Image Processing Reference
and sometimes frustrating experience. All the major companies have shipped video player
plug-ins for some time. Nevertheless, there is still no standardized set of properties and
they behave consistently with one another.
Coding an <EMBED> tag nested inside the error handling of an <OBJECT> tag is a
neat HTML trick. It will allow the browser to failover to the <EMBED> if the page is loaded
into a browser that does not support ActiveX <OBJECT> embedding.
Below is an example that will play a QuickTime movie through an ActiveX plug-in
in MSIE on Windows but that on all other browsers will play via the <EMBED> tag.
<PARAM NAME=”src” VALUE=”MyMovie.mov”>
<PARAM NAME=”autoplay” VALUE=”true”>
More information on these techniques and some utilities is available at a number of
third-party web sites.
Windows XP Service Pack 2 Implications
There have been changes to Windows XP that are installed with Service Pack 2. These have
a major impact on web browser functionality, especially in the area of ActiveX controls,
which are now often blocked.
Adobe Go Live: http://www.adobe.com/golive/
Windows XP SP 2: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/maintain/winxpsp2.mspx
MSIE browser changes: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/maintain/