[thelist] Sound in webpages

bubba bubba at cwazy.co.uk
Thu Nov 11 09:41:42 CST 2004

Why not use Flash? This functionality can be achieved with v4 of the
plug-in, and, if the stats are to be believed, everyone and his mother has
v4 or better installed. This would work if you're happy loading the sounds
embedded in SWF files, of course. An advantage of Flash is that you're able
to display loading progress too, should you wish.

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Subject: [thelist] Sound in webpages

As far as I've discovered, there are three tags to play sound on webpages
(I'm not talking fancy flash or anything, but as basic HTML as possible,
driven by JavaScript where appropriate)


Where bgsound seems to be IE only, embed really driven by a quicktime plugin
and object basicly a windows media player plugin. 
Embed sees to be the easiest cross platform solution, requiring only what
seems like a fairly easy install of a quicktime plugin that most/all
browsers support. I've found one problem though, konqueror won't get rid of
the little player gui, even if I set hidden to true.

Is embed the best and simplest cross browser/platform solution, or is there
something else?
What I want is to simply play midi, wav and if at all possible mp3 files and
change the files being played with javascript.

Any ideas?


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