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Audio Player for XF media Gallery

Discussion in 'Media Gallery Suggestions' started by Alfa1, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    Please add an audio player for XFMG.
    Of course it would alse be needed to upload music files like MP3
  2. Sim

    Sim Well-Known Member

    This would be a useful addition.

    I'm sure my members on zoochat.com would make great use of an "audio gallery" for uploading audio of bird calls and such.
  3. Sim

    Sim Well-Known Member

    Further to this - why not allow video (eg. mp4) uploads as well ?

    An embedded media player which can handle either audio or video would be great.
  4. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    This was planned but Chris had postponed it as he wasn't happy with what he had implemented (due to the player being used, I think). I'm hoping that this is still a possibility in the future.
  5. Sim

    Sim Well-Known Member

    Yeah, difficult to find players that work well across all browsers/platforms and are easily deployed as part of a software product.

    I've written my own plugins for vBulletin and XenForo to use JWPlayer to play attached media - but that uses a commercial license.
  6. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Audio would be a whole new content type for the most part so that's not really a small suggestion. But you could do this now with BB code media sites as long as the service allows embedding.
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  7. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    Video upload and a video player has been a very frequent request (and also a planned one) . That suggestion is located here:

    JWPlayer would also work for audio. It supports playlists which is nice.
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  8. Mr Lucky

    Mr Lucky Well-Known Member

    It's a problem, why on earth there isn't agreement on html5 file format beats me. I use an html5 player on my site but it requires both mp3 and .ogg files.
  9. Sim

    Sim Well-Known Member

    We were promised ubuquitious and seamless media playback across all browsers with html5 ... I'm taking it we aren't there yet?
  10. rainmotorsports

    rainmotorsports Well-Known Member

    Nope. People are afraid of patent enforcement that isn't happening. So one browser with support for H.264 dropped it to encourage support of the alternative. Rather than keeping support until the feared doomsday. It will be many years before it smooths out.

    I prefer h.264 for video because everything I have shoots it or plays it. But to do HTML 5 have to also have a webm copy in the server as well. I have nothing but trouble getting webm right for it to play and a lack of plugins in commercial software last time I tried. Audio is a little easier.
    Alfa1 likes this.
  11. audiokid

    audiokid Active Member

    I'm using @AndyB Audio add-on in the forums and it works excellent. Would it be possible to follow along the same lines as he has done?
    Alfa1 likes this.
  12. oO5 Dynasty

    oO5 Dynasty Well-Known Member

    Any Plans to add audio for member profile pages?
    audiokid likes this.
  13. Mr Lucky

    Mr Lucky Well-Known Member

    And isn't this one of the things keeping Flash alive? many players seem to rely on a Flash fallback for browsers not supporting the html5 play with mp3.

    Audio really should be in the media player. After all audio is a type of media.
    audiokid likes this.
  14. rainmotorsports

    rainmotorsports Well-Known Member

    It does hurt the entire scheme. Its great that we have an open source choice but there is no excuse for dropping h.264 support. Especially with so much hardware decoder support on mobile now as well as dash support it just makes sense to support that plus your other choice.

    I want flash to die. But flash dying is basically putting us back into the preflash era due to poor decisions. It might not be as bad as real player but you still have to either stream 2 formats or leave an audience without support.
  15. Gladius

    Gladius Well-Known Member

    @Chris D now that video uploads are in, can we expect audio next? That really seems to be last Big Thing as far as media types go and would make the gallery a must-have for a very large group of users.
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  16. Dadparvar

    Dadparvar Well-Known Member

    The same suggestion here.
    Supporting audio files is what we really needed. Although we have a media site, but if XenForo Media Gallery support audio files, I'm sure my forum's member will prefer to use it instead of our media site.
    So, hope to see audio support in next update.
    audiokid likes this.
  17. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    It seems to me that this could be a small suggestion. If we ignore embeds for a moment because my suggestion is only about audio files. Audio files can already be uploaded to XFMG. FFMPEG can transcode audio. Though that is not even needed if we only accept the most common formats.
    It seems to me that all that is needed is an audio player. All browsers have an audio player included. So it seems to me that all that is needed is html code to make the browser display a audio player.
    Am I wrong about this?
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2015
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  18. Mr Lucky

    Mr Lucky Well-Known Member

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  19. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    We can already allow various audio files to be uploaded by adding the extension to allowed file extensions.
    FFMPEG can transcode pretty much all relevant audio files into mp3 just like it is currently transcoding uploaded video files. If it would only convert wma and wav to mp3 then that would probably be enough. My 13 year old big board does not have other audio files so I guess this goes for most sites.
    Once the mp3 file is in XFMG, then it would need a simple MP3 player. I think the current HTML5 player can play MP3 already.
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2016
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  20. RDR

    RDR Well-Known Member

    Are there ANY plans by xF to add this "feature" to this addon?

    TBH, I'm more than a little disappointed with the pace of feature updates in xFMG - the impact for us customers in adding audio support is huge while the actual coding required seems to be minimal considering most of the pieces to support it are already in place.
    Artenen and audiokid like this.

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