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Embedding Movies Embedding Movies on a Web Page Streaming Video Converting File Types Exporting FLA as a Movie Embedding Movies in Flash Adding Movies to a Web Page To put a movie on a Web page with Dreamweaver, follow these steps:

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Embedding Movies

Embedding Movies on a Web Page

Streaming Video

Converting File Types

Exporting FLA as a Movie

Embedding Movies in Flash


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Adding Movies to a Web Page

  • To put a movie on a Web page with Dreamweaver, follow these steps:

  • In the design window, click to position your cursor at the spot where you want the movie.

  • Pull down the Insert menu and choose Media > Plugin; the Select File dialog appears.

  • Use the dialog to select the movie.


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Sizing the Movie Window

  • After inserting the movie with Dreamweaver, you must size it.

  • Use QuickTime’s Movie > Get Movie Properties menu to find out the size of your movie.

  • In the movie’s Property panel in Dreamweaver, enter the exact width of the movie, then enter the movie’s height plus 16 extra pixels for the movie controller.


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Setting Movie Parameters

  • By default, the movie starts playing when the Web page appears. To make the movie wait until the user clicks play, follow these steps:

  • In the movie’s Property box, click the Parameters button.

  • When the Parameters dialog appears, type autoplay, then set the value of autoplay to false.


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Streaming Video

Reasons for StreamingStreaming ClientsVodcasting


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What is Streaming?

  • Wikipedia defines streaming media as “media that is consumed (read, heard, viewed) while it is being delivered.”

  • An important advantage of streaming is that the user can begin viewing a movie without having to wait for the entire file to download.

  • Another advantage is that providers can prevent movies from being downloaded and shared illegally.


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Media Streaming Options

  • Apple’s QuickTime Streaming technical brief defines three mechanisms for streaming:

    • Live—the server “reflects” real-time video of a live event (concert, news, sports).

    • Simulated live—the server uses a playlist consisting of pre-recorded events.

    • On demand—each user initiates the stream individually, so it always starts at the beginning.


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Streaming Technologies

  • Popular streaming media technologies include:

    • Microsoft Windows Media

    • Apple QuickTime

    • RealNetworks

    • Macromedia Flash


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Vodcasting

  • In a previous lecture/demo, you learned how to create a podcast consisting of an MP3 file.

  • Vodcasting follows the same process, except you create a video; the V in Vodcasting stands for video.

  • The latest version of QuickTime Pro enables you to convert movies into the H.264 format (MPEG-4 Part 10), which plays on the video iPod.


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Converting Movies

You may encounter situations in which you need to convert a movie to a different file type.


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Getting QuickTime Pro

  • QuickTime is Apple’s greatest gift to multimedia and the Web.

  • QuickTime Pro can open and save movies in a wide variety of formats.

  • You get QuickTime from www.apple.com/quicktime.

  • The cost of unlocking the Pro features is $29.99.


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Converting a Movie

  • To convert a movie, you begin by opening it with QuickTime Pro.

  • Then you pull down the File menu and choose Export.

  • When the Export dialog box appears, click the Options button to set the compression options.

  • The H.264 compressor is considered best for Web pages.


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Exporting a FLA as a Movie

Flash can export a FLA as a QuickTime movie.


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Exporting a FLA as a Movie

  • Use Flash to create or open the FLA.

  • Pull down the File menu and choose Export > Export Movie.

  • In the Export Movie dialog box, set the Save as Type box to the QuickTime *.mov setting.

  • Save the movie in the folder of your choice.

  • If you get a message telling you QuickTime does have a handler for this kind of movie, use the File > Publish menu to scale back the version of Flash being published, such as to Version Flash Player 5, and repeat these instructions to try again.


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Embedding Movies in Flash

Flash can import movies and publish them as a SWF.


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Embedding Movies In Flash

  • A powerful feature of Flash is its ability to import movies in a wide variety of formats, and convert them into a SWF file.

  • A tutorial at the Flash Support Center walks you through the basics of Imported Images and Video.


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