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[nycphp-talk] OT - sound on HTML page

Néstor rotsen at gmail.com
Thu Nov 13 12:26:05 EST 2008


How do you convert the .mp3 to .au?


On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 9:16 AM, Rolan Yang <rolan at omnistep.com> wrote:

> I believe it's because your FF on linux doesn't have the mp3 extension tied
> to a plugin, but most everything seems to play .au files.
>
> ~Rolan
>
> Néstor wrote:
>
>> Actually, the boss wants the page to autoload the sound in the background.
>>  The code I
>> showed in my original post does work on IE.  Since it is a one time joke
>> for the boss
>> during a presentation, I will just leave it like that and have him use IE
>> . Is the first time that I see where IE can do something that FF can not.
>>
>> Everything I read, mentions that EMBED should work on other browsers.
>>
>> Thanks for the info!!!I am not going to waste more time on this.
>> Nestor :-)
>>
>> On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 8:15 AM, csnyder <chsnyder at gmail.com <mailto:
>> chsnyder at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>
>>    On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 11:03 AM, Néstor <rotsen at gmail.com
>>    <mailto:rotsen at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>    > Hi people,
>>    >
>>    > This is not an PHP question.  It is a question about auto load
>>    sound on an
>>    > html page.
>>    >
>>    > I am using the following inside an html page but it works on IE
>>    but it does
>>    > not work
>>    > in FF.  FF in rhel5 wants me load a plugin and FF on W2K does nto do
>>    > anything:
>>    >
>>    > <embed src='dontworry.mp3' autostart=true volume=90 hidden=TRUE
>>    height=0
>>    > width=0 />
>>    >
>>    > <NOEMBED><BGSOUND src="dontworry.mp3"></NOEMBED>
>>    >
>>    > Any ideas?
>>    >
>>    > Thanks,
>>    >
>>    > Nestor :-)
>>    >
>>    >
>>
>>    No no no, that's not complicated enough. Try using SoundManager2:
>>    http://www.schillmania.com/projects/soundmanager2/
>>
>>    Since it uses Flash to play audio, it will work in any browser. Plus
>>    you get javascript control over audio so you can put a big "mute"
>>    button on the page.
>>
>>    Or you could wait for HTML5's <audio> tag. :-)
>>
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