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tsd

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Problem with backgroundmusic / mp3
Posted: 05-Nov-2017 09:48
 
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Goog morning the forum,
I made an album with tiger an 3 mp3 files for the background music.
The mp3 files are copied in the jalbum directory, but no music started in the album. On the top, rights, there is only the play button, but without any function.
If i tried to generate the album with turtle, it working.
Can someone help me ?
Thanks you,
Thierry
Laza

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Re: Problem with backgroundmusic / mp3
Posted: 05-Nov-2017 10:12   in response to: tsd in response to: tsd
 
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Tiger can't play MP3 files added to album as Turtle did. Just add the music files through the "Settings / Tiger / Site / Background music" panel - you don't have to copy anything.
tsd

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Re: Problem with backgroundmusic / mp3
Posted: 05-Nov-2017 21:34   in response to: Laza in response to: Laza
 
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It's exactly what i done.
If no music file is configured in tiger, the play button don't appear.
I added the files through the "Settings / Tiger / Site / Background music" panel, the play button is here, but no music. I verified in the album directory, the files are here, copied by the creation of the album.
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Laza

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Re: Problem with backgroundmusic / mp3
Posted: 06-Nov-2017 07:46   in response to: tsd in response to: tsd
Correct
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Check out the following:
  • Are the files in MP3 format?
  • Does the file name contains non-web-safe characters?
(Or perhaps give a link so we can check.)
tsd

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Re: Problem with backgroundmusic / mp3
Posted: 06-Nov-2017 18:38   in response to: Laza in response to: Laza
 
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Good evening,

Thank you very much, it's working. I had dots in the files names :-(

Now it's working !

It is a pleasure to be able to count on a competent and quick response!

Thierry
susannb

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Re: Problem with backgroundmusic / mp3
Posted: 16-Oct-2018 00:44   in response to: Laza in response to: Laza
 
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I ran into this same problem today! One song had "your're" so I guess that the apostrophe was an issue...but I went and changed all the songs names to be one long word (no spaces) and they all played nicely. But I had to go and find each song that wouldn't play to begin with, make another folder just for this project and rename them and then add them as background.

Isn't there an easier way to solve this problem? Especially in light of the fact that most songs have a number first, space, and then it's name also with spaces. Could we rename them inside Jalbum somehow to make the whole issue easier?

Sue
Laza

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Re: Problem with backgroundmusic / mp3
Posted: 16-Oct-2018 08:10   in response to: susannb in response to: susannb
 
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In Tiger you can add background music only through the "Settings / Tiger / Site / Background music" panel. You don't have to go through the album folder-by-folder. If "Settings / Advanced / Naming / URL-encode links" is ON, you need to change only the filenames that contain apostrophes, the spaces and dots in the name won't do any harm. (Accented characters - which is not used in English - are another source of problem.) This is because not every browser handles these non-websafe characters.

I will see if I can fix these characters while copying.
susannb

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Re: Problem with backgroundmusic / mp3
Posted: 16-Oct-2018 14:06   in response to: Laza in response to: Laza
 
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Yes,"Settings / Advanced / Naming / URL-encode links" was on! But I had 4 songs listed and none of them played and I only had one song with an apostrophe.

So I went to search for all the songs I had picked out, quite a long way since I have a bazillion songs and copy and pasted each song into a separate folder just so could find them easily to add to the "background" music section. Once there I renamed them all as it was just easier to not worry what was causing the issue of NO music.

Sue
RobM

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Re: Problem with backgroundmusic / mp3
Posted: 16-Oct-2018 14:28   in response to: susannb in response to: susannb
 
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You could add characters that cause problems to the list of illegal characters, under Preferences/Album/Illlegal characters. Then in future you could add files (if needed to a dummy project first) then you would see a yellow warning triangle which will alert you to any file that has a naming problem.
Laza

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Re: Problem with backgroundmusic / mp3
Posted: 16-Oct-2018 14:36   in response to: susannb in response to: susannb
 
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Yes, unfortunately a single apostrophe can kill the whole music. It's because the list of music is passed as a single variable ('song1.mp3::song2.mp3::song3.mp3'), and even if one of them contains an apostrophe it'll break the "string" and result in a Javascript error.

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