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  5. You're right, probably the changes disappeared from fresh install but could remain on existing installations. +1. That's why I usually poweroff the speakers on my PC, in order not to hear things I didn't ask.
  6. mastercomputers

    Google Chrome and media files

    This is really strange as Chrome rolled back those changes in May so maybe it's some left over crud. You should always test with a fresh browser set at defaults as browsers have been implementing user behaviour preferences based on user browsing experiences. If you read up on Chromium and Chrome developmets, you can see the direction they are heading. The autoplay policy seemed a bit pushed but I do prefer having choice rather than forced to hear things played on my browser unknowingly.
  7. yordan

    Docker, what's this ?

    Of course. a snapshot is a backup. Security is there for avoiding problem to occur, or solve the problem if it happen to occur. If the security people do not succeed preventing or solving the problem, then you restore your backup.
  8. mastercomputers

    Docker, what's this ?

    Not only trying before installing. You may decide on just running the container instead and not risk things going wrong. However, things can go wrong in containers just like they do with normal environments. Although, containers are like sandbox environments. I believe you can snapshot them and restore them easily. So if you tested a browser in a container and it got infected with a homepage changer, you could easily just restore that container and have the insurance that it only affected that container and you easily fixed it without having to take steps necessary to remove malware. This maybe safer, but this does not mean you drop your security because of the way you run things. People are always trying to exploit while others are trying to prevent. You need to still keep on top of things. One thing I didn't mention, you can build a vast library of containers and only use them on a needs to basis. So you may store LibreOffice away on storage and grab it when you need it, then store it away when you're done. Cheers, MC
  9. yordan

    Docker, what's this ?

    Wow! Trying before installing, that's a very interesting point!
  10. mastercomputers

    Docker, what's this ?

    Docker is container platform for containerised applications/programs. It's like virtualisation but not in the sense like a virtual machine but more like a virtual environment. So imagine I developed a program called xisto.forums that I based on the yordan.helper file which is developed by you. Now in a normal system, you are required to install xisto.forums as well as the required yordan.helper file. When running a container platform however, you create a container that includes all the files you need with it. So in my container you will have xisto.forums and yordan.helper. You now have all the necessary files required to run xisto.forums. Things to understand: You have the version that I used to create the program, so it's tied to that particular version. These containers will not interfere with your system files because they are ran in their own environment. So if I included yordan.helper v1.0 but your current system has yordan.helper v3.2, they will not conflict. I could include a newer version or older version than what you currently have. Sometimes with slow to update/upgrade software, you maybe able to find a container that is more uptodate than what your operating system provides. Since they do not make use of your installed system files/libraries, they can be huge in size because they will contain everything necessary to run it. You can run multiple versions of different containers. There's a lot of pros and cons to doing this and whether you need it or not. For me, if there's a need to run old software, maybe that's the way, for newer software my Linux distribution is a rolling release and maintains very bleeding edge software in which case I'm never far behind with software I need to run. The file sizes can be ridiculous, even in the GBs. There is some work being done on sharing common container files/libraries to reduce the size. You could try it first before you actually install it properly. There's much more pros and cons but these things may improve over time. Cheers, MC
  11. yordan

    Docker, what's this ?

    Of course, I guess that it's a kind of virtualization, each thing should behave as a virtual private system. However, it still seems mysterious to me. And everything I find looks like marketing b...lshit, no technical explanation nor description.
  12. yordan

    Docker, what's this ?

