That humble hack led to one of our most popular articles, "Build a Simple MP3 Player for Your Site." Hundreds of people wrote in to suggest new features, and we responded with articles on adding images, m3u playlist support, and wider compatibility to the players. But the requests kept pouring in, so I thought I'd share some of my latest experiments and discoveries while I continue to refine the player.
Click the links below to jump to a specific experiment.
Reader Tommy Detamore customized the pop-up player with a wood-grain background and plugin-dependent height for guitarist Chris Pfeiffer's site. Note the ActiveX warning in the Internet Explorer screenshot at bottom. I'm still experimenting with workarounds for that.
Here's how to use the form. (I've filled in an audio file address so you can try it out. The sound is from Peter Drescher's article "Singing With Your Thumbs: How To Make User Interfaces Musical.")
If you're getting both a normal window and a pop-up when you click the link, it probably means you've omitted the
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