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HTML The object Element



The purpose of the <object> element is to support HTML helpers (plug-ins).


HTML Helpers (Plug-ins)

A helper application is a small computer program that extends the standard functionality of the browser. Helper applications are also called plug-ins.

Plug-ins are often used by browsers to play audio and video.

Examples of well-known plug-ins are Adobe Flash Player and QuickTime.

Plug-ins can be added to Web pages through the <object> tag or the <embed> tag. 

Most plug-ins allow manual (or programmed) control over settings for volume, rewind, forward, pause, stop, and play.

What is The Best Way to Play Audio/Video in HTML?

For the best way to embed audio or video in your Web page, please read the next chapters.

QuickTime - Play WAV Audio

Example

<object width="420" height="360"
classid="clsid:02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B" 
codebase="http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab">
<param name="src" value="liar.wav">
<param name="controller" value="true">
</object>

QuickTime - Play MP4 Video

Example

<object width="420" height="360"
classid="clsid:02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B" 
codebase="http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab">
<param name="src" value="movie.mp4">
<param name="controller" value="true">
</object>


Adobe Flash Player - Play SWF Video

Example

<object width="400" height="40"
classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000"
codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/
pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=8,0,0,0">
<param name="SRC" value="bookmark.swf">
<embed src="bookmark.swf" width="400" height="40">
</embed>
</object>


Windows Media Player - Play WMV Movie

The example below shows the suggested code used to display a Windows Media file.

Example

<object width="100%" height="100%"
type="video/x-ms-asf" url="3d.wmv" data="3d.wmv"
classid="CLSID:6BF52A52-394A-11d3-B153-00C04F79FAA6">
<param name="url" value="3d.wmv">
<param name="filename" value="3d.wmv">
<param name="autostart" value="1">
<param name="uiMode" value="full">
<param name="autosize" value="1">
<param name="playcount" value="1"> 
<embed type="application/x-mplayer2" src="3d.wmv" width="100%" height="100%" autostart="true" showcontrols="true" pluginspage="http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/MediaPlayer/"></embed>
</object>


Plug-ins

Plug-ins can be used for many purposes: to display maps, scan for viruses, verify your bank id, and much more. The restrictions are few.