A Music Player Stack for a band please?

(Andrew Tyzack) #1

I’m sure this has been asked a million times, but what Stacks would be available for my friend who wants to build a website for his band? ie. Something that’ll make it possible for a website visitor to play his songs straight from the website and or download the songs too.


(LJ) #2

2 basic choices. One is a player which contains multiple tracks, the other is an individual stack solution where you add one song per stack. Advantage of he stacks approach is songs can be dotted around your web page and not just in one box.

For the multi-player, I have used rPlaylist from Rapid ideas. Advantage of this is it’s drag and drop simplicity. You could also look at Mixing Deck by Stack4stacks. Not used but looks very good - Will’s stuff generally is - but may need a bit of simple code I’m not sure. One more that looks very good is Audio from Yuzool themes.

For individual stacks there are several solutions including HTML5 Audio Player from from Joe Workman and Boom from Doobox. Both very good but I’m sure there are others.

There are also products allowing playback from Soundcloud and Dropbox. There is some advantage to these types of solution if your audio files are large and make your RW project resource heavy

One thing I’m not sure about is the ability to download the track - pretty sure not possible within some of the solutions above. If not, you could easily create a separate download area.

(Mathew Mitchell) #3

Will makes some fantastic additional options for audio including:

  1. Playlister (my favorite): https://stacks4stacks.com/playlister/
  2. Player (individual, allows downloads): https://stacks4stacks.com/player/
  3. Inline Player (drop in once, every MP3 file subsequently found on page will become auto-formatted for play): https://stacks4stacks.com/inlineplayer/

(RWtuts) #4

You may want to check out our MusicPlayer Stack: http://www.rwtuts.net/stacks/musicplayer

(Will Woodgate) #5

Yes, the Playlister stack has the option of a download button. The stack can be configured to play a single audio file or multiple audio files. Please let me know if you have any further questions about it.

(LJ) #6

indeed - this has a right-click download audio option

(Michael Frankland) #7

@Beeswax - all great options there!

Audio Stack also is an option
This allows audio play back and also optional download buttons to get the tracks if needed: