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I am trying to add background music in my page, but the file is 6.5MB .wav format, i ftp'ed that but to hear it needs to download it so it takes a long time, how can make a background music that is not so heavy. The piece i am sending is 38 seconds only.

many thanks and Happy new year
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abidsml
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vakusumaCommented:
You know, a user with low bandwidth would really hate you for having a 6.5 MB file as a background music for their browser to load. I would recommend you to stick to MIDI files for background music. Do not use wav files.

If you really want the user to hear your wav file, do not use it as a background music. Use it as something that you may optionally download. I also recommend changing the wav file into a more compact MP3 format. There are a lot of wav to mp3 converters out there, such as RealJukebox (from http://www.real.com)

Merry Christmas.
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abidsmlAuthor Commented:
thanks for the info. Yes I did buy the realplayer & RealJukebox it costed $80 but when i converted the wav to mp3 format .rmx extention the web page did not play the tune, can you please guide me from here in simple steps so i can send my new year card page with the background music.

thanks
ab
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vakusumaCommented:
I think you missed my point. Well, what I'm trying to say is that if you want a user to download your music, it is better to do it in mp3 format as it is smaller - I didn't say that it can be done as background music. As far as I know, only MIDIs can be used as background music.

An option you can make is to upload the mp3 and provide a link to the file, then you can ask the user to download the mp3 if he/she wants it. Otherwise you wouldn't be able to force the mp3 as a background music.

Sorry for perhaps confusing you.
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Paul RiskoCommented:
Some comments:
  To embed the wav file into your web page so that it plays on entrence, the following HTML is needed:(good for IE5 or NETSC5)

<embed src="yoursound.wav" hidden="true"
autostart="true" autoplay="true">

As long as the wav is saved in a folder within "Your Web". You can add a LOOP="true" if you when it to repeat.

As far as bandwith goes...I have a four 30 second clips on 2 pages (one embeded)and my monthly bandwith has not been over 26MB. Also if you record the wav as telephone quality it'll take up less mem. You can hear my Tel. qual. embeded file @ www.therift.org/BandHis.htm (there should be very little download time..you should hear the music before all the pics show up)

Hope I could help!
PR
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vakusumaCommented:
Well.. I still think that you should not do that.. but yes, that is how you embed that. I'm still against it though.
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Paul RiskoCommented:
What is so wrong about embeding a wav file? MP3's have flaws too. MIDI is a good solution..but you can't beat ease of use a wav file offers. I've been to dozens of bands or music sites and the damn MP3's aren't set up right and don't play. Or you have to download some bastard audio player to hear a 30 sound byte...that is transmited over telephone wires. Yes, I have RealP 7 and RealJuk 7 . I also gave up on MP3's out of frustation. Yeah... when we all have a T1 connetion to the net and somebody comes out with a MP3 recorder that only takes up the same amount of time to record as it would have if it was a wav file(aswell a uniform platform) I'll give it another try. Maybe there is a good MP3 recorder and player out there? I've used 3 different ones...none of them impressed me. It also needs to be easy for the other person...the one looking at your site. There are still some MP3's on Yahoo that don't play with RealAudio.

I have nothing against MP3's. I just need the ability to whip out web pages with the least amount of time. If you know of a fast easy recorder..let me know..I'm open...
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abidsmlAuthor Commented:
PaulRisko

I opened your page no sound comes up?
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Paul RiskoCommented:
I'll look into it. It comes up for me but then again, the wav file is on my hard drive. I'll get back with ya...thanks for letting me know...What Browser are you useing?
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Paul RiskoCommented:
OK..SO I STUCK MY FOOT IN MY MOUTH...I'm sure it won't be the last time I screw up. I THINK I got the problem fixed. It's my fault. Try it again...if you want..HOPEFULLY it'll work. www.therift.org/BandHis.htm

Sorry, PR
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Paul RiskoCommented:
I'm no Expert...that's for sure!!
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vakusumaCommented:
I see what you mean. Yes.
I never knew it would be like this.
Give him the points.
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Paul RiskoCommented:
I don't care about the points. I don't think I should get them.  Your right (vakusuma). My page takes FOREVER to download, now that I believe I have it set up right. I'm willing to listen to any Backround sound advice....What is the best way if I record MP3's.
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vakusumaCommented:
OK, perhaps it is because I have a fast connection to the net (LAN) that I'm able to get the wav file instantaneously. Because it seems to me you deserve the points as you have successfully demonstrated that it is possible to put a wav file as a background music, which is what the question is all about.
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abidsmlAuthor Commented:
so PaulRisko
, how big the wave file on your page, it did not take long in my computer to hear it. I will try your technique for now the look in to midi formats later.

ab
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Paul RiskoCommented:
Which Page?

The Wav file (the one that plays in the backround)329k. The other 2 on org. music page are 311k and 419k.

Sorry it took so long to reply.
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abidsmlAuthor Commented:
thanks any way
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