Streaming music?

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by Macette, Oct 27, 2002.

  1. Macette macrumors 6502

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    I'm about to build a website for a musician. He is my favourite musician, so I need to impress.

    What I want to do is stream some of his tracks from the website, of course.

    A few years ago, I did a multimedia class, and the way we were shown how to do it was using the <embed> tag - that is, take a quicktime .mp4, <embed> it, and lo and behold it streams.

    However, when i do that, it tests fine on the local drive, but when I upload it to test on the web, all i get is a bunch of text. what am i missing? is it something to do with the format i'm uploading in? should i use .mp3 to encode rather than .mp4, and is this possible in quicktime 6?

    is there a better way of doing it? a free or el cheapo program that i need?

    i noticed that when the switch ads competition was on, some people had this problem with their movies - the text coming up, rather than the movie - can anybody remember why this was happening?

    thanks muchly,

    macette xx
     
  2. gandalf55 macrumors 6502

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    use flash mx to stream mp3s... more people have flash mx than quicktime anyway. flash mx is a dream. :D
     
  3. Macette thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks!

    so how do i do that? i have flash mx, but haven't had much of a chance to use it yet. do i just dump an mp3 in the timeline and... then what? how do i make a 'player', so that people can play and pause according to their whim? i want users to have some control.
     

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