Objecty is beta software, posted for testing and feedback purposes. It's not quite ready for production use, but I hope you'll try it and send me feedback now that I'm close to releasing the final 1.0 version. You can get Objecty v1.0b1 here.

What’s Objecty?

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.

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.)

With Objecty

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?

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:

<script type="text/javascript" src="/objecty/objecty.js"></script>

Advanced users: You can put Objecty anywhere, as long as you adjust the src URL accordingly.