Audio Play isn't Reliable
- Hi Group,
The audio file associated with a page on my website doesn't play reliably.
Ignoring Netscape users for now, I used the <bgsound> tag, and the "Oh
Fee-Yukus and the Top Ten" page works fine. Oh Suzannah plays continuously
in the background. The next page is problematic, however.
If I use the <bgsound> tag in "The Galaxy Song" page, I hear a very
garbled noise. It's as if only a very small percentage of the sound file is
actually being sampled. To avoid that, I used a hyperlink as follows:
<a href="galaxy.mp3" target="_top">Click for sound</a>
This allows the Galaxy song to play properly, but the link opens a separate
page. I tried other values for target such as "_blank", "_parent", and
"_self", but the link still opens a new page.
I suspect the galaxy song may require some kind of format conversion to play
as a background sound. I would like to avoid that, if possible.
If I am forced to use the hyperlink, what must I do to prevent the new page
An even more general question: Is there a way to provide audio for most
modern brands of browser?
Thanks for the help.