Javascript – Start and stop for a embeded music in html using javascript works only in IE


I have embeded a music in a webpage using this code:

<embed src="upload/gnossiennes.mp3" autostart="true" loop="true" hidden="true"></embed>

Then I am using this javascript code to start/stop it:

<script type="text/javascript">
    function play() {
    function stop() {

<span><a href="#" onClick="play();">START</a></span>
<span><a href="#" onClick="stop();">STOP</a></span>

This works only in IE but not in Chrome, FireFox and Opera. What can be the problem? (this is the only embed in the page so I guess document.embeds[0] is only referring to this embed and shouldnt be the problem, unless this array does not exist in other browsers!

Best Solution

Well referencing one <embed> could be fatal for prospective uses of more embed tags. If you simply want to start and stopit then simply create and remove it as a DOM element. Here was a similar question and had the same solution