Looking for a music player for my site

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I am thinking about replacing my In Transition Archives page from a table format to a media player format maybe allowing an easier way to play the snippets on the page. Any ideas? Are there any non flash solutions? The reason I ask is because I would like people with devices that don't support flash to be able to listen to the snippets.

Maybe there is a player out there that would better organize the content I currently have on the archives page? so that I can have a listing like this:

Miles Davis
- song1
- song2
- song3
Frank Sinatra
- song1
- song2

I just thought that what I could do is maybe offer an option on that page for the table format or music player format, or flash supported and non flash supported choice.

Thanks!!

www.mcran.com
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Randy

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Nathan, Champion

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Hi Randy,

There is an HTML5 option, but then it wont work in Internet Explorer 8 and below. (IE9 supports HTML5 though)

But, there are lots of services out there that have the HTML5 for HTML5-supported browser and then there is a Flash fallback if the browser doesn't support HTML5.

HTML5 works on all iOS Devices and all of the modern browsers. For the ones that don't support HTML5 it automatically turns to Flash.

Here is the service: Sound Manager 2

Maybe that would work for you.

If you need help implementing it I can help.

By the way I'm still working on your menu! :)

Kind regards,
Nathan
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Randy

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Hi Nathan!

This sounds like a viable and I would think practical option for what I am thinking of doing. As you know, I currently have my song snippets in table format.

I had tinkered with several flash based players in the past using xspf but decided to scrap that idea because of the flash issue. What you are suggesting seems like a nice balance between flash and the new HTML5 standard. I would certainly welcome your help with this.

If I can get this player going and only have to make modifications/updates to one list, that would be great. This is what I am looking for. If this is not possible, so be it and I will make the adjustments from my end.

Thanks Nathan!!!

Randy
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Hello Randy,

Further to Nathan's suggestions, here's another that might be of interest to you!

1. Upload your music files into your File Manager.
2. Drag over an HTML Widget and type in the following code:
<a href="http://yoursite.yolasite.com/resources/musicfile.mp3">your text goes here</a>
Replace the following:
* "yoursite.yolasite.com" with your site URL.
* "musicfile.mp3" with the name of your music file.
* Replace "your text goes here" with the text you would like to see appear on the page.
3. You will need to add a new a href code for each of your music files.
4. In the same HTML editor, then add this code after your a href tags:

5. Click on "OK"
6. Save and republish your site.
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Thanks Sanja!

I already have my snippets in table format. I have thousands of them. It's tricky keeping them all updated but so far seems to be working. Nathan's idea looks interesting as well.

Thanks again for your suggestion Sanja!

Randy
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