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How to add music as background, or add music player to your site.

Apr 18, 2012 12:09 PM

Tags: #muse



Thank you for making Muse available.  I'm enjoying putting my own design together. The tutorials have been very useful.


I have a question about adding a MPEG file as background music when the home page first opens.  I haven't seen anything in the tutorials or help forum.  Can this be done within Muse?



Kyle Cline


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    Apr 18, 2012 12:08 PM   in reply to jkcline

    At this time, here are some solutions for you:


    If you want to incorporate rich media (digital audio and video) in your Muse sites, follow these steps:


    1. Create an account and upload your media files to a third-party hosting provider (such as YouTube).
    2. Obtain the embed code for the media file you've uploaded.
    3. Open the desired page in Muse and choose Object > Insert HTML... to paste the code into the HTML window that appears.


    Here's a list of media host providers that offer MP3 and video players you can embed:


    Wimpy Player


    Try using one of the providers listed above to get started. If you already have an account with a different media host provider, their service may work as well. To test it, try copying and pasting the embed source code for your media into the HTML window in a page in Muse.


    If you only want to host audio, but you'd like to use YouTube's hosting service, you can use the ingenious workaround provided by Frank from our Muse Beta Archive forum:


    1. Prepare the video file. Use a video editing program to combine your audio file with a generic static image, such as album art or company logo, for the visual content.
    2. Log into your YouTube account and upload the video file.
    3. Copy the embed code generated by YouTube.
    4. Open the desired page in Muse. Choose Object > Insert HTML. Paste the embed code of the YouTube video into the HTML window and change the height of the player to 25 pixels.
    5. Save the Muse site and publish the page.


    This strategy of resetting the player's height eliminates the video portion and just displays the player controls. If a visitor clicks the full screen mode button, the static image of the logo or album artwork will appear.


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    Apr 20, 2012 9:37 AM   in reply to Corey@Adobe

    Not getting Soundcloud to work.  Have you are anyone else had any success with making it work? If so, then how exactly?

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    Apr 20, 2012 3:00 PM   in reply to jkcline

    Thanks! I found out that CD Baby (my distributor) make store widget for embedding on websites. So now I have all my album for listening - and for sale - on my new website made with Muse!


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    May 4, 2012 5:30 AM   in reply to Corey@Adobe

    I'm sorry but I cannot get this to work.....


    It comes in as a thin bar BUT the play will not work - all other functions on the strip work - BUT will not play.


    I've brought it in and left the height as normal and works fine. BUT will not play when height reduced.


    I have tried importing both options of HTML from youtube but to no avail.


    Cheers - tosh

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    May 4, 2012 5:46 AM   in reply to Corey@Adobe

    When inserting html from Youtube using 'FRANK's method


    I've just realised that it's the top 25px that are showing NOT the bottom - That's why not geting the controls.


    Any ideas?

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    Nov 22, 2012 1:37 AM   in reply to Corey@Adobe

    Soundcloud is working for me. The only problem I am having is that, even when setting the audio up as embedded HTML to the Master (all pages within the site using that same Master), when clicking on a link to open a new page, it kills the audio and reloads everything including the audio. Any suggestions for working around this so that the embedded html for audio is a constant or in a parent? Also, knowing this would help so as to prevent the redundancy of constantly reloading background image, etc.



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    Jun 20, 2013 3:06 PM   in reply to Corey@Adobe

    Does anyone know of a way to get the media file to autoplay? I suppose there may be some jquery for this. Or if there's a way to fade the music out as the viewer scrolls down?

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    Aug 17, 2013 1:41 AM   in reply to jkcline

    I do not understand why the team of MUSE cannot find an answer about this music problem ! I agree that all these musics solutions you rpesented (Utube, soundcloud and so on) are not the best !

    I paid a lot my adobe programs for 12 months without a real help and without some concrete answers to my all technical problems... i am really disapointed !!! ;((

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