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GMCrumbz (New Admin) 8/5/2008 4:56 PM EST : Sound on homepage help.
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Hello everyone im really new and still figuring out how to work alot of the tools here on Guildportal. I wanted to add a soundtrack that would automatically play when someone would visit the site. I have the soundtrack its only about a minute long, uploaded it and placed the URL in the under "sound" for the homepage. It actually works. But the problem is it takes like a full minute for the music to start playing? Why does it take so long to load? Its only about a minute long. Can someone help me out with this.

Heres my site (Its under construction, plz dont bash me /cry)

Mottie (MVP) 8/5/2008 5:56 PM EST : RE: Sound on homepage help.
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Two things to know about using the built-in background music:

1) This method adds a <bgsound> tag in the HTML... this works on Internet Explorer, but not with Firefox (not sure about other browsers)

2) Your sound file is over 9 Mb in size, I believe it has to load the entire file before playing. Maybe try converting it to an mp3 and see how big it ends up.

There is another solution, add a flash music player. The biggest problem with this is if you go to a different tab on your site, the music stops, so you can read through this post and maybe add a pop-out music player if you so desire.

GMCrumbz (New Admin) 8/5/2008 6:35 PM EST : RE: Sound on homepage help.
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Hey hey!! Had to get a converting program to make it an mp3 but it worked! Takes about 5-6 seconds for the song to start. I guess thats ok right? Alot better then 1 min

539691004_Inactive (New Admin) 8/9/2008 4:35 PM EST : RE: Sound on homepage help.

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How do you upload the song you want to put on the home page? I know where to put the URL but i cant get any sound?

Ciannon (Guild Admin) 8/9/2008 4:36 PM EST : RE: Sound on homepage help.
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It only works in Internet Explorer. 

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