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Q: FRONTPAGE 2000 ( Answered,   2 Comments )
Subject: FRONTPAGE 2000
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: jaydog-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 12 Dec 2002 15:51 PST
Expires: 11 Jan 2003 15:51 PST
Question ID: 123869
My page was loading in 207 seconds with 25 pictures then I added a
song to the page then it went up to loading 4320 seconds. I want to
reduce the time and get rid of the wav file and use somethingelse
please help me asap!
Subject: Re: FRONTPAGE 2000
Answered By: bananarchy-ga on 12 Dec 2002 16:04 PST

I would assume that since your page requires such a long time to load,
you are using a dialup (56K) connection to the internet.  If this is
the case, you have two options for reducing the time needed to load
the page.

1.  Don't use music for a background, or use a shorter piece.  WAV
files are, comparatively, HUGE files when it comes to playback.  They
are essentially the largest type of file you can use for music
playback, and over a dialup modem, they can take upwards of an hour to
download if they are long.  Consider using a different background
sound, or eliminate it altogether: background music is often billed as
distracting from the main content.

2.  Compress the music.  If you convert the WAV file to an MP3, for
example, you will reduce the space it takes by nearly 90%!  This will
result in a huge decrease in loading time, which appears to be what
you want.  There are a number of programs available to do this.  My
personal favorite is CDex, a free piece of software which can convert
WAV's to MP3's, and vice versa.  It is available for download at:

Download version 1.4, and then use it to change the WAV file you are
using into an MP3.  This will take only 10% the space of a comparable
WAV file, and will help you lower the time it takes your page to load.

If you need any more help, please feel free to request a
clarification.  I hope I've helped!

Subject: Re: FRONTPAGE 2000
From: highnoon-ga on 12 Dec 2002 18:07 PST
May I suggest that you use midi files instead.

If you examine sites with music in background, you would find these
are usually midi files.
Subject: Re: FRONTPAGE 2000
From: __casper__-ga on 12 Dec 2002 18:43 PST
Indeed, Midi files are generally used for background music on a
website and can load up in seconds.  They are also fully supported by

The fact that there are 25 images on your site will also have a
dramatic effect on your site depending on size and format.  I would
suggest that you save your images in Gif format and use a "Gif
optimiser" which will reduce file size.  These can be found easily by
doing a simple search on google.

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