How to Play a Sound File Using PHP

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It is possible to embed a sound file in a web page using a combination of PHP and HTML. PHP is a server-side language, which means that all the processing it performs takes place on the web server hosting the website. In order to get the sound file to play on the client side--the visitor's computer--you must insert a reference to the audio file in the HTML code for the web page. The HTML generated by the PHP code will prompt the web browser to activate an audio application, which then plays the audio file through the computer's speakers.


Things You'll Need

  • Computer

  • Text editor