The simple and basic way to put music on a web site is to simply
put the following into the HTML code of your web site:
<EMBED SRC="your_sound_file" HIDDEN=true AUTOSTART=true>
Where your_sound_file is the name of your WAV, MP3, or MIDI file.
The first line, the one that begins with EMBED, is the one that will
be read by most web browsers. So in most cases, your visitors' web browser
will see the EMBED line, react to it, and then ignore the NOEMBED line.
A few web browsers (very few now) do not support the EMBED command,
which is why the second line is added. The second line, beginning with
NOEMBED, is an optional extra that will kick in if the web site is read
by a browser that does not support the EMBED feature.
That means that even if you drop the second line out and only include
the first line, the music will still work for about 95% of your visitors.
Before you do this however, it's probably a good idea to change the
bit-rate of the mp3 file. Mp3 is a file format that lets you choose
your own balance between sound quality and file size. The smaller you
want to make your sound file, the lower you have to put the sound quality.
When you purchase an mp3 file from us, you get it in a bit-rate
of 192 kbps (kilo-bytes per second) bit-rate. This represents perfect
CD-quality audio, but the file is pretty big. And because the file is
big, there is a lot of data that has to be transferred over the internet
before your web site visitors will start to hear the music. And when
the music starts to play, it may break up, stutter, and start-stop,
simply because there is such a large amount of data that has to keep
transferring from your web site to your visitor's computer, and when
the data isn't flowing fast enough the sound will break up.
So -- before you put the music on your web site, it's a good idea to
lower this bit-rate to something like 32 kbps or maybe 56 kbps. That
will drastically reduce the size of the file, but it will also lower
the sound quality. At 56 kbps the sound quality will be similar to the
previews on our web site (we use 56 kbps mp3-encoding for all our previews),
and at 32 kbps sound quality will be lower, but still pretty acceptable.
We can help you with changing the bit-rate of the sound files for you.
We have advanced tools that allows us to do this fast -- it literally
only takes us a minute to change the bit-rate of multiple sound files,
and we are happy to do this for our customers, free of charge. Just
place your order as normal, and then ask us to change the bit-rate to
whatever you want (32 kbps is usually okay for web site use).
Should you wish to play around with the sound files yourself and change
the bit-rate of your mp3 files, you need a sound editing tool, such
as the free Audacity