How do I insert an audio track on a site?

Started by morisss, Aug 25, 2022, 04:29 PM

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Could you explain how the script that plays only 30 seconds of a song and then prompts to purchase the full version on the app store works? I am interested in using it to insert my own iTunes song onto my website.


My recommendation is to use a free player that runs on JavaScript. By adding a timer and redirecting to the appstore upon clicking the play button, you can achieve the desired effect. One way to do this is by creating a function like "timer = setInterval(function () {})".

It's unfortunate that there are no other free options available, but sometimes we have to work with what we've got. Additionally, creating your own solution can be a great learning experience and give you greater control over the final product.

Novel Web Solution

If you want to add background music to your HTML page, there are two ways to do it. One way is to use the "embed" tag and the other is to use the "bgsound" tag.

Firstly, you need an audio file in a supported format (WAV, AU, MIDI, or MP3). With the "embed" tag, you can load and display objects that the browser doesn't initially understand. The syntax is simple and requires the "src" attribute to specify the path of the audio file. Other attributes include "width", "height", "align", "hidden", "autostart", and "loop".

The second way is to simply add the audio file to the same directory as your HTML file and use the "bgsound" tag in the body of your HTML code. The "src" attribute specifies the path of the audio file, while "loop", "balance", and "volume" attributes control the playback settings.

However, it's important to note that adding background music may not be the best idea as many users might already be listening to music and could be turned off by additional sound. It's always a good idea to prioritize the user experience and ensure that your website is accessible and enjoyable for everyone.


To create a script that plays only a portion of a song and prompts to purchase the full version, you would need to use HTML5 audio tags, JavaScript, and a bit of coding logic.

Here's a step-by-step approach to help you understand the process:

1. First, you'll need to upload your iTunes song onto your website server or a cloud storage service. Make sure you have the file's URL handy, as it will be used in the code.

2. In your HTML file, create an audio tag using the `<audio>` element. Set the `controls` attribute to show playback controls for the user.

3. Specify the source of the audio file using the `src` attribute within the `<audio>` tag. This should point to the URL of your song file.

4. Use JavaScript to add functionality to the audio player. You can use the `currentTime` property to set the starting time of the song (30 seconds), and the `play()` method to start playing the song.

5. After 30 seconds, you need to pause the song and display a prompt to purchase the full version. You can achieve this by using the `pause()` method to stop the audio playback.

6. To redirect users to the app store, you can use the `window.location` object and specify the app store URL for your song purchase.

Here's an example code snippet to get you started:

<audio id="myAudio" controls></audio>

  const audio = document.getElementById('myAudio');
  audio.src = 'URL_TO_YOUR_SONG_FILE';

  audio.currentTime = 30; // Start playing from 30 seconds

  setTimeout(() => {
    const purchase = confirm('Would you like to purchase the full version?');

    if (purchase) {
      window.location.href = 'APP_STORE_URL';
  }, 30000); // 30 seconds in milliseconds

Replace `'URL_TO_YOUR_SONG_FILE'` with the URL of your song file, and `'APP_STORE_URL'` with the actual URL to the app store where users can purchase the full version.

With this script, when the page loads, the audio player will automatically start playing the song from 30 seconds. After 30 seconds, it will pause and display a confirmation prompt. If the user chooses to purchase the full version, they will be redirected to the app store.