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iWeb and Quicktime Videos

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Ronald Epstein, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Gents,

    Seem to have a small problem that is bugging the hell out of
    some individuals....

    Take a look at this page I created with iWeb '08

    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/cedia2007/Index.html

    There is a Quicktime video at the top of the page.

    Now take your mouse and put it over the PLAY button. Why is
    the mouse pointer not turning into a HAND? On most every video
    posted to the Internet, the mouse pointer turns into a hand that
    indicates some type of action needs to be taken.

    You can see more examples of this on the many video podcasts
    listed on that page.

    Is this a "quirk" within the iWeb program, the iMovie compression
    (I saved the video as a "streaming" file) or some setting I missed?

    Thanks in advance for the help.
     
  2. DaveF

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    This is a fact of life with QuickTime video: no hand.

    Here's an official QuickTime demo, and there's no hand. http://www.apple.com/macosx/theater/quicktime.html

    You can get a hand with alternate embedding methods -- the HTML Snippet method I described in a previous thread provides a hand for the thumbnail image. But even so, once the movie is loaded, there's no hand.
     
  3. Ronald Epstein

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    Thanks, Dave.

    Your response has helped in more ways than you can imagine!
     

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