New Audio Player

Posted by ISO50

For those of you who listen to a lot of the songs here on the blog this should make your lives a lot easier. We’ve added a new audio player to the site for individual music posts which supports playlists. This means that you can just hit play and let them go without having to click each song individually. The new system is based off the same JWPlayer framework as the normal ISO50 Playlist player (top of the center column) but it will now be for individual posts as well. We will continue to update the main Playlist each month or so, but you can think of this as a new mini playlist each day. The skin is just temporary as I refine it, but all the core functionality should be there.

So far it’s only been implemented on Jakub’s recent “Top 50 Songs of 2009” series but it will be used for all music posts moving forward. So give it a try and let us know how it’s working. If you find any bugs or issues please let us know in the comments.


23 Comments Leave A Comment


Jay Williams says:

December 15, 2009 at 10:13 pm


I just found a small bug. The pause button only works if you click on the tiny “||” shape, rather than the whole square. All the other buttons react properly.


Christof says:

December 15, 2009 at 10:42 pm

I second that @E dub! The phrase: “All work and no play makes John a dull boy” has been completely removed from the picture. Not that it was ever dull, but now even the infinitesimal possibility of tedium has been flicked out of existence. Great work!


ralph fisker says:

December 16, 2009 at 1:09 am

BTW, I was wondering how it works legally to post complete songs on a blog. Do you have to ask the artist’s permission or is streaming always allowed? Thanks.


Leon Barnard says:

December 16, 2009 at 4:54 am

I like the improvement, but I’m not sure about the inconsistency of button order with the other playlist player. Can you swap positions of the previous and play/pause buttons?


Scott says:

December 16, 2009 at 9:46 am

yeah, it will mirror the playlist player, I just need to take the time to skin it. for now I just tweaked the colors of the default theme.


blackabee says:

December 16, 2009 at 3:54 pm

found a “sort of” bug in comparison to the previous player set up. When I click play on a new song in a different playlist it doesn’t stop the other playlist. I was always a big fan of the previous player’s automatic stop/start when hitting play from one post to another. It’s just annoying to have to go click stop on the other playlist.


Jason says:

December 16, 2009 at 3:56 pm

Are you using the WordTube plugin for the new player? Does it allow the level of skinning you did from within an admin page in WordPress, or did you have to hack it in anyway?


Anonymous says:

December 17, 2009 at 7:00 pm

guess I can’t just mooch all the mp3s out of the audio folder anymore. it was fun while it lasted.


Mancho says:

December 17, 2009 at 8:10 pm

Love this player. I’ve been trying to do something like it on my blog, but I just can’t seem to get it rigth. Any help with the skin??? Thanks. :)


Stefan says:

December 18, 2009 at 1:00 am

Y’know what would be really great? A pop-out player. So many times I’ll be listening to a great track, then thoughtlessly click a link and it’s gone . . .