"A sample On-Demand video at SarasotaSlim's"


Ok, here's an old black-and-white video that you can watch whenever you wish.


[This web-app page is a proof-of-concept for video / thumbnail presentation ]



"The Hustler" (1961) - IMDB -->movie's DETAILS
"Popular QUOTES from this movie, on IMDB -->movie's QUOTES
Enjoy the movie.


New feature: You can search captions for a word or phrase and.
if found, we will re-position the video to a few seconds before its appearance.

The Hustler (1961)



New:    [use checkbox to enable/disable] You can move the built-in control-bar, for thumbnails.



Open-source: This app is implemented in a single HTML-file, so it can more easily be examined by others.

[ i.e. the HTML, JS, and CSS written by me are all together in a single HTML file, whenever possible. ]




cast icon This web-app page can operate in conjunction with CHROMECAST devices cast icon
So, if you have Wi-Fi, consider buying a Google 'Chromecast' device (aka: an 'HDMI-dongle') ,
available from the Google Store or Amazon.com, etc.

Using an actual CHROMECAST device is NOT the ONLY way to mirror a phone/tablet onto a TV.
Other, devices, such as a "Roku", or an "Amazon-Fire-TV", or an "Apple-TV" will also work.
For prices and details of other such non-Google devices, click here


Then, you'll be able to "tab-cast" any of these movies onto your TV, rather than viewing them
on the much smaller screens of a smartphone or a tablet. Before first use of a Chromecast-device
in a given household, you must first 'authorize' it to access your house's wifi-network, by giving
it your wifi's signal name and password.
One other name that you may be asked to supply during Chromecast-device setup is a name
you invent, to distinguish it from other 'castable devices' that might already be visible on
your wifi-network, such as a second Chromecast-device, or one of the industry's intelligent
microphone/speaker devices, such as 'Google's "Home" or Amazon's "Alexa", or Apple's "Siri".
Hint: Music-videos (e.g. on YouTube or elsewhere) or the audio portion a movie, etc,
can also be casted onto your TV using a 'Chromecast' device.

To initiate a 'casting' session, you can use a PC or any of the various 'mobile-devices', to
act as the 'remote controller' from which the video is being casted. Here is Google's
documentation for "tab-casting"
from each of 3 platform categories: "Computer", "Android", "iPhone/iPad"
[ For finer-control of TV-screen layout, try a "Computer" platform when available
(i.e. Chrome-OS or Windows OS), rather than a mobile device (Android or iOS) ]

Step 1: On either PC or mobile: Launch desired movie on the device, using Chrome browser.

Step 2: (On a PC device): Use the 'Cast...' option, in the upper-right menu ( 3 vertical dots ),
in the Chrome-browser, to connect to the chromecast device on the TV.
Step 2: (On Android device): Chrome-browser has no 'Cast,,,; option. So, instead, when you
touch / tap in the viewer area, a button with the image: cast icon on it, should appear in the
viewer window, and tapping on that, should then allow you to choose a chromecast
device (or other "cast-targetable" device within your wifi's range) that you wish to target.

Also note: If you do use a mobile device (Android or iOS) as 'Chromecast controller',
then when you go full-screen, the movie's subtitles/captions may quit passing thru to the TV.
This is because the controller switched from "mirroring" to "media casting" mode.
You can prevent that. Instead of using the browser's "full-screen" button, to enlarge
the TV-image to fill more of the TV-screen area, try manipulating the size of the browser
window, by stretching it (i.e. use either 'ctrl_+ / ctrl_- or touch-and-spread two fingers)
cast icon Hope you enjoy your TV-viewing device! cast icon


This "HTML-5 video" page should be viewable in all of the major browsers:
[ yes : Chrome, Opera, Firefox/Mozilla, Edge (new-edition: version 78 and above) ]

Geek-alert: Thumbnail implementation info: We are using video-sprite based thumbnails See gory detailed-info here