Inserting Audio (summary).

Domingo Siliceo (638net@medusa.es)
Fri, 5 Apr 1996 10:57:15 +0100


Message-Id: <199604050957.JAA01353@193.148.29.67>
From: "Domingo Siliceo" <638net@medusa.es>
To: www-html@w3.org
Date: Fri, 5 Apr 1996 10:57:15 +0100
Subject: Inserting Audio (summary).

Hi all,

Last week I posted these two questions to the list:
>does the standard defines any way to play audio files inside a HTML 
>page? 
>Is any browser currently giving support to that?

Well, I've received four answers which I summarize.

From: Kieran Jason Hackett
>As far as playing audio from inside a web page, you can currently do this 
>by using <embed> tag with the Real Audio or shockwave plug-ins.
>Netscape 3.0(code named Atlas) will let you embed all other standard 
>audio formats in side of your web page.  Check out the netscape site for more 
>details.

Comment:
I checked Real Audio (I can't get the plug-in working in 2.0) with NS 1.2 (NT 
3.51) under the form
   <a href="file.ra">Audio file</a>
works fine. Not as expected, but fine. I can't found Shockwave. I 
searched with Lycos and Altavista but I got 404 Error messages.

NS Atlas is too much big to my intentions. It ranges out from what I 
understand a browser (zipped fits in one diskette) should be. I 
don't need a Jurasic browser.

From: Murray Altheim (Scott Porad sugests the same solution)
>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
>(...)
>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.).
>(...)

Comment:
Because I'm targeting a standard way, MSIE is not a solution to my 
problem (thanks anyway Murray and Scott).

There is a fourth answer that, due to a server error (I guess), I 
received in white.

Thanks to all of you who helped me. Thanks guys.



   Domingo Siliceo
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