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[Plugin: WPaudio MP3 Player] Bugs and suggestions (89 posts)

  1. steveb123
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi Todd,

    Worked out of the box, I inserted the cose into a sidebar text widget and off it ran. What I would love is for the music to play continuously as I move from page tp page rather than stopping and starting as I change pages.....any chance

    all the best
    Steve

  2. toddiceton
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Jenai, think I've been corresponding with you via email. If that's not you, drop me a line.

    Tcplugin, to add wp_head() and wp_footer(), you'd insert <?php wp_head(); ?> right before </head> in your theme's header.php and <?php wp_footer(); ?> before </body> in footer.php.

    v1.4.0 used wp_head only, so if newer releases aren't working, wp_footer is probably missing.

    I'm about to change the way the plugin initializes, which should make everything more reliable. My current plan would put the script in wp_head and nothing in wp_footer, hopefully reducing problems with incomplete themes.

  3. toddiceton
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Steve, I don't plan to do that in the near future, but it's been suggested before and I'm keeping it in mind.

    Thanks for the feedback!

  4. scrimax
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Todd - I'm having some trouble using the plugin with a new theme I've been setting up. The main page is composed of a scrolling javascript carousel, and clicking on an entry opens the post in a shadowbox-esque pop up. I'd like to utilize your player in these post pop-ups, however the play button doesn't seem to be responding. I tried disabling my other plugins, but that didn't work. Perhaps there's some conflicting javascript? If you could take a look I'd really appreciate it.

    http://artists.quietcolor.com (click on Shark?)

    Cheers!
    Brian

  5. toddiceton
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Brian, the plugin is loading correctly and will play songs when called from the console, but it doesn't look like it's receiving the clicks.

    Does everything work when you try the default theme?

  6. scrimax
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I viewed the site with the default theme and the songs played correctly. It's unfortunate that there's a compatibility issue with the theme I'm using, as I really do like the player. Do you have any idea what I could do to make it work? Thanks for the support.

    Brian

  7. tcplugin
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi Todd,
    Thanks for your reply. I've checked wp_head and wp_footer like you suggested. Both statements are there, but the problem is still not fixed for IE.

    To summarize, here are the test results of my website
    http://premonitionfactory.com/
    Win IE7 + wpaudio 1.4.0 => does not work
    Win IE7 + wpaudio 1.5.2 => does not work
    Win IE8 + wpaudio x => unknown
    Win Firefox 3.0.5 + wpaudio 1.4.0 => OK
    Win Firefox 3.0.5 + wpaudio 1.5.2 => OK
    OSX Safari 4 + wpaudio 1.4.0 => OK
    OSX Safari 4 + wpaudio 1.5.2 => OK

    "does not work" means it doesn't start playing, you can only download the mp3.

    I do have another site using a different theme, see euroloopfest.com/festival:

    Win IE7 + wpaudio 1.4.0 => OK
    Win IE7 + wpaudio 1.5.2 => does not work

  8. toddiceton
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Brian, check out the post a few replies up and give it a try.

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/292417/page/3?replies=67#post-1218567

    Tcplugin, that's a mystery to me. The next release is initiating players in a totally different way and should address the inconsistency you're seeing.

  9. scrimax
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Todd - Thank you for the response. Unfortunately, I checked both php files and it looks like the tags are already there. In header.php the tag <?php wp_head(); ?> immediately precedes </head> and in footer.php the tag <?php wp_footer(); ?> appears before </body>.

  10. toddiceton
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Brian, sorry for that reply -- I must have forgotten which site we were talking about, and I remember seeing all the scripts in the right place on yours.

    Unfortunately I don't know why that's happening. The new initialization process in the next release may work better with that theme.

  11. tcplugin
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    toddiceton wrote
    > Tcplugin, that's a mystery to me. The next release is initiating
    > players in a totally different way and should address the
    > inconsistency you're seeing.

    It's a mistery for me too ;-) I'll wait for the next version, thanks.

  12. Kerry
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Strugling with this plugin and feeling bummed that I cannot get it to work properly.

    On one site I get null-null as the name in some lines. Usually after the song starts to play. On the same site the song may also stop playing and display null-null (these are using the [audio] tags).

    More recently is another site where I cannot keep the wpaudio posts on separate lines. As soon as I publish, they jump to one line and only the first one shows up. I may have found a way to "trick" WP, but the jury is still out on that for now. On this same site I also end up with missing players. And there does not seem to be any pattern to which entry will be missing. I even tried adding 3 of the same code, 2 of the 3 showed up .

    All of my header and footer info is where it needs to be. I would love to use this but it is just not working for me and it cannot possibly be as hard as it seems to be for me. I am hoping for "operator error", as in me.

  13. toddiceton
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    klcarron, do you have an example link I can check out?

    Setting the text parameter should eliminate any occurrence of null-null lines, and the layout changes in the next release may resolve your jumping issue.

  14. matturmy
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    hello! great plugin...i really appreciate your work!

    the only issue i'm having is that when i click the "play" button on my page, nothing happens...but if i click on the text beside it, it opens a new window and plays the mp3 with quick time.

    http://www.matturmy.com/

    click the "listening" tab :)

    any suggestions on how to fix this issue?

    cheers.

  15. metaforgebrandon
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm having the same issue as matturmy. Anybody have a solution to this?

  16. toddiceton
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Brandon, it could be one of a few things. Try switching to the default theme, then disabling your other plugins. Let me know what happens.

  17. Marshall
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have installed the plugin and tried both the link with wpaudio class and the short code and in both cases no joy. I just get a hyperlink. The one link with wpaudio class opens a QT player and plays. The one with the short code does nothing.

