Where can I find an mp3 player for a website?
We’re doing a website for a customer, and they want to allow their visitors to be able to play music clips (which they either hold the rights to or have permission to play publicly).
The customer would like to allow the people visiting the site to be able to choose between a half dozen clips, and they want a player with a visualization that is usually called an equalizer (six or eight different colored vertical bars that dance up and down when the music is playing).
Also, they want to change the available clips every now and then, so it would be nice if the list of clips were reasonably easy to change.
We’re using a bit of “flash” on this site already, and the players I’ve seen on other sites that seem to be what I’m looking for have been done in Flash. But I’d use anything that met the requirements and was reasonably good looking.
This is a commercial site, so I can spend a few bucks if needed, and of course the player will have to be licensable for a commercial site, or not require a license.
A couple of the players we’ve tried are kind of ok, but they have all had some kind of bad flaw. One opened the player in another window, one downloaded the entire clip before it started playing (giving a long time delay before the music started), one worked but didn’t have the visualization, one made you download and install an add-in for your browser the first time you used it, etc.
I’ve been a programmer for many years, but website development is new to us, so we’re kind of learning as we go.
So, all you doper web developers, any idea where I can find such an animal?