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Help: Embed audio in jpegs?

by badge671 / September 11, 2006 11:44 AM PDT

Wondering what options/software are available for embedding audio (.wav files, etc) to ordinary jpeg files?
I know you can "attach" .wav files when emailing pictures, but then you have to open each sound attachment in separate windows (which tend to pop up in front of the picture you sent, blocking your view of the picture while the audio file plays).

Is there any way to embed or attach sound clips to ordinary jpegs, where the person viewing the picture can just 'click' on a button/link to play it while still viewing the picture? Like, saving the sound clip (.wav) and .jpeg as a combined/single file? (or, so that the sounds automatically play when the jpeg file is opened?)

I've seen a couple of software "downloads" that claim to allow you to do this (like, "Photos-speak 1.1" for $9.95, etc). But, the sites that have the photos-speak software downloads seem shady (they don't show as 'secure' sites on my browser)

Thanks! Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

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"Never going to happen"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 11, 2006 12:14 PM PDT

JPEG is a "standard" which does not support audio embedding. Your pictures speak is a neat idea but non-standard.

Bob

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by badge671 / September 11, 2006 12:22 PM PDT

I see. And you can't save your picture under any other format to accomplish that?

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Flash
by LlamaOfDeath / September 11, 2006 12:31 PM PDT
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You can make a flash (swf) file, only to be a picture but also have a background sound play in it.

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You can also make a small video file if you can figure
by Kiddpeat / September 11, 2006 12:46 PM PDT
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out a video format which will work on the recipient's machine.

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by badge671 / September 11, 2006 12:55 PM PDT

I see. And you can't save your picture under any other format to accomplish that?

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If we move away from JPEG
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 11, 2006 1:13 PM PDT
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Then many things are possible.

I like that SWF (flash idea) best. Very compatible with many people's machine setups.

Bob

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Thanks for the tip!
by badge671 / September 11, 2006 1:14 PM PDT
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That sounds like it would work for me. I'll give it a try.

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