Just a "heads up" about MP3 players
I actually have loads of exciting things to blog (well, what you may find exciting is a very subjective thing, but you know what I mean). In the last week I've been back full time on WhatTalent, the "beta" version of Mums+ is practically ready and I've released another module (more about that in my next entry).
But today I want to just give you a "heads up" about MP3 players. As you know from my last post, I actually tried to install the Audio module for Drupal on WhatTalent, but I found that the various audio options for Drupal are over-engineered, and therefore mostly don't work very well and require a lot of fiddling and fixing every time you work with them. =(
I ended up plugging for the Google MP3 player instead. Well something was bothering me about that approach. Google.
The Google player is closed source and it means loading a resource from Google on to my client's website and passing my client's content to Google - whom you can guarantee can (and will) do what they please with under their Ts&Cs. It would be preferable to use an open source, Flash-based, MP3 player so we can do things with it in the future, like adding e-commerce features, modding it to load local files, etc. And that would mean we are totally self-sufficient.
After a little digging around, I found this site:
So if you're considering the Audio module in the future but actually have fairly basic, Myspace-esque, MP3 hosting requirements, stop and look around. Audio is a lot of trouble. CCK, FileField and a little bit of theming in the appropriate player was much easier, I assure you! =)