I've done some preliminary searches but I just want to get a couple things clarified.
If I embed Windows Media Player (9) into a web page, does it automatically try to 'load' up the entire video while loading the webpage? What I would like to do is have perhaps a single frame (or pic) inside the player and when the user hits play then it will start playing. Now am I right in saying that this will only work on a host with a streaming server?
I assume the only other option is NOT to embed the player but just a link to the video where it will open the external player and start playing while it continues to download data.