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Some sites began to use HTML5's <video> tag for, well, video.
i came to realization:
  • Metro's IE'10 video controls were downright ugly,
    i hate's it as soon i see it
    * I was curious about those win8 metro, which turn out sucks, I removes the metro from VM immediately *
  • those <video> tag will also provokes ads with fakes controls,
    as that tag implementation were consistent based on Browser & OS,
    ads sites would just give out similar looking images based on User-Agent or JQuery results.

Therefore, I intent to change the <video ...</video> tags into a classic Flash Object ( <object ... </object> ).
I want movie player that consistent for myself, regardless to the Browser or OS.
That should works until the sites began to use scripts just to add "video object".

I found a free .swf file that could play .flv or .mp4 video from arbitary sources.
But the one i found has its has limitation:
  • only able to play short video,
  • cannot play the video until the video were completely downloaded.
  • doesn't works on .wmv format.

So, please recommend me .swf that could:
  • play video from arbitary sources
  • support .flv, .mp4 & .wmv formats. Quicktime or Realplayer format ere also welcome.
  • support longer video
  • can play the video while downloading/streaming from sources.
(Aug. 07, 2012 12:29 PM)joey_sw Wrote: [ -> ]Therefore, I intent to change the <video ...</video> tags into a classic Flash Object ( <object ... </object> ).

My big question is about codecs. Will HTML5 files play in flash? Quicktime or Realplayer in flash seems unlikely.

I'm guessing this approach would fail too often.

(Aug. 07, 2012 12:29 PM)joey_sw Wrote: [ -> ]Metro's IE'10 video controls were downright ugly,

Maybe, I'm still guessing and it is late, you could add a prettier interface...

http://jplayer.org/
http://openvideoplayer.sourceforge.net/
http://www.longtailvideo.com/players/jw-flv-player
http://www.hdwebplayer.com/

HTH
(Aug. 08, 2012 05:05 AM)JJoe Wrote: [ -> ]Maybe, I'm still guessing and it is late, you could add a prettier interface...

http://jplayer.org/
http://openvideoplayer.sourceforge.net/
http://www.longtailvideo.com/players/jw-flv-player
http://www.hdwebplayer.com/

HTH
Thanks, i'll look into that and see what i can do about it.
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