    Do you use Docker ? What's that ? How does it work ? Looks like a good old command-line ms-dos thing, am I true ?
  13. I really have not got the slightest clue. In the page where the code refused to work, there was only some basic HTML, only some paragraphs of text, while the code on the working page was more complicated (including Bootstrap 4 cards and more). It is really a mystery to me too.
  14. Ohh.. sorry, I mis-understood. If your code works in one web page and not in another... I m curious what would be the reason? May be some other code in that page is stopping it from auto-play.
  15. No, what I said was "My code works in Chrome on one website and will not work on another". I know that Chrome has disabled autostart of audio and video with sound since April, but other browers still allow it. Funny enough, I managed to solve it without any Javascript. The trick was simply to use an iframe and it starts immediately. Very weird, I must admit. Thanks for your help anyway.
  16. You only said, Your code works in One Browser but fails in another. So just use Javascript to make it work in the browser where it does not work.
  17. I do agree whole heartedly, but not being an expert in Javascript, setting this up could prove a bit problematic for me. However, what I just cannot understand is that, on another site, it works perfectly, and, setting it up on the current site I am working on, using exactly the same code I used on the other website, it just refuses to work. Strange, very strange.
  18. If Chrome is not liking auto-play Media, There is only solution using Javascript.
  19. Sure, why don't we do that? Because those ads and popups (not necessarily music, being a musician) do my head in and often serve no purpose whatsoever except to annoy people, or leading to useless sites or broken links or even filling your machine with spyware and such rubbish. See, I can even answer seriously to sarcasm. There is one thing I NEVER put on my websites and that is popups or third party ads or similar rubbish, apart from the cookies banner at the top or bottom, which has now become an obligation according to EU privacy rules and only occurs on a visitor's first visit (unless (s)he clears his/her cookies). And, for users with some sense, what would be the use, they would use (as I do) a popup blocker anyway. While I know that some "serious" sites still make use of these kind of things, they are definitely not my thing at all, so I am definitely not going to implement them.
  20. Sorry, you are right. I did not have any technical answer, so I replied with my deep feeling. So maybe we should also open another thread concerning economy. Are popups and ads and unwanted music necessary for the economy ?
  21. Oh dear, another one joining the dole queue then. Bad thing for the economy, i would say. However, this question was meant to be technical, not about the philosophies of life or what people like or not while surfing. Just a question about how to deal with a certain issue, and, moreover, expressing my astonishment about how exactly the same HTML code can work on one web page and not on another. That is all it was, in other words, that is what the topic was (choosing my words carefully this time). Since my real intelligence is failing, I might try it with the artificial stuff, who knows?
  22. OK, I understand. However, I want to master whether music should be playing or not while I am looking at a webpage. Moreover, sometimes when I am at work, sometimes I need help and I use to ask google. Some results arise, and If I click on the wrong link, it should start no music, else I will not be considered as a serious worker and I will loose my job.
  23. OK, granted, but this is not about a spam window or an annoying popup (which I hate as well) opening up. It is only a piece of music playing while you are looking at the page.
  24. By the way, personally, I hate websites starting things I don't master. I stopped visiting websites opening invisible windows playing music or saying sentences like "hey, buy my thing"!
  25. OpaQue

    Grammar Police

    Thank you Yordan for the explanation. @Manoushka, My sentence "Every time invision do a major update, our myCENT program breaks." means, Everytime, Our Forum Software (created by : https://invisioncommunity.com/) whom I refer here as just Invision (my bad.. It is actually "Invision Power Services, Inc.") .. I hope, according to you, this first mistake of mine is now clear. Secondly, the use of the verb "do" is specifically because as long as this software will continue to exist, Invision Power Services, Inc. will continue rolling out new updates and features. Sites like facebook, google etc also keep rolling new updates and many of these updates .. just a simple example like emojee's icons are now found to be common among major companies and they are possible due to updates. If this forum was entirely coded by me, this issue would not have happened. Long time back, I did make a separate script called the lofi version. I had created my own version of code from scratch to display a seo optimised version of the forums. Due to a lot of upgrades by Invision Power Services, Inc., I need to re-code the myCENT script from scratch.
  26. Since April 2018, Google Chrome decided to stop allowing media files (be it video with sound or just sound files) to start automatically on a website. This time (this rarely happens) I have been caught out. The problem is, I have a website where I want an mp3 file to start playing automatically when the page loads (invisible, with no controls), and I, myself use Google Chrome 68.0.3440.106 (the latest version at the time of posting). To my astonishment, when the page loads, nothing happens, and I say "to my astonishment", as I have used exactly the same code as I used on another web page, where the MP3 file DOES play as expected. The code is: <audio autoplay> <source src="xxx/xxxxx.ogg" type="audio/ogg"> <source src="xxxc/xxxxx.mp3" type="audio/mpeg"> Your browser does not support the audio element. </audio> As I said, on my other website, with exactly the same code, the MP3 file starts playing immediately and flawlessly, while on the site I am working on now, not a single note plays. I have read tons of advice on a vast number of websites, most of them say it is simply the bit "type="audio/mpeg" that is supposed to do the trick, while others advise using an iframe, and then there are people who say you have to resort to using Java and/or Javascript, some of the code they give can even get very lengthy. Now, what I would like to know is, is there anyone who knows a solution that works, and keeps working, as I have had no joy with anything I read and tried in all the things I have gone through so far. And what baffles me even more is that, using EXACTLY the same code as I did on another website were it works perfectly, it just refuses to work this time. Any help will be much appreciated.
  27. I also love expressing myself sometimes and somewhere. And I love a philosophical chapter. Each guy's freedom is limited by somebody else's freedom. Singing too loud in public places can be offending for people loving another kind of music. And telling the truth to people should not be done in a public place, because each word could bi misinterpreted. And of course I hope that our forum will soon be a public place with many daily visitors!
  28. Oops, sorry. In that case I do apologise. I did not mean to cause any offence, merely to make a point, and also to add a bit of a funny note to the post. OK, point taken, although I thought I expressed myself quite innocently, not as if I used abusive comments or anything. But OK, I shall edit the "offensive" content in question. Oops, I see it is no longer possible to edit the post, if you can, please feel free to delete the last sentence.
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