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I've embedded a midi file as background sound in my "index.html" which links
to other pages on the site and I want the the same background sound to play
on all pages "without interruption (and restarting)" when going to the other
pages.

Can anyone give me some insight as to how this can be done?
Appreciate any help offered.

TIA
Peter
Jul 20 '05 #1
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Hmmm...do you really have to?
Why not give users the option of whether or not they want to listen?
see http://aitech.ac.jp/~ckelly/midi/loops/
http://phoenix.liunet.edu/~jmeschi/audweb/3.htm

If you are dead set on the idea then I guess you could probably have the
midi file playing in one window - and spawn another window which leads to
the main site..

OR - much as I would strongly advise against it - you *could* in theory have
a frames based website - put the MIDI in one of the framed pages.. people
should be able to navigate the site while the MIDI plays in the background -
not tried it but should work.

Id keep it simple - give them the choice ;-)
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Keith

People who complain about top-posting should read the message thread in
order ;-)

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"Peter" <koke@?no-spam?ragingbull.com> wrote in message
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I've embedded a midi file as background sound in my "index.html" which links to other pages on the site and I want the the same background sound to play on all pages "without interruption (and restarting)" when going to the other pages.

Can anyone give me some insight as to how this can be done?
Appreciate any help offered.

TIA
Peter

Jul 20 '05 #2

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Keith, 8-9-3 & Stan,

Sincere thanks for the advice and info about using frames (Darren). The
site is a private one (a memorial to someone) and will not have heavy
traffic. I don't think anyone will object to the sound - in fact, I think it
will set a nice tone.

I'll experiment with the "choice" and "frames" tips and see which one feels
best...

Thanks again to all,
Peter
"Keith Duncan" <k.********@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
news:Kl*************@news-binary.blueyonder.co.uk...
Hmmm...do you really have to?
Why not give users the option of whether or not they want to listen?
see http://aitech.ac.jp/~ckelly/midi/loops/
http://phoenix.liunet.edu/~jmeschi/audweb/3.htm

If you are dead set on the idea then I guess you could probably have the
midi file playing in one window - and spawn another window which leads to
the main site..

OR - much as I would strongly advise against it - you *could* in theory have a frames based website - put the MIDI in one of the framed pages.. people
should be able to navigate the site while the MIDI plays in the background - not tried it but should work.

Id keep it simple - give them the choice ;-)
--
Keith

People who complain about top-posting should read the message thread in
order ;-)

************************************************** **********
"Peter" <koke@?no-spam?ragingbull.com> wrote in message
news:fv********************@comcast.com...
I've embedded a midi file as background sound in my "index.html" which

links
to other pages on the site and I want the the same background sound to

play
on all pages "without interruption (and restarting)" when going to the

other
pages.

Can anyone give me some insight as to how this can be done?
Appreciate any help offered.

TIA
Peter


Jul 20 '05 #3

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In article <6n********************@comcast.com> in
comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html, Peter <koke@?no-
spam?ragingbull.com> wrote:
I don't think anyone will object to the sound - in fact, I think it
will set a nice tone.


Sigh.

You asked for advice on how to do something, three out of three
responses told you why it's a bad idea, and you just brush it aside.

So you are utterly convinced that no one visiting your site will
already be playing their own music, will be at work, will be in an
area where they should be quiet, or will just not like your choice
of music? Then I guess there's nothing more to say.

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Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Cortland County, New York, USA
http://OakRoadSystems.com/
HTML 4.01 spec: http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/
validator: http://validator.w3.org/
CSS 2 spec: http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/
validator: http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/
Jul 20 '05 #4

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Stan,

Nothing was "brushed aside". If you'll re-read my response, I did say that
I'd experiment with frames and having the visitor make the "choice" as to
whether they wanted to listen to background music.

Thanks again for your comments/valued advice.
Peter
"Stan Brown" <th************@fastmail.fm> wrote in message
news:MP************************@news.odyssey.net.. .
In article <6n********************@comcast.com> in
comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html, Peter <koke@?no-
spam?ragingbull.com> wrote:
I don't think anyone will object to the sound - in fact, I think it
will set a nice tone.


Sigh.

You asked for advice on how to do something, three out of three
responses told you why it's a bad idea, and you just brush it aside.

So you are utterly convinced that no one visiting your site will
already be playing their own music, will be at work, will be in an
area where they should be quiet, or will just not like your choice
of music? Then I guess there's nothing more to say.

--
Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Cortland County, New York, USA
http://OakRoadSystems.com/
HTML 4.01 spec: http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/
validator: http://validator.w3.org/
CSS 2 spec: http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/
validator: http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/

Jul 20 '05 #5

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