Recommend a commercial web media player?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by AlBDamned, Jan 10, 2007.

  1. AlBDamned macrumors 68030


    Mar 14, 2005
    Hi folks,

    we're looking to improve the interface for playing audio files on our website and maybe video in the future. Currently they're just MP3 files and they open up with a bog-standard blank page and Quicktime or Windows Media player.

    Has anyone had any experience with a better system. Ideally we're looking for a plug-in or similar. Can be free or not!

    Cheers in advance.

    Edit: as an example, something along these lines would be great:
  2. Mydriasis macrumors 6502


    Mar 17, 2005
    Thats a flash based player! The user interface is basically freely editable and works with audio, video, pictures, etc. And best of all, almost every computer connected to the internet has a flash player installed (even more than WMP or QT).

    Its an Adobe product, used to be Macromedia.
  3. Butters macrumors 6502

    Jan 7, 2006
    Yes but I don't think the OP wants to build one from scratch, let alone buy the rather expensive flash software if they don't already have it.

    there are pre-made flashbased media players available but I couldn't recommend any from personal experience. I found that with a quick google search, might be the kind of thing you're looking for?
  4. Maxiseller macrumors 6502a


    Jan 11, 2005
    Little grey, chilly island.
    I use WIMPY player - it does cost about $20 but I installed it on my site with ease, and it has editable skins (you can make your own with software included) and you can either let it do all the hard work for you, or it is able to read .xml files should you wish to incorporate this.

    Take a look at it in action if you wish at my site
  5. AlBDamned thread starter macrumors 68030


    Mar 14, 2005
    Yeah I came across the WIMPY player yesterday and I think it's in the frontrunning so far. Certainly seems to work pretty well on your site. :)

    Butters> The JeroenWijering palyer looks good too.

    I also found the DivX website but i think that might be overkill for MP3s?

    Designing our own flash based one with Macromedia would be perfect, but we are looking for something less time-consuming - especially seeing as our designer just quit :rolleyes:

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