EMBED tag not working

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rds33

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After a recent SP2 upgrade to IE 5.5, it now refuses to play a .mid file created with the EMBED tag.

(EMBED SRC="hb.mid" AUTOSTART=true)

It worked consistently before the upgrade. I did a Repair on IE/OE. Didn't help.

Any idea what's happened? How do I fix this? I put the web page up on two different servers. Neither worked.

Netscape 4.7, which I use to test web page features, plays the midi just fine, although it doesn't display the animated .gif - just shows the first frame. Netscape has always been balky at displaying animated gif's. I mention this just to show that the servers are delivering the midi file.

If you'd like to look at it and check the source -
http://home.pacbell.net/rds33/helen/

All suggestions appreciated.

(This post also appears under the Windows/OS category - probably a no-no. I'm a newbie, so tell me if this is unacceptable)
 

rds33

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After talking with friends, I decided to replace the good old, simple EMBED tag with the absurdly long, complicated OBJECT command.

But it worked!

I've known for a long time that EMBED was someday going to be replaced by OBJECT. I guess that day has come. Perhaps the IE SP2 upgrade did just that.

Take a look at the (ugh) new source now using OBJECT:

http://home.pacbell.net/rds33/hal/index.html

I guess you can close this one. -rds33
 
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I was able to hear the music on both.

(EMBED SRC="hb.mid" AUTOSTART=true) is what you had & Im no expert but its not closed is it?

shouldn't it be (EMBED SRC="hb.mid" AUTOSTART=true)(/EMBED)

I really don't know ... but hal will be happy Im sure

Savvy :)
 

rds33

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Thanks for your reply, Catherine.

What release of IE are you using?

I've never used the </EMBED> tag because my documentation never specified it. I've used EMBED for years. It's short and simple [and very powerful]. It still works for streaming video...which is strange.

It stopped working [on my PC] after the SP2 upgrade, so of course I blame it.

-rds33
 
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