What are the options to have Audio on my page?

What are the options to have Audio on my page?

There are basically 3 ways to put audio on you page. You can have the audio as background element of your page. You can embed the audio into your page. Or you can link to the audio file.

Audio as background:
This treats your audio file as part of your page. When a visitor comes to your page, the audio file will load and play automatically. The visitor has no control over the files, such as the ability to turn it off or adjust the volume. You can only have one audio file as part of the page
Go to the Page Editor > Music Tab. Use the Select New button to find your file. If you use the 'Gather' option when you Publish, then the file will uploaded to your webhost automatically.

Embedding audio files into your page:
By embedding audio files into your page you give the visitor the option to control the playback - on/off, volume, etc. You can also embed more than one file in the page. The files are played back by whatever audio software the visitor has on their system.
To embed an audio file, go to the Foreign Object Editor and select Sound/Music. Click the File path button to find your file. If you use the 'Gather' option when you Publish, then the file will uploaded to your webhost automatically.

Linking to an audio file.
The simplest way to have an audio file on your page is to link to it. So, if you have an mp3 file for example, you would simply create a link to myaudiofile.mp3. When a visitor comes to your site, they can click on the link. They then have the option of playing or downloading the file.
To use this option, simply create a link to the file as you would create any other link. If you want the software to upload the file for you, then do this: go to the Foreign Object Editor. For Format, select 'Publish File'. Click on the File path icon button to find your file. If you use the 'Gather' option when you Publish, then the file will uploaded to your webhost automatically. Once the file is uploaded to your webhost you can delete the Foreign Object.

Lastly, be sure that you audio files adhere to the correct naming format. That is, do not use any spaces, capitals, or extended characters for the name of the file. ex: this will not work: My Audio$% File.wmi, whereas this will myaudiofile.wmi

- Derry
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