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XSPF Music Player Problem

XSPF Music Player not displaying on older PC's

9:31 am on Feb 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I've used the XSPF music player (http://musicplayer.sourceforge.net/) to integrate music clips into a site. I'm glad to say it was pretty easy to integrate, all worked fine and I would recommend it-except for one problem.

My client did final site testing at her mothers in Germany (don't know if being in Germany is relevant?) and the XSPF music player won't display fully or play the clips. She's admitted it's a very old PC running XP and IE (IE6 I guess) and from what I can gather they are on dial up. I've had trouble ascertaining full specs but she admitted they have had a lot of line problems in the past.

Dreamweaver alerted me to some active content issues with object tags with the XSPF player that I initially ignored (as it seemed to work) but I later converted these as it ironed out one or two bugs.

I've tested it on Windows 2000 with Opera 8 and 9, Firefox 2.x and IE 6 on broadband and the site, and the XSPF player, both work fine. The XSPF player doesn't work on Opera 7 (so old I don't think it matters) or Firefox 1.5 but I believe that if people changed to Firefox they'll have kept it up to date. (Am I wrong?)

I've tested it on a new English PC running XP and IE6 on dial-up and it worked. It does take 12 seconds to load the player and with 1-2 second pauses in the streaming but I believe that's as good as I'll get for dial up visitors and am fairly happy with it (again correct me if I'm wrong)

However I'm still left with not being able to replicate the problem that my client had on her mothers PC...and as it's her mothers PC that's not ideal so I was hoping someone could shed any light on the problem?

Incidentally I've not tested it on any Mac or Linux platforms nor IE7 as I don't have access to them so any volunteers, particularly with IE7, would be grateful received-I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post urls in here so pm me for the url.

Thanks in advance...and sorry it's so long winded!


12:18 pm on Feb 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member

Hello, Paul,

Most of my friends and I have already used the XSPF Music Player and it worked well on IE6 and IE7. However, as much as I've read around in the web, many people experience problems with IE compatibility. I believe that the best solution for you is to ask the tech support (@ sourceforge.net) for help. They are usually very fast and responsive and I'm sure your problem will be solved soon.

Have a nice day!

edit reason: just the regular font will do unless you need emphasis, cheers

[edited by: limbo at 2:03 pm (utc) on Feb. 6, 2007]

5:07 pm on Feb 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member

Hi Turbulence,

Thanks for the suggestion-I'll post to the tech support to and will post any responses on here.


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