    Here is what I have in my page (html view):

    Music has a powerful ability to touch our hearts and our souls.  This is a list of the music that makes the soundtrack of my life.
    
    <a class="wpaudio" href="http://remembrances.curtis-assoc.com/audio/BringTheRain.mp3">Bring the Rain - Mercy Me</a>
    
    lorum ipsum
    
    [wpaudio url="http://remembrances.curtis-assoc.com/audio/AllAboutYourHeart.mp3" text="All About Your Heart - Mindy Gledhill" dl="0"]

    The page can be viewed at http://remembrances.curtis-assoc.com/about/music/

    I have tried the default theme with the same results.

    Thanks,

    --Marshall

  18. toddiceton
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Marshall, have you tried disabling your other plugins?

  19. eatyourguitar
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hey Todd,

    I'm having an issue where there is a lag in the links formatting correctly. It will show them as plain text before loading the play button and resizing the font-size.

    Here's a link: http://douggpound.com/new/?page_id=13

    Thanks in advance, awesome plug-in.

    PS you look a little like "Walt White" from Breaking Bad: http://www.twofedoras.com/images/hpotw/Heisenberg.jpg

  20. ne0g0
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi Todd,

    First off, I love this plug-in. Simple, customizable and functional. Very nicely done!

    However, since upgrading to the latest version I am having a similar issue to eatyourguitar and maybe tcplugin. In my case, sometimes things seem to time out while loading the page and the only option offered is the plain text download link. It loads and works pefectly about 60% of the time in Firefox 3.5.5 on WinXP, but not ever in IE7.

    I'm using a custom theme that I made, but wp_head and wp_footer are both included. I switched to the default theme, and got the same results. Any ideas on how to make it work consistently?

    Thanks!
    George

    George Irwin
    100 Country Songs

  21. vrungel
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Works great, thanks for sharing!

    (the only gripe I have is that CSS done inside wpaudio.php which makes it somewhat difficult to style)

  22. CrouchingBruin
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Great plugin, nice and clean. A couple of suggestions:

    1) Is there a complete listing of the shortcode options somewhere? Are url, dl, and text the only options available? I'd like to see some additional options that would allow me to set the formatting for an individual link, like fs="12px" if I want to set the font size for a particular link to 12px, but keep the other links the default size.

    2) The progress bar seems to depend on the length of the text. It makes it harder to exactly position the slider on files that are long in duration but where the text is just a short word. For example, if I have a recording that's 45 minutes long and the text is Play, then it gets really hard to position the slider to, say, the 10 minute mark unless I lengthen the text to Play this long file to generate a longer progress bar. I'd like to see an option where the progress bar can be set to a specific number of pixels. It would also give the progress bars a more uniform look when I have multiple recordings clustered close together.

    By the way, I haven't had any problems using recordings other than 44100 hz; I've got MP3s at 16000 hz & 48000 hz, and they play just fine.

    Ron

  23. rbrt
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi,

    Amazing plugin. Works like a charm.

    There's only one thing that's bugging me. When using it together with stacking DIV's (like Tooltips for text/links) the MP3 Player always ends up on top of everything. Is there a way to solve this with wmode="opaque" like ordinary embedded Flash obejcts?

    Keep up the great work!

    Robert

  24. nicstevenson
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi guys - first of all, thanks for great plug in, when it was working, it was brilliant!

    But, and here's the thing! Afraid it is behaving weirdly for me and I can't seem to work out why. Last year was using it fine on my site http://www.shotwithsound.com, then it stopped working, and it took me until this weekend to get the time to look into it... I've played around and got the thing close to working, but with two problems - first, there are two play icons visible when the player loads, and secondly, it won't actually play the MP3 - it loads, the download link appears, but it doesn't actually play!

    As I said, the site is http://www.shotwithsound.com, theme is cleanr with a fair few modifications I have made to it - any advice you can give would be greatly appreciated thanks

    Nic

  25. toddiceton
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Please post questions to http://wpaudio.com/forum/

    Thanks!

  26. Steven Almeroth
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I fixed a problem I had where the video was not playing and only displayed 'NaN:NaN' instead of the duration. I found out that the soundManager.onready function was not getting the url. So I added the following around line 48:

    wpaudio.js - changed this:

    var url = (jQuery(this).attr('class') &&...
    // Check for dl - change link to # or to dl param

    to this:

    var url = (jQuery(this).attr('class') &&...
    if (!url) url = wpa_urls[wpa_id];
    // Check for dl - change link to # or to dl param
  27. brasofilo
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    apparently, there's no way to disable downloads using the mp3 link, as in:
    Artist - Song

    i enabled "convert all links" in the plugin options, and, as i'm inserting the links dynamically in a template page, i can't use the normal content tags, so i had to disable all downloads in wpaudio.js

    well, it's just a thought to help improve this great plugin
    thanks for the good work

  28. Elijah B.
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I like this neat little player, and it was easy for a newbie to install and use. Thank you.

    I want to add a vote for the inclusion of a Stop button. The reason is that my audio files are speeches and can go for 30-60 minutes. People might click for a listen, then decide they want to stop and move on. However, using the Pause button doesn't stop the mp3 from continuing to download, and people might be annoyed, and certainly slowed down, while 15 megs finds it's way into their computers when they don't want it. The only way I currently can see to stop the download from continuing is to navigate away from the page.

    So might a Stop button be worth considering? Thanks.

  29. Elijah B.
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I get the impression from Todd's post several spaces up that he doesn't come here anymore, which is a pity. I don't want to have to jump through all the hoops of registering to join his forum just to make a suggestion.

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