I have a problem with my web sites...

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  1. I Am Blessed 24

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    I maintain six personal, family web sites and they all have music on them. I used to be able to hear it but I can't now. I have been told by other people they can hear it fine. Why can't I? Please phrase your answers like they do in "Internet for Dummies" [​IMG] Thanks!

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    Sue, first things first, and I apologize for insulting your intelligence: Check your volume control on your speakers. Make sure your speakers are still plugged into both the power strip (or wall socket) and into the computer.

    Now ensure that your volume control hasn't been muted. If you've got the little speaker down in the bottom right hand corner of your screen, make sure it doesn't have one of those red circle "no smoking" symbols on top of it.

    Even if it doesn't have that symbol, right click on it, Open Volume Control, and then look for any checkboxes with the words "Mute" next to them; make sure all the boxes are unchecked.

    If you don't have a speaker icon down there, click on Start, Programs, and then (usually) Accessories or Entertainment. You should have a choice for Volume Control that will open the same panel.

    If none of those work, then we'll need to step through looking for conflicts.
     
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    Don, you did not insult my intelligence. It is very limited when it comes to puters! [​IMG] My volume control is fine. I can hear the music on my stationery and I play Parchisi on a web site and the sounds come through just fine.
    Also when I am looking for a new midi I don't have a problem hearing it. The only thing I have a problem hearing is the music on my sites. :confused: Thanks!

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    Okay, this might sound silly to our brethren here who are more knowledgeable with computers:

    When you open your Internet Explorer window (assuming you're using IE), look at the "File, Edit, View," etc. choices at the top. Click on Tools, and then Internet Options. The first tab should have a middle section titled "Temporary Internet Files" and give you a "Delete Files" button; click on that button (if you have a button for delete cookies, don't click on that one).

    Then close IE and restart, and revisit your web sites.

    I'm not hopeful that that will actually fix anything...while you're doing that, I'll do some research to see if there are any similar problems out there....
     
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    Thanks Don; But I delete my temporary files every week and so far it hasn't changed anything. I am really stumped as my pages are the only thing I have a problem hearing. :confused:

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    Okay, Sue, the research I've done says a lot of people have this problem.

    The #1 cure seems to be "upgrade to a newer version of your browser." I hate that answer.

    What I need to ask is: What browser (and version) are you using?

    What program(s) do you use for sound/video files? (as in, RealPlayer, QuickTime, or something else?) Check your settings in that program, and make sure it's configured to play midi's.

    Other people can hear your midi's, but not you...gonna have to sleep on that one....
     
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    Don, Don, Don! You are a genius! [​IMG] I can hear music on my pages for the first time in over a year!!! I am SO excited!!!

    I used to have Real Player. I'm not sure what happened to it. [​IMG] Anyway, I checked like you suggested and I now have 'Windows Media Player'. Sure enough, "midi files" was not checked! :confused:

    I checked it and went to one of my pages and guess what??? Music, beautiful music!

    Thank you SO very much and God Bless You!

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    The boy's good, aint he, Sue?
     
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    Absolutely positively Clint!!! [​IMG]
     
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    Y'all are makin' too much out of this...we just went through the checklist together until we found out what the problem was....
     
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    He's humble, too! :D
     
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    Yes, Humble Don; but I didn't know what checklist to go through until you told me! :confused: I changed my Christmas page to a Valentine's Day page today and I was sooo excited to hear the music! [​IMG] Thanks again Don!

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    Welcome!

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