Briar Rose Technical Page
To hear the sounds (mostly music) that accompany the image pages,
you will need to have a browser that is configured to play them. On this page
we offer a few pointers about what will work best for both Internet Explorer
- Note--All our sound files are in the wave format: <soundfile.wav>
For all browsers
- The sound files should play without disturbing your viewing by opening consoles,
visibly downloading files, etc.
- If these things happen, you need to change the set-up of your browser.
- If the sound files play properly, you need make no changes at all.
- Check your sound playing by going to this page.
- The important setting here is the check in the box for "Play sound
in background." Once that is accomplished, you can close QuickTime and
go to your Netscape Preferences. Select (highlight) "Applications in
the menu at the left, and then scroll down until you find "Wav Audio"
in the "Description" column. In the example below, you will see
that the QuickTime Plug-in 4.0.3 has been selected to play WAV files.
- LiveAudio will also work for these files. You can select either one. The
important thing is to use a Plug-in rather than having Netscape open the application.
- If you do not find WAV Audio anywhere in the description column, you should
click the "New" button and add it. If you need to edit the entry
for WAV you should highlight it and click the Edit button, which will give
you an image like this one:
- Make sure the top three rows look like the three in this sample--especially
the bottom row. Notice that the Plug-in button has been selected. With that
selected, the button next to it should give you a choice of the plug-ins that
are available in Netscape's Plug-in folder. In this case quickTime has been
selected. Live Audio will also work for this hypertext.
- If your Plug-in button is grayed out, that means you do not have a suitable
plug-in in your Netscape Plug-in folder, so you must find or download one.
- Avoid the other buttons. When things are set up properly, click OK and try
our sound test page again.
If none of this works, please get local help. We want you to enjoy this hypertext.