Music preview enabled

1 Oct 2012 at 19:02

You can now preview several types of music files in the downloads section (mostly MOD and XM). Simply go to the file’s page (click on “more downloads containing this file” while previewing it on a download page) and if playback is supported by the song and your browser, a “Listen to this song”-link will appear once the song has loaded.

- Stijn


PT32 on 2 Oct 2012 at 02:23

Sounds awesome!

FawFul on 2 Oct 2012 at 07:45

Supports google chrome nicely, but doesn’t seem to work with firefox. Is there any way i can get this to work with that?

Stijn on 2 Oct 2012 at 09:30

Pester the Firefox developers to improve their <audio> support…

Love & Thunder on 2 Oct 2012 at 11:46

Or get an addon for it. XD

Jerrythabest on 2 Oct 2012 at 13:41

According to W3Schools and HTML5Doctor the only currently-in-use HTML 5 audio format that Firefox doesn’t support is MP3. So I suspect J2O converts the audio to MP3?

It would make perfect sense to supplement the MP3 source with an OGG source so Firefox and Opera users can listen to the previews too. (I’d stay away from WAV to save bandwidth)

JordanJett on 2 Oct 2012 at 13:50

Aliens have invaded earth

Stijn on 2 Oct 2012 at 16:57

An external library (Flod, see site credits) is used for playback, all I did was rewrite some player code so it works with files on the J2O webspace. I have little desire to dig into its core code to find out how to make it more compatible. It plays music on the fly, so it’s not just a matter of providing alternate formats.

(Even if it was, disk space is finite, so it would not necessarily “make perfect sense”)

Seren on 2 Oct 2012 at 17:20

I have to say this library gives certain songs a whole new quality.

Stijn on 2 Oct 2012 at 19:07


Violet CLM on 5 Oct 2012 at 02:59

Is this going to be added to too?

Stijn on 5 Oct 2012 at 13:30

Maybe, it’s certainly possible technically but it’d need a few more tweaks.

Slaz on 8 Oct 2012 at 08:43


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