A streaming technology consists of hardware and
software components that work together to create, store
and deliver media files over the web.
Each streaming technology has three components that
affect you and the students who use your web site.
1. Servers and media files
2. Media players or plug-ins (students)
3. And, encoding and creation tools
Servers and media files:
QuickTime, RealMedia and
Windows Media each have their
own corresponding server
designed to stream files in a
preferred format – namely their
The second component for each
technology is a media player. The
player is a plug-in component for
***Users need the player installed on their
computer to view or listen to streaming media
designed for that player****
A third component common to
each steaming technology is file
creation and encoding. This
relates to the way media files are
created for a particular
So when developing your media
you might need access to special
software for converting files into
the streaming format of your
What is Needed to Insert and View
QuickTime Movies on the Web
You must have Apple QuickTime
installed on your system.
Next, go to your web browser and
make sure the QuickTime plug-in
has been activated
Finally, make sure you have an
HTML editor. (word processors also
Do all three of these check out?
How to Put QuickTime
Movies into Web Pages?
You will need to follow the
next slide. If you wish to
preview your work, make
sure your web browser has
The basic command for placing any QuickTime movie
into a web page is EMBED.
This is what a basic QuickTime HTML statement
<EMBED SRC="Sample.mov" HEIGHT=120
Replace the name "Sample.mov" with the name of the
movie you wish to place on your page.
Also, change the values for height and width to match
the dimensions of your movie. If you aren't
sure about the dimensions of your movie, open your
movie in the QuickTime movie player and
select Get Info from the Movie menu. Then select
Choose Size from the pop-up menu.
The QuickTime EMBED command has more attributes than just
Height and Width. Some of
the more basic attributes are explained in detail below.
HEIGHT = Size in pixels
This attribute specifies the height (in pixels) of the embedded
document. The Height parameter is required
for any standard QuickTime embedding. If you would like to have
the QuickTime controller on your
movie, then add 24 to this attribute. For example.
The actual dimensions of a movie could be...Height = 120, Width =
160. For a controller to be
present on the web page, 24 would be added to Height=120 resulting
in Height=144. The HTML
text will look like this :
<EMBED SRC="Sample.mov" HEIGHT=144 WIDTH=160>
WIDTH = Size in pixels
This attribute specifies the width (in pixels) of the embedded document.
The Width parameter is required
for any standard QuickTime embedding. This attribute is unaffected by
the presence of a controller.
CONTROLLER = Value
Controller is an optional parameter. This sets the visibility of the movie
controller. Acceptable values
for this parameter are True and False. If you do not specify, the default
value is True.