Easily Embed a Windows Media Player in a Web Page

NOTE: the concepts presented in this article are now considered obsolete possibly because better alternatives are available.

I keep forgetting the code that's required to embed a Windows Media Player movie in a web page, so I decided to add it to my Snippets collection for easy reference.
<object type="video/x-ms-wmv"
	  data="YourMovie.wmv" width="320" height="260">
  <param name="src" value="YourMovie.wmv" />
  <param name="autostart" value="true" />
  <param name="controller" value="true" />

This code is supposed to work cross browser.

(Taken from: Bye Bye Embed at alistapart.com)

You can check out a live demo here where you can see a video of a "Berenbos" bear with compulsive behavior. This video is not looped; this is what the poor bear does most of the day.

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Written by Imar Spaanjaars
Date Posted 08/06/2006 21:22
Date Last Reviewed 10/23/2020 12:06


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