Including Audio Files in Generated Albums

BluPlusPlus recognizes audio file types: mp3, wav, ogg.

There are two ways to include audio files:

  • As an independent file
  • To accompany an index or slide image page—the audio file will play when the corresponding index or slide image page is opened

Independent (standalone) audio files

Independent audio files are processed in the same manner as image files; a thumbnail is created and the audio file will play when the thumbnail is clicked. In order to have independent audio files processed by jAlbum, the “ignore pattern” on the jAlbum Advanced-General tab must be edited so that it does not contain the extension for the type of audio file to be processed as an independent audio file (e.g., if the file to be processed as an independent audio file is a .wav file, then ‘wav’ must be delete from the ignore pattern.

Audio files to accompany index or slide image pages

To have an audio file play when an index page is opened, a Variable must be used.

There are two ways to have an audio file play when a slide image page is opened:

  • Use a Variable to reference an audio file that is hidden from jAlbum processing (the audio file is processed only by BluPlusPlus)
  • Place the audio file alongside its corresponding image file in an image folder (the audio file is processed by both jAlbum and BluPlusPlus)

Use a Variable

This method is particularly tidy; some prefer the second method because it is easy to see by looking in the album directory which image files have accompanying audio files. Note: the end user’s (the person viewing the album) browser determines whether a particular format of audio file will be able to be played.

Place the audio file alongside image files

If an audio file is placed alongside the image in the image folder and is given the same name as the image it accompanies (except for the extension, which is ‘.mp3’, ‘.wav’, or whatever extension is appropriate for the kind of audio file used), the audio file will start to play when the slide image page for the image is opened.