10 Replies Latest reply on Nov 26, 2008 4:51 PM by Newsgroup_User

    music on site

    Level 7
      hi

      i have to build a site with background music (sorry, the client insists).

      what's the reccomended way?

      how do i make the music continue from page to page and not restart the song
      on each page? i don't want to use frames.

      thanks

      lenny


        • 1. Re: music on site
          dr.moondog
          Adobe Flash
          • 2. Re: music on site
            Level 7
            Use a Pop-up window. Place a flash MP3 player on a small plain vanilla
            page. Put a link to the music player page on your home page and add the
            onClick behavior to make it open inside a pop-window. Music can play
            continuously in the background.

            You can see a demo on my site.

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            Nancy O.
            Alt-Web Design & Publishing
            www.alt-web.com




            • 3. Re: music on site
              Level 7
              Nancy,
              I thought you favored the Wimpy player. Am I thinking of someone else?

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              Walt


              "Nancy O" <nancyoshea1@NOSPAMatt.net> wrote in message
              news:ggheg4$qa5$1@forums.macromedia.com...
              > Use a Pop-up window. Place a flash MP3 player on a small plain vanilla
              > page. Put a link to the music player page on your home page and add the
              > onClick behavior to make it open inside a pop-window. Music can play
              > continuously in the background.
              >
              > You can see a demo on my site.
              >
              > --
              > Nancy O.
              > Alt-Web Design & Publishing
              > www.alt-web.com
              >
              >
              >
              >


              • 4. Re: music on site
                Level 7
                btw,
                i bought the wimpy player, it doesn't work in ie7 (yes, some people still
                use it), and they don't return emails.

                money down the drain.

                lenny




                "Walt F. Schaefer" <walt@waltswebworx.com> wrote in message
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                > Nancy,
                > I thought you favored the Wimpy player. Am I thinking of someone else?
                >
                > --
                >
                > Walt
                >
                >
                > "Nancy O" <nancyoshea1@NOSPAMatt.net> wrote in message
                > news:ggheg4$qa5$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                >> Use a Pop-up window. Place a flash MP3 player on a small plain vanilla
                >> page. Put a link to the music player page on your home page and add the
                >> onClick behavior to make it open inside a pop-window. Music can play
                >> continuously in the background.
                >>
                >> You can see a demo on my site.
                >>
                >> --
                >> Nancy O.
                >> Alt-Web Design & Publishing
                >> www.alt-web.com
                >>
                >>
                >>
                >>
                >
                >


                • 5. Re: music on site
                  bregent Most Valuable Participant
                  3 methods (not including frames)

                  1) Make the site completely with Flash
                  2) Use a popup window music player
                  3) Smack the client on the side of the head with a heavy metal object

                  IMO, #3 is the most correct option.

                  • 6. Re: music on site
                    Level 7
                    Wimpy works in all major browsers that have Flash enabled. Can you show us
                    an example page where Wimpy player doesn't work in IE7?

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                    Nancy O.
                    Alt-Web Design & Publishing
                    www.alt-web.com




                    • 7. Re: music on site
                      Level 7
                      I like Wimpy too. :-)


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                      Nancy O.
                      Alt-Web Design & Publishing
                      www.alt-web.com


                      • 8. Re: music on site
                        Level 7
                        <IMO, #3 is the most correct option.>


                        LOL! I agree.


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                        Nancy O.
                        Alt-Web Design & Publishing
                        www.alt-web.com


                        • 9. Re: music on site
                          Level 7

                          "Nancy O" <nancyoshea1@NOSPAMatt.net> wrote in message
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                          >I like Wimpy too. :-)

                          I wonder why they named it that? It doesn't inspire confidence. :-)

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                          • 10. Re: music on site
                            Level 7

                            "bregent" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                            > 3) Smack the client on the side of the head with a heavy metal object

                            Or just explain patiently to him why it's a bad idea, and that you're very
                            strongly against it. He might back down if you make it clear that as a
                            professional, you advise against it and would much prefer not to produce a
                            site which will be sure to annoy and drive away his visitors. :\

                            Lots and lots of people listen to their own music, or have a TV on, or are
                            in a room with someone else doing those things, or have kids asleep in the
                            next room, or a wife on the phone, etc. etc. Just think how annoying that
                            automatic music is for them.


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