QED supports RealMedia movies as illustrated above.
If your browser does not display controls for the video above, use the right mouse button to bring up a menu.
Notes for Editors
The <ram> tag allows one to embed a RealMedia movie into a page.
The simplest specification is: <ram>width height URL</ram>
- width and height are in pixels;
- if width or height is specified as 0, a default value is used to placate MSIE;
- URL either specifies the full URL of the file, or has the form: Media:filename where "filename" is the name of an uploaded file;
- the specified file is a RealMedia file, normally with a suffix of .ram or .rm
A hypothetical example would be: <ram>0 0 http://xyzzy.com/video.rm</ram>
The full specification is:
<ram controls=true|false autostart=true|false alt="ALTERNATIVE TEXT">width height URL</ram>
- all the parameters immediately following the tag are optional;
- true|false signifies that true or false should be specified;
- if controls is not set to true, the control console is not displayed;
- "ALTERNATIVE TEXT" is the text that should be displayed if the browser is unable to play the video.
The top of this page begins with the following: <ram controls=true alt=RealMedia> 0 0 http://streaming.oii.ox.ac.uk:554/ramgen/archive/oii/20060411_141/20060411_141.rm</ram>
- Uploaded RealMedia files will only be playable if they do not use streaming video.
- If the controls are omitted and autostart is not set to true, it may be necessary to "activate" the video window before using the right mouse button to start the movie.
- As of this writing, MSIE does not handle the "controls=true" option properly.