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    Music player within a website

    I am building a website but have some problem adding a music player into the pages. It must be some sort of a jukebox player, with a playlist (the files must not be downloadable!!). Can anyone advice me which and how to this (I am no HTML nerd).

    Raymond

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    Re: Music player within a website

    On my website, I use an older version of the JW Flash Media Player. (The old version I use only plays MP3s, but it looks like its not available anymore. The newest version can now also play a bunch of other types of media.)

    It has the installation instructions on the site... you basically upload the required flash files to your site and you use an XML file for the playlist. Then you embed the Flash file into an HTML document (it gives you the code to HTML code to use to embed it, but of course you might want to experiment with it and tweak it to fit your needs).

    While it does not allow users to directly download your music, you would have to upload the MP3s somewhere on your server in the first place, and it's always possible that some clever user could find them. With many Flash jukeboxes, users don't actually stream the music anyway, they download the MP3s to their "temporary Internet files" and it plays through their browsers, through the Flash jukebox (so they're technically downloading your file, but only temporarily). True streaming is more work for the server (my server providers don't even allow it at all). Still, without direct links to your music files, most common users probably aren't going to figure out how to download them permanently.

    There are probably some tricky ways to not allow anyone at all to access MP3s directly on your site, but such methods are beyond my skill.

    Hope this helps.
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
    My MP3s | My Melody Generator | my album
    "serious music" ... as if the rest of us are just kidding

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    Re: Music player within a website

    Hi Raymond,

    Here's a couple tools for creating embedded media players:

    http://www.download.com/Stream-Maste...dlPid=10354278

    http://www.download.com/CoffeeCup-We...dlPid=10503134

    You may also tailor a search at download.com for more.

    As to your concern to not "allow" download of your media files, tools like Audacity render your concern impossible to enforce. If a tune can be played, it can be captured to a file.

    Regards,
    Darwin

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    Re: Music player within a website

    I chose to not have my music played through my web site to keep the bandwith use down. Instead, I send visitors to my website to a place called Broadjam - where I have my music stored - ready for listening. They cannot download (I know tricks can be done) - but I can set it up for a person to download with my permission and it works well.

    They can also buy a track if they wish - though I have one album of mine already on iTunes and other digital download places.

    Check on "listening at my web site to see how it works.
    It costs $50 a year - no limit to bandwith usage.

    http://www.momanmedia.com/


    Charles
    MacPro 2.66 - Tiger & Snow Leopard / 16GB RAM / several TB of HD space/ Garritan Libraries / EWQLSO Platinum PLAY / Omnisphere/ Kontakt 2 & 3 / Finale 2010 /DP5/ a VERY patient wife!

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    Re: Music player within a website

    Raymond,

    I use the Coffee Cup jukebox player. It is quite reasonable in price and very easy to configure. Right now I only have one song in my playlist but there are personal reasons for that. You can hear it here.

    Coffee Cup has a lot of good tools and a good book to help you get started.

    http://www.coffeecup.com/
    Jerry
    Dayton, Kentucky
    Personally, I'm waiting for caller IQ.

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    Hi Jerry,

    link is not working. Yesterday I found CoffeeCup. Looks promising.

    Raymond

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    Re: Music player within a website

    Hello,

    have a look at products from Myriad.

    e.g. http://www.myriad-online.com/en/prod...lodyplayer.htm

    together with Harmony Assistant they play the notes like in the orchestration course. Highly recommended and costs little money. I use this tool also for transforming scores to musicxml, midi, etc.

    Have a look at the demos:

    http://www.myriad-online.com/cgi-bin...mos-folder.htm

    And have fun

    Hajo
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    ... indessen wandelt harmlos droben das Gestirn

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    Re: Music player within a website

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymond62 View Post
    Hi Jerry,

    link is not working. Yesterday I found CoffeeCup. Looks promising.

    Raymond
    Raymond,

    Sorry about that. Try this one and see if it works.

    Jerry
    Jerry
    Dayton, Kentucky
    Personally, I'm waiting for caller IQ.

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    Re: Music player within a website

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybee View Post
    Raymond,

    Sorry about that. Try this one and see if it works.

    Jerry
    It worked. Nice piece of music, though. And do you have the score of Beethoven's Moonlight (Mondschein) sonata as the background?

    Raymond

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    Re: Music player within a website

    This one works well, does play lists ( xml ) has many nice skins ...
    http://www.wimpyplayer.com/products/wimpy_mp3.html

    Here's how it looks on my temp ( underdevelopment and not yet launched ) site.
    http://www.sightsea.com/music/index_w3b.html

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