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This section deals with putting sound in your e-mail. The tag used for this is <EMBED> . Sound files, can be in many forms. One of the most common, is the midi file.

For an in-depth discussion on the various types of sound files, visit the May issue of Club WebTv's Tech Talk.

Sound files have url's, just like web addresses. When using a sound file in your e-mail, you are actually linking to the server in which they are located.

Note: File sizes vary. The larger the file size, the longer the loading time.

To place a sound file in your e-mail, use the src attribute and the url value in the <EMBED> tag, like this:


Here's an example of link to a midi file:


Here's what happens:
A speaker icon will appear, indicating that there is a sound file for you to click on.

Go on, click on it! I know you want to!

To have your sound file start automatically, without any speaker icon appearing, just skip a space at the end of the url and add autostart=true like this:

<EMBED SRC="" autostart=true>

To have your sound file repeat itself, just skip a space after the word true, and add loop="?", replacing the ? with a number value for the amount of times you want it to repeat. Like this:

<EMBED SRC="" autostart=true loop=3>

Where do find the url's?

This one's easy! When you come accross a sound file that you want to link to, click on in, and while the music's playing, simply hit the go to button and select show last. Presto! There it is! Try it with the speaker icon above!

Here's a few original midi files that you can link to:


Magic Travels

Keepers Tale

If you like these sounds, please visit Kevin Klasmeier's The Very Best Midi, for a nice collection of midi files, that you can use in your e-mail.

Search the Lycos® website for sound files. Just type in the name of the song you're looking for in the box below. (ex. wind beneath my wings)

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Practice it here!

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