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7020Re: [NH] Embedding/playing mp3 in a web page

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  • Mike Breiding - Morgantown WV
    Sep 8, 2011
      Thanks, Marcelo.
      This looks a bit "bleeding edge" considering the audience this is
      directed to.
      -Mike
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      On 9/8/2011 7:41 AM, Marcelo Bastos wrote:
      > Interviewed by CNN on 08/09/2011 11:10, Mike Breiding - Morgantown WV
      > told the world:
      >> Greetings,
      >>
      >> Anyone know of a "better" way to do this?
      >>
      >> http://epicroadtrips.com/jnc/
      >>
      >> I have come across two methods, Flash used in the above and QuickTime.
      >>
      >
      > Well, you *could* use HTML5<audio>, in theory. But at present, it has
      > some issues.
      >
      > The first and more obvious is that you lose support for older browsers,
      > although there are some smart people who figured out Javascript tricks
      > to get around it.
      >
      > The second problem is audio format. IE9, Safari and Chrome will support
      > MP3, but Firefox and Opera won't. To make FF and Opera users happy, you
      > have to offer the sound also in Ogg Vorbis format.
      >
      > The way to offer both formats without creating conflicts (like in
      > Chrome, which supports both) is described in various places around the
      > Web, for instance, here:
      >
      > http://html5doctor.com/native-audio-in-the-browser/
      >
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