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Using Microsoft Media Player In A Web Page
By Roger Willcocks
Windows Media Player is perhaps the most common multimedia plugin available for personal computers. It plays a wide variety of file formats, and can easily be embedded into web pages.
Based on the W3C specification, components such as Media Player should be added to a page using the <OBJECT> tag. However, prior to the introduction of this tag, Netscape used the <EMBED> tag, so it is common to nest the two tags so that older Netscape browsers can also render the objects.
Certain attributes are common to all instances of the OBJECT and EMBED tags, and others are required based on what component is being embedded.
The list of required attributes is:
Meida player supports a huge range of options, for a full list, see: Microsoft Media Player. Some common ones are:
All of the properties listed above are true/false (or 0/1) values, except for the FileName. Some other properties may have string or other values.
To construct an embedded media player object, the HTML is like the following example. Each PARAM element must have both a name, and a value.
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