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Structure of a "thumb + movie-poster + movie" combination using <EMBED>?

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Can anyone provide a quick tip on the html structure to link from a
thumb to a movie poster and from there on to a QuickTime movie, all in
one go, using EMBED?

I have a number of (large) QuickTime movie files, each of them matched
to a one-frame QuickTime movie poster of the same screen size and also
to a much smaller JPEG thumb of the same image as the movie poster.

I want to put the small thumbs into individual Table cells to serve as
clickable links to the movie posters and then the movies themselves --
the idea is that the user can examine the poster while the movie slowly
loads.

The following code in my index.html file works to bring up the poster
movie when the user clicks on the thumb

<td>
<a href="myPosterMovie.mov">
<img src="myThumb.jpg",width=w,height=h>
</a>
</td>

and I have Stern and Lettieri's manual to explain how one can use OBJECT
and EMBED to go from a poster movie to a movie.

But I'm getting hung up on combining these concepts, i.e. adding
additional EMBED and OBJECT code >>within this same cell<< so that the
single-frame poster movie will come up as a live link which the user can
click on to start loading the movie (or have the movie start loading
automatically).

Thanks for any tips
Jul 20 '05 #1
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AES/newspost wrote:
Can anyone provide a quick tip on the html structure to link from
a thumb to a movie poster and from there on to a QuickTime movie,
all in one go, using EMBED?


You cannot link to 2 resources with one EMBED element, or with any
other html element. Javascript might accomplish what you want, in
browsers where it is available and enabled.

I'm skeptical about the wisdom of automatically starting any
mulitmedia. What is wrong with a simple hyperlink?

<a href="foo.movie" title="there are very interesting cuts in this
scene">hotel room sceen from Goddard's "Alphaville"</a>.

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Brian (remove ".invalid" to email me)
http://www.tsmchughs.com/
Jul 20 '05 #2

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AES/newspost wrote:
Thanks for any tips


Here's a tip: don't post the same message in two different threads.
Now, in which one would you like to read replies?

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Brian (remove ".invalid" to email me)
http://www.tsmchughs.com/
Jul 20 '05 #3

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In article <10*************@corp.supernews.com>,
Brian <us*****@julietremblay.com.invalid> wrote:
I'm skeptical about the wisdom of automatically starting any
mulitmedia. What is wrong with a simple hyperlink?

<a href="foo.movie" title="there are very interesting cuts in this
scene">hotel room sceen from Goddard's "Alphaville"</a>.


Just to answer the (reasonable) query above: have six (6) long (24 MB)
technical (scientific) movies. Want to start with 6 "thumbs" (small
images) on the initial page. If user picks one and clicks on it, an
enlarged image fills the screen and user can at least study that one
technically interesting frame, get some idea of what he's going to be
seeing, while the full movie slowly loads.

Obviously, can do this by having the main page jump to one of six
subordinate pages (or, I just realized, maybe to six locations further
down down in the main page), which then point to the selected movie.

But, as noted in another branch of this thread, the "EMBED" structure
for doing this described in Stern and Lettieri's Visual QuickStart Guide
for QuickTime 6 doesn't seem to be fully operable, with my browser
anyway.
Jul 20 '05 #4

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In article <10*************@corp.supernews.com>,
Brian <us*****@julietremblay.com.invalid> wrote:
AES/newspost wrote:
Thanks for any tips


Here's a tip: don't post the same message in two different threads.
Now, in which one would you like to read replies?


Apologies for. Posted first msg, got no replies after what seemed quite
a while, decided maybe msg or Subject line was too long, tried again.
So another tip for me would be to learn to be more patient --which I'll
try to do.
Jul 20 '05 #5

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