How to add Background Music to your Blog and Website



Adding Background Music to your Blog How to add Background Music to your Blog and WebsiteThere are millions of blogs out there is cyberspace. If you want your blog to get noticed, you not only need to write exceptionally well, but you also need to add other media to your blog to make it more appealing to readers.
Adding photos and videos has now become pretty common; you might want to consider adding some audio file or music to make your blog really stand out from the others. If you use a text editor to code your web pages then you need to figure out how to add background music to them. 
At the outset, it is important to bear in mind that the music will automatically start when the page loads. This may startle most users, especially if they are browsing in a library, at work or other public place, or they are browsing late at night. They may quite possibly just hit the back button and not load your site.
For this reason you need to consider giving your users the option of clicking on a link to listen to music. Another thing to remember is that you need to use only .mid or .midi files. Avoid .mp3, .rm or .wav files because their size is huge and they need a media player to play the audio file, they usually take a long time to load and start playing.
Visitors with slower connections are certain to get annoyed. Also remember that the music is played only on your blog’s main page and one post that you specify.

The simplest way to add background music: Include the link ‘<bgsound src=”http://mysite.com/mysound. mp3″ loop=infinite>’ in your Blogger blog, immediately after the tag <body> Simply replace =”http://mysite.com/mysound.mp3 with your file’s URL.  Of course, for this you need to first upload it elsewhere or else use music on the web that is not copyright protected. Check out Google sites for uploading music. This works efficiently in IE but there is no option to turn off the music if the visitor wants silence. Another method you can try, which is also compatible across browsers is this: You need to ensure that this code is included in some place in your template, like the sidebar, for example: ‘<embed width=”200″ src=”http://mysite.com/mymusic.mp3″ autostart=”false” loop=”false” height=”50″></embed>’

Once you do this you can login to your Blogger blog and customize the blog appearance from your Dashboard’s DeisgnSection tab.

You can alter certain variables according to your preferences.
• If you want the music to play automatically, set Autostart to true, or else, set it to False so that the visitor needs to click the Play icon to play the music.
• If you want the music to loop continuously, set Loop to true; to play it just once and then stop, set it to False
• If you set the height to 40 inches, only the play options are displayed, to make blank space visible, you need to enlarge this.

And finally make sure that there is at least some connection between the song or genre of song you are uploading to your blog and the blog you’re writing. If there is no connection whatsoever, your readers may wonder at the purpose of the whole effort!

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