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Jesse Torres
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Joined: Mar 25, 2004
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Hello to all,

If I set autoplay to false for an embed tag, does the actual file still load(download)behind the scenes? Or will the download process start once I hit play?



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Paul Santa Maria
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Joined: Feb 24, 2004
Posts: 236
I believe that *usually* the behavior will be to not play until the user explicitly clicks "play" (instead of starting play as soon as the page starts loading).

But that's completely up to your player (which, of course, is invoked by your browser).

The whole "<object>" vs "<embed>" issue (to say nothing of "autoplay" vs "autostart") is completely non-standard, so it's really anybody's guess what's ACTUALLY going to happen for a given user on a given browser ;-)

This article might be of interest to you:
http://alistapart.com/articles/byebyeembed

'Hope that helps .. PSM


Paul M. Santa Maria, SCJP
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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