Julien Desrosiers

Freelance Web developer.

These days i’m creating a website for a musician. And he needed an MP3 player for his website. So my first thought was to use an open source MP3 in flash . But since i need to extend it, i looked at the AS2 code and i thought about the possibility to use JavaScript instead (i prefer JS to AS). It turns out there is already a library that lets you play and control sounds via JavaScript, by using a swf file (for maximum compatibility). It’s called SoundManager2, and it rocks. But since i needed something that could play multiple songs one after the other and that can be easily dropped via jQuery in a non-obstrusive way, i created a jQuery plugin that leverages SoundManager2, and i called it julienMP3Player.

Here’s a Demo: lab.juliendesrosiers.com/demo/julienMP3Player/.

Download/Fork it on GitHub: github.com/juliend2/julienMP3Player.