Link to Audio File (HTML 4.1 Transitional)

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Link to Audio File (HTML 4.1 Transitional)

Post by paulp575 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:06 pm

I am trying to insert a link to an audio file, but nothing seems to be working.

What would be the coding necessary to accomplish the following:

1. Audio file would NOT play until user clicks on the file (no autostart).
2. Want only text to show as the link.
3. Use has VLC Media Player installed.
4. Audio file is an mp4 file.
5. It is okay if the file opens in a new (small) window with a graphic displayed while audio file plays).

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Re: Link to Audio File (HTML 4.1 Transitional)

Post by Albert Wiersch » Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:12 pm

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Re: Link to Audio File (HTML 4.1 Transitional)

Post by paulp575 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:04 pm

Changed the direction I want this to go.

I'd like to link to a mp4 video file.
I have VLC Media Player installed and the mime(?) type in Firefox set to play mp4 files using the VLC Web Player plugin.
If I to a link to the file, I get an error message the file can not be played because it is corrupt - yet I can play it if I just click on the file (it opens VLC Media Player) and plays to the end.
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Re: Link to Audio File (HTML 4.1 Transitional)

Post by Albert Wiersch » Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:30 am

For video on your website, what about uploading it to YouTube and embedding it on your page? It's probably the easiest way to go and the most robust (let YouTube handle all the hairy details of compatibility and playback on all the devices and platforms that are out there now).
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