Inventua Quicktime Player

 

The Inventua QuicktimePlayer Module for DotNetNuke plays Apple Quicktime files in your DotNetNuke portal using the Apple Quicktime player.

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Installation
The installation zip file is configured as a DotNetNuke Private Assembly. To install Inventua DNN QuicktimePlayer to your DNN portal, log in as the DNN host user "host" and use the DNN Module Definitions page to upload the module.

Compatibility
This module has versions for with DNN version 2.1.2. and 3.0/3.1/4.x. 

Microsoft Windows: Internet Explorer 6, Firefox 1.0, Mozilla 1.6  
Apple OS X: Safari 1.2.3, Mozilla 1.6, Netscape 7.1, Opera 6.0.3.

Configuration Options
Once you create a QuicktimePlayer instance, select the Options menu item from the module settings menu to display the Options page.

Movie Use 'Movie' to select the location (URL) of the movie to be loaded, or select a file from your DNN portal content files.  Note: If you are using a Querystring parameter for the movie, you must use the querystring parameter "src", rather than "movie".
HREF Use 'HREF' to provide a link to another page or movie when the movie is clicked.
Width Width of the player control in pixels, or as a percentage of the browser window.
Height Height of the player control in pixels, or as a percentage of the browser window.  Specify a size of 16 pixels plus the size of the movie to display a player control with movie controls, otherwise the player will scale the movie (subject to the Scale setting).
Start Time Defines the first frame to play.  This value is specified in the form Hours:Minutes:Seconds:Frames (1 frame = 1 30th of a second). For example 3:30:5 means 3 minutes, 30 seconds and 5 frames.  Make sure you specify the frames timescale value - that is, if you want to start the video 30 seconds in, use a StartTime of 30:00 - if you used "30" instead, you would be specifying 30 30ths of a second (1 second, not 30 seconds).  You could also define StartTime as "900" to start the movie at 30 seconds.
End Time Defines the last frame to play.  This value is specifed the same way as Start Time.
Scale

Use Scale to control how the movie is sized.  The available values are:

Half:  Plays the movie at half it's original size.

1.0:  Plays the movie at it's original size

1.5:  Plays the movie at 1.5 times it's original size

2.0:  Plays the movie at twice it's original size 

3.0:  Plays the movie at three times it's original size 

Scale to fit:  Scales the movie to take up the entire available space (defined by the height and width properties)

Maintain aspect:  Scales the movie to fit the size available, but maintains aspect ratio.

Volume Specifies the volume to play the media at.  This is a numeric value from 0-100.
Background Color Specifies the background color of the player area.  This color is used to fill the area of the player that is not taken up by the movie.  Background color can be specified as a named color, or as a hexadecimal value preceeded by a '#'.  For example, #F1F1F1.
Enable Javascript Specifies whether the player can be controlled using Javascript code.
Cache Specifies whether to cache movies locally.  The functionality of this attribute is only supported by Netscape Navigator, version 3.0 or later.
Kiosk Mode Specifies whether to include the player's pop-up menu in the movie controller.
Play every frame Specifies whether to play every frame, regardless of playback speed.  On most systems, this will cause the movie to be played much slower then intended, and can disrupt sound playback.
Autoplay Specifies whether to play the movie once the Quicktime player has determined (estimated) it has buffered enough data to play the movie all the way through.
Target Cache The TargetCache attribute allows content creators to cache the movie the poster movie is targeting.
Loop When set, the movie plays continuously in a loop.
Show Controls Specifies whether to show the movie controls.

This information is sourced from Apple. Refer to http://www.apple.com/quicktime/authoring/embed.html for more information on Quicktime player options.

Using QueryString items to control QuicktimePlayer

If you pass querystring values matching QuicktimePlayer attribute names to a page, QuicktimePlayer will use the values you pass.  For example, you could use the URL http://yoursite.com?src=playmovie.mov to play a specific movie.

Conditions of use

Permission is hereby granted, on a Try-before-you-buy basis, to any person obtaining a copy of the Inventua DNN QuicktimePlayer module and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to use the Software without restriction, including the rights to use, copy or otherwise use the software for commerical or non-commercial use, but excluding any rights to reverse engineer or remove Inventua logos and licensing information. This permission does not imply or otherwise grant any rights to any other Inventua intellectual property including but not limited to logos, trademarks, documentation and software products.

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This help file, the accompanying software and other materials supplied with the software are Copyright © Inventua, 2004-2008. All Rights Reserved.

About Apple Quicktime
The Inventua DNN QuicktimePlayer Module plays Apple Quicktime files using the Quicktime player. For more information on Quicktime, visit http://www.apple.com/quicktime.

About DotNetNuke
The Inventua DNN QuicktimePlayer Module is a DotNetNuke portal module. For more information on DotNetNuke, visit http://www.dotnetnuke.com.

About Inventua
Inventua provides software tools for information technology organisations that facilitate and maximise synergy and cohesion between development, support, marketing and management teams, improves software product quality and helps information technology organisations to provide great products and great support. Visit Inventua on the web at http://www.inventua.com