View Full Version : music and Foxfire Mozilla

01-19-2011, 01:48 PM
I have background music on one of the pages on my site. The background music only works in Internet Explorer. Does anyone know why it won't work in Foxfire Mozilla?

01-21-2011, 02:04 AM
i too hav noticed this, firefox seems to be the only one i know that doesnt play music however google chrome and IE do? any help would be great also

01-21-2011, 03:00 AM
welcome Diane to CF.

please post your code so someone can try to help. the coding requirements of IE are different from FF as far as I know but, there is a sticky on the multimedia forum, which may have your answer. Its about 1oom pages long though.


01-25-2011, 03:05 PM
<script type='text/javascript'>

var filename='http://www.uploadmusic.org/MUSIC/26731292648441.mp3';

if(navigator.appName == 'Microsoft Internet Explorer'){

document.writeln ('<bgsound src="' + filename + '" allowscriptaccess="never">');

} else if(navigator.appName == 'Netscape'){

document.writeln ('<embed src="' + filename + '" type="audio/mpeg" autostart=true width=0 height=0 allowscriptaccess="never">');


<bgsound src="http://www.uploadmusic.org/MUSIC/26731292648441.mp3" allowscriptaccess="never">

this is what im using, however i havent given the php coding for it as i know the php is echo'ing the right code nto it as it is coming up here in the source of the page, diane does your look anything like this?

01-25-2011, 05:09 PM
Foxfire Mozilla? Is it backwards day? ;)

You are using deprecated code. bgsound and embed are both outdated; we favour object or audio (once it's sorted out) now.

However, I will not provide you with a way of doing this because you should not inflict people with background music. Users hate this. There is no way to turn it off, and they did not ask for it in the first place. Leave the idea alone. (:

01-25-2011, 09:32 PM
well i have a tick box that allowes people to listen to it or not as its an include of a users choise of music(they choose thier own from a different upload site) that they can then type in and use but others have the option to hear peoples music or not :)

Major Payne
01-26-2011, 05:42 PM
I have used Firefox since it came out and never have had any problems with it or any other browser playing any media file for me. You MUST you the correct media player code for the browsers and not get really sloppy by trying to use the old Netscape embed tag. Use the object tags and the latest player coding.

For flash media, the flash plug-in is browser SPECIFIC and you may not have it installed for FF. Mozilla allows you to check all plug-ins as to whether they are updated or not from Tools>Add-ons>Plugins tab. You should also have JavaScript enabled as many sites (YouTube for one) will only deleliver video if JS is turned on.

Check the Flash version you currently have installed: http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/
Update: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

The Flash player is BROWSER SPECIFIC so be sure you install the correct one.

Install Adobe Flash Player: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Troubleshoot Adobe Flash Player Installation for Windows: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/191/tn_19166.html

Adobe Flash Install by O/S: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/

Adobe's Flash for IE: http://www.filehippo.com/download_flashplayer_ie/

Adobe's Flash for Mozilla: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/browse/type:7

Adobe Flash Player (Platform Versions): http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/

Web Players (free downloads of all current Adobe Web players for all platforms): http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/alternates/

Although some of these sites are still writing the worse media code, you may be able to get an idea of the structure:


For specific players, like Quicktime, see their site for code to use.