For your radio, what is your favorite html5 player ?
  • Vote Up0Vote Down Albert FRAlbert FR
    Posts: 1,978Member, Airtime Moderator
    jplayer, soundmanager2, another one ?
    for what reasons ?


    Post edited by Albert FR at 2013-02-21 10:04:37
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  • Jplayer is great! Easy metadata and album art would make it 10x better, though.
  • Hello Albert,

    On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 10:04 AM, Albert FR <<br />airtime-dev@lists.sourcefabric.org> wrote:

    > jplayer, soundmanager2 ?
    > for what reasons ?
    >

    A short while ago, I was looking for a web based player that had HTML5
    support with Flash fallback. I wanted to have the Ogg Vorbis stream (64
    Kbps) as primary and the MP3 stream (32 Kbps) as a fall-back for browsers
    that don't support Ogg Vorbis. Tried jPlayer, flowplayer, MediaElement.js
    and all of them (if they could play the Ogg stream at all) would stop each
    time Airtime switched to the next track in Firefox and Chrome. Also, the
    same thing happens when I click the Listen button in the Airtime console.

    Right now, I'm using an older version of MediaElement.js configured with
    just the MP3 stream because it's already used for other things on the site
    and it seems to be working fine although it doesn't display any metadata.

    SoundManager2 looks like a good player but I've not tried it yet.

    What I'd really like is an optional pop-up dialog with a player for the
    streams from Airtime but also with the ability for a user to click on links
    to MP3's on the web site which would get added to a playlist in the dialog.
    This would likely need to be either multiple player configurations and
    custom written.

    -Bill
  • A short while ago, I was looking for a web based player that had HTML5
    support with Flash fallback. I wanted to have the Ogg Vorbis stream (64
    Kbps) as primary and the MP3 stream (32 Kbps) as a fall-back for browsers
    that don't support Ogg Vorbis. Tried jPlayer, flowplayer, MediaElement.js
    and all of them (if they could play the Ogg stream at all) would stop each
    time Airtime switched to the next track in Firefox and Chrome.

    You may want to try disabling metadata for ogg to prevent this disconnection at end of each track. Airtime provides an options for this in the System Streams page. This is an unfortunate characteristic of OGG streams and some players.
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  • Hello Martin,


    On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 11:57 PM, Martin Konecny <<br />airtime-dev@lists.sourcefabric.org> wrote:

    > A short while ago, I was looking for a web based player that had HTML5
    > support with Flash fallback. I wanted to have the Ogg Vorbis stream (64
    > Kbps) as primary and the MP3 stream (32 Kbps) as a fall-back for browsers
    > that don't support Ogg Vorbis. Tried jPlayer, flowplayer, MediaElement.js
    > and all of them (if they could play the Ogg stream at all) would stop each
    > time Airtime switched to the next track in Firefox and Chrome.
    >
    >
    > You may want to try disabling metadata for ogg to prevent this
    > disconnection at end of each track. Airtime provides an options for this in
    > the System Streams page. This is an unfortunate characteristic of OGG
    > streams and some players.
    >
    > Oh, okay. Thanks for the tip. However, I don't want to punish users with
    working ogg players. As an alternative to setting up a second ogg stream
    with no metadata, is there some utility that can strip or update the ogg
    stream metadata on the fly to a constant value and then send the output to
    icecast? Decoding/re-encoding should not be required so such a utility
    would use minimal resources.

    Thanks,
    -Bill
  • I previously mentioned this for previewing. Maybe it could be modified for live streaming somehow? They have a git and stuff. The artwork box alone would be awesome. If Airtime could somehow pass along embedded covers to Apache, there'd be no need to poll icky external services like AMZN. Square it up for fullscreen on iPhones and Android and BOOM, instant native web app. No App Store Required. :)

    Also, the Firefox team recently fixed the chained OGG bug.
  • I can't believe that years later, there is still no player for Airtime streams that displays metadata. Or is there?

    -Michael