Preload + different MP3 player

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Preload + different MP3 player

Postby mathieumaes » Fri May 08, 2009 12:00 pm


First of all, good work on the current project. I've been using Subsonic recently, and there is no better alternative out there! Thumbs up!!

However, I have an idea to even improve Subsonic. I noticed you're using JW player to play the MP3 files. I've done some things in the past with "Soundmanager 2". It's a javascript library to play MP3 files. It still uses an invisible flash file to actually play, but the interface is controlled by Javascript.

This has a few advantages:
- Allows you to build your own interface (especially if you know javascript and no flash 8))
- It supports analyzer data
- Read ID3 tags (which is probably not needed in this case, but still)

Last but not least, it allows you to control the loading. For example you can start preloading the next song if the current song is complete (but still playing) from the playlist.

I could do this very easily if it was a simple website, but in your case I don't know how the HTML is formed...
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Postby sindre_mehus » Fri May 08, 2009 5:57 pm

Thanks for the tip!

I don't feel like reimplementing the web player yet again right now, but maybe I could use it for inline "preview" playback of songs in the album frame.

Cheers, Sindre
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Postby mathieumaes » Fri May 08, 2009 8:54 pm

The player interface can be integrated better in the design, and it should be much easier to tweak the layout for people who like making new skins.

Also, the graphical analyzer will definately increase the level of coolness... 8)

If you are interested in this improvement, I'd be happy to make some time for this the next couple of weeks...

I downloaded the SVN trunk and I found the PHP/JS files. I should be able to do this...
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Postby eli2k » Sat May 09, 2009 2:54 am

JWPlayer's plugin feature has a visualizer here: ... /Revolt?q= and they also have a spectrum-type visualizer, also.
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