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Old 02-04-06, 11:13 AM   #1
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Need Help with basic HTML Question, Thanks!

A while ago i ran into the Sheldon Brown podcasts as well as Audiobooks. I enjoyed them immensely and have decided to try my hand at podcasting. I write a lot of articles for my site anyway and speaking into an Mp3 Player rather than typing has some distinct advantages. For me and the person surfing my page.

But i want people to be able to download the podcasts of my site. The problem is i only the know the barest minimum of webpage building. I use a WYSIWYG composer like program (NVU) for building my pages so know almost nothing at all about HTML coding.

My question is, could someone explain to me (like i am a 3 year old preferably) what i would have to do in order to have a link on my page that would start the download of a (mp3) file...?

Maybe someone even has a link to a tutorial or the necessary code?

It would really be much much appreciated and some of the podcasts will definately be about bikes, hopefully a few people on these boards might like them.

Thanks very much!

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Old 02-04-06, 11:48 AM   #2
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http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_links.asp

This is the link you are looking for. One of the best online tutorial sites I have found.
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<a href="Linktompe.mp3">Interesting Mp3 Article</a>
<i> Users, to save this file to your desktop right click and select "Save as".</i>

the only way you can mandatorily attempt to force the file to be downloaded when a user clicks, as opposed to the default action (e.g. play in their default media file) is if you use something server side (php/perl/asp/asp.net) that tells the browser that this is a content-disposition is an attachment.
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the only way you can mandatorily attempt to force the file to be downloaded when a user clicks, as opposed to the default action (e.g. play in their default media file) is if you use something server side (php/perl/asp/asp.net) that tells the browser that this is a content-disposition is an attachment.
And even that doesn't always work in IE because some versions of IE illegally sniff the attachment to see what type it really is and will open up a helper application to deal with the attachment rather than to save it to the filesystem.
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Hmm interesting that, more evil empire points to Microsh*t. Well i think this will do me nicely, thanks very much guys. I made some podcasts but i might keep re recording them as i notice my diction and such really gets better on second try. Not to say that they are all that great.

The Podcast i have planned in any case. A primer of folding bikes and what their distinct advantages and downsides are, going in depth into the most interesting brands and models today. Also some info on small wheels in general.

A sortoff rambling affair podcast all about squatting, politics, freedom, being rent and mortgage free, sustainable building, computers, bikes and a lot more. Kindoff trying to explain about some of the things i did in/with my life that worked out great for je and maybe inspiring others.
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Let me know when you get your podcast up. I usually use iTunes to subscribe/download them to my iPod and listen on my way from hospital to hospital during the day.

You might want to see how you can get your podcast listed on iTunes.
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Ok Cool, i'll try to let you know, most likely i will start a new thread with podcast in the title so if i forget you can always do a search.
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