Adding Audio To A Web Page
How to Stream Audio from a Web Page
Depending on a Web site's content, streaming audio can provide
necessary information, greater explanation or updated news
to visitors. For instance, many radio stations stream their
content to listeners to be enjoyed at their convenience. It
is a very cost-effective, professional appearing way to share
an audio experience with site visitors. And, unlike podcosts,
requires no download, which are often offputting to those
who might be interested otherwise. If you are unsure of how
to stream audio from a Web page, this article will get you
started with the basics. You will be streaming video in no
To create streaming audio, you will need to:
Record the audio. Like any quality audio capture, you
will want to make sure there is no background or “white”
noise. Digital recorders are great for this job. They
are very inexpensive and offer exceptional quality. For
added integrity, buy an inexpensive microphone to attach
to the recorder.
Transfer the recording. If you have used anything other
than a digital recorder, you will need to transfer it
to a file you can edit such as an MP3 or .WAV file. To
ensure quality, you may want to engage a professional
so the recording's integrity is not compromised.
Edit, edit, edit. You will most likely need to remove
some unnecessary static or other interference. Unless
you have a professional studio, it is almost impossible
to avoid this entirely. You will need audio editing software
for this. The program you choose should have features
that direct you to maximizing quality for Web transmission.
There are free editors available online, such as Audacity.
Upload the edited file. To do this, you will need to
install additional software to your Web site that allow
streaming audio to be played. These are often free from
many different online sources. A Web search should yield
several such as Flash Audio Wizard, Sonic Memo, Total
Web Audio and many more. You may need to purchase one
if you are looking for anything with more robust features.
Once the software is properly installed and setup is finished,
you will be able to embed your audio and you are ready
Make Sure You Have Copyright Clearance
If you are using music or audio from another source, be sure
you have permission to do so. Royalty free music is a perfect
choice. If you are in violation of any copyright agreement,
you may need to remove the video, or worse, be sued for its
Creating streaming audio is neither difficult nor labor intensive
and generally requires little monetary investment. Considering
the importance of audio for some Web sites, the return on
any investment will dwarf your out-of-pocket costs.
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