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I cant hear bg sound in firefox 4 ? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I inserted a background sound for a page. The problem is that when I preview it in firefox 4, the page opens normally but without the sound. The sound works normally in internet explorer.

    So how can I fix this?
    Thursday, September 8, 2011 4:34 PM

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  • You'll need to give us a link to the page for us to help.
    Ian Haynes

    EW V4 Add-Ins
    EW resources, hints and tips
    Thursday, September 8, 2011 4:42 PM
  • I assume you are using the bgsound tag.

    The bgsound tag is non-standard and IE-specific.  Firefox does not support it.

    I would strongly suggest that you do not use a background sound, unless this is a personal/family site where your friends and family know what to expect.

    As a rule, visitors do not appreciate their family, co-workers, other coffee shop patrons, or sleeping babies being blasted with sound from their computer that they had no control over.

    If you want to play sound, do it with a method that lets the visitor control starting it and stopping it; don't try to do it automatically.

    Thursday, September 8, 2011 5:17 PM