HTML 5 Music Player on ISO50

Posted by Jakub

It’s finally here, a music player from us that you can listen to on your mobile device.

The design has been updated as well with a larger play button, larger font, and links to iTunes & Amazon if available.

**Try it out and give us some feedback.

Special thanks to Karl Peterson for making this happen.

Update: You might need to have the latest Java update installed. Also you may need to clear your browser cache after the update.

32 Comments Leave A Comment


jay says:

June 5, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Great design decision with the large play button. In terms of feedback, I would house the player in the dark brown box to separate it from the text content below, at least a rule or something.


Dan says:

June 5, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Works great on Safari w/o Flash player installed. Now I don’t have to launch Chrome to listen to your posts. Thanks.


Jack says:

June 5, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Does that mean you’ll be able to listen to your playlist on the IPhone too, or just the upcoming posts?


kbpeterson says:

June 5, 2012 at 1:49 pm

@Jack – we’ll be switching the playlist player over to HTML5 soon. And keep an eye out for even more new audio features…


Michael says:

June 5, 2012 at 4:44 pm

I wish it worked on Firefox without flash being installed. It just comes up with an error, telling me I have to upgrade, even though I’m using the latest version (13.0)


Patrick says:

June 5, 2012 at 4:53 pm

It worked great on my iPod after I cleared my cache. This is an awesome upgrade. Thanks


kbpeterson says:

June 5, 2012 at 6:41 pm

@Michael – Firefox doesn’t support the mp3 format, so the html5 player is forced to fallback on flash. Unfortunately Firefox appears to have no plans to support mp3.


Will says:

June 5, 2012 at 8:43 pm

I’ve been waiting for this so it’s great to see it, but some of the elements of the player are still misaligned. I’m using the latest version of Firefox on Windows if a dev needs to know.


Wastl says:

June 6, 2012 at 12:53 am

Damn, i am looking for a player reduced like this for months – no skills for programming unfortunately :(


Nedbiner says:

June 6, 2012 at 8:47 am

Love the player, but artist name should be first then song title like the old player with a – separating them.

Artist name – Song title



KYLE says:

June 6, 2012 at 9:35 am

running this on chrome at work, we’ve got really bad servers and anything flash takes a million years to load. this was the first time i’ve clicked on a song and it played right away. i was shocked and thought i did something wrong!

it looks pretty clean too, thanks for the update, will try on my android in a bit!


Leo Utskot says:

June 6, 2012 at 10:29 am

The is awesome, but as far as functionality and design is concerned. Would it be possible for you to release this as a free software project so that others can implement it too?


Tomino says:

June 7, 2012 at 1:44 am

June 6, 2012 at 8:47 am

Artist name – Song title


Apart from positive feedback, there is always room for improvement. I suggest you downsize the font by one so it matches the text in de posts.

Keep up the good work!


Rudolf Duncan French says:

June 8, 2012 at 11:25 pm

I am interested in implementing a similar player on my website but I’m not the best coder… I looked at the Sidearm site but there was no contact page / info. I am a long time reader and fan so anything that Scott and the crew are willing to spend their hard earned $$$ on is a good endorsement in my book. If anyone could shoot me a link or an email at I’d be willing to pay for this sort of media functionality on the site. Sorry if this is spam but I didn’t know where else to post :-)


Rudolf Duncan French says:

June 8, 2012 at 11:37 pm

By the way…

On a more personal note, I’m here in NYC and will be seeing TYCHO at Webster Hall. I was considering buying a print from the shop – the one that advertises the show here:

If I did buy it and brought it with me is there anyway I could get it signed at the show? How would one go about doing that? I only ask because that would be just amazing. It would sit in a place of prominence in my home!