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Microsoft KB Archive/175175

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Article ID: 175175

Article Last Modified on 8/5/2004


  • Microsoft FrontPage 98 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q175175


When you attach a sound file to a hover button, the sound does not play.


A sound file attached to a hover button will not play if it is in stored in a format, such as .wav, Musical Instrument Digital Interface (.mid), or Real Audio (.ram).

In FrontPage 98, a hover button is a Java-based applet that can use 8-bit, 8000 Hz, mono, u-law audio (.au) files only. The .au file format is an audio digital file format supported by the Java programming language, developed by Sun Microsystems. This file format is commonly used on UNIX and NeXT computers.


To use a sound file as an effect on a hover button, convert the sound file to the .au format by using a sound conversion utility, which is available from a third-party software vendor.

Microsoft has two sample audio files ( and in a self-extracting archive called Ausample.exe. To use these files, download the following file from the Microsoft Download Center.

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services

Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help to prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.


If you see a gray box rather than the hover button when you preview your page in a Web browser, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

179940 FP98: Gray Box, Error Using Hover Button with 32-bit Color

Additional query words: 98 Hover Button Sound front page

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