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    run audio at start-up

    I'm looking to add some audio to my website that plays in the background when you visit the site.

    How can i do this and what is the best way? Is it recommended even?
    Many thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by hantaah View Post
    I'm looking to add some audio to my website that plays in the background when you visit the site.
    Aargh!
    Quote Originally Posted by hantaah View Post
    How can i do this and what is the best way?
    Not to bother.
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    Is it recommended even?
    NO!
    OK - you've maybe guessed this is a pet hate of mine. But think for a minute. Suppose somebody visits your site from a library, or an open plan office, and suddenly they find music blaring out, disturbing not only them but everyone around them, how do you think they'll respond? Stay and enjoy the music or leave your site immediately, probably never to return? This article gives a good explanation of other reasons not to use this approach.

    A much better idea is to give your visitors the option to turn the music on, if they so wish, rather than to auto-play and leave people struggling for a way to turn it off. I've never used it, but something like jplayer might be the way to go.
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    yes I agree, I was thinking more of audio ( speech ) related to the websites info, I'll check out that jplayer and many thanks for your info, I think it is a good idea to give the choice definately!

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    You really want to think about this music added onto your site. Many people find music auto playing to be annoying and OLD. Web 1.0 kind of stuff. Keep it simple and keep it slick. cut the music

    Just a suggestion.


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