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Can we embedd a video in the post? (General)

by Alfie ⌂ @, Vienna, Austria, Thursday, April 19, 2007, 19:12 (5266 days ago) @ needhelp338

Hi needhelp338!

Is there a way to embedd a video (mpeg, wmv etc) in a post so that when people open a post, the video plays automatically ?

Although - theoretically - it would be possible to embed video by means of the <object> tag (search for 'Object'), it rarely works satisfactory (you simply cannot assume a user will have the player/codec installed).

Or how about a flash video, swf or flv file, will the video play automatically if we put the html codes in the post ?

Flash is evil... :-D
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I would like to put videos in a post, but I want the video to play automatically when people open the post.

For me this would trigger my shortening reaction (I would never expect this in a forum).

Any advice would be appreciated.

You may modify the code... ;-)
... and primarily the database structure (you have a lot of space and traffic handy?)
Hint: BLOB (MEDIUMBLOB = 16 MB / entry)

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Cheers,
Alfie (Helmut Schütz)
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