[Koha] sound cues
magnus at enger.priv.no
Thu Nov 13 09:30:07 NZDT 2008
Just a thought: How about not hardcoding this, but rather turning it into a
preference, so libraries can choose what works for them?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joe Atzberger" <ohiocore at gmail.com>
To: "Mason James" <mason.loves.sushi at gmail.com>
Sent: Wed, 12 Nov 2008 15:18:52 -0500
Subject: Re: [Koha] sound cues
> I don't think I follow you at all, Mason. The page you link doesn't
> any <embed> functionality so it doesn't demonstrate browser compatibility
> for our purposes. You would have to test it inside <embed> on systems that
> do not have any extra codecs or players installed, and certainly without
> browser plug-ins.
> I suspect a (small!) .wav file will be the most reliable way to go.
> Obviously a wav won't be smaller than a corresponding compressed file, but
> we don't want to require or wait for a 3rd-party browser-embedded player to
> load. There would only need to be one file, as far as I can tell, since on
> On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 8:46 PM, Mason James
> <mason.loves.sushi at gmail.com>wrote:
> > On 2008/11/12, at 2:29 PM, Rick Welykochy wrote:
> > > Mason James wrote:
> > >> the embedded WAV tag is a simpler/cleaner/open-source solution
> > >> over the SWF method
> > >
> > > I do believe .WAV is a microsoft proprietary format, but let's not
> > > split hairs :)
> > > We could go for a .OGG file if you want to keep things strictly
> > > open, but I doubt MS/InternetExplorer will be supporting that
> > > anytime soon.
> > yep, .ogg would be even better
> > my safari, FF3 and opera all work fine playing an ogg file
> > it looks like most modern browsers will play oggs
> > test here -> http://www.xiph.org/vorbis/listen.html
> > being uncompressed, wav could be a bad format for network performance,
> > i assume/hope the wavs are cached locally by the broswer, ?!
> > supported, compressed and FOSS makes ogg the perfect choice for me
> > Mason.
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