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    Default How can I have a .wmv file appear as a YouTube video does?

    Hello,

    How can I make a .wmv file appear like a YouTube video does with the image or box and arrow to click play?

    Thank you for your help, Elbee

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    http://jaxpubliclibrary.org/program.calendar/wmv-test.html
    Code:
    http://jaxpubliclibrary.org/program.calendar/owy.html
    I appreciate any help you can give me. Thank you, Elbee
    Last edited by jscheuer1; 06-09-2011 at 03:48 PM. Reason: format code

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    Adobe Flash is the technology used for youtube. The videos played on youtube are in the .flv format. .wmv is a different format, proprietary to Microsoft. You can't play .wmv using Flash. Like Flash plugin for various browsers, Windows Media Player does have a plugin that is available for some browsers (on some systems, especially Windows). So you just need to google "windows media player plugin embed". But I don't recommend it since it won't work on most systems. Convert .wmv to .flv-- that's the best answer, unless that's very difficult.
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    Or use this free Video To Flash converter: http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/products...-Converter.htm

    Code and customisable player included.

    ps - the whole software bundle ncludes about 40+ converting/editing tools http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/free-dvd-video-software.htm
    Last edited by Beverleyh; 06-10-2011 at 07:23 AM. Reason: seperate Video to Flash converter and full software bundle links provided
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