my question is;
Instead of using a flash player to demonstrate a play-list
from a CD on my web page, couldn't I just hyper link a title of a
song on the page so when the visitor clicks it or does a mouse over
on the title, the song simply plays?
1) User will need an appropriate player for the file type.
2) User will need to have installed the appropriate player
plug-in for their
If you are fairly certain that all users have the correct
plug-in, then you could use this method but it takes a while
for the entire
file to download and for the helper application to launch. On
internet connections (dial-ups), this can take several
minutes. Whereas a
progressive download in the form of an embedded Flash player
media right away - even before the entire file has
downloaded. This makes
for a more satisfying user experience.
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