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Music Player – In a popup.. or..?

  • # June 29, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Hey all,

    I was wondering if I could get some opinions. I am designing a site that I am going to be putting a music player on. Thing is, I don’t want the music player to stop and start again every time someone clicks on a different page, as it would happen max, every 30 seconds.

    Ideally, I want the music player just on the bottom right of the page, and have it always playing. But, unless there is a way to do this, I don’t think its possible since as I explained I don’t want the track to be cut once someone exits the page. So, I suppose my other option is to have the player in its own popup box so it can constantly play without interruption.

    Any ideas on this, or confirmations that the popup is the onlybest way to get my goal of uninterrupted music?

    Edit: I also just thought about… ew, frames.

    # June 29, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    I may of found something after more scrounging over the interwebz, autoresume… its featured atleast on the XSPF player.

    Rob
    # June 30, 2009 at 4:14 am

    If you wanted it to play continuously I would look at the popup option :)

    # June 30, 2009 at 10:37 am

    After thinking more, only problem with popup is that many users have popups disabled, and I don’t want to have a link that says "CLicK hEr3 for MuZik!!!!" I think i have the solution, I’ll post it here later if its working as intended… Its actually a flashden player.

    # June 30, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    I would say alittle pop up window too. But only if the user wants.

    For example, play the track through the normal window, and give them the option for a pop up, that way it won’t be blocked by popup blockers ertc

    # July 16, 2009 at 10:50 am

    A popup is a good idea, but if you do end up going with it make sure the user knows that there will be a popup, and if you do end up putting it on the page, make sure it is highly visible to your visitors, there is nothing worse than a site with horrible music playing and no way to turn it off.

    # July 23, 2009 at 11:03 am

    Did you ever get this resolved? I’m currently trying to find a way to do the exact same thing.

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