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Looking for an mp3 player for a webpage

Apr 9, 2012 7:31 PM

because of apple I'm staying away from flash players for now...

 

I 'm lloking for a simple to use mp3 player that's customizable - for example :

 

read & display xml playlists

 

make the list of viewable songs what we choose - like 10 songs or 20 songs - without scroll bars...

 

I'm lookimg at:

 

http://www.longtailvideo.com/support/jw-player/jw-player-for-flash-v5

 

http://www.wimpyplayer.com/products/wimpy_mp3.html

 

http://playlist.software.informer.com/download-playlist-embedded-websi te-media-player/

 

Any opinions are welcome

 
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    Apr 10, 2012 10:45 AM   in reply to revdave

    I like Pickle Player.  It supports MP4 Videos & MP3 Audios in all devices.  Also supports playlists for both..

    http://www.pickleplayer.com/

     

     

     

     

    Nancy O.

    Alt-Web Design & Publishing

    Web | Graphics | Print | Media  Specialists 

    http://alt-web.com/

     
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    Apr 10, 2012 12:24 PM   in reply to revdave

    Here's what I'm doing:

     

    HTML5.

     

    Here is the code and it is really simple:

     

      <audio controls="controls">

      <source src="../path/filename.ogg" type="audio/ogg" />

      <source src="../path/filename.mp3" type="audio/mpeg" />

      Your browser does not support the audio element. <a href="../path/filename.mp3">Right-Click here</a> and choose Save file as&hellip; to download the .MP3 file</audio>

     

    Works in all browsers. Works in all media players that support mpeg audio. But here's a word of warning:

     

    Some browsers may not know that the ogg audio is there, so you may need to edit your .htacess file (on Apache) or your filetypes (on Microsoft IIS servers) to include it.

     

    Here's the change to put into .htaccess. I don't use IIS:

     

    AddType audio/ogg .oga

    AddType video/ogg .ogv

    AddType application/ogg .ogg

    AddHandler application-ogg .ogg .ogv .oga

     

    That will enable both ogg video and audio. Without these lines, Firefox may not play your file.

     

    To make your audio files, please see this link.

     
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    Apr 10, 2012 1:53 PM   in reply to revdave

    My solution makes the web browser itself into the player. You can see the result here.

     

    This also is the idea behind the HTML5 <video> tag.

     
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    Apr 10, 2012 4:55 PM   in reply to revdave

    Pickle player documentation describes how you can automatically generate playlists with PHP:

    http://www.pickleplayer.com/docs/playlist.auto_playlist.php

     

    Also see player options

    http://www.pickleplayer.com/docs/options_player.php

     

    The beauty of Pickle Player is that you only need to offer one file type (MP3) for each audio title; not 4 different file types as you do with HTML5 <audio>.   This saves you both time and server space.

     

     

    Nancy O.

     
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    Apr 12, 2012 10:18 AM   in reply to revdave

    Pickle Player is the best I've tested so far.

    It merges technologies -- in Firefox browsers, a Flash player fallback is invoked by JavaScript. 

     

     

    Nancy O.

     
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    Apr 15, 2012 7:44 AM   in reply to revdave

    I liked building players with a tutorial i found on cartoonsmart.com.  He has two on there.  Here are the links to both of them.  They look great, and the tutorial is very easy to follow and indepth which allows you to go ahead and experiment with your own designs once you have learned how to do it.

     

     

     

    http://www.cartoonsmart.com/XML_and_MP3_player.html

     

    http://www.cartoonsmart.com/as3_music_player.html

     
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    Apr 15, 2012 10:50 AM   in reply to revdave

    Pickle works best when tested on an actual server, especially if you're using PHP to automatically generate playlists.

     

     

    Nancy O.

     
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