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Muting all audio with window.focus/blur

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I've several audio files in my project (html based animations), playing in different actions. I labeled every sound as;


var audio1 = document.createElement('audio'); 

var audio2 = document.createElement('audio'); 

audio1 .setAttribute('src', 'audio/audio1.mp3');

audio2.setAttribute('src', 'audio/audio2.mp3'); etc.


And playing them during animation with TweenMax (like audio1.play, TweenMax.to(audio1, 1, {volume:0...)


I'm trying to mute all sounds if visitor leaves to another tab; with $(window).blur and focus functions,

but active audio is changing during animation, so i need to get back to active audio file when user returns the tab. 


How can i mute the volume of the tab?


Thank you very much in advance for all your help.

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Hi I'm not exactly sure of what you need to do or how your issue relates to GSAP.


If you want to mute all the audio at a certain time you could build an Array with all your references to your audio files and provide the array to a to() tween like

var audio = [audio1, audio2, audio3];

// mute all audio instantly:
TweenLite.set(audio, {volume:0});
//or fade it out
TweenLite.to(audio, 0.5, {volume:0});
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Hi Carl,  that was exactly what i was looking for. Instead of a direct muting, i prefer to use fade out the volume with tweenLite/Max; creating an array solved it. Thanks you very much.

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