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Video Media Zoom does not work in IE6

ozphil
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IE6 has commandeered the display of videos with it's embedded Media Player.

THe video picture it svery small but when I try to zoom to 200%, the embedded vidoe player stays the same size - so much for being over-clever with embedding a media player within the side frame of a web page.

Is there a way I can divert the video from the embedded video player to a the standalone Media Player or Real player.

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This is no answer, but you are right. I tried viewing videos on MSNBC and could not get it to zoom either.

But it's possible it's a web page developer problem, not an IE problem.

I think when the web page gets updated it should be viewable in the Media Bar of IE6.

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The same problem occurs on other web sites, so I reckon it's an IE6 problem.
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I've managed to eliminate it from my version of IE6 completely, so the standard Media Player is invoked, running Windows 98 SE.
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I'm back to IE5.5 for the moment.

What you suggest above doesnt appear to work for really embedded Media Player, eg

www.foodinaminute.com.au

If you can redirect the video into the proper media player that would be great.
Have you been helped here so that you may award and close this or is more needed?

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I didnt get a solution to this problem.

Do you want to put in graveyard of unsolved questions, or would you rather I delete it?

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I have IE 6.0, and the Media bar, when I click in the Media Bar window on the video window to enlarge, it goes full screen and has always been excellent.  Have you tried that?

Truly baffled.

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Also, if you click the Media icon on your IE navigation bar, it is a toggle switch and turns the left pane on and off each time you click it.  You can then simply invoke the standard Windows MediaPlayer to play by choice.

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Any luck yet?  Have you updated your environment recently with WindowsUpdate?

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It just doesn't work. But ive accepted the limitation and will wait for IE7, 8 ,9 etc.

As an example, if you can redirect or zoom the video in www.foodinaminute.com.au in a brain-free way then that would be a great achievement. It doesnt matter if its IE5 or IE6 - the ability to redirect this type of embedded video is what is required.


I would award 50 points but I would like EE not to charge anyone to view this question. How's that for a challenge?

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I've accepted the limitation as a limitiation - if it cant zoom to 200% as per context menu then it cant zoom to 200%.

That's the particular case of the website I was looking at - which managed to embed the video without the user being able to exercise any of the options the experts have suggested above. Some sites yes, but this one no.




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I'd like to give the points to reghakr as that is the most accurate 'answer' - a web developer problem.

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