These 70s web pages are loaded with juicy audio samples from days gone
by. The vast majority of these are in .au format, which is a common
standard playable on UNIX, PC, and Mac machines. Most popular browsers
(including Internet Explorer and Netscape)
come with audio playing capability and support the .au file format
If your browser does not have intrinsic support for .au files,
never fear! A number of excellent add-on packages are available.
For IBM-compatible machines, you can't go wrong with
For longer sound samples, I've been adding audio files encoded in
RealAudio and mp3 formats. So far I offer relatively few RealAudio
and mp3 files and they are all specially marked. These files are set
up to "stream", so the sound will start playing while the download is
The RealAudio player software may be obtained (free of charge)
directly from its creators at RealNetworks. Their web site guides
you to the deluxe player which is not free, but if you read carefully
and stick to your guns, you'll locate the free player.
to -DeeT's 70s Page.
- If you use Netscape or Internet Explorer, and would like to
save a copy of a sound bite for later use, click the link with
the right mouse button and select "Save Link As..." or "Save Target As...".
- If Netscape shows you a small window filled only with a gray background
and the 'N' logo, with nothing apparently happening, don't close the
window. The download of the sound file is proceeding and the player
controls will appear in the gray area when the download is complete.