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    Hello. Haven't found a simple answer to this anywhere and I am needing some clear advice on this. I want to embed a video into my website. It will probably be an avi or swf file. I've head that the <embed></embed> tags aren't used anymore, and that the best way to go about this is to use <object> and <param> tags. My question is this: how to I work wit these? Can someone please explain exactly what to do with these tags and all of the <param> options please? I've read up on it all and am confused. Could someone please explain it clearly to me? Thanks.

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    not too sure off hand, I find the easiest way is to embed the video using Flash. Publish yuor flash file and then open the html file thats been created in dreamweaver or notepad. Then just copy and paste all the flash element into yuor webpage where erquired.

    You usualy need to include the javascript bit at the top too.

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    Ok, thanks for the response. Anyone got any ideas on doing this with avi files? Do I just copy and paste the flash code produced as medlington said above and then change the filename, or do I have to change other options?

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    I think embedding an AVI is a bad idea as the file sizes are probably going to be too big for the web. I think quicktime movs could be better for you.

    Dont know exactly how to embed those, I think you need to embed the quicktime player or similar. It wont work editing the Flash code for Avis or Movs though.

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    I think you might want to try finding a "shareware" conversion program,
    convert your video to Flash (.flv type). Maybe you can try one for free and
    see if it works.

    Free Flash players to embed on web pages are easy to find on the internet.
    Like FlowPlayer, for example.

    I just think it's easiest to use Flash because most people (PC and Mac) have
    the Macromedia plug-ins. Like PDF files, they seem to be very portable.
    But this is just my opinion ... others might have a better idea on this one.


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    Yeah, I'd most likely use flash formats, but I was also wondering about avi, but I don't think that's very important.. I wouldn't use quicktime either, as I find that most users don't have it.

    Thanks for the responses!

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    you can use an object tag to embed videos and this adheres to strict. cross browser support is horrible, and if you dont mind not being strict use the EMBED tag.

    if you WANT to conform to standards use a flash player

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    in that case I'll use a flash player!

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    don't you need <object> to emebed flash?

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    i have a .mov video file....I have never added video to webpage before. can someone write a simple minimum code in html to add video please? ...
    I understand that I need to use embed or object tags etc...but i don't know the exact syntax. So again, all I want is a simple html line to add a video. not flash, nothing complicated.


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