3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 25, 2006 4:41 PM by Newsgroup_User

    What is that Frame around my Audio Player?

    BOSTONFLASHER
      I goofed around trying to create an audio player that would stream my voiceover demos. I gave up and bought one from a web site which (for now) shall remain nameless. It is an audio player that is supposed to stream audio from my site when the page loads...then when you click START, it plays...theoretically. HOWEVER, when you run your mouse over any part of the player, a border shows up, as though the whole background was a button. To actually PLAY, you have to click twice, once on any part of the player and then again on the START button. The guy who sold it to me for $35 says he can't see anything wrong with it. I say it is. He refuses to deal with it. I cannot find any Action Code to indicate that there is a "hidden button" anywhere. If anyone wants to give me a clue as to what's going on...please go to my test page with this at http://www.zipspots.com/Demos/sandra.html

      Thanks
      Ionamic
        • 1. Re: What is that Frame around my Audio Player?
          Level 7
          search google or this thread for "active content" - been front page news all over the web for the
          past couple weeks - several on-going threads right now in this very forum. the guy you bought it
          from has nothing to do with this. he's probably using firefox and you are using IE.

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          BOSTONFLASHER wrote:
          > I goofed around trying to create an audio player that would stream my voiceover
          > demos. I gave up and bought one from a web site which (for now) shall remain
          > nameless. It is an audio player that is supposed to stream audio from my site
          > when the page loads...then when you click START, it plays...theoretically.
          > HOWEVER, when you run your mouse over any part of the player, a border shows
          > up, as though the whole background was a button. To actually PLAY, you have to
          > click twice, once on any part of the player and then again on the START button.
          > The guy who sold it to me for $35 says he can't see anything wrong with it. I
          > say it is. He refuses to deal with it. I cannot find any Action Code to
          > indicate that there is a "hidden button" anywhere. If anyone wants to give me
          > a clue as to what's going on...please go to my test page with this at
          > http://www.zipspots.com/Demos/sandra.html
          >
          > Thanks
          > Ionamic
          >
          • 2. Re: What is that Frame around my Audio Player?
            BOSTONFLASHER Level 1
            I am answering my own question. Thank you MS again! The latest IE update is apparently the culprit. It isn't a problem with Mozilla Firefox. (in fact...using Firefox solves a lot of problems)
            • 3. Re: What is that Frame around my Audio Player?
              Level 7
              > (in fact...using Firefox solves a lot of problems)

              ... and creates new ones.

              There is no perfect browser .. each one has problems and bugs and gotchas.
              If you are making content/page, then as you cannot force people to use a
              particular browser, you have to author your sites so they work with all the
              browsers people are likely to use .. and that means you certainly need to
              make it work for IE.

              All these people who put forward "everyone should use firefox" as a solution
              are not really helping those who author the content (the majority of those
              who frequent the newsgroups here).

              Of course, if you prefer Firefox, then that's great. And it will mean that
              (as a web user, rather than web author), the problems due to the
              EOLAS-related IE changes will not affect you.
              --
              Jeckyl