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Tech: Uploading sound files to a website

Pelrad 31 Aug 01 - 01:16 PM
Clinton Hammond 31 Aug 01 - 01:21 PM
Mark Clark 31 Aug 01 - 02:03 PM
Roger in Sheffield 31 Aug 01 - 02:11 PM
IvanB 31 Aug 01 - 02:11 PM
Ugly (really unattractive) Man 31 Aug 01 - 02:27 PM
Kim C 31 Aug 01 - 02:44 PM
Jon Freeman 31 Aug 01 - 03:04 PM
Pelrad 31 Aug 01 - 06:11 PM
Justa Picker 31 Aug 01 - 06:48 PM
Jon Freeman 31 Aug 01 - 08:32 PM
Justa Picker 31 Aug 01 - 09:10 PM
Pelrad 31 Aug 01 - 10:18 PM
Jon Freeman 31 Aug 01 - 10:37 PM
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Subject: Help: Uploading sound files to a website
From: Pelrad
Date: 31 Aug 01 - 01:16 PM

How does one do this? I have .wav files, and I see hints here and there in intros to programs on my computer that I can upload these to a website, but I can't find any way to do it. No instructions anywhere. My Trellix program said I should put webgems on my page so I can then put sound files on there, but it's bullshit. All the webgems do is put logos on my site.

I've seen it done before. I know it can be done. Does anyone out there know how to do it?


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Subject: Uploading sound
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 31 Aug 01 - 01:21 PM

Ummm, ya... but I use FTP... much faster and easier to use...


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Subject: RE: Help: Uploading sound files to a website
From: Mark Clark
Date: 31 Aug 01 - 02:03 PM

Clifton is correct, ftp is the method of choice. If you are using a hosting site—one that supports the building and maintenance of Web sites by whomever—they will have an ftp (file transfer protocol) server running that allows you to move files to your part of the site. I think there are now versions of ftp that feature a Windows interface although, through long habit, I continue to use the command line version. Try looking for an ftp utility on the Ziff-Davis site. If there is a good one around, they'll probably have it.

      - Mark


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Subject: RE: Help: Uploading sound files to a website
From: Roger in Sheffield
Date: 31 Aug 01 - 02:11 PM

cute ftp has a free trial download, works fine for me. It will let you upload, download and show what is in your webspace. Once your wav is up there you will need a way to let people find it, usually from your webpage with a clicky link to play the wav.


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Subject: RE: Help: Uploading sound files to a website
From: IvanB
Date: 31 Aug 01 - 02:11 PM

I'm with Clinton - FTP is the easiest way to do this. However if Trellix has a file manager as part of its makeup, you can use that to upload the sound file. Then you need to create a link to it on your main page or subpage, depending where you want it. Generally, your main page has a location something like "url"/index.htm, and sound files can either be stored on that page or (to me, preferably) on a subpage souch as 'audio.' So, if you had a sound file called 'sound.wav' your link to it would be '"url"/index.htm/audio/sound.wav'. Of course, "url" above refers to the locator actually assigned to your page.

With an FTP program (there are a number of free ones available), all of the above is accomplished by looking at your page as a subdirectory on a server (which it actually is), then creating the needed subdirectories and copying the sound files to them. I assume you already know how to create a link, so I won't go into that.


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Subject: RE: Help: Uploading sound files to a website
From: Ugly (really unattractive) Man
Date: 31 Aug 01 - 02:27 PM

If your using Internet Explorer 5 (or later) you can use the browser as the FTP client.

Put the ftp address in the address bar and drag and drop (or copy and paste) just like in Windows Explorer


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Subject: RE: Help: Uploading sound files to a website
From: Kim C
Date: 31 Aug 01 - 02:44 PM

My site uses Trellix and I had no trouble uploading the sound files, once I figured out how it worked! The way it worked when I did it was, I clicked on Web Gems, I got choices, I chose Add Sound Files, then I had to choose the sound bites I wanted. If this is not how it's happening for you, then I would contact the Tech Support people and ask them what gives.


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Subject: RE: Help: Uploading sound files to a website
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 31 Aug 01 - 03:04 PM

I'm another CuteFTP user. It works well for me and I think most people would find its "Windows Explorer like" user interface very easy.

Jon


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Subject: RE: Help: Uploading sound files to a website
From: Pelrad
Date: 31 Aug 01 - 06:11 PM

Thank you! I think it worked. I used the option in Trellix. Couldn't find that before.


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Subject: RE: Help: Uploading sound files to a website
From: Justa Picker
Date: 31 Aug 01 - 06:48 PM

(Forgive the thread creep but)...just wanted to make those of you who use Cute FTP, aware of the fact that it contains "spyware" - small file(s) placed on your computer during installation of Cute FTP that act as sort of information-gathering transponders, that invisibly send details about your computer configuration and surfing habbits, back to undisclosed locations.

You can remove all spyware from your computer with a free program called Ad-Aware 5.5 Aside from removing the spyware, Cute FTP is a decent FTP program.


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Subject: RE: Help: Uploading sound files to a website
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 31 Aug 01 - 08:32 PM

Thanks JP for the reminder about Spyware and the link. I have just run a full scan using Ad-Aware and it found a couple of things including a registry key for Comet Cursor which I thought I'd disposed of.

It didn't find Cute FTP 4 which is the version I am running though. I have found several references to v 3 being spyware but nothing about 4. Could it be that the company changed thier policy?

Jon


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Subject: RE: Help: Uploading sound files to a website
From: Justa Picker
Date: 31 Aug 01 - 09:10 PM

It's possible Jon. I haven't tried version 4 of it, but had used all the previous versions and their upgrades and every single one of them had Aureate crap, and other stuff nestled within which Ad-Aware eliminated.


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Subject: RE: Help: Uploading sound files to a website
From: Pelrad
Date: 31 Aug 01 - 10:18 PM

If anyone's interested in the results, Click Here


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Subject: RE: Help: Uploading sound files to a website
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 31 Aug 01 - 10:37 PM

Just been Rolling The Old Chariot, Along. Loved it Pelrad. Next thing to do is ask the advice of one of the people who play with MP3s here. You'll get much longer clips for the file size while retaining reasonable sound quality.

Jon


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