MIDI files are an efficient way to provide background music on Web Pages because the files are very small and the time needed to download them from the Server is barely noticeable when a Web Page is loaded.
MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital
Interface) is a standard for defining the instructions to play music using
the music synthesizer which exists on Sound Cards.
If you want to attach a background sound to a Web Page like I have done
with this page, all you need is a file with a .MID filename extension that
plays MIDI sound.
Then you add some code into the body of your Web Page like this:
height=62 width=147 autostart=true loop=1>
If you want to enable automatic rewind and replay of the music and you
also want to hide the display of the Media Player Controls window, you
could instead use the following:
<noembed><bgsound src="gmanutcr.mid" loop=infinite></noembed>
height and width sizes within the code control the display of the Netscape
Media Player Controls window. A height of zero makes the player window
invisible. The Media Player Controls window provides the user with
buttons to control the sound playback.
A number of Web Browsers today (e.g. Netscape and
Internet Explorer) recognize these commands, and if you have a computer
that can play MIDI files, then the music will automatically begin playing
when the page is downloaded.
||If you are looking for MIDI files to add to your Web Pages you can download some samples from the MIDI Farm Press Room. You will also find at this Web address a wealth of information about MIDI music and the latest news about keyboards and the software used to create MIDI music.|
If you prefer instead to have MIDI music played only upon request rather than automatically when a page is opened, then you can insert into the body of the coding for a Web Page some code like this:
<a href="joplin.mid">Click to hear some MIDI music!</a>
Here is what happens when you insert the above code: Click to hear some MIDI music!
The foreground music takes precedence over the background music which is already on this Web Page.
To hear some more foreground MIDI music, try these:
Hello My Baby
Note that you will have to
close the Media Player Controls
windows yourself for each foreground melody that you select as these windows
are not automatically closed.
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