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How to construct an online playlist?
August 30, 2012 12:27 PM   Subscribe

I want to be able to upload MP3s to a server and then play those audio files in a playlist on a website. I know one can manually link to each audio file. but it would be great if there was some online software that would display the audio files in a good looking playlist. What are the options, both free and cheapwise?
posted by Brandon Blatcher to Computers & Internet (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
A friend of mind uses Wimpy Player. Negatives: Costs money and uses Flash.
posted by FreezBoy at 12:32 PM on August 30, 2012


I've used OpenTape before with playlists of around 10-15 songs...not sure if we're talking about 100s of names in which case the UI might not do as well. The interface is about as clean and simple as you get and I think all you have to do is put the mp3s in a given folder or upload them via its web interface.

It's an open source clone of what used to be muxtape.com (remember them?)
posted by musicismath at 12:33 PM on August 30, 2012


A friend of mind uses Wimpy Player. Negatives: Costs money and uses Flash.

Costing money is fine, Flash is not.

This will be for about 10-20 songs, tops.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 12:35 PM on August 30, 2012


Crap, OpenTape uses flash to play the files as well...
posted by musicismath at 12:38 PM on August 30, 2012


OpenTape is looks perfect, except for the inability to play in a box on an already created website. Apologies for not including that feature in the post
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 12:38 PM on August 30, 2012


No Flash, hmm maybe Jplayer - open source, uses javascript and jquery, with a Flash backup. You could probably hack the audio playlist to fit your existing space.
The playlist construction looks a little annoying, though:

title:"The Sample MP3 File",
mp3:"your-mp3.mp3"
posted by FreezBoy at 12:43 PM on August 30, 2012


I seem to remember jwz made Gronk for this purpose.
posted by vsync at 8:27 AM on September 1, 2012


Here's a list of PHP scripts that do the music jukebox thing. A few are free, more are paid.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:37 AM on September 1, 2012


Try MixCloud! It's free and you can embed the player onto any website.
posted by colorproof at 3:56 PM on September 1, 2012


Now about Audio Galaxy? You install a small program on your computer and log into their website and you can listen to all or any of your music and create playlists.

Is this for you to listen to, or share with others?
posted by reddot at 7:50 PM on September 12, 2012


The Yahoo Web Player did everything needed and was free.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 4:18 PM on September 13, 2012


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