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treefalse
11-21-2005, 01:39 AM
Okie doke. In html, I have 2 movies, but I don't want them to play at the same time. What code do I use to make it so you have to press play for one to get it to start and not automatic?

Don't ask where, just help me out. :D

And no, I did not steal any videos from gprime!

prc000
11-21-2005, 01:55 AM
havnt seen any code about??

I would use the loadMovie(); action in flash.

blackice
11-21-2005, 12:01 PM
<embed src="movie1.wmv" autostart="true">
<embed src="movie2.wmv" autostart="false">


<embed> is not officially part of the html language anymore, but is still widely supported by browsers. Use at your own risk.

treefalse
11-21-2005, 06:21 PM
Okay, where it said "autostart="1", I put false where there is a 1. Thanks blackice!

MrNaPaLm32
11-22-2005, 10:22 AM
<embed> is not officially part of the html language anymore, but is still widely supported by browsers. Use at your own risk.

F*ckin XHTML. It always seems thet internet explorer always F'ucks up my web pages when firefox doesn't. :censored2

blackice
11-22-2005, 11:39 AM
its not just xhtml. <embed> is not officially part of the html4 standard either.

And the reason why IE screws pages up and FF doesn't is that IE likes to do things its own way rather than comply with established standards. If you really want to see how bad browsers are, go here (http://www.webstandards.org/act/acid2/test.html) and see how your browser does. There are only maybe 1 or 2 browsers that pass the test. FF does screw up somewhat, but IE horribly butchers the rendering.

treefalse
11-23-2005, 01:04 AM
its not just xhtml. <embed> is not officially part of the html4 standard either.

And the reason why IE screws pages up and FF doesn't is that IE likes to do things its own way rather than comply with established standards. If you really want to see how bad browsers are, go here (http://www.webstandards.org/act/acid2/test.html) and see how your browser does. There are only maybe 1 or 2 browsers that pass the test. FF does screw up somewhat, but IE horribly butchers the rendering.
/me head explodes

blackice
11-23-2005, 11:31 AM
/me head explodes
my work here is done :)

treefalse
11-28-2005, 01:37 AM
Curse you computer geeks....

MrNaPaLm32
11-28-2005, 10:43 AM
its not just xhtml. <embed> is not officially part of the html4 standard either.

And the reason why IE screws pages up and FF doesn't is that IE likes to do things its own way rather than comply with established standards. If you really want to see how bad browsers are, go here (http://www.webstandards.org/act/acid2/test.html) and see how your browser does. There are only maybe 1 or 2 browsers that pass the test. FF does screw up somewhat, but IE horribly butchers the rendering.

if thats true html 4.0 then what browsers dont f*ck it up? Opera?

blackice
11-28-2005, 06:37 PM
That's actually CSS. And as far as I know there is only 1 browser that will pass that test. Safari I believe but I could be wrong.

MrNaPaLm32
11-28-2005, 09:17 PM
damn. the best css browser is for a mac. wow.

isharted
11-29-2005, 02:49 AM
lol, just tested that in IE7 beta 1
......not pretty

oh well, i still love IE7, but i have FF and Opera installed just in case :P

as for the <embed> tag, it's my understanding that the <object> tag can do everything <embed> can, and it is supposed to be fully supported. i'm not exactly sure if that's right, though. i'm taking an XHTML class right now, i should know that better

MrNaPaLm32
11-29-2005, 10:16 AM
hey wanna e-mail me the setup for IE 7? my e-mail is NATEDAGREAT27274@gmail.com

thanks

blackice
11-29-2005, 11:41 AM
hey wanna e-mail me the setup for IE 7?
IE7 comes with the Vista betas. I dont think it is available separately.

as for the <embed> tag, it's my understanding that the <object> tag can do everything <embed> can, and it is supposed to be fully supported. i'm not exactly sure if that's right, though. i'm taking an XHTML class right now, i should know that better
correct. <embed> has been obsoleted by <object>, although I have never been able to get it to work correctly. It takes some extra parameters that I'm sure I'm not putting in right.

EDIT: Found a nice comparison (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_layout_engines_(CSS)) of the different rendering engines showing what parts of css they all support.
Trident = IE
Gecko = Mozilla/Firefox
Webcore = Safari
KHTML = Konqueror
Presto = Opera

MrNaPaLm32
11-29-2005, 11:57 PM
any chance you could hook me up with where u got it?

blackice
11-30-2005, 04:15 PM
Why break the law (http://www.copyright.gov/title17/) and risk the penalties when you can get all the same features and more from the same place (http://www.getfirefox.com) that Microsoft copied all the new features of IE7 from, not to mention not having an extremely critical (http://secunia.com/advisories/15546/) vulnerablity that the vendor has sat on for over 6 months and not bothered to fix.

MrNaPaLm32
12-03-2005, 02:33 AM
you have no idea how many times ive done that. ill probably have windows vista LOOONG b4 u do. i probably have $16,000 of stuff *cough* that ive "aquired" from various sources.

blackice
12-03-2005, 11:17 AM
You are right, you will have it long before I will. I refuse to deal with DRM which leaves me back on Windows 2000 for the times that I need to use Windows. Although I stick in Linux for the most part. And for all the stuff you've "aquired", I'd be willing to bet that if I added it up, I trafficed in much more than $16k worth of stuff in my younger days. I just see little need for it anymore. Why pirate when there are perfectly good free alternatives.

MrNaPaLm32
12-03-2005, 02:06 PM
what about flash? that has NO alternative.

blackice
12-03-2005, 02:29 PM
"The JGenerator is the web server production application that can dynamically combine text, graphics, and sound to build rich Flash content. The JGenerator is a free alternative to and analog of the Macromedia Generator. It supports most of the Macromedia Generator features, uses the same data format, the same set of commands and emulates its behavior."
http://www.flashgap.com/

"Ming is an open-source (LGPL) library which allows you to create SWF ("Flash") format movies."
"Ming is a C library for generating SWF ("Flash") format movies, plus a set of wrappers for using the library from C++ and popular scripting languages like PHP, Perl, Python, and Ruby."
http://ming.sourceforge.net

MrNaPaLm32
12-03-2005, 02:44 PM
i hate you... lol

Heyyou27
12-03-2005, 10:51 PM
You are right, you will have it long before I will. I refuse to deal with DRM which leaves me back on Windows 2000 for the times that I need to use Windows. Although I stick in Linux for the most part. And for all the stuff you've "aquired", I'd be willing to bet that if I added it up, I trafficed in much more than $16k worth of stuff in my younger days. I just see little need for it anymore. Why pirate when there are perfectly good free alternatives.
He speaks the truth.

MrNaPaLm32
12-04-2005, 08:17 PM
the "free alternatives" will never be as good, ive tried Windows movie maker over adobe premier, what a fun trip that was. I tried Audio edit overadobe audition, it sucks. and why do you contradict everything i say just because of debating over processors?

blackice
12-06-2005, 05:56 PM
I just hate seeing people blindly follow the idea that F/OSS is inferior to commercial programs and that there are no viable alternatives to popular Windows applications.

MrNaPaLm32
12-06-2005, 09:46 PM
i have many free alternatives. i have winrar, instead of winzip or whatever. i have xara 3D instead of 3D studio max. I have a lot more stuff too.

Ilikepandas
12-08-2005, 04:47 AM
Like usual, I'll say good for you all. And Merry Christmas.