I have two instances of this code on a single page. One is calling a .wmv and the other is calling a .mov of the same movie.
This is with the intent that end-users can play the option that is visible in their browser.
<object id="MediaPlayer" width="1124" height="628" type="video/x-ms-asf">
<param name="autostart" value="false">
<param name="ShowControls" value="true">
<param name="ShowStatusBar" value="false">
<param name="ShowDisplay" value="false">
<embed type="application/x-mplayer2" src="http://www.absolutelinkto/mymovie.wmv"
width="1124" height="628" ShowControls="1" ShowStatusBar="0" ShowDisplay="0" autostart="0" />
Not working, and the movies had been run through a compressor. On Safari & Firefox, both instances of the movie read 'Flip4Mac blocked for this website', which confuses me as wouldn't the .MOV appear if viewing on a Mac?
In Chrome, 'This plugin is not supported'.
What might the issue be? Does my movie need a skin layer to present itself?
To play such videos, your end users need Windows Media Player (WMV) and QuickTime (MOV) and the browser plugins which many people don't have.
For a better user experience, use HTML5 video with 3 file types: MP4, OGG and WEBM.
HTML5 video is supported by all modern browsers & mobile devices so no extra add-ons are required.