Haven't done a ton of research on this. Figured I'd "ask the experts" and use my paid subscription. I pasted the following code in my browser (Chrome - see below) . Works fine on Windows. Won't work (play as page loads) on my Asus tablet (Android). Haven't tested on my wife's Mac notebook yet or her iPad, but from what I'm reading online I don't think it's going to work on those devices either. Should it work in all browsers on all devices? Something I'm overlooking? Any work-arounds? I just have a 6 second audio clip I want to play as the web page loads, but I'd like to get it to work on all browsers/devices, if possible. Of course, I do understand, even if it is possible, there's no guarantee the user will have his/her speakers turned on and the volume turned up. BTW, I don't want any controls visible on the page.
<embed src="whistle.mp3" autostart="true" hidden="true" loop="false"></embed>