Media Player In Windows Explorer

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    Media Player In Windows Explorer

    you when you select a music or video file in windows explorer, an "embedded media player preview" pops up on the left side of the window? Does anybody know how to get rid of this feature. It's really bothering me, because i have a relitively slow machine.

    edit: running win2k
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    The only way I know for sure is to go to Tools->Folder Option->General and under "web view", change it to "use windows classic folders"... although that gets rid of all the content on the left.

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    The preview is determined by how the embedded source is coded in the HTML for the page.


    Code:
    <EMBED SRC="mymovie.avi" WIDTH="640" HEIGHT="480" AUTOHIDE="true" AUTOSTART="true" LOOP="true">
    This will create a Windows media player embedded movie with a width of 640 pixels by 480 pixels, will attempt to autohide the controls, will auto play or start playing as soon as the page loads, and will also loop the video.

    There really isn't a way to change how the site has it coded. It sounds as if you have other problems because showing or hiding the controls should not result in a slowdown on your machine.

    To test this go to my squad website and www.usnsquad.com. The first page will direct you to a flash page with an auto-redirect or a <META HTTP equiv="Refresh" URL="<some value>,<url>"> and then that will direct you to the main flash page. From there select Pilot photos and click "To Pilot Photos".

    There are 2 sources embedded on the page. The 2 GIFs should play smoothly once all the images have been cached and the background sound should play smoothly as well. The sound uses an embedded Windows Media Player control.

    Let me know if you have issues. If you do, it's most likely in your browser and not on the pages you are viewing.

    If you get black page with this link, click refresh and allow the content to load. Flash is slow at loading and very slow on lycos servers.
    Last edited by VirtualAce; 05-25-2005 at 04:37 PM.

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    Actually, i'll just turn the window view to classic view like ober said. it doesn't make it look as pretty, but it shuts the 'preview' off. Thanks, both.
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    I also recommend uninstalling WMP....but that's just my opinion
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