Embed video in HTML what is CLASSID and CODEBASE and PLUGINSPAGE?

Posted on 2004-11-13
Last Modified: 2013-11-18
I'm interested in embedding video in HTML and have been searching for quite some time. I can make it work, that's not the problem. I want to better understand the CLASSID, CODEBASE, and PLUGINSPAGE parameters. My understanding of those params is for letting your browser which plug-in to use and where to get it if you don't have it. I would like the exact settings for those params when embedding the following: MPEG/MPG, ASF, WMV, MOV, etc..

For example from for embedding MOVs the following code is given as an example:

<OBJECT CLASSID="clsid:02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B" WIDTH="160"HEIGHT="144"
<PARAM name="SRC" VALUE="">
<PARAM name="AUTOPLAY" VALUE="true">

Posted here:

But how do I find the CLASSID, CODEBASE, and PLUGINSPAGE for other file formats such as MPG, etc.?

So basically I don't want to embed a MPG file and have someone without the proper plugin to be redirected to a QuickTime plug-in page.

I know this is rare that someone would not be able to view an embedded MPG file, but I would like to have enough info when dealing with video in HTML to correct the problem.
Question by:blaines
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    Accepted Solution

    Here you go, this explains it very well!

    Hope this helps!

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    Author Comment

    That's pretty much exactly what I was looking for. It covered the basic players (RealPlayer, QuickTime, MicroSoft Media Player) and included the CLASSID, CODEBASE, and PLUGINSPAGE for each player. This was an easy 250 pointes for ya!!
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    Expert Comment

    Im glad I could help

    Thank you!


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