Adding Background Sound and Music
You can add background music to your web page by simply putting the following
code in between the <head> and </head> tags in your HTML file:
<embed src="audiofile.wav" autostart="true" hidden="true" loop="0">
<bgsound src="audiofile.wav" loop="infinite">
The item in between the quotation marks after src= should be the path
to your music or audio file.
autostart="true" means to start the music when the web page loads.
hidden="true" means to hide the sound interface. Sometimes it is nice to
set this to "false" so that users can also turn off the sound if they choose.
This should be set to "false" also if you do not have autostart set to
loop is how many times to play the music. A value of "0" or "infinite"
means to repeat the sound clip or music indefinitely.
Some Things To Consider:
When adding sound or music to your web page, you may want to consider the
The size of your file should be as small as possible. This is so that those on
dial-up connections will not have to wait to load your entire page, and also so
that you do not slow your site down due to
Some people may have sound turned down or off, either on their computer, speakers
or web browser. Not everyone may hear the music.
Depending on the file format, some music or sound files may not play at all in
some or most web browsers. Some files may require a plug-in in order for the
sound file to play. Generally, .wav files are played by all browsers. Some
browsers also automatically play .mp3 files.
Please be sure that you own the sound clip or music, or have permission to use
it on your site. Any site that is caught with copyright material that the site
owner does not have permission to use may have their domain taken offline until
the sound or music file is removed. For more information, please see
Allowable Content & Files.
You can place sound and movie files on your web server space, but not
on your CGI server. For more information please see
File Types Allowed On The CGI Server.