Re: Inserting audio.

Murray Altheim (murray@spyglass.com)
Tue, 2 Apr 1996 10:22:13 -0400


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Date: Tue, 2 Apr 1996 10:22:13 -0400
To: "Domingo Siliceo" <638net@medusa.es>
From: murray@spyglass.com (Murray Altheim)
Subject: Re: Inserting audio.
Cc: www-html@w3.org

Domingo Siliceo <638net@medusa.es> writes:
>Hi all,
>does the standard defines any way to play audio files inside a HTML page?
>Is any browser currently giving support to that?

Domingo,

As has been suggested, BGSOUND is one option, but only supported in MS
Internet Explorer. A more general method can be found on Odell McGuire's
Old Time Music Page at

    http://www.wlu.edu/~omcguire/otmusx.html

which is simply to use an anchor HREF-erencing a sound file, such as

    <a href="ftaoh.aifc">Fine Times at Our House</a>

You can check your browser preferences under 'Helpers' or 'Helper Apps'
('File Types' in MSIE) to see which file extension mappings are understood.
These will have a MIME type of 'audio/xxxx' where 'xxxx' is the type of
sound file (commonly /wav (.wav), /basic (.au), /x-aiff (.aiff), etc.).

This is a commonly supported option in most popular browsers. Sorry for the
Odell plug; it just happens to be one of my favorites.

Murray

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