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  • Mp3 player in grid


    Im a beginner so please be kind ;)

    I have a grid where i can upload sound samples and download the using the file upload/download featurepacks. However, I would like a function to play tue file in the grid, a small flash player or preferreably sonethibg else (as ipad/iphone dont like flash).

    As I am a beginner i don't even know where to start, if soneone can guide me ib the right direction i wouldbreally appreciate it!


  • #2
    Re: Mp3 player in grid

    chasing almost the same as you.

    I did find if I change them to a swf video file, they pl;ay in a new window(flash). It is a much larger file though. I got some of the tools at I might switch to a commercial version when I find the right scenario.

    Dave Mason
    [email protected]
    Skype is dave.mason46


    • #3
      Re: Mp3 player in grid

      It's a flash player, but... I can't quite get it working completely yet... and I'm stuck.

      I've attached this div to the Freeform Template section of a field.

      <div id="playmp3"> 
      The jQuery code running from the a5w page is...

      If I change the div to a class instead of id, then both the Fred records play the fred.mp3... so that makes sense, but I'm stuck as to how to get each row to work properly. Maybe it's not in the Freeform template of the field... not sure. A push in the right direction would sure be appreciated. David


      • #4
        Re: Mp3 player in grid

        Changing tracks a bit (pardon the pun). I thought I should pop over to Bob Moore's excellent video collection and see if there's something about playing audio... well there was... thanks once again Bob!

        So simple to get this going but, as Bob points out it's not going to work on all browsers... yet. Watched the video, checked in with W3Schools and this works so well. This code is running on the Freeform template section of an inserted Static text field.

        <audio src="sounds/{data.Firstname}.mp3" controls="controls">
        The attached image is what it looks like. But, I still want to get the jQuery stuff running, too.


        • #5
          Re: Mp3 player in grid

          Thanks, this seems to be an easy way to make it work. No problem with browser incompability as it is an internal application, i can get my emplyees to use a specific browser.

          Thanks, hopefully i have time to try during the weekend.



          • #6
            Re: Mp3 player in grid

            Anyone have any hints for getting a jQuery plug-in to run on every row of a grid?


            • #7
              Re: Mp3 player in grid

              You might try this website for a flash mp3 player. They also have video players. Haven't tried them but have tried and used other scripts from this site. Cheap and fun stuff.



              • #8
                Re: Mp3 player in grid

                Thanks Janet... looks interesting.

                I really want to get the jQuery stuff working... I know it will work, just not quite sure how to implement so that it plays for every row... I'm missing a step somewhere.


                • #9
                  Re: Mp3 player in grid

                  Please share if you make it work!



                  • #10
                    Re: Mp3 player in grid

                    Still working on this... and very close... but I need some help...

                    Here is a link to download a zip of the system. Unzip it to a folder named "colors".


                    The A5W page to run is gridquery.
                    On this page is a button labelled "button". To the right of this button is a field [Static Text], no label, but each row reads "mp3".

                    If you double-click on any row the mp3 will be changed to a very nice jQuery control, the mp3 file will be loaded and ready to go. Now click on the play control and it will expand and play... not for every row, but for Fred, Sally, Henry and Simon.

                    I set an ID for the [Static Text] field in the "Static Text" property. The ID is set to playmp3{Grid.RowNumber} so that I can get at the row for each player.

                    The javascript file used is called empgrid. This is where I set the innerHTML and load the player.

                    It may not be very practical, overall, but it's just a test to see how it works.

                    However, I'd like the control to load when the row gets rendered and that's where I'm stuck. I've got lots of code here and there, all commented out, but can't get it to work.

                    I'd really appreciate a look and any suggestions... thanks.


                    • #11
                      Re: Mp3 player in grid

                      Sheesh... no one wants to weight in on this... so I'll keep plugging away.

                      Changing thoughts again, I'm putting this code into the Events section of the grid, in the OnExistingRowRender event, setting the e.javascript property.

                      The first part of the code works... I can get the HTML audio tag into the field. But I can't get the syntax right for calling the jQuery function. Here's the full code I'd like to load into e.javascript. I've tried stringing it all together but I get an object required error.

                      Would sure appreciate a nudge on this. Thanks.

                      e.javascript = "$('playmp3"+e.rowNumber+"').innerHTML = '[audio=http://pfgate-pc/colors/sound/"+firstname+".mp3&titles="+firstname+"]';"


                      • #12
                        Re: Mp3 player in grid

                        Finally got this... a jQuery mp3 player displayed and running on each row of a grid. I'll put together a video of the steps if anyone is interested... not sure if anyone is.


                        • #13
                          Re: Mp3 player in grid

                          I am interested!!! I am using the audio in html5 now, but a proper player would be much better. Thanks!!!



                          • #14
                            Re: Mp3 player in grid

                            Here's a link to a two part video showing how to implement an mp3 player into an Alpha 5 grid, for each row, using a jQuery plugin. I think I've covered everything needed, but if not please let me know and I'll re-do the video.

                            Part 1
                            Part 2


                            • #15
                              Re: Mp3 player in grid

                              Fantastic, thanks!!!

                              I will probably have time to look at it later this week (not full time developer).