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No. iW08
Adding Movie/Video File to an iWeb Page via the
Export for Web Menu Option in Quicktime Player 7
 
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1 - Open the movie file in Quicktime Player and go to the File->Save for Web menu option.

2 - In the next window select Desktop option.

3 - Click on Export and when the process is finished you’ll have a folder on the Desktop with the same name as the text in the Save As field.

4 - In that folder will be the following items, the reference movie, the actual movie and the poster image. The ReadMe.html file need not be kept.

5 - upload the folder and contents to the server. In my case that was to my iDisk/Web/Sites/Movies folder.

8 - Open iWeb and in the page you want to add the movie to open an HTML Snippet and add the following code:

<script src="http://www.apple.com/library/quicktime/2.0/scripts/prototype.js" language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript"></script><script src="http://www.apple.com/library/quicktime/2.0/scripts/qtp_poster.js" language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript">
</script><link href="http://www.apple.com/library/quicktime/2.0/stylesheets/qtp_poster.css" rel="StyleSheet" type="text/css" />
<a href="http://web.me.com/MMe_Account_Name/Movies/PPTest/PPTest.mov" rel="qtposter">
<img src="http://web.me.com/MMe_Account_Name/Movies/PPTest/PPTest-poster.jpg" width=XXX height=XXX /></a>
Enter the URL path to the reference movie and the post frame image and set the width and the height to that of the movie's.

A demonstration of this technique can be viewed on this demo page: Embedding A QT Movie via Export for Web from Quicktime Player 7 (Pro).

Thanks to Roddy McKay for his input into the Apple Discussion topic Topic: using Quicktime’s “Export for Web” feature in iWeb from which I got the code and information used in creating the demo page and this tutorial.

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