If Quicktime plays your video outside of filemaker, then all you need to do is to format the container (via inspector in layout mode) as "Interactive content" with the "start playback automatically" option checked. It will start play on record load.
If you disable entering the field in browse / find mode, you won't see the controls.
Unfortunately I don't have a windows machine handy right now and it looks like you're using windows.
On mac it works the way I described it. I hope a windows specialist will chime in with his tricks.
I could see the same result on windows, un-controllable controller is shown. Let's go to bug report.
Using WebViewer, this worked. data: may be too long if content is video.
Set Variable [$path; Value:Get ( TemporaryPath ) & Get ( UUID ) & GetContainerAttribute ( Movies::Movie Container Field ; "filename" )]
Export Field Contents [Movies::Movie Container Field; “$path”]
Set Web Viewer [Object Name: "webv1"; URL:
Let ( URL = "data:text/html,<!DOCTYPE html><html><style>
<video width=$w$ height=$h$ autoplay>
<source src='$p$' type='video/mp4'>
Your browser does not support the video tag.
Substitute ( URL
; [ "$w$" ; GetLayoutObjectAttribute ( "webv1" ; "width" ) ]
; [ "$h$" ; GetLayoutObjectAttribute ( "webv1" ; "height" ) ]
; [ "$p$" ; "file://" & $path ]
Thanks... but the video does not plat... I receive the "Your browser does not support the video tag" in the web browser. The video I am trying to use is mp4. Any ideas?
What version of FMP and IE do you use?
The link says IE9 is OK, but if you have newer IE, try editing registry to work as newer version in webviewer.
Thanks I'll have a look at that but if this database is going to be deployed at an office with different version of IE etc... this might be a viable solution.
Yes. Webviewer is depend on what browser is installed.
You can change registry value with "Send Event" script step.
MSHTA vbscript:Close(Execute("Set S=CreateObject(""WScript.Shell""):key=""HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION\FileMaker Pro"":S.regWrite key&"".exe"",11000,""REG_DWORD"":S.regWrite key&"" Advanced.exe"",11000,""REG_DWORD"""))
If you deploy it as runtime, runtime executable file name should be included in it.