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I have a number of self-composed songs in mp3 format which are linked
to their individual titles with <a href... The problem with this
coding is that the songs open in a new window containing the media
player transport control. I've tried embedding, but this is not
suitable for multiple files. Ideally, I'd like visitors to have
control over the playing of the songs with their media player embedded
on the same page. I'm brainstorming here, but would there, for
example, be some way of embedding the user's default player on the
page with the list of songs beneath it; clicking on a song name would
load the song into the embedded player. Any comments or other
suggestions would be much appreciated.
John
Jul 23 '05 #1
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vi*****@soon.com (John) wrote:
I have a number of self-composed songs in mp3 format which are linked
to their individual titles with <a href... The problem with this
coding is that the songs open in a new window containing the media
player transport control.
That's not a problem, but a normal accessible client initiated result of
clicking a link.
I've tried embedding, but this is not
suitable for multiple files.


More importantly it's inaccessible and user unfriendly. Stop wanting
that.

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Spartanicus
Jul 23 '05 #2
Spartanicus <me@privacy.net> wrote in message news:<bj********************************@news.spar tanicus.utvinternet.ie>...
vi*****@soon.com (John) wrote:
I have a number of self-composed songs in mp3 format which are linked
to their individual titles with <a href... The problem with this
coding is that the songs open in a new window containing the media
player transport control.


That's not a problem, but a normal accessible client initiated result of
clicking a link.


I see it as a problem because I would like the visitors to see the
remainder of the songs page while listening to the selected song,
rather than a new blank page with just a media control in the
middle...
I've tried embedding, but this is not
suitable for multiple files.


More importantly it's inaccessible and user unfriendly. Stop wanting
that.


I'm aware it can be perceived as being user unfriendly and is not
exactly cross-platform but I don't think the <a href.. solution is
user friendly in this case either!
Jul 23 '05 #3
On 30 Sep 2004 23:24:59 -0700, John <vi*****@soon.com> declared in
comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html:
I see it as a problem because I would like
All together:
<mantra>
It's not about what you want, it's about what your visitors want.
</mantra>
I don't think the <a href.. solution is
user friendly in this case either!


Of course it is. That way the file opens the way the user has configured
it to, whether it be a plugin or an external application. Embedding it
means the user doesn't have the option to open it in the external
application they have set up for exactly that purpose.

--
Mark Parnell
http://www.clarkecomputers.com.au
Jul 23 '05 #4
vi*****@soon.com (John) wrote:
>I have a number of self-composed songs in mp3 format which are linked
>to their individual titles with <a href... The problem with this
>coding is that the songs open in a new window containing the media
>player transport control.
That's not a problem, but a normal accessible client initiated result of
clicking a link.


I see it as a problem because I would like the visitors to see the
remainder of the songs page while listening to the selected song,


It's not about you.
rather than a new blank page with just a media control in the
middle...


Link and the user's preferred mediaplayer will pop up as a non maximized
window whilst leaving the browser window visible.
>I've tried embedding, but this is not
>suitable for multiple files.


More importantly it's inaccessible and user unfriendly. Stop wanting
that.


I'm aware it can be perceived as being user unfriendly and is not
exactly cross-platform but I don't think the <a href.. solution is
user friendly in this case either!


You're wrong.

--
Spartanicus
Jul 23 '05 #5
John wrote:
would there, for example, be some way of embedding the user's default
player on the page with the list of songs beneath it;


A little thought tells you that this *must* be impossible, as the user's
default player might not be embeddable.

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Toby A Inkster BSc (Hons) ARCS
Contact Me ~ http://tobyinkster.co.uk/contact

Jul 23 '05 #6

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