View Full Version : force people to use real player

12-21-2005, 10:16 PM
is it possable to force people to use realplay one on my pages and if they dont have it have a pop up to say w/e i want??

12-22-2005, 02:38 AM
http://cit.ucsf.edu/embedmedia/step1.php I would suggest going with something more popular like WMP or Quicktime.

12-22-2005, 04:48 AM
no thats not what i want i have everything already working and good i just ant it to force people on my site to use it and if they dont have it a popup will say something like the music on this page requires u to have real player to lissen to it

12-22-2005, 04:59 AM
Oh so kind of like how flash does it. Well I guess you would need to detect if RealPlayer was a plugin in the users browser, if not alert your message but I'm not sure how to do that. I say let the user use what they want, don't force them to use anything, thats bad when you site becomes in accessible.

12-22-2005, 05:11 AM
I consider Real Player to be spyware. I know it's not but they sure want to put a lot of garbage on your system to use it. So, if a site requires it, I don't visit the site anymore. I'm sure a lot of people feel the same way. Why go through the hassle of installing it when media player and QT don't and two is enough.

12-27-2005, 05:32 AM
ok well see i want it cuse i use it and like its for my clan site and i built a thing like a bullet heres a pic

My Edit:

12-27-2005, 06:48 AM
Thats not real player, thats windows media player. Just make the bullet but take off all of the buttons and set it as a background image.

12-27-2005, 08:12 AM
it is?? o sorry my bad but what do youmean i dont want it to be a background thats the spae i want the contorls to be to fast foird play stop and pause the music

12-28-2005, 12:19 PM
I understand what you mean but you can't change the appearance of the the buttons. Try something like this

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<title>Untitled Document</title>
<style type="text/css">
html, body {
#music {
margin:20px auto;
background:url(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/stockowl/rp1-2.gif) bottom no-repeat;
#music object {

<div id="music">
<object width="280" height="281"
standby="Loading Microsoft Windows Media Player components..." type="application/x-oleobject">
<param name="url" value="VTS_01_1.wmv">
<param name="uiMode" value="full">
<param name="autoStart" value="true">
<param name="loop" value="true">
<embed type="application/x-mplayer2"
showcontrols="true" uimode="full" width="280" height="281"
src="VTS_01_1.wmv" autostart="0" loop="true">

12-30-2005, 10:07 PM
its not a video just some music and that dosent look like right cuse the windows media player is darker than what i made

12-30-2005, 10:25 PM
What is your target audience? Meaning are your users using IE? Or are they using another type of browser? You can make custom buttons for play, stop, etc but only in Internet Explorer.

12-30-2005, 10:38 PM
I consider Real Player to be spyware.

Frankly I hate realplayer...if I see any sites using it, I leave. I've always found it slow, unreliable and plain irritating to use. My personal recommendation is to have video which is on the web in Windows Media Player format because this is going to reach the highest amount of users.

12-31-2005, 07:34 AM
i dont care about hits or anything its a clan site for a medal of honor game, ok well i guess eveyone is saying it cant be done?????

12-31-2005, 10:21 PM
The only cross browser solution was to do what I did, set the bullet as the background image then put the player over the bullet.