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07-20-2012, 03:35 PM
Need help for an alarm to remind an event with sound

Philip M
07-20-2012, 07:08 PM
Need help for an alarm to remind an event with sound

Too vague (and too curt). How about "please"? I note you have 51 posts - but 0 thanks. :( But this ought to point you in the right direction. Sound is a big problem in HTML4 and the method used here is really only useful in IE and Firefox. The HTML5 <audio> tag is to be preferred but is only supported by the most modern browsers.

<span id ="message" style = "color:red";> </span>

<script type = "text/javascript">

var today = new Date();
var BigDay = new Date("July 20, 2012 17:00:00 UTC");
timeInSecs = parseInt((BigDay.getTime() - today.getTime())/1000);
if (timeInSecs <= 0 && timeInSecs >= -3600) { // show the message between chosen time and one hour afterwards
document.getElementById("message").innerHTML = "The time you wish to be reminded about has arrived";
self.location = "boom.wav"; // your sound file. This may pop up a separate window depending on plugins installed.


For IE ONLY you could place the following tag after the message <span>
<bgsound id="bgsound_id" loop=1 src="">
and in the script

A man generally has two reasons for doing things - the one that sounds good, and the real one. - J.P.Morgan