Tuesday, December 19, 2017

How to Embed Multimedia into a Html web page

Hello guys morning, welcome to this section of my tutorial, in this post am gonna be talking about how to embed various multimedia files such as videos and audios into a HTML web page.

Sometimes you need to add music or video into your web page. The best and easiest way to do that is to include the special HTML tag called <embed>, this tag causes the browser itself to include controls for the multimedia automatically provided browser supports <embed> tag and given media type.

You can also include a <nonembed> tag for browsers that don't support the <embed> tag. You could, for example use <embed> to display a movie of your choice, and <nonembed> to display a single JPG image if the browser does not support <embed> tag.


Here is a brief example on how to play an embed midi file on your web page:

<!DOCTYPE html>

            <title>HTML embed Tag</title> 

            <embed  src="/html/yourfile.mid"  width="100%"  height="60">  
                  <nonembed><img src="your image.jpg"  alt="Alternative media"> </nonembed>   

You can try the above code out with an actual URL of your media and images, feel free to drop your questions in the comment box below if you having any difficulties.

You can also read our tutorial post on: Html-Comments

The <embed> Tag Attributes

Below are the list of important attributes which can be used with <embed> tag.

Sr.NoAttribute & Description
Determines how to align the object. It can be set to either center, left or right.
This boolean attribute indicates if the media should start automatically. You can set it either true or false.
Specifies if the sound should be played continuously (set loop to true), a certain number of times (a positive value) or not at all (false)
Specifies the number of times to play the sound. This is alternate option for loop if you are usiong IE.
Specifies if the multimedia object should be shown on the page. A false value means no and true values means yes.
Width of the object in pixels
Height of the object in pixels
A name used to reference the object.
URL of the object to be embedded.
Controls volume of the sound. Can be from 0 (off) to 100 (full volume).

Supported Video Types

You can use various media types like flash movies (.swf), AVI's (.avi) and MOV's (.mov) file types inside embed tag.

.swf files - are the file types created by Macromedia's Flash program.
.wmv files - are Microsoft's Window's Media Video file types.

.mov files - are Apple's Quick Time Movie format.

.mpeg files - are movie files created by the Moving Picture Expert Group.

You can also read our tutorial post on: Html Image Links


<!DOCTYPE html>

            <title>HTML embed Tag</title> 

            <embed  src="/html/yourfile.swf"  width="140%"  height="80">  
                  <nonembed><img src="your image.jpg"  alt="Alternative media"> </nonembed>   

You can also try the above code out for better understanding and feel free to ask your questions.

Background Audio

You can use HTML<bgsound> tag to play a soundtrack in the background of your webpage. This tag is supported by internet explorer only and most of the other browsers ignore this tag. Its downloads and plays an audio file when the host document is first downloaded by the user and displayed. The background  sound file also will reply whenever the user refreshes the browser.

This tag having only two attributes which are loop and src. Both of these attribures have same meaning as the once explained above.

Let take a look at a brief example below on how to play a small midi file.


<!DOCTYPE htmll>

            <title>HTML embed Tag</title> 
            <bgsound  src="/html/yourfile.mid">  
                  <nonembed><img src="your image.jpg"  alt="Alternative media"></nonembed>   

HTML Object tag

HTML 4 introduces the <object> element, which offers an all-purpose solution to generic object inclusion. The <object> element allows HTML authors to specify everything required by an object for its presentation by a user agent.

You can also read our tutorial post on: Html Introduction

Below are few examples:

Example 1

You can embed a HTML document in a HTML document it self as follows:

<object  data="data/test.html"  type="text/html"  width="250" height="150" >    
        alt :  <a href="data/test.html">test.html</a>

In this case the attribute will come into picture if the browser does not support object tag.

Example 2

You can embed a PDF document in a HTML document as follows:

<object  data="data/test.pdf"  type="application/pdf"  width="200"  height="100" >     
       alt :  <a href="data/test.pdf">test.html</a>

Example 3

You can specify some parameters related to the document with the <param> tag. Below is a brief example to embed a wav file:

<object  data="data/test.wav"  type="audio/x-wav"  width="200"  height="100" >    
       <param name="src"  value="data/test.wav" />
       <param name="autoplay"  value="false" />
       <param name="autostart"  value="0" />
       alt :  <a href="data/test.wav">test.wav</a>

You can also read our tutorial post on: Html Text Links

Example 4
You can add flash document as follows:

<object  classid="clasid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000"  id="penguin"    
       codebase="someplace/swflash.cab"  width="200"  height="100" >

       <param  name="movie"  value="flash/penguin.swf" />
       <param  name="quality"  value="high" />
       <img src="penguin.jpg"  width="200"  height="150"  alt="penguin" />

Example 5
You can add a java applet into a HTML document as follows:

<object classid="clasid:8ad9c840-044e-11d1-b3e9-00805f499d93"  width="200"  height="100" >    
       <param name="code"  value="applet.class" />

Well thats it on this tutorial, see you on my next tutorial and don't forget to subscribe to our email list, bye for now.


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