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Programming Sound with Pure Data by Tony Hillerson

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Browsers: The Cause of and Solution to All of Our Problems

If you’ve done any web programming, you know there are differences in the various web browsers to overcome with code and design gymnastics. Dealing with sound in browsers is no different. This isn’t a book about web programming, but since our project in this chapter delivers sound to the Web, it would be good to touch on some of the issues with sound on the Web before we go on to the code.

Dealing with Browser-Compatibility Issues for Sound

It used to be that it wasn’t worth dealing with sound in the browser, and most web programmers would opt to use Flash, which offered a lot more control over sound than any of the browsers. HTML has come a long way since then, but we’re still not to ...

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