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music to web page

I've put in code to the following web page - it works for me locally but not on the server I've uploaded it to. Is it because there is an "embed" tag? I got this code from the internet so don't really understand it. What can I do so it plays "live"? Here's the code for the page:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
<title>music</title>
</head>

Thanks, Cindy
<body>
<table width="400" border="1">
  <tr>
    <td><img src="images/background-music.jpg" width="400" height="220" alt="music" /></td>
  </tr>
  <embed src="Amélie.mp3" width=150 height=45 autostart=true repeat=true loop=true>
</table>
</body>
</html>
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Dave Baldwin

8/22/2022 - Mon
Dave Baldwin

An embed tag without a player will use the default media player on the user's computer.  It often has to download completely before it will play.  Most of us use a flash music player.  Also, you are not supposed to put anything between a </tr> and </table>.  That will cause an error in the W3C HTML validator.  If you have Flash, you can make a simple one.  If you don't, I've used the XSPF music player on some web sites.  http://musicplayer.sourceforge.net/   Their directions are a little obscure but it does work.
cindysei

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So why does it work for me locally but not when I test it live? If I'm using my computer in both instances - I should already have the player, right? What do you mean :"if I have Flash, I can make a simple one?" - I'm not an expert at all as you might have guessed so any further direction would help. I really didn't think playing music automatically on a page would be so difficult code wise!
Dave Baldwin

No browser will automatically play music by itself.  They always require an external program or a plugin to do that.  It's not particularly difficult but it takes a little more than what you are doing.  About Flash, I meant the Adobe Flash compiler program.  I have an old copy that I use strictly for generating music clips that will play on web sites.

Did you upload the MP3 to the server?
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cindysei

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Yes, I uploaded to the server. Sorry, I get the flash thing now - was having a blond moment. I have flash but it's been years since I've used it so a tad rusty. I was trying to get away with as little coding as possible. In Dreamweaver, can I put in a plug-in code? If so, where in my page should I do that? Thanks for your help! Cindy
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