2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 24, 2008 12:08 PM by Newsgroup_User

    adding background music to a website using dreamweaver CS3

    komrad78
      Hello all,

      I'd like to know how do you add background music to a website using dreamweaver CS3?
      I'm using dreamweaver CS3 to create a website for my church (they already have a domain) and I'm trying to figure out how to add background music.

      Also, is there a way for me to add a music player or something to the page that starts playing when they enter the site and let's you pick different songs from it?

      And lastly, if I just embed a song or whatever it is as the background music, can I make it loop or play a different song afterwards?

      Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
        • 1. Re: adding background music to a website using dreamweaver CS3
          Level 7
          .oO(komrad78)

          > I'd like to know how do you add background music to a website using
          >dreamweaver CS3?

          The best answer: Don't. It will cause _several_ problems.

          > I'm using dreamweaver CS3 to create a website for my church (they already have
          >a domain) and I'm trying to figure out how to add background music.

          Search through the archive of this group why music or sound in general
          on a website is almost always a really, really bad idea, if it starts
          automatically.

          There's nothing wrong with the option for the users to turn it "on" if
          they want, but it's a design mistake and really unfriendly if they are
          forced to turn it "off".

          > Also, is there a way for me to add a music player or something to the page
          >that starts playing when they enter the site and let's you pick different songs
          >from it?

          Surely possible, but I can't recommend one. Lady Google might help.

          But there's another problem: If you want the music to play in the
          background even if users click around your site, you would have to
          use frames. But you definitely _don't_ want to use frames for various
          reasons (=> archive).

          Micha
          • 2. Re: adding background music to a website using dreamweaver CS3
            Level 7
            Look at Wimpy Streaming audio/video Player. One player can handle all your
            flash videos and MP3 audio clips. Very easy to install, dirt simple to
            update playlists later. Utmost care and consideration should be used when
            embedding music, sound or other media into a web page. An OFF button is
            good but an ON button is always the preferred way to go.

            http://www.wimpyplayer.com/affiliates/idevaffiliate.php?id=836

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


            "komrad78" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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            > Hello all,
            >
            > I'd like to know how do you add background music to a website using
            > dreamweaver CS3?
            > I'm using dreamweaver CS3 to create a website for my church (they already
            have
            > a domain) and I'm trying to figure out how to add background music.
            >
            > Also, is there a way for me to add a music player or something to the
            page
            > that starts playing when they enter the site and let's you pick different
            songs
            > from it?
            >
            > And lastly, if I just embed a song or whatever it is as the background
            music,
            > can I make it loop or play a different song afterwards?
            >
            > Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
            >