QuickTime is a common video format on the Internet.
The QuickTime video format was developed by the Apple Computer company. QuickTime
videos have the file extension ".mov". Code to play a QuickTime movie can easily
be added to a webpage.
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QuickTime is a common video format on the Internet. The QuickTime video format
was developed by the Apple Computer company. QuickTime videos have the file extension
.mov. Code to play a QuickTime movie can easily be added to a webpage.
Recent versions of Internet Explorer do not support the embed tag that
was previously used to install Netscape-style plug-ins to play QuickTime movies.
You are now required to use the W3C standard "object" element tag to load the
new QuickTime ActiveX control from Apple.
The <object> Element
The code shown below uses the "object" element tag to automatically install
the QuickTime ActiveX control, if it's not already installed on the users
computer, and to automatically load and play a QuickTime movie.
The object classid attribute uniquely identifies the ActiveX control to use.
It must be set to "clsid:02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B" to install the
QuickTime Movie Player. If the user's computer does not already have the ActiveX
control installed, Internet Explorer uses the path specified in the codebase
attribute to automatically download and install it.
The codebase attribute must be set to
This location will always contain the latest version of the QuickTime Player.
The object element width and height attributes should match the
dimensions of the movie in pixels.
The object element may have several parameter (param) elements
specified. The src parameter must be set to the path of the movie file.
In this case "chicken.mov", a short video clip from a public domain movie.