Issue No.03 - May/June (2000 vol.2)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/5992.841799
If you write web pages, especially instructional ones, you will probably at some point want to embed a movie in a page, perhaps to demonstrate equipment or show an in-class experiment in near-real time. This journey from hypertext to hypermedia can be quite bumpy; there are many problems to deal with. This article discusses how to hide the bumps from both yourself and your reader. Digital video comes in a number of file formats. Three have emerged as standard: QuickTime: file suffix is .mov or .qt, MIME type is "video/quicktime" Microsoft Video: suffix is .avi, MIME type is "video/x-msvideo" MPEG: suffix is .mpeg or .mpg, MIME type is "video/mpeg" Stick to these types for downloadable files--they are best for short clips. If you want to have many long video clips at your site, you might want to look into a streaming video solution such as RealVideo or NetShow. You can easily modify the framework I discuss here to handle any kind of video, so I will only talk about the three common types.
Michael Malak, "Adding Video to Your Web Pages", Computing in Science & Engineering, vol.2, no. 3, pp. 74-77, May/June 2000, doi:10.1109/5992.841799