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Streaming Audio and Video and
Spash Pages

   
Assignment due on Friday: Come to class on Friday,
March 11, with a short description of the larger goal
and focus of your next website. (40 points)





1 Laura's Image Slideshow

2.. Converting CD audio files into "wave" or "mp3" files

  1. Easy CD-DA Extractor

  2. You can use CDex to convert CD audio files
    to Wave or MP3 files.

2. Software for editing and creating sound files

  1. Audacity 1.2.3.

  2. Windows Media Encoder

  3. Sound Forge

3. . Sound recording using a microphone with Windows
Media Encoder

  1. Testing sound file

  2. Record sounds from a microphone or CD 
    using Windows Media Encoder

  3. When you are recording sounds, make sure you
    configure the "Device options" to the source
    you want to record from.

  4. You can record from "aux", "CD player",
    "line-in", or "microphone".

  5. You can make short recordings right off of 
    a CD in your computer by selecting the
    "microphone" as your record source.


    30 second "Let it Be" sound Bite

    10 second "Let it Be" sound Bite

    60 second "Ryan Cox" Piano

    60 second "Ryan Cox" Piano

    20 second "Jazz" sound Bite

  6. When  you are recording music here, you are actually recording music off of your microphone.  So try to reduce feedback if you want the sound file to be clear on the web.

  7. Record simple voice recordings at lower
    resolution than complex musical recording.

3. Example of code to add background sound to a
webpage on opening that page:

  1. This webpage with automatic background sound
    on opening
  2. <bgsound src="jazz.wma" loop="1" >
  3. Put this code near the top of the Body tag <body>
  4. See the code for this on this webpage (View source)
  5. Be careful adding background music when the
    page first opens. It can be annoying to hear
    this music every time you open the page.

4. Example of Historical Audio placed on the web:

Lyndon Johnson Describes the Vietnam war as
not worth fighting

4. Example of page with simple noise effects

3. The Place of Audio files in websites.

  1. Music or MP3 sites
  2. Background sounds
  3. Special effects
  4. Flash presentations
  5. Recoded speeches
  6. Live press conferences and audio performances.
  7. Web radio
  8. Internet Chats

4. Putting video files on a webpage

  1. Typical Video File Formats for the Web
  • QuickTime Movie (.mov)
  • AVI Video file (.avi)
  • MPEG3 (.mpg)
  • ASF video file (.asf)

   2. Streaming Video Players for the Web

5. Quick Time Movies on the Web

  1. Putting QuickTime Movies on the Web

  2. Movies: Movie Clips on the Web

  3. Creating High Quality Content with Windows
    Media Encoder

  4. If you can't run these movies, you need
    to  Download and install QuickTime Player

  5. QuickTime Movie Trailers

  6. Movie Trailers on the Web

6. Using Dreamweaver to Insert Movies and Sound
files onto a webpage (See class handouts for
information about settings).

  1. In Dreamweaver, select "Insert" and select
    "Media" and then select "plug-in."

  2. Remember to set the parameters for your
    movie by clicking the "parameters" and
    then selecting how you want your movie to
    run.

  3. In some cases, you will need to select the
    name of the plug-in that the computer will
    need to run the movie.  For example,
    the plug-in for Quick Time movies is
    "Quick Time".

  4. See the handout for a list of parameters to
    set for running video on a webpage

    Autostart=false
    controller=true
    width=180
    height=140
    Loop=false
    pluginspage="http://www.cnn.com/SHOWBIZ/Movies/
    bat_forever/Batman.mov"

  5. Dark Blue Trailer


  6. Link to Spider Man 2 Movie Trailer


  7. Star Wars III Trailer : finding the ".mov" URL in order to link the trailer to your webapge.

    --Actual Star Wars Trailer


  8. Examples of Movie Trailers added to a webpage

    1. Matrix Reloaded

    2. Starsky and Hutch

    3. Alien vs. Predator

    4. Spider Man 2

  9. Look at the source code of any of my trailer
    pages and look at the source code for a movie
    trailer on quicktime to understand what parts
    of the quicktime movie trailer source code I
    needed to copy to have the trailer load in
    my own website.

  10. The secret to this trick is to make sure you copy the URL for the quicktime movie, which should always end with ".mov" and then paste this URL into the code of your own webpage.


  11. See wmovies.htm for example of Running Movies

6. Splash pages

  1. Example of basic Splash Page

  2. Basic Splash Page

  3. Splash Demo Page

  4. Redirecting webpages

  5. Splash Pages May Drown your Site

7.. Putting it all together: Movies, Sound, and
image rollovers

  1. Incubus.com

  2. This is a complex site that uses mouseovers and
    rollovers to play movies, sound, and animated gif files.

  3. They used Flash to create and run this site.

  4. This site is just too complicated to used javascript
    and simple mouseover tricks.  It used Flash to
    make all these features work seamlessly together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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