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Thread: Music on Website

  1. #1
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    Jan 2011

    Cool Music on Website

    HI all I want music to play when a user naviagates to our website. I am using Dreamweaver CS5, still learning how to use the application. Can anyone help please?

  2. #2
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    Mar 2011
    Rome, Italy

    music on a website

    As told in many other similar posts, there are a lot of solutions around the web, independently from the programming editor you're using.

    Online mediaplayers are generally free for no-commercial sites; personally, i like very much JW Player (http://www.longtailvideo.com/)
    It has cool plugins and it's ready for HTML5. You'll find a good online wizard to generate the code too.

    Good luck
    Last edited by MrSnowDrop; 04-05-2011 at 09:12 AM.

  3. #3
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    Jan 2011
    thank you MrSnowDrop I dont want a video playing I just want music playign upon opening the webpage

  4. #4
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    Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire
    Quote Originally Posted by desireemm1 View Post
    HI all I want music to play when a user naviagates to our website. I am using Dreamweaver CS5, still learning how to use the application. Can anyone help please?
    DON'T DO IT.... People hate that, going onto a website and suddenly RRARRRRRRRR!! BANG BANG!. Instead place in a non-start mp3 player on your site. There is even copy&paste scripts out there. This also gives people the option to press play and even flick between tracks.
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  5. #5
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    Jan 2011
    Oh ok thank you I guess i wont do that then

  6. #6
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    Mar 2011
    Rome, Italy

    music player

    Quote Originally Posted by desireemm1 View Post
    I dont want a video playing I just want music playign upon opening the webpage
    JW Player is both video and audio player, as usual for web mediaplayers.
    Give a try to the wizard, there's various examples such as "single video, single song, video playlist, song playlist..."

    And yes, people don't like to hear sounds while navigating, but personally i love new-age and ambient music, so good luck again

  7. #7
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    Jan 2009
    Maybe you can check out this website music player, which comes with several different music player skins, and can support mp3 files directly

  8. #8
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    Oct 2008
    moreno valley, California ,usa
    I was in the same situation and here's what I have done so far; it's
    fairly simple, though I haven't check it out for cross-browser compatibility, etc.

    First get a digital sound file you want, in, say, wav or MP3 format.
    drop it into a file and somewhere on your web page use the following:

    <embed src="your-folder-name/the_sound_file.mp3" autostart="true" loop="false" hidden="true">

    you can adjust the parameters to suit you.

    Let me know how it works!


  9. #9
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    Jun 2011
    Why you have interested to play music to your website?

  10. #10
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    May 2011

    Flash or HTML-video or Divx or ... ?


    Flash (H263) or Divx (H264) are not comaptible to HTML-5-Video at this time.
    Flashplayer yu can easy creater with Adobe CS 5 (predefined GUI possible).
    DivX-player for non commercial context you find at DivX.com. Also mp4
    in this content free.
    HTML-5-Video dont need any programm: Inside of Browser a GUI is
    implemented (f.f. see opera.com).
    If you want, goto my website twseiten.com (www.twseiten.com) for
    a flash player for non commercial content.

    Tip: Use HTML-5-Video and Flash (can play mp4).


  11. #11
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    Jun 2011
    There are a lot of players you can plug-in your site. You just have to do a simple search and tons of results will go your way.

    I have one piece of advice though. Make the playing of music controlled by the user. Do not play it automatically as it will affect the time your web page will load. Just put it on a side where it will be noticed so that the user can play it.

    There is nothing more annoying that having a background music play automatically for you.

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