Objecty makes it dead simple to put video and audio on the web. It's meant to re-swizzle the whole paradigm. (Or something.)
Here's an example of how to put Flash on the web, with and without Objecty.
Here's the sample code that Adobe provides for putting a SWF file on your site.
<OBJECT classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab #version=6,0,40,0" WIDTH="550" HEIGHT="400" id="myMovieName"><PARAM NAME=movie VALUE="myFlashMovie.swf"><PARAM NAME=quality VALUE=high><PARAM NAME=bgcolor VALUE=#FFFFFF><EMBED src="/support/flash/ts/documents/myFlashMovie.swf" quality=high bgcolor=#FFFFFF WIDTH="550" HEIGHT="400" NAME="myMovieName" ALIGN="" TYPE="application/x-shockwave-flash" PLUGINSPAGE="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer"></EMBED></OBJECT>
(Note that this official example is very poor. Element and attribute names should be consistently lower-case, and attribute values should be consistently in quotes.)
Believe it or not, this code does the same thing.
<object class="ObjectyMe" uri="myFlashMovie.swf" width="550" height="400"></object>
Even better, Objecty lets you embed FLV files directly into your pages (which Flash alone doesn't do) and much more.
Why use Objecty?
- Avoid the IE "click to activate" problem
What do I need to do?
Download and un-zip Objecty, then just put the "objecty" folder in the top (root) folder of your web site. Once you've done that, add this to the <head> section of your web pages:
Advanced users: You can put Objecty anywhere, as long as you adjust the src URL accordingly.