. This technique is easiest! But I am not 100% sure how to do it. I think it is the same as embedding a song. Search the forums for code to play music. Then try it.

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    Hey seph long time no see

    I know it is your site and you will and should do as you please, but whenever I see posts such as this I like to jump in and make sure you and the folks who may read the thread and think this is a great idea understand the pitfalls of having a movie or a song, even flash auto-start.

    Sounds like a great way to impress visitors, or to get a point across other than thru text doesn't it? I am going to break it down for you using hypotheticals

    What size will the file be, even a 15 second movie or an MP3 is all but guaranteed to be over a megabyte.

    How many visitors a day do you get, maybe 1000

    Technology is catching up DSL and cable are catching on, yet not even 10% of computers are hooked up this way.

    Limited information, yes, but enough to work with.

    We have a file which we know for 900 people will take a couple of minutes to download, well thruth be known 899 of these people will leave after about 20 seconds. This leaves you with 101 people (good thing you do not get 100 people a day, you would only have 10 left at this point)

    ...should I even go on.

    On the net there is one thing more important than understanding technology, that is understanding people. Always ask yourself if what you are doing is actually making a better surfing experience for your visitor or is it really self-serving.

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    hey good to hear from you again. You're right there really wouldn't be ver many people visiting that page if there was a movie on it! However, I'm just making this cool site that I'm not going to post on the web for that exact reason. I've got so much cool stuff scattered on my comp I though it would be cool to have this "page" for looks. Not to post. so do you know how the text would look to put an avi in the web page. Also if there is a different format for mpeg it woul dbe nice to know. Thanks for the reminder, though I need to keep track of the size of stuff I do put on my online web page!

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    I would follow Deans links for quicktime, as far as Mpeg I believe it has been discussed here so a search of the forums might be helpful.

    It sounds like you have a good grasp of the downfalls and know not to put the actual files on an entrance page. Giving the users a choice and allowing them to click thru to view is the only way to go.

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    Hey Thanks Dean and thanks Dave

    I did a search and found a source code that worked for both my avi's and mpegs. I was wondering though giving the option to people and warning them of the size is probably the best way to go about showing my movie, how do I allow people to download the movies from me? that would be the next step to me. Thanks again

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    What kind of movies are these? stuff from the net or stuff you made yourself?

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    Yeah forgot about the copyright stuff. I would have to get the guys permission to allow download wouldn't I? Do I need his permission to post them also or just to download them? Since I have some movies I've made myself can I still get the source code for them? Thanks for the reminder (its been too long )

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    Copyright includes distribution (downloading). This covers everything, because they are downloading it even if they are just viewing it, because you cannot see something unless its on your machine.
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