View Full Version : Embedding mp3 to play in QuickTime

02-25-2010, 05:55 PM
Hey guys,

I've been searching for sometime online to find the answer to my question!

I am trying to embed an mp3 in my webpage, but I want it to play in QuickTime - I know Flash players are often recommended, but to be honest I find them complicated and I like the visual simplicity of the QuickTime mp3 player - this is the simple small thin grey bar you see about the place. (Please let me know if it is another programme but sure it is QuickTime)

I can embed a video with no problems, but not just an mp3.

When i go Insert > Media > Plugin, and choose my .mp3 file, the page displays the QT logo in the background, and a question mark over it.

I tried converting the mp3 to an ACC file, but this results in the same thing, I also tried converting to a .mov, this results in the the sound playing but there being no controls, just a black bar - I'm assuming this is because .mov is for video and there is no video.

Is it a specific codec the file needs to have to be added in this way?

Any help would be appreciated!! 8)

02-26-2010, 12:40 PM
If you're omitting the flash option (Which is the best in this case) because its too hard to implement then you wont succeed as a good developer

What you need is a good player

i have one kicking about i wrote ages ago

Ill dig it out

02-27-2010, 12:20 PM
Hi, thanks for the reply... but, I'm not a developer, just making a personal website, and like I said, it's not just that it is too hard - I have used this process before - but I also like the visual simplicity of the player. I'm yet to find another one that fits with my design aesthetic.

Is anyone able to help with the question asked?


02-27-2010, 07:30 PM
this one should be pretty easy to implement

03-01-2010, 11:30 AM
that one doesn't look too bad, I'll check it out, thanks 8)