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CD Presentation Fixes on Video Play
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Posted by: edward (13 ratings)
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Posted: Feb 6, 2002
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Deadline: 2/12/2002
100% of work completed and accepted. Coder has been paid.
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Project Type: Small Business Project: $100 (USD) +
Bidding Type: Open Auction
Categories: Web, Windows, MultiMedia, Internet Browser
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Hello! We have a presentation CD which we've sent to some Windows-based clients. Included in it is a number of MPEG-1 files. Our presentation is HTML based, it auto runs so the first page pops open in IE, or at least that's what happens on 85% of Windows computers (others must navigate through their Windows files to get to our start.html document on the CD.) The pages have "NEXT" buttons which take them from one page to the next, no problem. Here's the big problem: some pages have little videos which demonstrate what's on the page. They're encoded in MPEG-1 at 352 x 240 size. On our computer it works great, you click the PLAY VIDEO button we've created (which is hard linked to the MPEG-1 file directly, no .asx or other files involved) the WindowsMedia player pops up, plays the video, when it's done you close the player and click "NEXT", go to the next page, read it, click PLAY VIDEO, etc. But when we send it to others, sometimes it works but just as often DISASTER! It opens in Quicktime player or Yahoo Player or AOL Player or whatever (now with the new IE 6.0, it often opens in the left side of the browser in a tiny window at the bottom), each player it's own quirks, often it plays not at the right size, sometimes the sound doesn't come out (in Windows Media Player -- even though the sound works on some of the files, not on others), and us, trying to talk them through the presentation by phone, are usually baffled. What we need is to ENSURE that each Windows user has the VERY SAME (easy to work) experience. Should we embed the player on the page? Is there some way to ensure that Windows Media Player comes up? Will it work, every time, on Windows 98, ME, 2000 and XP computers? How can we ensure the same experience for all users. The winning bidder get the CD sent overnight to him or her, you can fix it up, and resend it back on another CD. Preference given to North American bidders, since we can FedEx it to you without any problem or extra charges. Please help!

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The only way to *absolutely* guarantee that all users get the same experience is to actually embed MS Media Player in the HTML. We will do this for you and will begin working as soon as the disk is received. We look forward to hearing from you. Please note the fact that we have established the rare status of 'Top Coder' on Rent-A-Coder and take that in to consideration when comparing our bid to others.
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