Wp Audio Player • Sound Manager 2 • Soundcloud

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Wp Audio Player • Sound Manager 2 • Soundcloud
My Kingdom for a
Good Audio Player
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Wp Audio Player
Sound Manager 2
Soundcloud
oEmbed HTML5 audio
mb.miniAudioPlayer
Amazon MP3 Widget
Google MP3 Player
jPlayer Audio
Jetpack Easy Playlists
Wimpy Player
MediaElement.js
HTML5 jQuery Audio
HTML5 MP3 Player
etc., etc...
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Introducing MP3-jPlayer
by Simon Ward
Looks fairly cool...
In line text - stopped
Styled playlist
In line text - playing
Playlister - closed
Big Button
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What Features Are Important?
Super Duper Essential:
MP3-jPlayer
1. No Flash players!
2. Cross-browser friendly (including mobile)
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What Features Are Important?
Super Duper Essential:
MP3-jPlayer
3. Lightweight
4. Good buttons
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What Features Are Important?
Pretty Danged Important:
MP3-jPlayer
5. “Play” turns off any other track currently
playing
6. “Time Remaining” and/or “Total Time”
readout
7. Progress bar that allows user to move
anywhere in the track
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What Features Are Important?
Pretty Danged Important:
MP3-jPlayer
8. Ability to style player using plugin styling tools
AND css.
9. Support for playlists
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What Features Are Important?
Would be Really Nice:
MP3-jPlayer
9. Trigger a single player from any html link on
the page?
10. Display the waveform like Soundcloud
11. Display artwork
12. Display additional information
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What About Documentation
and Support?
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Frequent updates
Quick to respond to questions
His documentation is fantastic! (demos, code
examples, clear explanations)
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Wordpress-specific
Features
In Settings:
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Can define global characteristics (looping, auto play, number of
tracks, optional stylesheet in theme folder, default path to your audio
files even if in a CDN)
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Wordpress-specific
Features
In Settings:
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Can create Playlist Players, Single Players, Pop-Out Player
and shortcode for turning any mp3 link into a player
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Wordpress-specific
Features
In Settings:
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Link to Help page with long list of shortcode key = value pairs
and accompanying examples (related to text-size, button-size, button
types, number of tracks, captions and titles, artwork, player styles,
volume, shuffle, sorting, width/height, download, etc...)
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Wordpress-specific
Features
In Settings:
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Link to Help page dedicated to managing downloads through the
player itself
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In Conclusion:
A good audio player is a complex beast. This is far and away the most
complete, flexible and best supported player I’ve found for Wordpress.
Look in the WP repository or go here:
http://sjward.org/jplayer-for-wordpress/
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Postlude:
Soundcloud has a custom player available on Github. I may try building
one and seeing if I can add the other features I am looking for (like
waveforms and single fixed player triggered by html on the page).
Good luck...
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Contact:
Daniel Portis-Cathers
[email protected]
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