user2081357 user2081357 - 1 month ago 12
Javascript Question

Javascript play sound on hover. stop and reset on hoveroff

function EvalSound(soundobj) {
var thissound=document.getElementById(soundobj);
thissound.currentTime = 0;
thissound.Play();
}

function StopSound(soundobj) {
var thissound=document.getElementById(soundobj);
thissound.Stop();
}


This is my code to play a audio file,

onmouseover="EvalSound('sound1')" onmouseout="StopSound('sound1')"


It is currently working on hover, however when i go back to the image that it plays under it doesnt go back to the beginning, it continues playing

Answer

The <embed> tag is the old way to embed multimedia. You really ought to be using the new HTML5 <audio> or <video> tags as they are the preferred and standardized way to embed multimedia objects. You can use the HTMLMediaElement interface to play, pause, and seek through the media (and lots more).

Here is a simple example that plays an audio file on mouseover and stops it on mouseout.

HTML:

<p onmouseover="PlaySound('mySound')" 
    onmouseout="StopSound('mySound')">Hover Over Me To Play</p>

<audio id='mySound' src='http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6f/Cello_Live_Performance_John_Michel_Tchaikovsky_Violin_Concerto_3rd_MVT_applaused_cut.ogg'/>

Javascript:

function PlaySound(soundobj) {
    var thissound=document.getElementById(soundobj);
    thissound.play();
}

function StopSound(soundobj) {
    var thissound=document.getElementById(soundobj);
    thissound.pause();
    thissound.currentTime = 0;
}

For more information, check out the MDN guide for embedding audio and video

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