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Preloading a movie while playing another movie

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I have several movie clips and would wish to play them in sequence.
There is possible to use the SetQTNEXTUrl property for the quicktime
plugin, but it creates a black gap between the clips.

Is it possible to use to player objects and swap between them. So that
I hide one player and reveal another when one clip stops?

Or do you have any other sollutions to my problem

Oct 11 '05 #1
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I have several movie clips and would wish to play them in sequence.
There is possible to use the SetQTNEXTUrl property for the quicktime
plugin, but it creates a black gap between the clips.

Is it possible to use to player objects and swap between them. So that
I hide one player and reveal another when one clip stops?

Or do you have any other sollutions to my problem


Off hand, I do not see an easy method to do what you wish with script.
If I had several clips that I wished to play in sequence without
breaks, I would first use one of the many video programs available that
allow combination of the several clips into one large, long clip. Then
I would stream it. If you want to include dialup as well as broadband
viewers, it may be well to provide two streams, although quality of
video leaves much to be desired on dialup. I would also consider using
WMV rather than QT for streaming, because many more people have the WMP
on their computer than QT. If you wanted to include most people, you
might provide WMV, Real, and QT streams. For dialup users, a stream at
about 30 kbps is about all you can handle. I usually use 1400 to 2000
kbps for my DSL streams, and my DSL connection allows a measured
download rate of about 2300 kbps from my server. Under these
conditions, initial buffer time is very short before the movie plays
without breaks. Since all DSL is not as fast as mine, you might want to
include a stream of about 900 kbps for slower DSL and about 1400 to
2000 kbps for faster DSL and good cable connections.

Oct 11 '05 #2

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Thank you for taking the time to respond.

I use mp4 videos, not quicktime. But Quicktime is the only browser with
java support.

Anyway. I have split the film into pieces because the pieces should be
assembled at runtime from specifications made by the user. I dont want
ONE movie I want 90*90*90 different movies. Thats why I have split the
movie into smaller clips.

I think I know how I am going to do it, though. I will create two
players, place them on top of each other with css2, hide one and play
the other. When the visible player is closing in on the end of the
clip, I start the other player and make it visible. This calls of
course for some user calibration since no connection have the same
speed, but I hope it will work.

Oct 12 '05 #3

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If possible, I would suggest using Flash video files and then sequence
them in Flash. Flash would be much more reliable for showing clips
sequentially. An added benefit is that Flash has more installation
penetration than QT.

Oct 12 '05 #4

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