"Tony Cannizzo" <TonyCannizzo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I use sounds judiciously, for email alerts, and a few other things,
> I have a fairly quiet computer.
> Here are a couple of examples:
> www.thestreet.com usually launches a video with sound. And usually crashes
> IE. It used to be one of my Home Pages, but I have removed the site.
I don't see any video or hear any sound at this link(thestreet.com) in any
browser I tested it with.
> www.techlinks.net ALWAYS launches the video in the upper right hand of
> home page
This site loads a 5 megabyte video file(LRR-Promo.swf) on you, your options
a.) disable the Flash Player in Manage Add-ons
b.) complain to the site owner
> http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome....metrofastpitch Pain in the
This site plays a MIDI file (dabulls.mid) when the site loads. The site
owner is not using the BGSOUND tag or the EMBED tag to load the midi sound
file, so removing the checkmark from "Play sounds in web pages" will not do
you any good. The Window Media Player is being lauched by a script:
document.write('<embed src="/sounds/dabulls.mid" height=45 width=160
autoplay="true" loop="FALSE" playcount="1"
so your options here are:
a.) Disable Scripting in the Internet Zone
b.) Complain to the site owner, ask them to remove autoplay="true" from the
script at that site.
> "Donald Anadell" wrote:
>> "Tony Cannizzo" <TonyCannizzo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > Running IE8 on XP.
>> > Some web sites that I need to go to really bug me because they
>> > automatically
>> > start playing music, or launch a video.
>> It would help if you posted some example links.
>> > Under Internet Options, I have unchecked "Play Sounds in Web Pages",
>> > but
>> > that doesn't have any effect.
>> That setting only affects MIDI and WAVE sounds that are embedded into the
>> site using the BGSOUND tag. If you have that unchecked and you're still
>> hearing sound the see below.
>> > I haven't tried unchecking "Play aminations in webpages".
>> That setting only affects animated GIF files. It has no bearing on
>> scripting Players of Flash video or Streaming music files.
>> > I am just trying to keep web pages quiet, unless I want to listen to
>> > something.
>> You could use the Volume Control icon in the System Tray or turn off your
>> speakers all together.
>> > Any ideas?
>> If you want to completely silence the web(other than the checkmarks
>> already removed), you could disable the Flash Player and disable
>> in the Internet Zone.
>> Good luck,
>> Donald Anadell