You can use QuickTime and HTML together to present various kinds of multimedia over the Internet or from a local disk. There are specific HTML tags and parameters that cause a browser to load QuickTime and allow the HTML author to control QuickTime's behavior.

This document describes how to use HTML to get a browser to load the QuickTime plug-in or ActiveX control (or prompt the user to download QuickTime), as well as the parameters available for communicating with QuickTime and examples of common uses. This allows you to deliver QuickTime content through a browser reliably, and also to deliver media such as MP3 audio, MPEG-4 video, and RTSP streams using QuickTime for playback.

This document also describes use of the HTML5 <audio> and <video> elements, as these can also be used to present QuickTime media, and may invoke the QuickTime engine to play other media in Safari.

If you create QuickTime movies or other multimedia that are used on the Internet, or you are involved in creating websites that can include movies or other multimedia, you should read this document.

Organization of This Document

This document contains a single chapter that describes how to embed media in a Webpage, and how to load and control the QuickTime plug-in using HTML.

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