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a minute help please, can anyone hear this?

edited August 2007 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
hi,,, ive updated the page and installed an audio welcome message... could you please confirm you can hear it well and the browser plays it, etc,,,, your opinion or anything is appreciated... thanks


  • edited August 2007
    I can hear it in both IE6 and FF. The position is different on the IE browser (right under Your're here!) and asks me to press the spacebar to activate the control, even though it plays automatically.
  • edited August 2007
    here is the code
    <object style="height: 40px; width: 250px; margin-top: 5px"> <param name="autostart" value="true" /> <param name="src" value="/sounds/welcome3.wav" /> <param name="autoplay" value="true" /> <param name="controller" value="true" /> <embed style="height: 40px; width: 250px" src="/sounds/welcome3.wav" pluginspage="" controller="true" autoplay="true" autostart="True" type="audio/wav" /> </object>

    edit: oops, closed param tags...
  • Works in Safari too.

    Posted: Friday, 24 August 2007 at 7:28AM

  • For the record, IE7 and Safari Windows both work as well.
  • Since the sound file in question "welcome3.wav" is displayed using the QuickTime plugin, one would assume any browser with this plug-in installed would have no problem with it.

    Posted: Friday, 24 August 2007 at 10:37AM

  • thanks all...

    Wanderer, from what you mean follows that there is a percentage of users that don't have taht plugin installed and thus won't be able to hear... correct?
  • Very rarely do I come across someone without the QuickTime plug-in.
    Maybe a Windows/Vista user can tell us if it's part of the standard install?

    Posted: Friday, 24 August 2007 at 8:54PM

  • It's not standard.
  • Is there a way to let the browser pick the plugin to use? Quicktime is ok but I really dislike the websites that would like me to install RealPlayer.
  • I believe you can in FF by Tools->Options, Content tab, then File Types at the bottom. IE is probably Tools->Manage Add-ons, or might have to configure it in the file types in Windows.
  • thanks all again.... but i dare intrude and appeal all owners of blogs and vanilla forums to consider taking action as described in this post/// thanks again all
  • Is Flash installed as standard with Windows?

    Posted: Saturday, 25 August 2007 at 9:13AM

  • Nope - but both IE and FX have pretty easy on-demand installs for Flash and it takes a matter of seconds to install (no browser restarts required). I don't think you can on-demand install Quicktime like that can you?
  • QuickTime installs in 30 seconds after the initial download, can't remember if a browser re-start is required though.
    Funny how all other media plug-ins are friendly and install well cross-platform, cross-browser, free at no cost but Micro$oft don't play nice with their active-x nonsense.

    Posted: Saturday, 25 August 2007 at 4:47PM

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