|"MIDI STUDIO MAX" Automatic Code Generator|
|Windows® Media Player 9|
|Author: Les Gorven|
Whether you are a novice or well experienced in creating web pages, one of the problems is how to add music that plays when the page loads. This is referred to as "embedding".
Many are of the misconception that if the music plays for them it must also play for anyone who visits their web site. Not true!
Many web page authors use the very popular Microsoft Front Page. If you add music using this application, you will find that it uses "<bgsound src=". Problem is that this will only work if the visitor has Internet Explorer. Although IE is the most popular browser, what about those visitors who are using Netscape, Firefox or Mozilla browsers? Well, they are out of luck and will not hear the music. Further, "<bgsound" does not display any Player on the page. This is what many authors want, but there are many cases where a player is required or desireable.
We have simplified the process with our "MIDI STUDIO MAX" Automatic Code Generator. It is designed to use Windows® Media Player 9 no matter which browser is being used. Therefore, you will always know how you page will display for others.
|The code we generate automatically is understood by Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator, versions 4.xx and up. Netscape Gecko 7.0 and up, Firefox, Mozilla, AOL(Internet Explorer) and WebTV.
No other Code Generator will work with as many Browsers and file types.
|The following list details some of the file types covered and browsers that recognize our coding.|
|File Type:||Description||Browsers *|
|.MID||MIDI File (requires wavetable synthesizer)**||all|
|.AU||Audio file (music or voice)||all|
|.WAV||Audio file (music or voice)||all|
|.MP3||Compressed .WAV file||all|
|.WMA||Windows Media Audio. (Compressed .WAV)||all but WebTV|
|.WAX||Playlist definition file for all Media types||all but WebTV|
|.WMV||Yes, you can embed Music Videos||all but WebTV|
|There are several more types, but not major.||all but WebTV|
|*Browsers: All Windows types, incl. Macs|
|**MIDI files require that the user have a sound card with wavetable synthesizer, or an on-board audio chip and software synthesizer. All recent versions of Internet Explorer have the "Microsoft GS software synth".|
|Download the template below and "wmpCodeGen.js" together with instructions. wmpCodeGen.zip|
|The "MIDI STUDIO MAX" code generator has many "smart" features built in. The Windows Media Player can be hidden, or displayed in various sizes. The size you choose will include different options to be displayed.|
|45 high x 200 wide has the controls shown.|
|16 X 16 is inconspicuous. Has right-click menu for play/pause, stop etc.|
|50 x 250 includes a status bar to display song information. This is suitable for .mp3 and .wma files that have Song Name, Author, Copyright and other info included. Each category displays in rotation.|
|You will find more sizes and illustrations on the Demo pages listed below.|
|.MID||Normal embed with Console showing on the page.|
|.MID||Embed with the Console hidden|
|.MID||Using relational links for both the Code Generator and file.|
|.MID||Code Generator "Magic" size results|
|.WAV||A highly compressed music file using .wav extension.|
|.MP3||Good quality Stereo MP3 with Status bar to display file info.|
|.WAX||Embed multiple files in a Playlist.|
|.WMV||Embed a Music Video Rated PG|
|.WMV||Embed Music Video smallest size, high compression.|
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