Something like this would be nice:
mopajomo, to insert into your template, or to allow members to embed in their post? If for members, would you allow them to upload mp3 files or would they need to be hosted elsewhere and they would provide you with the URL?
For example to insert into the message/topic already available player e.g flashmp3player.org ?
That player will scan a folder on your server and play those files. There is a plugin to allow the admin to post anything:
That would allow admins to post something like that.
There is no functionality like that, that I know of, to allow visitors to embed flash on their own.
There are also ways to allow members to post youtube or other videos.
If you wanted to use the flashmp3player.org player, you’d need a way to allow people to upload mp3 files to a folder on your server. You could use
bb-attachments for that, probably:
There’s no plugin that I know of right now that allows people to upload mp3 files to your server, and allow them to embed a player in their reply that will then play that file. Not to mention, you’d then be hosting mp3 files of unknown origin, and possibly opening up some security problems.
There’s probably a way for a plugin to show and embed an mp3 player when it detects a URL with an mp3 file in it. I don’t know if that plugin exists yet.
It would be much simpler if you simply hosted the MP3 on another server, then use a plugin that recognizes .mp3 links and calls up the appropriate flash (or better yet, HTML5).
This is how Facebook does it. Simply use the “link” icon in your Status Update menu, link to an MP3 file, and Facebook does the rest.
XSPF is an open source music player. Perhaps it could be used in conjunction with a plugin.
Then again, this will all probably be moot once bbPress becomes a WP plugin.
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