Msg#: 3775568 posted 7:54 am on Oct 29, 2008 (gmt 0)
A lot of people will honestly tell you the best way is NOT to play music in any web page. If you're still determined to go down this path then you might want to look into a FLASH widget or other embedded content player.
Msg#: 3775568 posted 2:34 pm on Oct 29, 2008 (gmt 0)
A simple link will play the file with whatever program the visitor has mapped to that file extension. If nothing is mapped then it will just download.
You can also embed a player within your site.
Setting music to play automatically is a definite no-no. The visitor may be in an environment where they don't want music playing, they may be listening to their own music, they may be listening to the radio. Media files will gobble up your bandwidth and visitors on slow connections will be annoyed when they cut in well after the rest of the page has downloaded.
Msg#: 3775568 posted 2:52 pm on Oct 29, 2008 (gmt 0)
Thanks for your comments.
I made a .gif image for upcoming Halloween for the visitors of my blog and made a special page for that. What kind of flash widgets shall I look for (like shall I look for flash widgets for midi files?).
A simple link will play the file with whatever program the visitor has mapped to that file extension.
This would have been more than sufficient for me. In case its not mapped I don't want the visitors to download the file.
Msg#: 3775568 posted 2:22 am on Jan 6, 2009 (gmt 0)
odeo.com has a good embedded mp3 player that you may want to consider. Here is the code for it. Simply add the URL for the mp3 you want to play (the mp3 must be web accessible) to the " [MP3 file address]" heading