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Sams Teach Yourself JavaScript™ in 24 Hours, Fifth Edition by Phil Ballard, Michael Moncur

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Hour 22. JavaScript and Multimedia

What You’ll Learn in This Hour

• About multimedia file formats

• How browser plug-ins are used

• How to use <embed> and <object>

• Controlling Flash movie playback in JavaScript

The term multimedia can include almost anything involving audio or video effects such as images, music, sound effects, speech, video clips, movies, and animations. Nearly all modern web browsers have support for various multimedia formats.

In this hour, you learn about different sorts of multimedia files and how you can control them using JavaScript.

Multimedia Formats

Multimedia content is stored in media files. As with many other types of file, you can usually determine the format being used by the file extension. The following sections ...

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