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Background Sound

Question: How do I set a background sound on a Web page?

Answer: In all audio-enabled browsers, you can use the EMBED tag to play a background sound. For example, if you want to play the file bkground.mid right after the browser loads the page, you can use the following EMBED tag:

<EMBED NAME="bkgroundID" SRC="bkground.mid"
LOOP=TRUE AUTOSTART=TRUE HIDDEN=TRUE MASTERSOUND>
To stop the background sound, call the cross-browser method document.bkgroundID.stop() - try it now!

If your target browser is Microsoft Internet Explorer (for example, in an intranet), then you can use the Explorer-specific BGSOUND tag:

<BGSOUND ID="bkgroundID" LOOP=0 VOLUME="-600" SRC="bkground.mid">
Here, again, bkground.mid stands for the name of the sound file that you actually want to play.

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