Yeah I know, background music sucks. Bottom line, client wants it.

I need to know how to keep it playing when going through the pages.

I'm using a quicktime plugin for the time being but I noticed that XP will use media player controls if the quicktime plugin is not installed. This is also a problem in formatting the size.

How do I keep it playing and not start over?

Also, is there a better solution than using DW plugins?


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    Why don't you convince your client that background music is a bad idea instead. See this page for some arguments: seomoz.org/blog/…
    – user6901
    Feb 20, 2012 at 21:10
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    Kill the client, seriously, some people are too stupid to live! Feb 20, 2012 at 21:11
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    Did you guys just want to weigh in on what I already said that background music sucks or do have something of value to add?
    – Ibanez
    Feb 20, 2012 at 21:21

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The only player I know that has such an autoresume feature, that bookmarks the exit point and picks it up on the next page is XSPF.

Aside from that the only other way is the horrible, horrible, broken, nasty way - A frameset, the audio plays in one frame and other pages load in another.

  • Oh well, maybe by seeing that the music will keep starting over will be enough to discourage the use of background music. Thanks!
    – Ibanez
    Feb 20, 2012 at 21:27
  • @Ibanez - I mean XSPF will do exactly what you want, keep the music playing through the page loads and do it without the frameset. Feb 20, 2012 at 21:31
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    I suppose you could also just AJAX the entire site... Feb 20, 2012 at 21:51
  • @toomanyairmiles I looked at XSPF before posting here. I couldn't figure out how to make it work. The guy's website is too confusing.
    – Ibanez
    Feb 21, 2012 at 0:53

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