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Status of MP3 Player Plugin

Ok SO I have had many inquries about when the next version of the mp3 player is going to come out.. So I am here to set a few things straight:

  1. My partner and I still have to figure out some menial details on the legal four-front
  2. There are still a few bugs/concerns that I have with the plugin until that is fixed I don’t want to release garbage.
  3. I am incorporating some new players that will add some cool features to the plugin as well
  4. There has been numerous things happen in my personal life in the last couple of months that made it virtually impossible to get adequate time to work on the plugin.
  5. Hopefully by the end of February it will be finished and working to the fullest extent.

I thank you all for patiently awaiting the arrival of the new version you will NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!

Here are some pictures just to tide you over for awhile:

Some pictures are a bit goofy when you click so open in a new tab or window to see the full size.

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Top 20 WordPress Plugins I’m featured #11


Thanks to Kerry Webster for the table and the download link to the pdf download!
I’m featured in a Magazine!
In issue 164 of Web Designer Magazine there is a feature article on WordPress plug-ins, “Electrify Your Blog: The Top 20 WordPress Plug-ins for the Next-gen Blogger”. Matt Mullenweg comments on the top 20 wordpress plugins and I must say that these plugins are very awesome and two of the plugins that I use is of course mine mp3 player plugin and contact form 7 I have not tried all of the others yet but with have to take the time to do so. I think that this is very cool that I am featured in a magazine just because of a hobby lol.

Plugin Name/Link Author WP Version Required
1. Tweet Blender Kirill Navotchenko 2.0.2 +
2. Facebook Dashboard Widget Chris Chrisostomou 2.5 +
3. uQuery iPhone App Widget RADSense Software 2.6 +
4. WordPress Mobile Pack James Pearce/dotMobi 2.5 +
5. Google Analytics for WordPress Joost de Valk 2.7 +
6. Smart YouTube Vladimir Prelovac 2.0 +
7. Better Tag Cloud Nicolas Kuttler 2.8 +
8. WP-PostRatings Lester Chan 2.8 +
9. Flickr + Highslide Pim Linders 2.7 +
10. Yet Another Related Posts Plugin Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine 2.3 +
11. MP3 Player Plugin Thomas Norberg 2.6 +
12. WP-DBManager Lester Chan 2.8 +
13. SEO Friendly Images Vladimir Prelovac 2.0 +
14. Google XML Sitemap Arne Brachhold 2.1 +
15. Sidenotes Stephan Lenhart 2.3 +
16. Theme Switch Nicolas Kuttler 2.7 +
17. Resize-on-Upload John Tindell 2.8.1 +
18. Cute Profiles Tejaswini Deshpande, Sanjeev Mishra 2.7 +
19. Contact Form 7 Takayuki Miyoshi 2.7 +
20. StatPress Reloaded Manuel Grabowski 2.5 +


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Website Music Player

I am finally able to sit down and tell you about the media player that I put on my website. As you can see to the right is a music player and the code that I used is valid XHTML. So here we go:

I first used the files from PremiumBeat.com and put them on my site. But then I didn’t want to edit the .xml file everytime that I added or deleted a song in the mp3 folder. So I found a script that I had from a long time ago from another mp3 player from another site that I built and had to modify it. So here is all the files and how to add them to your site.

Download .zip file here. (I accidentally deleted it awhile ago the link should work now!)

Upload those files to your server where you want the player to go and remember where you stored them (because you will need that url later to input and grab your files to play.

Then take a look at the sample HTML doc in your editor (NOT MS WORD, preferably something like notepad or editpad lite). Also OPEN the playlist.php file in the same editor. (NOTE THIS IS ALL FROM YOUR SERVER)

You are going to need to change a few things in order to have the music you want instead of mine.

So now that you have the HTML file open and the playlist file open. You need to change the following things:

On the sampleEmbedCode.html:

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<!-- End Copy/Paste -->
 
<!--Valid XHTML Code for IE and Firefox to Put in widget sidebar for wordpress-->
<div>
  <object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab" width="200" height="250">
    <param name="movie" value="http://www.thomasnorberg.com/mediaplayer/playerMultipleList.swf" />
<param name="FlashVars" value="autoPlay=no&amp;playlistPath=http://www.thomasnorberg.com/mediaplayer/playlist.php&amp;overColor=#822601&amp;playerSkin=2"/>
<!--[if !IE]> <-->
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.thomasnorberg.com/mediaplayer/swfobject.js"></script>
<div id="flashPlayer">
  This text will be replaced by the flash music player.
</div>
 
<script type="text/javascript">
   var so = new SWFObject("http://www.thomasnorberg.com/mediaplayer/playerMultipleList.swf", "mymovie", "295", "200", "7", "#FFFFFF");
   so.addVariable("autoPlay","no")
   so.addVariable("playlistPath","http://www.thomasnorberg.com/mediaplayer/playlist.php")
   so.write("flashPlayer");
</script>
<!--> <![endif]-->
</object></div>
 
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and on the on the playlist.php file:

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$dir = "mp3/";
$url = "http://www.thomasnorberg.com/mediaplayer/playerMultipleMenuPackage/mp3/";

Change everything that has http://www.thomasnorberg.com/mediaplayer/ to where ever you put the MP3 Player folder that you uploaded to your website.

Now when you open your sampleEmbedCode.html file again you should have the IsWar.mp3 playing. Now you can either delete that file from the mp3 folder and add new songs or keep it and add songs either way it is up to you. That is it so let me know if you have any complications that I can help with.

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