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Javascript to turn off background sound.
symivisitor

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Msg#: 244 posted 9:29 pm on Dec 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

Does anyone know of a way of providing visitors to my home page with an option to turn off the background sound? The sound file I'm using is a .wav - something like an on/off button or a clickable link would be nice :-)

Thanks!

 

tedster

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Msg#: 244 posted 11:26 pm on Dec 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

It's a bit more complex than you might think. Here's one discussion, with some code examples:
javascripter.net [javascripter.net]

Also, here's a column with some good food for thought about background sound controls:
HTML Goodies [htmlgoodies.com]

I haven't programmed any background sound for years, even on musician's sites - it just doesn't seem user friendly to me.

symivisitor

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Msg#: 244 posted 11:48 pm on Dec 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

I absolutely agree; the background sound slows down the page loading even though it's compressed as much as possible, apart from everything else. Every so often I try and sneak it off but get deluged with e-mails and postings on my site's bulletin board asking me to put it back.

Anyway, thanks for the links; I've copied some Javascript for an on/off button from one of them :-)

pendanticist

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Msg#: 244 posted 11:56 pm on Dec 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

Eh, if all else fails there's still the old 'Esc' button. Works for me.

Pendanticist.

dhdweb

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Msg#: 244 posted 12:49 am on Dec 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

Yet another use for Flash, you can give full control over the sound (start, stop, pause, etc) and it will stream. Best part is that the music is in mp3 format.

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