Help on play a sound

Hi…

i have a .wav file in my rails public folder.

i would like to play that file when i click play link in my application.

so i did like below

<% @file_path = “#{RAILS_ROOT}” +
“/public/Server_exe/#{voicemail.file_path}” %>

<%if File.exists?("#{@file_path}")%>

<%= link_to image_tag("configure.png",:title =>

“play”),"/Server_exe/#{voicemail.file_path}" %>

<%end%>

this code simply opens the file , and the firefox browser asks me
whether to open the file in windows media player?

if i click yes , browser opens the file and again i should click the
play button of windows meadia player…

Is there any way to play that file simply when click the play link from
my rails application?

Thanks for your time.

On Feb 6, 2:19 am, Newb N. [email protected] wrote:

Hi…

i have a .wav file in my rails public folder.

i would like to play that file when i click play link in my application.

[snip]

Is there any way to play that file simply when click the play link from
my rails application?

Your best bet is probably some kind of Flash player, that you feed the
URL to in the embed/object tag. At some point in the future, you’ll be
able to play the file natively with HTML5, but that’s not yet.

Oh, and you’ll want to get some kind of audio compression going -
neither your users nor your host are going to like downloading
uncompressed .wav files…

–Matt J.

Sent from my iPhone

On Feb 6, 2010, at 11:41 AM, Matt J. [email protected] wrote:

[snip]
Oh, and you’ll want to get some kind of audio compression going -
neither your users nor your host are going to like downloading
uncompressed .wav files…

–Matt J.

If you’re using a browser that supports HTML 5 (i.e. Safari 4,
Firefox 3.6, Chrome, or Opera), you can use the tag today.
Also, you might want to covert your .wav file to .mp3.

Good luck,

-Conrad

Most any audio file will play in the browser via an HREF link. Just
link to the file. This has nothing to do with rails. It’s basic HTML.
You don’t even need html5.

Converting to mp3 would be a good idea for compatability and smart
downloads.

-j

Sent from my iPhone

John Adams wrote:

Most any audio file will play in the browser via an HREF link. Just
link to the file. This has nothing to do with rails.

Right.

It’s basic HTML.

No, it’s not basic HTML. Sure, you can link to an audio file or
anything else, but it’s up to the browser to figure out what to do with
it – which puts the OP right back at square one.

You don’t even need html5.

Converting to mp3 would be a good idea for compatability and smart
downloads.

Yup.

-j

Sent from my iPhone

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Marnen Laibow-Koser
http://www.marnen.org
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