Posted by "ET Support" on 01/20/06 15:41
You may also want to consider using frames, I've found that method to work
well when I want music to play continuously while a visitor surfs through
the site and it won't get stopped by popup blockers.
As for reducing file size, I found a program called CDex v1.51 to be very
effective... you can adjust the bitrate and that can greatly reduce the file
size... the home page for that was http://cdexos.sourceforge.net/ but seems
they need a new project manager, probably if you google CDex you'll find it.
From: Brady Mitchell [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2006 7:03 PM
Subject: RE: [PHP] Embedded Player
> -----Original Message-----
> My reason for using an embedded player was basically just for
> design purposes, but perhaps that is not a good idea. I did
> not consider the fact of not being able to leave the site
> while listening, and since these are as long as 40 minutes,
> this might get annoying.
Perhaps keeping your current setup and adding a link that opens an
embedded player in a popup window would be a good compromise. That way
people who just want to stream the sermons can do so, and with the
player in a popup window they could still surf the web while listening.
As far as file format, it might be worth looking into using the OGG
Vorbis format. There are players on Windows/Mac/Linux that support the
format and it uses compression, so the file sizes should be a bit
smaller than mp3s. Take a look at http://www.vorbis.com/ for more info.
Just some ideas..
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