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Embedded quicktime media too slow to open

Discussion in 'Web Design & Development' started by wallacebiggs, Jan 27, 2011.

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  1. wallacebiggs

    wallacebiggs Thread Starter

    Jan 27, 2011
    Trying to get Quicktime to load a separate window from a text cue. It works, but the file takes forever to load--2" movie takes 25". So I doubt if streaming will work either, though I don't know as I haven't been able to figure out how to do that either. Here's the markup I'm using that will open a separate window with controller and centering. (Meaning everything is hunky dory except for being too slow to be useful.)

    <a href="http://www.tigeroutdoor.com/Tiger_snaps/movies/short-pant-scrapes.AVI">bare-legged</a>

    (If you want to see what it does, go to tigeroutdoor.com/backpack and find the highlighted 'bare-legged' just above Chapter 3 of this book-length page.)

    I've also tried sending it to a separate file that has the more lengthy markup for object embedding. It does the same thing, only no controller, window isn't centered and no background. I've tried to set up streaming for this file, but I can't get it to load at all then.

    I'm on a Mac PowerBook G4 running 10.4.1. I've tried Safari, Mozilla and Explorer and get the same results. I find other websites using QuickTime doing exactly what I want--though typically using image instead of text for the cue--and I can't see their markup any different from mine. I'm taking an AVI file directly from camera to hard drive to web file. Does it need massaging through something? Do I need markup somewhere else in the file? Is AVI a poor format for this? I'm kind of dumb on this stuff, and I'm out of ideas. Thanks for your help.
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