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Bengt Jonsson
How does have custom controls etc... Quicktime
on Feb 23, 2011 at 5:34:07 pm

Not sure if this is the right forum. Apologies in advance.

Please look at this page:

A few questions:

1. As you drag the cursor over the video, how do they implement this controller?
2. On the right of the controller, there is a button that looks like a monitor that allows you to choose 3 different resolutions. How can the lay user use this capabilility on their own site? Does a video have to be encoded for all 3 resolutions, or just the highest and then something is scaling it down on the fly?
3. To the right of the resolution button , there is a full screen button. How is this done?

Basically I want the same thing that is using. I feel like I've searched eveywhere, and not really found a definitive answer.

Also, Is this movie downloading or streaming?

Any help or direction is appreciated.

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Curtis Thompson
Re: How does have custom controls etc... Quicktime
on Feb 23, 2011 at 6:08:12 pm


short answer is it's their own custom-created skin over a mp4 basically html5 video in most cases...

html5 video is a complex thing that is beyond explanation here in a simple post. your best bet is to google it and learn, or here is a good starting point:

in html5 video, you can ultimately use css to customize a skin (what you see them doing over the video) - here's an open-source tool that you can use to do that:

but again - the apple one is a custom implementation, but certainly something you could replicate...

hope that helps!


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