anyway you can add music to a hub?
if not are there any plans to make it available?
This comes up every few months.
I highly doubt it.
Just a sidenote: Most people hate webpages that loads and automatically plays a midi or other sound file.
yeah I hate those too. I was just talking about adding an mp3 file like the videos that only play when you click on it.
One of the first rules of web development in any form (even in its very simplest form, like this) is to never put music on a webpage unless it is one giant advert (e.g. bellagio website or similar).
The chances are that more people than not will not want to listen to music whilst they read, if they do then they probably wont like the music that you have chosen, and instead of pressing 'mute' just to read your hub, they are much likely to press 'back'.
The only time anybody could ever expect to want to listen to music on a hub page is if that hub is very specifically related to that music. Somebody did a hub on John Lennon's 'imagine'.
Surfing the internet is a pretty silent activity unless you purposely choose to watch youtube videos or stream music. If you are playing music already, and click on a site, which then proceeds to play music over yours.... you will stop the music from the site. If you are surfing the net and click on that site, only to find out that you forgot to turn your speakers down, you are probably going to press 'X' immediately as an instinct.
Just my own personal opinion of course, but I think it would be tacky. I would rather hubpages put some effort into finding some new affiliate opportunities to replace ebay and kontera.
I think I know a way, though I'm not sure I recommend it as it might not be allowed.
Why not create a video of music with a background on Youtube and then when you post it on your hub make a note that the reader can click it for background music?
As it's not an ad, I don't think it would be considered anything wrong, but you should have one of the powers-that-be evaluate my solution before continuing on, as this is not a method I have used before.
- I just find ways to make the system work, though not all of my ways are good ones -
I like the idea of having a YouTube video on the hub so that people can hear the music if they want. Ralwus made a poetry hub that had a YouTube video to play along while you read the poem and I thought it was a great idea.
Nooooooooooo.... Say it isn't so........... Yet another place that bombards us with, well, stuff we don't want to listen to!
I'm a very big hands down on this one, for what it's worth.
A major reason why sites which play music are unpopular, is that a large proportion of users are surfing at work.
If you're supposed to be working, the last thing you want is to click on a site and suddenly, all your workmates look up because your PC's playing music. If that happens, you're going to back out of that website and never go back!
Yahoo ranks down pages that auto-launch music as it's one of the biggest web complaints they got from users when they polled them.
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