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    hannahl3 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I run a small phpbb3 forum and have been racking my brains and Google for months trying to work something out.
    All these types of forums can play embedded videos, which usually have the bbcode tags (youtube)video(/youtube) and they play perfectly on a pc and on most new phones that support streaming media.
    I wanted though, to embed some of these mp3 player widgets to showcase a few playlists. The way I'm doing it at the moment is to put a section of HTML code containing the mp3 player widget directly into a post, which works fine on a pc. On a phone however, all thats visible is the HTML code.
    Given that its not the phone, as it plays embedded streaming video from youtube, I'm presuming that theres a vital step that I'm missing somewhere to allow a phone to play an embedded widget containing streaming mp3s.
    Apologies in advance for this not being a direct Android question, but if anyone can help, it would be greatly appreciated.

    This might actually be in the wrong forum - please feel free to relocate it
     

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    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

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    What codec are you using?
     
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    hannahl3 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    No codec - its a widget that streams mp3s by url.
    You put any amount of mp3 url's into the widget and it streams on demand - a little like the mobile version of GrooveShark or iMusic apps, but in embeddable widget form for posting into websites and blogs, just like an embedded youtube video.
     
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    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

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    Hmmph. Link me to the site. I want to peek at the code.
     
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    hannahl3 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Am using a variety of sites at the moment in a quest to find the best music widget, but a selection are -

    www.produle.com

    www.flashwidgets.com

    www.mixpod.com

    The embed code is available on creation of the widget playlist and is similar to a youtube embed code
     
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    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

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    Well I'm on my mobile, so I can really give a definate answer, but I have a hunch. If the widget is flash based, it will not work on phones that don't support flash. Period. No way around it. The only reason youtube works, is (you guessed it) the mobile version, is not flash.
     

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