I have a very short class I created (my first Responsive design) and the sound files are MP3. Works great on the computer or a tablet, but not on my phone (Droid). So based on what I was reading, I needed to download an MP3 player for my phone – which I did. Still no sound. I’m kinda phone challenged, so it’s possible I’ve overlooked something. Should I pick a different format for the SmartPhone classes?
You don’t need to download anything on your phone. It should just work in browser. However, autoplay will not work in browser (this is imposed by phone manufacturers, nothing can be done about it) so you have to create a Play Audio button in your course that learners have to press for the audio to play.
You can auto-play audio an android phone if you change a setting in the chrome browser. In the address bar type chrome://flags
This will open up internal chrome settings. scroll down until you find Gesture requirement for media playback. By default it is enabled. Tap Disable and auto-play will work.
Keep in mind, however, that auto-play is disabled by default because data usage on mobile devices can be inadvertently incurred. You might want to go back into the setting and re-enable it after testing.
Thank you for all the wonderful responses! I will try the auto-play button. And nice to know about the flags thing. I will also check that out. I’m so glad there are so many wonderful experts out there to help me!