Create a single frame or shortened version of your movie. Save it in QuickTime format with the .mov extension and upload it to your server.
Insert the preview.mov file on your page in the usual fashion.
Use <param name="controller" value= "false" /> to hide the controller.
Type <param name="href" value="full-movie.mov" />, where fullmovie.mov is the full-length version of your movie.
Type <param name="target" value="myself" /> so that the full movie plays in the same space as the preview.
Type <param name="autohref" value="true" />
if you want the full-length movie to load even before the visitor clicks the preview (so that it's ready to play when they do click on it).
Figure 18.26. Since the preview has no controls, I've added the bgcolor param element to hide the extra space until the main movie needs it.
Figure 18.27. The preview movie will loop until the visitor clicks. Then the regular movie will play.