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Discussion in 'Web Development & Web Hosting' started by Jakamoko, Aug 19, 2005.

  1. Jakamoko
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    Hey Troops,

    Anyone tell me how I can automatically have a short .wav sound play when a page is opened ? To be more specific, how would you code this into the html, and is it possible to do without getting a big face-full of Media Player (or whatever the person viewing it is using) ?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. Boycie
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    Dreamweaver. :biggrin

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  3. Jakamoko
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    Cheers Boyce ( he says holding back on a witty, if not sarky response). :biggrin

    I'm using DW, but how would I insert the wav ? Is it in the code (i'm guessing it will need to be), as there isn;t an option under "insert".
     
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  4. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Not sure if it's quite what you're after but I've emailed you a powerpoint on inserting sound onto a web page to your nagana address.

    8)
     
  5. Jakamoko
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    Thanks Simon - checking now. :thumbleft

    Also found this info HERE
     
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  6. Jakamoko
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    Unfortunately, both the above still require a media player to open, and both also try to open the player from within the page (unless I'm way wide of the mark).

    Hmmm, am I now looking at the shockwave route for this then ? :hhhmmm
     
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  7. Rizwan

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    Try the following code:

    <html>

    <head>
    <meta name="GENERATOR" content="Microsoft FrontPage 5.0">
    <meta name="ProgId" content="FrontPage.Editor.Document">
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=windows-1252">
    <title>New Page 1</title>
    <bgsound src="your music file name" loop="-1">
    </head>

    <body>

    </body>

    </html>
     
  8. Rizwan

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    Or simply


    <html>

    <head>
    <bgsound src="your music file name" loop="-1">
    </head>

    <body>

    </body>

    </html>
     
  9. Frontier

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    After the <body> tag
    <bgsound src="filename.wav" loop="infinate"> :biggrin
     
  10. Jakamoko
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    I don't want a loop - just a one-off run of the .wav. Can I just ommit the loop option, or set it to zero ?
     
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  11. Bluerinse
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    Jak, why do you want a wav file in a web page? wav files are uncompressed and hence large by nature and the art of creating a web page, apart from the arty design, is to make sure the pages load quickly, especially for dial up users. Most sounds on web pages are MIDI files because they are soooo small in comparison to wav sounds.

    Just wondering :rolleyes:

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  12. JonnyMX

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    I've done this before by dropping it into an 'invisible' Flash movie. The only problem with that is if a visitor doesn't have flash player installed and they wonder what the hell is going on.
     
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  13. d-Faktor
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    frontpage?! urgh! if you want to avoid bad code, then don't use frontpage. to give you an example from this very same code snippet: bgsound is an internet explorer only (dhtml?) element!


    not much chance of that. i think the flash market penetration is quite high. http://www.macromedia.com/software/player_census/flashplayer/version_penetration.html
    i agree, i would also use an invisible flash movie.
     
  14. ffreeloader

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    What's flash? :p
     
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    Well, don't know how much of a scripter I am, but AS looks pretty cool.
     
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  17. Jakamoko
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    It's a specific file that does something I want. Why am I thinking about the .wav format ? Cos I am ignorant in the extreme in web design, and trying to learn, and so taking onboard what all you good Folks have to offer.

    Thanks to all so far :)
     
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  18. SimonV

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    Yes Gav you can set it to:
    HTML:
    loop="0"
     
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  19. Jakamoko
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    Anyone care to elaborate how I would go about this ?
     
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  20. JonnyMX

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    It really is that simple.
    Open us Flash and drag and drop the wav file onto the timeline. Create a canvas that is 1px square and transparent then publish the file.
     
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