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Windows 7: can I make a small sound file automatically play in an email?

07 Jan 2011   #11

Windows 7 ULT 32 bit

Thanks so much again...

I figure one of those links is to a Dreamweaver knock-off... like I said, I'm not a code writer who writes from scratch... I've been able to edit my Dreamweaver page code with some success... splicing page parts together, adding code in to a cell, etc.

I'm trying a couple of the audio/any file hosting sites now... Plunder wanted me to complete a survey and register to get a free Olive Gardens gift cert... guess there's a catch to everything.



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07 Jan 2011   #12

Windows 7 ULT 32 bit
Worked and didn't work...

Hi Mike,

I thought I would send you my results by writing back since you were so nice writing back so much with all the info.

I found that worked well for uploading my audio file without any hassle... here is the link...
Too Files - Free File Hosting - No limit - HAL9000 Wdytydd+ASZ+short 64kbps 04;49 2mb - hal9000_wdytyddaszshort_64kbps_0449_2mb.mp3 - Too Files

That part worked very well... but unfortunately the embedding of the sound in an email via Thunderbird didn't work... after placing this "TOOFiLES" link in the code that you provided, it made the URL show up in the email and that is the way that it appeared when the email was received... it displays the URL with a gray background... I tested it from two different email addresses, web and ISP based, and got the same result when receiving the email in Thunderbird and WL Mail 2011 in two different email accounts.

I went ahead and sent an email to my cousin, also a "2001 A Space Odyssey" fan, just with my "Ode to HAL 9000" audio file attached so he could just double-click on it to play it, along with an animated GIF that I made of the HAL 9000 circular red light fading in and out... for a little preview of what that looks like without the animation you can go to my profile page and see my profile image... for some reason, an even smaller version of that would not upload correctly on this site to use as my avatar.

So I thought in spite of my little gimmick not going so well, I'd see what happens when I click on the link in the received email... oddly it opens up Internet Explorer instead of my default browser Firefox, and then IE8 displays a "this address is not valid" page... not sure what is going on with that... but I can always just paste the working URL in to an email for that little trick to utilize the audio link.

So anyway, it is nice to have the link available to provide in an email if I don't want to bog down any family members email box with the 2 MB file that I created for this purpose, but I figure to make an audio file play in an email automatically, or via a play button that displays in the email, I'll create a simple webpage with that apparatus embedded in it to then send page by email.

Thanks again for all of your help... you must be helping allot of people out there.

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07 Jan 2011   #13
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Thanks for the feedback. It is probably better ( and a lot easier!) just to send the URL for the audio host link in the mail.

Some odd things happen with various embedded objects in mails, a lot depends on the clients. Some work, some don't, and some only work sometimes.

Glad to hear I was able to help a bit anyway.

Regards....Mike Connor
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