MediaElementAudioSource outputs zeros due to CORS access restrictions local mp3 file

I have the following html page that I'm trying to show a class for demonstrating an audio visualizer with an mp3 stored locally:

<!doctype html>
    <header name = "Access-Control-Allow-Origin" value = "*" /> 
    <style type = "text/css">
            div#mp3_player{ width: 500px; height: 60px; background: #000; padding: 5px; margin: 50px auto;}
        div#mp3_player > div > audio{ width: 500px; background: #000; float: left; }
        div#mp3_player > canvas { width: 500px; height: 30px; background: #002D3C; float: left;}
    //create new instance of audio 
    var audio = new Audio();
    audio.src = 'C:/Users/Adam/Desktop/1901.m4a';
    audio.controls = true;
    audio.loop = true;
    audio.autoplay = true;

    var canvas, ctx, source, context, analyser, fbc_array, bars, bar_x, bar_width, bar_height;

    window.addEventListener("load", initMp3Player, false);

    function frameLooper(){
        fbc_array = new Uint8Array(analyser.frequencyBinCount);
        ctx.clearRect(0, 0, canvas.width, canvas.height);
        ctx.fillStyle = "#00CCFF";
        bars = 100;
        for (var i = 0; i < bars; i++){
            bar_x = i * 3;
            bar_width = 2;
            bar_height = -(fbc_array[i]/2);
            ctx.fillRect(bar_x, canvas.height, bar_width, bar_height);

    function initMp3Player(){
        context = new AudioContext();
        analyser = context.createAnalyser();
        canvas = document.getElementById('analyser_render');
        ctx = canvas.getContext('2d');
        source = context.createMediaElementSource(audio);



    <div id = "mp3_player">
        <div id = "audio_box"></div>
        <canvas id = "analyser_render"></canvas>


I've gotten the mp3 file to play automatically before using all of the code in the script tag excluding what's below the line

audio.autoplay = true;

but when I include the frameLooper function I get the message "MediaElementAudioSource outputs zeros due to CORS access restrictions." Is there anyway to circumvent this since it's a local file?


Just after initializing the Audio object, add the following:

audio.crossOrigin = "anonymous";

This should prevent the CORS access restriction.

Need Your Help

Get CSS path from Dom element

javascript css css-selectors

I got this function to get a cssPath :

Can open source code hosted at github be closed-source?

open-source github

Can the owner of an open source Github repository later decide to close it? What about other people's contribution to that project?