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    adding MIDI sounds to FP2000

    Following FP help, I went to page properites under page view. There, under the general tab I found where I could add sound. But the box is greyed out and so I can't proceed. Why is this and how do I activate the box so I can add a background MIDI sound?

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    Re: adding MIDI sounds to FP2000

    Are you sure a MIDI file is your best bet? You may find using the *.wav format is more browser friendly for non-streamed audio, though I'm open to being corrected.

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    Re: adding MIDI sounds to FP2000

    The file I have to add, that was given to me, is a MIDI.

    But midi or not, the box in FP 2000 under page properties where I should be able to add sounds is greyed out. Why is this?

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    Re: adding MIDI sounds to FP2000

    Tools/Page Options/Compatibility.....
    Looks like the option is only available when you select IE only.

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    Re: adding MIDI sounds to FP2000

    Thanks, Leif.

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    Re: adding MIDI sounds to FP2000

    As Leif indicated, background sound is an Explorer-only
    option so you have to tell FP that you don't mind if your
    page includes IE-only HTML. You might want to leave the
    compatibility option the way it is and put the HTML in
    manually. That way you don't have to open up your pages
    to other, perhaps more serious, incompatibilities.

    By the way, there's a useful discussion of sound here:
    http://home.worldonline.dk/~petermad/sound/index-uk.htm

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    Re: adding MIDI sounds to FP2000

    Thanks, I'll look at that link.

    Why is it [philosophically speaking] that MS designed a feature like adding sound to a web page and only made it possbile for IE to make use of it?

    Just wondering....

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    Re: adding MIDI sounds to FP2000

    Just came across this:

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q196/1/38.ASP>Q196138</A>

    entitled FP2000: How to Play Background Sound in Netscape Navigator

    Sounds like it might be what you're after...

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