hi Ladybone. Sorry, I haven't been to this forum for a while.
At first glance the <a href.........></a> tag seems ok.
But some general questions;
1] Are you viewing the web site from its server location, or from within your own computer? What I mean is, I would normally test my own web site wiithin my own computer before uploading to the server. Then upload everything and test it from there. Which are you doing?
2] If from the server, are you sure the mid files are still there, and if so, is the path of the A tag reference still correct? (Perhaps they are in a sub-directory?)
3] What version of WMP are you using? Does it need upgrading to WMP 9, (at least. There is a WMP 10, but I would avoid that if you haven't already got it).
4] If you are getting the same problems whilst testing the web page from your own local folder, (ie not from the server), then it is most likely WMP that is the problem. I use a similar link to watch a home family video in a web page I have on my own computer, the tag in the page is;
<a href=some-name.mpg''>img src=''name.jpg></a>
and have no problems with WMP playing the film.
I don't know if any of this helps, but I usually find there is a simple error, with an easy solution.
Good Morning (EST) Everyone:
I decided to resurrect my Web site after removing three years ago during the Microsoft virus scare (plus I was just so busy I didn't make time to do it). As a musician with musical arrangements, I realized that I must have excerpts of my music play on my page. So far I've tried to get my .mid files to play on my page with the following - ALL to no avail:
1. <A HREF=''spirit.mid''></A>
2. <bgsound=''spirit.mid ></bgsound>
This final one was most puzzling:
3. <EMBED SRC=''newssample.mid'' AUTOSTART=''False'' width=50 height=50>
When I view my page, the Windows Media Player icon appears. But when I click it, nothing plays! When I right-click, I'm told I'm missing certain Media Player components that only Microsoft has. But I'm weary of going to Microsoft's run-you-around-their-website-for-two-hours-and-never-find-someoneor-something-to-help-you pages!
What really puzzles me is that when I put ''spirit.mid'' in my web page desktop folder, then upload it on my desktop and click it, it plays! (Am I missing something here?) So in my FTP folder I put all of my .mid files, just like I put all of my .gif and .jpg image files. I figured, ''Now I have it!'' But alas - STILL nothing!
What I don't understand is how come my image files show when I put them in the same folder as my web page code, but the same doesn't happen with my .mid files. I thought any of the above would work the same as <IMG SRC=''coolcloserfuzzysidebone.jpg''> will show my coolcloserfuzzysidebone.jpg image because it's in the same FTP folder.
I've asked a FTP list serv's help; I've gone to how-to-add-MIDI-to-your-web-page sites...nothing's working! Could somebody please help me figure out why this isn't so - and what am I not doing right? Thanks.
Ladybone (a.k.a. Damsel-in-Distress)