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February 20, 2007, 3:05 am
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Hi. I created a simple html menu that contains links to media on local
disk. I use code like this:
<a href="file:///C:\Temp\movie.avi">Play movie</a>
I have several movies that are ~1GB in size. When clicking on the link
above IE6 takes very long to start playing the movie. If seems IE6
first reads the whole movie file before passing it to Windows Media
Player Classic. Why? Is there a way to make IE6 just start playing
right away? These delays are driving me mad.
In Windows Explorer the movie starts immediately when I double-click
Thanks for your help.
- Jukka K. Korpela
February 20, 2007, 11:27 am
Re: href problem opening local media files
Wrong syntax. "\" is disallowed in URLs. Use "/" instead, hoping that your
browser gets it right. Note that file: URLs are by definition
system-specific, so the (probably nonexistent) full user-level documentation
of your browser(s) is the right source of information on them.
Should we be surprised?
Could be. Did you test how <embed> works in your particular system?
Jukka K. Korpela ("Yucca")