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Phil
I have someone I'm putting up a site for that is just insistent about putting some music on it. I've tried to get them to change their mind, but it's what they want.

What I would like to ask is if anyone has some ideas or advice about putting music on the page. Something to make it tastefull.

The song is well over a hundred years old, so the copyrights shouldn't be an issue.
I planned on using a MIDI, but converting it is not going as I hoped, so are there any other options?

Thanks.
forumposters
I believe there are some good flash players out that will make it easy to do this. Can you convert the music to mp3?
Hobbit
http://www.websitemusicplayer.com/

Do more research on that one, cause the one on the website is another version. But there's also one that simply plays the song, unlike the features that the one on that site has.

If you want to pay, I suggest wimpy player.
Phil
forumposters wrote:
I believe there are some good flash players out that will make it easy to do this. Can you convert the music to mp3?


You know, I never thought of that. Yes, we do have the song in mp3.
I'll have to look into it.
I guess I could download the trial version of Flash.
romaop
Mp3 music can be retouched using a program like audacity. You can do some fade in or out... By doing this you shorten the music and the file size.
Using flash is an idea but you can instead use the embed tag:
http://www.webreference.com/js/column20/embed.html
{name here}
Don't bother to input sound on your page unless you're making something like a YTMND, otherwise it's annoying.
selim06
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Tex_Arcana
One thing that you may want to think about with that mp3 is that while the song it self may be over a hundred years old and in the public domain the artist still has the copyright for the recording of the performance. You get my meaning right? In other words while anyone from Joeblow Folksinger to The Chieftains to Metalica may play and record a song like say "Whiskey in the Jar" it is very likely that if you put the Metalica version up on your website and one of their lawyers found out you will most likely get a cease and desist order and a big complaint to your host about copyrighted material used on your website without Metalica's permission.
Mamsaac
or, you could use some html.

Code:
<EMBED src="music.mp3" PLUGINSPAGE="http://quicktime.apple.com" WIDTH=115 HEIGHT=16 CONTROLLER=true LOOP=false AUTOPLAY=true>


that's how I had it in a site I made two years ago. You can change the width and height, plus, if you want the controller to be hidden. just change to false.

of course, many people don't have quicktime, so you could just do this:

Code:
<embed type="application/x-mplayer2" pluginspage="http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/MediaPlayer/" name="mediaplayer1" showstatusbar="1" EnableContextMenu="false" autostart="true"  width="480" height="70"  transparentstart="1" loop="0" controller="true" src="song.mp3"></embed>


If you're gonna be using music, I would put it on frames, mainly because if you don't, everytime the person changes the site, the music will stop/start.
ivanegues
How old should a song be so that the copyrights shouldn't be an issue. ? Question
bladeron
i would suggest you to use flamplayer or wimpy player, they are the best!
they do offer a lotta features as well as very good skins which can match the site design....

and with respect to the copyrights issue, i dont think any song is old enough for that so i think its better to make your own music....lol
budazz
try flash player you check the tutorials on how to make one in http://pixel2life.com choose flash.. gud player
Scorpio
Mamsaac wrote:
or, you could use some html.

Code:
<EMBED src="music.mp3" PLUGINSPAGE="http://quicktime.apple.com" WIDTH=115 HEIGHT=16 CONTROLLER=true LOOP=false AUTOPLAY=true>


that's how I had it in a site I made two years ago. You can change the width and height, plus, if you want the controller to be hidden. just change to false.

of course, many people don't have quicktime, so you could just do this:

Code:
<embed type="application/x-mplayer2" pluginspage="http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/MediaPlayer/" name="mediaplayer1" showstatusbar="1" EnableContextMenu="false" autostart="true"  width="480" height="70"  transparentstart="1" loop="0" controller="true" src="song.mp3"></embed>


If you're gonna be using music, I would put it on frames, mainly because if you don't, everytime the person changes the site, the music will stop/start.


This is not valid xhtml anyway, better to create xhtml valid sites now a days

also, if you are using frames make sure that is valid frameset
rajhank
i also had the same problem but slightly different . i had used the embed tag and the music was 50 secs and mp3 version, the problem was that when someone opened my website, it first asked the visitor to download it.

i think the problem is of mime type.

also, plz give some good examples of mp3 to midi converter
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