Almir Almir - 4 months ago 12
Javascript Question

How to set a specific starting volume for <audio> tag

I only have basic knowledge of HTML and CSS and have looked through Google extensively trying to find an answer to this question -- it all seems to point to JavaScript and/or jQuery. I tried it, and I can't get it to work.

I have an audio file that starts to play when my website loads. I want to set a specific starting volume so that my visitors don't get a heart attack if their volume is high.

This is what I have:

HTML:

<audio id="bgAudio" autoplay="autoplay" controls="controls" loop="loop" src="audio/025.mp3"></audio>


CSS:

#bgAudio {
position:fixed;
z-index:1000;
width:250px;
}


JavaScript:

backgroundAudio=document.getElementById("bgAudio");
backgroundAudio.volume=0.5;





Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer

You're not getting the element, and the error shows up in the console

Cannot set property 'volume' of null

Move the script to right before the </body> tag, or do :

window.onload = function() {
    var backgroundAudio=document.getElementById("bgAudio");
    backgroundAudio.volume=0.5;
}

EDIT:

Nothing is more annoying than disabling right clicks, but anyway, here's what you have

;(function($){
mySong=document.getElementById("bgAudio");
mySong.volume=0.2;

setVolume = function(bgAudio,vol) {
    sounds[bgAudio].volume = 0.33;
}
})(jQuery);

now change it to

jQuery(function($) {
    $("#bgAudio").prop("volume", 0.2);

    window.setVolume = function(bgAudio, vol) {
        sounds[bgAudio].volume = vol;
    }
});