This web page explains how to insert movies (video files) into a Microsoft FrontPage Web. This includes the option to insert videos with file formats that are not included in the FrontPage Files of type list.

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A working example of a video file that was inserted into a web page will be demonstrated at the Web Group Meeting on November 23, 2002.  Because of the size of .avi video files it would be better served to show the web page at the meeting.

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How to Insert a Supported Video in FrontPage

To insert a FrontPage-supported video into a FrontPage Web, point to Picture on the Insert menu, and then click Video. In the Video dialog box, select the media file that you want, and then click Open.

The following file types are available in the Files of type list when you browse to select a video file:

  • All Video Files (*.avi; *.asf; *.ram; *.ra)

  • Windows Video Files (*.avi)

  • Windows Media Files (*.asf)

  • Real Audio Files (*.ram; *.ra)

Set properties for a video

You can specify how to play a video in a site visitor's Web browser.

  1. In Page view, right-click the video, and then click Picture Properties on the shortcut menu.

  2. On the Video tab, to display video controls in the Web browser so that the site visitor can control the video playback, select the Show controls in browser check box.

    Note:   Some Web browsers do not support this feature.

  3. To play the video whenever the page is loaded in a site visitor's Web browser, select the On file open check box.

  4. To play the video whenever a site visitor moves the mouse over the video, select the On mouse over check box.

  5. In the Loop box, enter the number of times you want to play the video, or select Forever for continuous play. To set a delay between playbacks, enter the delay time in milliseconds in the Loop delay box.

Video Properties Menu

Set a background sound for a page

You can set a background sound for a page. When a site visitor opens the page, the sound is played. You can play the sound continuously, or play it a specified number of times.

Note   This feature is not supported by all Web browsers.

  1. In Page view, right-click the page, and then click Page Properties on the shortcut menu.
  2. On the General tab under Background sound, in the Location box, type the sound file you want to play, or click Browse to locate the file.
  3. To play the sound continuously, select the Forever checkbox.
  4. To play the sound a fixed number of times, clear the Forever checkbox, and enter the number of times you want the sound to play in the Loop box.

This is the HTML statement that will be generated in FrontPage; the "rainsong.mid" file is the sound file selected to play.

<bgsound src="rainsong.mid" loop="-1">

The following <EMBED> statement can be inserted as a replacement for the above <BGSOUND> statement.  The <BGSOUND> statement is will not play in browsers, such as "Netscape", whereas, the <EMBED> statement generally plays in all browsers.

<embed SRC="rainsong.mid" hidden="true" autostart="true" width="128" height="128">

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How to Insert an Unsupported Video in FrontPage 2000

  1. Open a Web in Microsoft FrontPage 2000.

  2. On the Insert menu, point to Advanced, and then click Plug-In.

  3. In the Data source box, type the URL of the file that you want the plug-in to load, or click Browse to locate the file.

    In the section for alternate text, you may want to provide a link from which to download the plug-in.

  4. Type or modify the following information in the Plug-In Properties dialog box:

    Message for browsers without plug-in support: To specify a message for browsers that do not support plug-ins, type an HTML or plain text message in the Message for browsers without plug-in support box.

    Size: To specify the width and height (in pixels) of the plug-in, specify the values that you want in the Size boxes.

    Hide: To hide the plug-in when the page is viewed in a Web browser, click to select the Hide plug-in check box.

    Layout: To set layout attributes, specify the alignment, border thickness, and horizontal and vertical spacing values for the plug-in under Layout.

    NOTE: If you want to specify cascading style sheet properties as an inline style for the plug-in, click the Style button.

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Inserting the .mov File into Your Web Page

The procedure outlined below is supposed to provide a means for including a .mov files into a web page.

NOTE: This procedure may pertain to any file format that utilizes a plug-in in the Web browser. To use this procedure with a format other than a .mov or .qt file, you must obtain a plug-in from the file format's vendor.

The Windows platform does not natively support .mov files. To use .mov files in your Web page, you need the Apple QuickTime plug-in. To obtain this plug-in, please see the following Apple World Wide Web site:

Procedure to Import a .mov file into your web page:

  1. First, import the .mov file into your web. On the File menu, click Import. Click Add File. Navigate to the location of the file, select the file, and click Open.
  2. Create or open a page.
  3. On the Insert menu, point to Advanced, and then click Plug-In.
  4. Click Browse next to the Data source box.
  5. Select the .mov file that you imported, and click OK.
  6. In the Plug-In Properties dialog box, click OK.

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Insert a Real Audio File into a Web Page Using FrontPage 2000

  1. Start FrontPage and open your Web.
  2. Under Folder list, right-click the root folder (or another existing folder in which you want to create the new folder), and then click New Folder.
  3. Type a name for the new folder, and then press ENTER.
  4. Select the new folder that you just created.
  5. On the File menu, click Import.
  6. In the Import dialog box, click Add File.
  7. In the Add File to Import List dialog box, locate and select the audio files that you want to import, click Open, and then click OK.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, November 19, 2002 09:50 AM