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Chapter 13. Adding Video and Audio > Adding Audio to a Web Page

Adding Audio to a Web Page

The best audio for the Web is MP3 because of its small file size and high quality. You can use several audio formats, which include file types such as WAV, AIF, RA, RAM, and RMF, to name a few.

Linking to Audio Files

The easiest way to add sound to your Web pages is to link to it. Select whatever text, image, or object you'd like to use to activate the audio, and when the end user clicks it, it automatically launches the associated media player to handle that file. If the QuickTime player needs to be launched, a new browser window opens holding the QuickTime player, much like when linking to video files. To link to an audio file, follow these steps:


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