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Cortado is a Java applet for Ogg formats ( Video and Audio ) that can be used to play back local files and network media streams.

General information can be found here:

Documentation taken from current Read Me file contained within the Cortado source code which can be downloaded here:

Usage Syntax

Embed the applet in a web page with code like this:


<applet code="com.fluendo.player.Cortado.class"
width="352" height="288">
<param name="url" value="http://localhost/test6.ogg"/>
<param name="framerate" value="29"/>
<param name="keepAspect" value="true"/>
<param name="video" value="true"/>
<param name="audio" value="true"/>
<param name="bufferSize" value="100"/>
<param name="userId" value="user"/>
<param name="password" value="test"/>



url: the URL to load, must be a fully qualified URL.

framerate: the target framerate for the video playback for formats (multipart) that do not have a framerate embedded in the stream. This property is ignored on ogg streams. This value can be any floating point value.

keepAspect: Try to keep the natural aspect of the video when resizing the applet window. true or false.

video: Use video. When not using video, this property will not create resources to play a video stream. true or false.

audio: Use audio. When not using audio, this property will not create resources to play an audio stream. true or false.

bufferSize: The size of the network buffer. A good value is Kbps of the stream * 33

userId: user id for basic authentication.

password: password for basic authentication.

Using javascript:


The applet parameters can be changed from javascript by calling the setParam (key, value) on the applet. After setting the new parameters in the applet it needs to be restarted with the restart() method for the changes to take effect.

The following piece of HTML demonstrates switching URLs with and without sound using javascript:


<script language="javascript">
function restart() {
function loadUrl(uri, audio) {
document.applets[0].setParam("audio", audio);
document.applets[0].setParam("url", uri);

<applet archive="cortado.jar" code="com.fluendo.player.Cortado.class" width="320" height="240">
<param name="url" value="http://localhost:8800"/>
<param name="local" value="false"/>
<param name="framerate" value="5.0"/>
<param name="keepaspect" value="true"/>
<param name="video" value="true"/>
<param name="audio" value="true"/>


<button onClick="restart()">
<button onClick="loadUrl('http://localhost:8800', 'true')">
With Audio

<button onClick="loadUrl('http://localhost:8802', 'false')">
Without Audio


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