Unit 10. Adding Multimedia Elements (II)

Movies and Video Files


If we're interested in inserting a video in a web site, we need to know that video takes much space, and so they can take a long time to download.

The v ideo formats most commonly used on the internet are AVI, MPEG and MOV.

To insert a video file in a document you have to go to the Insert menu, Medía, and Plug-in option.

On the right you have an example of a video file. You can play it by pressing the video controls.

The Properties inspector treats the inserted video files in the same way as does with audio files: both are inserted as a Plug-in.

Videos are also reproduced automatically when the page loads, and they are reproduced only once. These values can be changed through the code, the same way as in the case of audio files, adding autostart="false" and loop="true".

All objects inserted through the Plug-in option need the user have a player installed or an appropiated plug-in to reproduce them.

In the Src field of properties inspector the linked file (video or audio file) is set.

In case the user doesn't have the required plug-in installed, a Page can be established in Plg URL field where it can be found.

To practice you can perform the Step by step exercise in Inserting an audio file.

  Unit 10 exercise.

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