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    Question Embedded Media player on website

    Hi,
    I have my own website and it includes a page of my own recordings in WMA format.

    If I or a visitor use Internet Explorer to view the page and wish to listen to a song, then
    this can be achieved by just Left clicking on the song number, and Windows Media Player is automatically
    launched and plays the song.
    However, some other browsers - notably Google Chrome - will not play directly. The song file
    first needs to be downloaded and then played using the O.S. media player - usually WMP.

    My question : Can anyone explain how I can add an embedded player into my website to allow direct
    playing of the song files - just like Internet Explorer does ?

    Thanks for your advice.

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    I'm assuming the link is to the WMA file itself, which means WMP automatically downloads the file and plays it. To stream music files you need to have a streaming player on your site which can use WMP or Flash player to play the stream. I'd go for an open source player, see these links.
    http://nunzioweb.com/streaming_audio-example.htm
    http://savedelete.com/2013/05/31/fre...nd-blogs/12705

    cheers, Paul

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    Thanks for your advice Paul T - your assumption is correct - links go directly to files within my website

    I'll have a look at the links.....

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    Do you use the free version? Is the watermark intrusive / are there any other restrictions?

    cheers, Paul

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    Here are two additional players you could have a look at:

    Open Standard Media (OSM) Player http://mediafront.org/osmplayer/

    Video.js HTML5 Video Player http://www.videojs.com/

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