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is it possible to play local music files in browser

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Is it possible to play mp3 files stored on the clients machine in their browser?   This is assuming they willingly give the location of the file on there local machine and want to do this.  It worked for me in an old version of IE but doesn't seem to play in more current browsers FF & IE7 I'm not sure if I have to do anything special for this or if it's just not allowed.  If it can't be done with JavaScript could this be done with say a Java Applet?
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by:system_down
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Hi,
forget javascript, try with activex or with an applet.
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rama_krishna580 earned 500 total points
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Hi,

look at this...
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie6/using/howto/customizing/mediabar.mspx

<script>
function playSound(soundname) {
 var sound = eval("document." + soundname);

 // make an effort to stop and rewind any playback
 // already in progress so that the sound starts over.
 // Otherwise this call has no effect when the sound
 // is already in progress. You can remove these lines
 // if you don't like this behavior.
 try {
  sound.Stop();
  sound.Rewind();
 } catch (e) {
  // A player that doesn't support
  // Stop and Rewind
 }

 try {
  // For RealPlayer-enabled browsers.
  // Some versions of RealPlayer do not
  // offer a Play() function and will
  // fail to play sound if we try to
  // call Play().
  sound.DoPlay();
 } catch (e) {
  // If DoPlay doesn't work, call Play.
  // This works for all other audio
  // plug-ins.
  sound.Play();
 }
}
</script>
http://www.javascripter.net/faq/sound/play.htm
http://www.jsmadeeasy.com/javascripts/Audio/list_test.asp
http://www.javascriptkit.com/script/script2/soundlink.shtml

R.K
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