[thelist] Sound in webpages - Mild Rant

raditha dissanayake jabber at raditha.com
Thu Nov 11 18:11:32 CST 2004

Rich Points wrote:

> Mild Rant
> I just want to say that every time I come to a page that starts 
> playing audio I want to stop the sound, if I can't stop the sound I'll 
> leave the page.  To stop the sound is often confusing especially when 
> the stop button doesn't work...often the case with flash.  I find 
> audio pop-ups to be more intrusive than browser pop-ups.
> Given a choice I would prefer to hit a play button on a web page 
> rather than having it start playing when I start browsing the page.
> My two cents
> </end>

Add to it the fact that in some countries people still pay very high 
prices for internet usage. Sound in a webpage is a wonderfull way to 
waste your client's bandwidth.

> Rich

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