[Pro] How do I get rid of Quicktime logo when loading?

I have a created a quicktime movie (exported from Pulp Motion) to show a moving logo on white background on a white background page, creating an impression of floating on the page. Almost fine and good, but it is being spoilt a bit by the appearance of the quicktime logo, however brief, at start up. Anybody knows a way of getting rid of this? I’ve read a bit about poster images, but don’t know exactly how this works, and if it can help? Would perhaps something else than Quicktime be better? Any suggestions welcome. This is the effect:
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Hi Jon,

Using a poster frame will mean users need to click the image to start
the movie, from the looks of things that isn’t what you want to
happen. I don’t think it’s possible to hide the QuickTime plugin
before it’s loaded without using some JavaScript to hide the movie,
detect when it has loaded and then show it.

Joe

On 8 Oct 2009, at 09:33, Jon wrote:

I have a created a quicktime movie (exported from Pulp Motion) to
show a moving logo on white background on a white background page,
creating an impression of floating on the page. Almost fine and
good, but it is being spoilt a bit by the appearance of the
quicktime logo, however brief, at start up. Anybody knows a way of
getting rid of this? I’ve read a bit about poster images, but don’t
know exactly how this works, and if it can help? Would perhaps
something else than Quicktime be better? Any suggestions welcome.
This is the effect:
www.stilsans.no


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Thanks for responding, Joe. Sounds interesting about the JavaScript solution, but I am quite green on this. Any idea where I can look and get some advice? And could there be any other solution than using Quicktime?


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could there be any other solution than using Quicktime?

You could consider Flash video. This would also increase the overall
compatibility; QuickTime is available on every Mac and on every
Windows-based PC that is owned by an iPhone or iPod user, but this
still leaves a fair chunk of people that don’t have it. Whereas the
percentage of machines that have a recent version of Flash installed
is in the high 90s.

Vimeo is worth looking at; better quality than YouTube.

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One thing you can do is make sure that your QuickTime movie is
exported with the fast Web start option enabled, and to set a poster
frame on the movie itself before you export it. Those two things will
reduce the time that you see the big Q, but not remove it altogether.
The fast Web start moves all the header information (including the
poster frame) to the start of the movie file on disk, so it is part of
the first bits of data the plug-in downloads. This then means that the
plug-in can show the poster frame while the movie is loading.

Walter

On Oct 8, 2009, at 4:33 AM, Jon wrote:

I have a created a quicktime movie (exported from Pulp Motion) to
show a moving logo on white background on a white background page,
creating an impression of floating on the page. Almost fine and
good, but it is being spoilt a bit by the appearance of the
quicktime logo, however brief, at start up. Anybody knows a way of
getting rid of this? I’ve read a bit about poster images, but don’t
know exactly how this works, and if it can help? Would perhaps
something else than Quicktime be better? Any suggestions welcome.
This is the effect:
www.stilsans.no


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Thank you all, I think I’ve now found the solution to the problem after getting some help from the Quicktime forum on Apple Discussions:

Select the Quicktime box, then: Item>Extended>Embed>Name=showlogo, value=false,
and it looks like it works a charm!

Thanks again for the comments and helping out.


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Ah, thanks for sharing the solution.

Joe

On 8 Oct 2009, at 15:39, Jon wrote:

Thank you all, I think I’ve now found the solution to the problem
after getting some help from the Quicktime forum on Apple Discussions:

Select the Quicktime box, then: Item>Extended>Embed>Name=showlogo,
value=false,
and it looks like it works a charm!

Thanks again for the comments and helping out.


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Sometime around 8/10/09 (at 10:39 -0400) Jon said:

Name=showlogo, value=false

Ahh, very nice! Thanks. :slight_smile:

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This isn’t working for me. Quicktime still displays logo.


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You may have set the wrong link,
Or the movie is not available to the browser.

/ Omar

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On 15 mar 2012, at 22:21, “Earthcat” email@hidden wrote:

This isn’t working for me. Quicktime still displays logo.


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