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A special thanks goes to everyone's favorite Photos/HTML expert, Bob Bull (Bobal), who originally posted this helpful tip.

How To Embed Background Sound in Your Auction

Below you will find two methods for embedding background sound in your auction page. But first, please note: Most prospective bidders will be very annoyed to open your auction and find music blaring at them... so annoyed that most hit the 'Back' button before they've even had a chance to view your auction item. Another problem with embedding sound on your page is the length of time it takes most sounds to load on the page. Most prospective bidders don't have the patience to wait and simply move on to another item up for bid.

Now that you've gotten the lecture, here is the information you came here in search of...

The easiest way to add background music to your auction is to use this from ricocheting.com. Once you fill in the necessary information, it generates the source code for you. You then simply copy/paste the code into your auction description.

For you do-it-yourself types, here is a table that explains all the sound attributes:

<EMBED SRC="http://your.url.here/name.mid"
WIDTH=150 HEIGHT=55
AUTOSTART="false"
LOOP="true">
</EMBED>
Namethe name of your wav or midi.(if you are including a wav it would be .wav)
Width/Heightthe width and height of the console to appear on your page.
(eg: the 'Crescendo' Player - Width=200, Height=55, Netscape - Width=150 Height=55)
AutostartIf you want your music to play automatically when your page has loaded, type "true". If you wish your music to play on viewer's request, type "false" (this way the viewer can push play when they want)
LoopIf you wish your music to play continuously, type "true". If you wish the music to play once and then allow the viewer to restart at their request, type "false".

Thanks To Willy (WCDC) For This Sound Chart

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