- Download the version 1.2 update.
- Set your Player Position option to Hidden in the InlinePlayer settings.
- Add a suitable button stack to the page and assign it an MP3 link.
- Voilà! The button should now start / stop the hidden player.
I tested this with just a regular ‘Button’ stack - the one that ships in Stacks v4 - and it worked as expected. Here is a sample project file to test. It also worked with an EZ Flex Button stack.
I think your milage with other button stacks might vary. Some button stacks out there do not apply links in the normal way and use ‘onclick’ events and other slightly non-conventional approaches we would not be able to cater for.
There is also the ‘scope’ option in the Advanced Settings. So if InlinePlayer is being too aggressive in trying to target other audio players you may already be using in the page, it is possible to setup some more stringent rules for which MP3 links to convert.
Turn off your MP3 titles in the stack settings. Set the border weight to 0px. Set the InlinePlayer Background to ‘none’. You can use opacity sliders on other colour pickers to essentially “nullify” the styling and remove anything else you do not want displayed. I was able to get the buttons back to only the Font Awesome play / pause icons without any trouble:
This could be possible with some custom CSS code if it was still required.
I’m not sure why you would want to disable that. This simple mechanism is what stops the potential problem of multiple MP3 tracks playing simultaneously on the page. I have added a checkbox setting for you, but you’d want to exercise some caution if you did intend to disable it.
Regretfully this is not possible with any audio stacks I am aware of, unless you iFrame / AJAX the webpages and place your audio player outside of the frames. But this would be terribly bad for SEO, responsiveness and accessibility. And a huge amount of time and effort to setup.
You could set the page hosting your InlinePlayer stacks to open in a new popup window:
Again not an ideal solution. But there has been a trend for a long time of radio stations and other audio providers having their streaming services open in minified popup windows, like the above example. Mostly only applicable to desktop web browsers, of course.