Music Player for Easy Digital Downloads

Description

Music Player for Easy Digital Downloads features:

  • Includes an audio player that supports formats: OGA, MP3, WAV, WMA
  • Includes multiple skins for the Music Player
  • Supports all most popular web browsers and mobile devices
  • Includes a widget to insert a playlist on sidebars
  • Includes a block to insert the playlists on pages using Gutenberg
  • Includes a widget to insert the playlists on pages using Elementor
  • Includes a widget for inserting the playlists on pages with Page Builder by SiteOrigin
  • Includes a control for inserting the playlists on pages with BeaverBuilder
  • Includes an element for inserting the playlists on pages with Visual Composer
  • Includes a module for inserting the playlists on pages with DIVI

Note: for the other editors, insert directly the playlists’ shortcodes.

Music Player for Easy Digital Downloads includes the MediaElement.js music player in the pages of the downloads with audio files associated, and in the store’s pages, furthermore, the plugin allows selecting between multiple skins.

MediaElement.js is an music player compatible with all major browsers: Internet Explorer, MS Edge, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Chrome and mobile devices: iPhone, iPad, Android. The music player is developed following the html5 standard. The music player supports the following file formats: MP3, WAV, WMA and OGA.

The basic version of the plugin, available for free from the WordPress Directory, has the features needed to include a music player in the pages of the downloads and the store.

Premium Features

  • Allows playing the audio files in secure mode to prevent unauthorized downloading of the audio files.
  • Allows to define the percent of the audio file’s size to be played in secure mode.
  • Allows to store the generated audio files in Google Drive (when the truncate feature is enabled).

Interface

Global Settings of Music Players

The global settings are accessible through the menu option: “Settings/Music Player for Easy Digital Downloads”.

  • Include music player in all all downloads: checkbox to include the music player in all downloads.
  • Include in: radio button to decide where to display the music player, in pages with a single entry, multiple entries, or both (both cases by default).
  • Include players in cart: checkbox to include the music players on the cart page or not.
  • Player layout: list of available skins for the music player.
  • Preload: to decide if preload the audio files, their metadata, or don’t preload nothing at all.
  • Play all: play all players in the page (one after the other).
  • Player controls: determines the controls to include in the music player.
  • Display the player’s title: show/hide the name associated to the downloadable file.
  • Protect the file: checkbox to playback the songs in secure mode (only available in the pro version of the plugin).
  • Percent of audio used for protected playbacks: integer number from 0 to 100, that represents the percent of the size of the original audio file that will be used in the audio file for demo (only available in the pro version of the plugin).
  • Apply the previous settings to all downloads pages in the website: tick the checkbox to apply the previous settings to all downloads overwriting the downloads’ settings.

Google Analytics Integration

  • Tracking id: Enter the tracking id in the property settings of Google Analytics account.

Setting up the Music Players through the downloads’ pages

The Music Players are configured from the downloads pages.

Settings Interface

  • Include music player: checkbox to include the music player in the download’s page, or not.
  • Include in: radio button to decide where to display the music player, in pages with a single entry, multiple entries, or both (both cases by default).
  • Player layout: list of available skins for the music player.
  • Preload: to decide if preload the audio files, their metadata, or don’t preload nothing at all.
  • Play all: play all players in the page (one after the other).
  • Player controls: determines the controls to include in the music player.
  • Display the player’s title: show/hide the name associated to the downloadable file.
  • Protect the file: checkbox to playback the songs in secure mode (only available in the pro version of the plugin).
  • Percent of audio used for protected playbacks: integer number from 0 to 100, that represents the percent of the size of the original audio file that will be used in the audio file for demo (only available in the pro version of the plugin).
  • Select my own demo files: checkbox to use different audio files for demo, than the audio files for selling (only available in the pro version of the plugin).
  • Demo files: section similar to the audio files for selling, but in this case it allows to select different audio files for demo, and their names (only available in the pro version of the plugin).

How the Pro version of the Music Player for Easy Digital Downloads protect the audio files?

If the “Protect the file” checkbox was ticked in the download’s page, and was entered an integer number through the attribute: “Percent of audio used for protected playbacks”, the plugin will create a truncated copy of the audio files for selling (or the audio files for demo) into the “/wp-content/plugins/eddmp” directory, to be used as demo. The sizes of the audio files for demo are a percentage of the sizes of the original files (the integer number entered in the player’s settings). So, the users cannot access to the original audio files, from the public pages of website.

Music Player for Easy Digital Downloads – Playlist Widget

The widget allows to include a playlist on sidebars, with the downloadable files associated to all downloads with the music player enabled, or for only some of the downloads.

The widget settings:

  • Title: the title of the widget on sidebar.
  • Downloads IDs: enter the ids of downloads to include in the playlist, separated by comma, or the * symbol to include all downloads.
  • Player layout: select the layout of music players (the widget uses only the play/pause control)
  • Preload: to decide if preload the audio files, their metadata, or don’t preload nothing at all. This attribute has a global scope, and will modify the default settings.
  • Play all: play all players in the page (one after the other). This attribute has a global scope, and will modify the default settings.
  • Highlight the current download: if the checkbox is ticked, and the user is in the page of a download, and it is included in the playlist, the corresponding item would be highlighted in the playlist.
  • Continue playing after navigate: if the checkbox is ticked, and there is a song playing when navigates, the player will continue playing after loading the webpage, in the same position.

Note: In mobiles devices (and some browsers) where the direct action of user is required for playing audios and videos, the plugin cannot start playing dynamically.

Music Player for Easy Digital Downloads – [eddmp-playlist] shortcode

The [eddmp-playlist] shortcode allows to include a playlist on the pages’ contents, with all downloads, or for some of them.

The shortcode attributes are:

  • downloads_ids: define the ids of downloads to include in the playlist, separated by comma, or the * symbol to include all downloads:

    [eddmp-playlist downloads_ids="*"]
    
  • player_style: select the layout of music players (the playlist displays only the play/pause control):

    [eddmp-playlist downloads_ids="*" player_style="mejs-classic"]
    
  • highlight_current_download: if the playlist is included in a download’s page, the corresponding item would be highlighted in the playlist:

    [eddmp-playlist downloads_ids="*" highlight_current_download="1"]
    
  • cover: allows to include the featured images in the playlist. The possible values are: 0 or 1, 0 is the value by default:

    [eddmp-playlist downloads_ids="*" cover="1"]
    
  • continue_playing: if there is a song playing when navigates, the player will continue playing after loading the webpage in the same position:

    [eddmp-playlist downloads_ids="*" continue_playing="1"]
    
  • controls: allows to define the controls to be used with the players on playlist. The possible values are: track or all, to include only a play/pause button or all player’s controls respectively.

Note: In mobiles devices where the direct action of user is required for playing audios, the plugin cannot start playing dynamically.

Hooks (actions and filters)

  • eddmp_before_player_shop_page: action called before the players containers in the shop pages.
  • eddmp_after_player_shop_page: action called after the players containers in the shop pages.
  • eddmp_before_players_download_page: action called before the players containers in the downloads pages.
  • eddmp_after_players_download_page: action called after the players containers in the downloads pages.

  • eddmp_audio_tag: filter called when the audio tag is generated. The callback function receives three parameters: the audio tag, the download’s id, and the file’s id;

  • eddmp_file_name: filter called when the file’s name is included with the player. The callback function receives three parameters: the file’s name, the download’s id, and the file’s id;

  • eddmp_widget_audio_tag: filter called when the audio tag is generated as a widget on sidebars. The callback function receives three parameters: the audio tag, the download’s id, and the file’s id;

  • eddmp_widget_file_name: filter called when the file’s name is included with the player as a widget on sidebars. The callback function receives three parameters: the file’s name, the download’s id, and the file’s id;

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Screenshots

  • Music players in the store's pages
  • Music player in the downloads pages
  • Music player skins
  • Music player settings
  • Playlist widget
  • Inserting the playlist in Gutenberg
  • Inserting the playlist in Elementor
  • Inserting the playlist with Page Builder by SiteOrigin
  • Inserting the playlist BeaverBuilder
  • Inserting the playlist Visual Composer

Blocks

This plugin provides 1 block.

eddmp/edd-music-player-playlist
Easy Digital Downloads Music Player Playlist

Installation

To install Music Player for Easy Digital Downloads, follow these steps:

  1. Download and unzip the plugin
  2. Upload the entire “edd_music_player” directory to the “/wp-content/plugins/” directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the “Plugins” menu in “WordPress”
  4. Go to the downloads pages to configure the players.

or Simply install it through the plugins section in WordPress.

FAQ

Q: Why the audio file is played partially?

A: If you decide to protect the audio files, the plugin creates a truncated version of the file to be used as demo and prevent that the original file be copied by unauthorized users.

Q: Why the music player is not loading on page?

A: Verify that the theme used in your website, includes the function wp_footer(); in the template file “footer.php” or the template file “index.php”

Q: What can I do if the edd_music_player directory exists and the premium version of plugin cannot be installed?

A: Go to the plugins section in WordPress, deactivate the free version of Music Player for Easy Digital Downloads, and delete it ( Don’t worry, this process don’t modify players configured with the free version of the plugin), and finally install and activate the premium version of plugin.

Q: Can be modified the size of audio files played in secure mode?

A: In the pro version of the plugin the files for demo are generated dynamically to prevent the access to the original files.

Each time save the data of a download, the files for demo are deleted and generated again, so, you simply should modify the percentage of the audio file to be used for demo in the download’s page.

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Contributors & Developers

“Music Player for Easy Digital Downloads” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.0.16

  • Optimizes the javascript files.
  • Modifies the plugin’s registration module (Professional version).

1.0.15

  • Fixes a conflict with some third party themes.

1.0.14

  • Improves the generation of music players.

1.0.13

  • Fixes an issue encoding the ampersand symbols in some URLs.
  • Modifies the playlist widget.

1.0.12

  • Modifies the script that generates the players for those pages whose contents are loaded with AJAX, and don’t trigger document onready or window onload events.

1.0.11

  • If the playlist shortcode is inserted into a download product without the products_ids attribute, the playlist will be generated with only the current download product.

1.0.10

  • Fixes some conflicts with third party plugins.

1.0.9

  • Adapts the plugin’s block to the latest version of the Gutenberg editor.

1.0.8

  • Modifies the admin.js file to prevent conflicts with other plugins.

1.0.7

  • Includes two new actions: eddmp_main_player and eddmp_all_players to allow the themes’ developers insert the players in the preferred places of the downloads’ pages and the stores’ items.

1.0.6

  • Modifies the plugin’s interface.

1.0.5

  • Includes a new feature, to allow insert the music players only for registered users.

1.0.4

  • Modifies the playlist styles.

1.0.3

  • Makes easier the access to the EDD hooks.

1.0.2

  • Includes some modifications in the player’s styles.

1.0.1

  • Optimizes the public javascript files using Google Compiler.

1.0.0

  • First version released.