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Parameters...


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The following Parameters are available for JtMedium :


1. sdirectory
This is the (relative) directory of the sound clips. Its the Sound directory. It should be below your main directory. As an example if your sounds are kept in a directory called sounds ,the entry is of this type:

<PARAM NAME = sdirectory VALUE="sounds/">

That forward slash has to be present. If your sounds are in the same directory as your html and .class files, skip that entire line.


2. idirectory
Its the Image directory. It should be below your main directory. As an example if your images are kept in a directory called images ,the entry is of this type:

<PARAM NAME = idirectory VALUE="images/">

That forward slash has to be present.If your images are in the same directory as your html and .class files, skip the entire line.


3. introloop
Its the initial sound clip. If you run the applet on your hard-drive, you may not notice the delay in program loading. But because your web page visitors will be surfing with a phone line, they might experience a long delay before the applet actually does anything visible or audible. The very first thing the applet does is to download and play this clip to keep your visitors expectant. Therefore this "introloop" should be short and sweet.
The entry is of this type:

<PARAM NAME = introLoop VALUE="loop1.au">

If you did not include an introloop, skip that entire line.


4. longloop
These sound clips are the last ones to be downloaded and played. When about 75% of the pictures have been shown for the first time, the longloop(s) starts downloading in the backgroud. This is so because they are usually longer but more appropriate than the introloop. If you list more than one clip for the long loop, they are downloaded in the order in which they are listed. When the first one is fully dowloaded, it replaces the introloop as the background sound. When the second longloop is fully downloaded, it replaces the first one,etc. When all the long loops have been downloaded, the applet cycles through then in the order in which they were recieved. Each longloop is played for a period specified by the 'loopcycles' parameter. As an example,
if <PARAM NAME = loopcycles VALUE= "3">
and <PARAM NAME = myspeed VALUE= "6000">
then the longloop plays for 18000 millisecs (3 X 6000) before its replaced by the next longloop. The entry is of this type:

<PARAM NAME = longloop VALUE="loop1.au">
or
<PARAM NAME = longloop VALUE="loop1.au loop2.au loop3.au">


Only the .au type of sound files can be used with JtMedium.


5. mysonglist
This is a list of (usually) very short sound clips that play at a set interval at random over the continuous background music. You can list as many as you want. Separate each name with at least one space as in the example below:

<PARAM NAME = mysonglist VALUE="Hi.au sah.au laugh.au">

If you did not include any shortclips, skip that entire line.



6. myimagelist
This is a list of images that are of the .gif or .jpg format only. You can list as many as you like. Separate each name with at least one space as in the example below:

<PARAM NAME = myimagelist VALUE="vid00826.jpg elle.gif ant.jpg">

If you did not include any images, skip that entire line. Your applet will load quicker.


7. myfile
The file containing the text messages that will flash on the applet.
Look at the examples provided earlier.
The entry is of this type:

<PARAM NAME = myfile VALUE="filename.txt">

The extension doesn't have to be .txt If you don't use this parameter, the applet will welcome your visitor anyway.

8. appletcolor
The applet will try to assume the color you specify for its background. The appletcolor parameter is a 6 figure hex value (0 to 9 to A to F). The entry is of this type: <PARAM NAME = appletcolor VALUE="B766C4"> If you do not specify the appletcolor parameter, the applet will try to guess the color of your web-page and emulate it. This helps the applet not to stick out of your homepage. Results will depend on many things including the browser you are using. If you do not specify this parameter, and the applet fails to guess the background color of your web-page it will default to red. So specify this parameter whenever you can.

9. myspeed
The entry is of this type:
<PARAM NAME = myspeed VALUE="4000">
This is the interval between the cycling of the shortclips.(mysonglist) The default is 5000 millisecs. The smaller this number is the faster the looping.

10. loopcycles

The entry is of this type:

<PARAM NAME = loopcycles VALUE="5">

This is the interval between the cycling of the longloops. The default is 5. It actually refers to imagecycles eg with a value of 5 , the longloop switches to the next once every 5 image displays.


11. northlabel

The entry is of this type:

<PARAM NAME = northlabel VALUE="no">

This is determines if the north labels appear or not. Default is yes. If disabled and the north button is enabled, it fills the width of the applet. If the north button is disabled, The applet stretches to occupy the space giving you more space for image viewing.




12. southlabel

The entry is of this type:

<PARAM NAME = southlabel VALUE="no">

This is determines if the south label appears or not. Default is yes. If disabled the applet stretches to occupy the space giving you more space for image viewing.




13. northbutton

The entry is of this type:

<PARAM NAME = northbutton VALUE="no">

This is determines if the north button appears or not. Default is yes. If disabled the applet stretches to occupy the space giving you more space for image viewing.




14. caption

The entry is of this type:

<PARAM NAME = caption VALUE="Thunder homepage">

This is determines caption on the north button. Default is The version name of this applet.






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