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I am trying to play a sound on the client side when the timer goes down to 0.

It works on my local, but it isn't working when I place it on the server that I am running the website.


Here is my code.

Private Sub PlaySound()        Dim strpath As String = Server.MapPath("mp3/Ship_Brass_Bell.wav")        Dim sp_sm As SoundPlayer        sp_sm = New SoundPlayer        sp_sm.SoundLocation = strpath        sp_sm.Play()    End Sub

I don't have any reference on the web page itself.


Please let me know where I am going wrong with this.


Thanks for your help in advance,

Eddi Rae

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Serverside languages can't play sounds on the client side. You should use Javascript.

In Javascript you would play a sound like this:

var sound = new Audio("mp3/Ship_Brass_Bell.wav");sound.play();
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Thanks for the input Foxy Mod. This is very helpful.


One question....How do I place the sound.play into the timer when the timer goes to zero? Below is the code for what I am doing.

     Protected Sub Timer1_Tick(sender As Object, e As System.EventArgs)        Dim timer, timer_arr() As String        timer = lblTimer.Text        timer_arr = timer.Split(":")        Dim seconds As Integer = Double.Parse(timer_arr(2))        Dim minutes As Integer = Integer.Parse(timer_arr(1))        Dim hours As Integer = Integer.Parse(timer_arr(0))        If seconds = 0 And minutes = 0 And hours = 0 Then            PlaySound()            Timer1.Enabled = False            getNextLevel()            Exit Sub        Else            seconds = seconds - 1        End If        If (seconds < 0) Then            seconds = 59            minutes = minutes - 1        End If        If minutes < 0 Then            minutes = 59            hours = hours - 1        End If        lblTimer.Text = Format(hours, "00") & ":" & Format(minutes, "00") & ":" & Format(seconds, "00")    End Sub
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Foxy Mod,

I got it to work!!

Thanks for all of your help. This is the code that I used.

   Private Sub PlaySound()        Dim scriptKey As String = "UniqueKeyForThisScript"        Dim javaScript As String = "<script type='text/javascript'>var sound = new Audio('mp3/Ship_Brass_Bell.wav');sound.play();</script>"        ClientScript.RegisterStartupScript(Me.GetType(), scriptKey, javaScript)    End Sub
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Ouch, this is a bad memory leak. Each time you call this script you're creating another copy of the same sound file in memory.


I guess it works as a quick fix, but you should really learn Javascript for client-side programming. Have you tested your program in Firefox or Google Chrome?

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