There are several ways to play sound in a web page. Why you need sound in a web page. The most common type of feedback is sound. The computer clicks when you select things, beeps when there are errors, and makes other noises to alert you to situations. But Web pages don’t usually have this type of feedback.

As I said above that there are several ways to play sound in web page. But the most common problem is the “Browser specific solutions”. Some will run on Internet explorer, while others will run on Mozilla Firefox and some on Google Chrome.

I have provided a solution here that will run on almost all those browsers that support Flash Player plug-in and that means nearly 99%.

<object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000"
    <embed src="wavplayer.swf?h=1&w=1"

function getPlayer(pid) {
	var obj = document.getElementById(pid);
	if (obj.doPlay) return obj;
	for(i=0; i<obj.childNodes.length; i++) {
		var child = obj.childNodes[i];
		if (child.tagName == "EMBED") return child;
function doPlay(fname) {
	var player=getPlayer("audio1");;
function doStop() {
	var player=getPlayer("audio1");

<input type="button" value="Play Sound" onClick="doPlay('duck.wav')">
<input type="button" value="Stop Sound" onClick="doStop()">

You can also download complete running code from the link below.

Download Source code zip

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3 Responses to Playing Sound on a webpage using Javascript and Flash Player

  1. Bart says:

    Nice … if it would actually work. Downloaded the example and it does exactly nothing :)

  2. […] Following code might help you to play sound in a web page using javascript only. You can see further details at […]

  3. Vinay says:

    I am getting error at; in function doPlay(fname). Please help.

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