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Plugin idea: Yahoo Media Player
« on: April 25, 2010, 09:11:07 am »

Today I came across a page that embedded mp3 playback nicely, using a gadget named "Yahoo! Media Player". It displayed a link labelled "learn more about this player", and the set of instructions displayed on Yahoo's pages is really simple:
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A: Link to Audio - Add audio links to your page
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<a href="http://mediaplayer.yahoo.com/example1.mp3">First link</a>
<a href="http://mediaplayer.yahoo.com/example2.mp3">Second link</a>
<a href="http://mediaplayer.yahoo.com/example3.mp3">Third link</a>
B: Get Code - Copy and paste this code into your page
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<script type="text/javascript" src="http://mediaplayer.yahoo.com/js"></script>C: Play - Press play next to a song

A revolutionary and easy to use music player that plays audio on your website.

    * Adds audio to your site with one line of HTML
    * Uses simple, easy-to-hack HTML instead of complicated proprietary markup, ushering in the REAL Media Web
    * Magical floating design never gets lost, is available when you need it, gets out of your way when you don't need it
    * Automatically finds all audio links on your page, turning your page into a playlist
    * Plays all your blog entries with a single button click
    * Allows you to put the play buttons where they belong: IN CONTEXT
    * Keeps the user in the page rather than sending them away to a media player
    * Picks up your images and adds them as cover art
    * Requires no download, install or maintenance
Imo this gadget could easily be converted into a Coppermine plugin, so if someone feels like looking into it, I'm all ears.
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Re: Plugin idea: Yahoo Media Player
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2010, 06:31:54 am »

It seems to have promise and more features like being able read playlists from xml files, However with a quickly hacked plugin it seems to want to change the player/file with each page change. It did work well with various slideshow pages.
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