[Pro] music player, MP3 player

Not sure the exact name, but is there a plug-in or action that will allow me to have a music player on my wesite? Like MySpace music where there is a list of songs, play, stop, rewind, volume control, etc. or like i-tunes, etc.?


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I have questions about this too - first though, all you have to do is search “music” on the forum here so some answers…

One thing you can do is put an HTML box on your page and drag an MP3 file into it and you will get a QT player that launches play upon loading the page (nice) - problem with this is - it’s only one song and the playing will break if you click on a link to another page (or so I have seen thus far). The QT controls may not fit aesthetically very well.

There are some “paid” players you can buy - but I have no idea if they play globally through all pages of the site. (One feature I am definitely looking for!) I think a work around might be embedding your extra pages within one main page - but I’m not sure on that.

The player I am looking for needs to be very small, hopefully skinnable, auto starting, auto loops and allows at least 2-4 songs (although I can always just paste multiple songs together in an audio editor to create one long audio file).

I don’t want a big huge ugly player with all kinds of blinking lights and text. Here is a good implementation of what I’d like (without using so much Flash tho) -
http://www.blusites.com/lucilleann/index2.php

Music plays automatically
Player controller mostly hides, but is easy to find
Music stays on throughout the site

Even Wimpyplayer is bit overkill for me… so can I skin the QT player and keep it running throughout all my pages?


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One option is : http://flash-mp3-player.net/

You could also the Freeway Sound FX action to create a simple play/
stop button

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On 22 Aug 2009, at 7:10 pm, Jimmi Toro wrote:

Not sure the exact name, but is there a plug-in or action that will
allow me to have a music player on my wesite? Like MySpace music
where there is a list of songs, play, stop, rewind, volume control,
etc. or like i-tunes, etc.?


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One option is : http://flash-mp3-player.net/

That looks perfect David - thank you! I tried the generator for the MAXI, set up all the parameters and pasted the code into a HTML box in Pro, but it didn’t work. Upon preview - all I got was code in a box.

I know I would have to go in and change the URL for the MP3 file once it’s actually loaded up to the site - but what else am I missing? (I also tried downloading the template - but unsure I should even need that - it seems more for the coding types that might want to modify it…)


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Did you download the .swf file as well? and upload it to your site?

The code needs to file find this .swf file in your hosting (using the
url link at the top of the code).

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On 23 Aug 2009, at 1:56 pm, igirl wrote:

One option is : http://flash-mp3-player.net/

That looks perfect David - thank you! I tried the generator for
the MAXI, set up all the parameters and pasted the code into a HTML
box in Pro, but it didn’t work. Upon preview - all I got was code
in a box.

I know I would have to go in and change the URL for the MP3 file
once it’s actually loaded up to the site - but what else am I
missing? (I also tried downloading the template - but unsure I
should even need that - it seems more for the coding types that
might want to modify it…)


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Sometime around 23/8/09 (at 08:56 -0400) igirl said:

pasted the code into a HTML box in Pro, but it didn’t work. Upon
preview - all I got was code in a box.

Almost right! :slight_smile: Raw code goes into a Markup Item box, not straight
into an HTML box. Go to the menubar and choose Insert > Markup Item.
Paste your code into the dialog that opens, then click OK and
position/resize the 100x100px box that has now appeared on your page.

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David, Thanks - I think pasting the code only is fine if you aren’t hosting the swf file etc. on your own site - the developer gives you the link to his in the generator code-
http://flash-mp3-player.net/medias/player_mp3_maxi.swf

I’m trying to develop first in FW before I upload anything at all - or even register a new domain!

Keith - thank you - that’s what I was missing! Although for some reason the AutoPlay won’t work. In the code, it’s value is set to 1 (autoplay=1) - I even tried changing it to 0 but it made no difference. Not your problem I know, LOL

The other concern I have (also tested) is that the play breaks/stops when I change pages within the site. So help me out a little just so I’m not wasting my time… I thought if I put the player on the master page it might still run when navigating through the site - but while it appears on all pages as it should, the sound stops with each new page click. :-/


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Sometime around 23/8/09 (at 10:01 -0400) igirl said:

I thought if I put the player on the master page it might still
run when navigating through the site - but while it appears on all
pages as it should, the sound stops with each new page click. :-/

THe master page helps you create multiple ‘regular/real’ pages with
the same content, but this is purely a Freeway-end, design-time
thing. When you look at the site in a browser each page is a new
thing that’s loaded. Even though you have the same SWF item on each
page, and even though it may be set to play the same MP3 track, and
even though it is probably all cached by your browser, you’re loading
it in from scratch each time you visit a new page.

Even if you got the autoplay working it would be starting from
scratch each time you go to a new page.

The ONLY way you can have audio continue playins is by not
closing/leaving the page that contains that MP3-playing SWF. This can
be done by popping open a new window for the audio player, or by
using some kind of frame-based or perhaps iFrame-based setup. Both
those solution have their drawbacks. In fact, the popup window
solution has too, but it is the least problematic in SEO terms.

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The ONLY way you can have audio continue playins is by not
closing/leaving the page that contains that MP3-playing SWF.

That’s what I suspected. I’m going to have to actually think about this now… I’ve seen this working on LiveBooks and BluDomain sites etc, but then they are 100% flash based I think? A pop up seems OK, but I know I have all my browsers set to block them!

Frames might actually work as I don’t have a lot of SEO concerns on the site I’m doing (which is for photography galleries) and as a result - little to no searchable text!


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