Best way to incorporate midi?

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  1. guysnape

    guysnape New Member

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    I'm building a site about music theory - http://www.understandmusictheory.com/scales.html- and I want readers to be able to listen to midi examples of things like scales. When I just use <embed> it works OK on my PC, but not on my ipod touch. Also, it slows down the page load time noticeably.

    Is there a way that I can do something like embed which will work on iOS and will not download the midi file until the user clicks on it? I'd like it not to switch to a separate window/tab.

    Thanks,

    - guy
     
  2. bcee

    bcee New Member

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    I will have to check when I get my ipad in my hands but you will not see your flash players on that. For it to work on an ipad (or other touch device) you will need HTML5 and the <audio> tag.
     
  3. dzwestwindsor

    dzwestwindsor New Member

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    Flash never worked with iPod/iPhone/(and i think iPads). It's just unsupported, you'll get a little cube where the Flash is supposed to be. There's some dispute between Apple and Flash, too complicated to understand. Just remember, Apple hates Flash, support is limited.
     
  4. smoovo

    smoovo New Member

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    Play audio files on iPhone/iPod/iPad

    Just use jPlayer or similar in your web page, and you can play audio files on a computer or any Apple's touch gadget.

    Here is the link.

    - Enjoy. :)
     
  5. guysnape

    guysnape New Member

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    jPlayer looks just the job, many thanks.

    - guy
     
  6. smoovo

    smoovo New Member

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    It's my pleasure, enjoy. :)
     
  7. LouTheDesigner

    LouTheDesigner New Member

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    Whoa... why spread so much misinformation?

    It is supported, but now allowed. Jailbreaking will allow you to enable flash.

    Too complicated to understand???!!!! There are only 4 points!

    1. Adobe is a closed system.

    2. The H.264 format works perfectly fine for video -- no flash needed.

    3. Security: Someone can download your SWF, decompile it, manipulate it, and then put it back onto your site for malicious purposes.

    4. Battery life.

    Check it out here:
    http://www.apple.com/hotnews/thoughts-on-flash/

    Apple doesn't hate Adobe or Flash. Jobs made it clear that disabling Flash in the iPhone was purely technical decision. Furthermore, Apple is reconsidering their initial decision, evidenced here:
    http://techpatio.com/2010/apple/steve-jobs-apple-reconsider-flash-adobe-iphone-ipad

    -Lou
     
  8. smoovo

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    With all the respect guys, i don't see any Flash help request in this post... Why are you keep discuss it? It's only a matter of embedding audio files, not a flash file... ;)
     

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