#57 Music Player Button mode will frequently stop playback

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2008-07-14
2008-07-14
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Every so often, in both IE and Firefox, the Music Player Button mode will stop playing a song if the user performs some random activity, such as scrolling the page, switching browser windows or tabs, or switching between applications. There seems to be no rhyme or reason to it, but it happens frequently enough that it is annoying.

See http://www.traxinspace.com/song/34789 for an example of this in use.

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  • El Mozzie
    El Mozzie
    2008-07-25

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    Hi,

    When the music stops playing, do you see the stop symbol (you don't hear the music but the player is still playing), or do you see the play symbol (the player has stopped playing completely) ?

    Thanks,

    El Mozzie

     
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    Yes, the play symbol will appear, something is causing the player to stop as though the stop button was clicked. This does not happen for the larger versions of the player. It is completely random.

     
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    FYI I tried this in Firefox 3 and it seems to be working fine in the new version. Just IE 7 is borked.

     
  • Yarcanox
    Yarcanox
    2009-03-28

    This also happens to me on firefox 3.0.7 and firefox 3.1 beta 3 (linux x86, flash player 10)!
    There is apparently also some other user having that problem:
    http://support.mozilla.com/tiki-view_forum_thread.php?locale=fr&comments_parentId=304357&forumId=1

    And it clearly also happens only with the button player. The slim player works just perfectly fine! As my player is always invisible, I haven't checked so far if it's showing the stop icon or not. But I can tell that it also doesn't repeat the sound after getting interrupted when looping is on, and that it doesn't happen to all firefox users on Linux.

    Another interesting thing: it also happens without any user interaction at always varying points of the played file.

    Is this project still actively developed? Seems like it got a bit silent around it. Sadly I have no flash myself (too expensive and I do not really need it), so I cannot get into development. Would be really nice if there was a chance to see this fixed - if development is still active I would also be ready for some deeper testing, starting with the question if the xspf player button shows the stop icon or just stops playing silently without a visible GUI change.

     
  • Yarcanox
    Yarcanox
    2009-03-28

    Ah I just noticed that the question regarding appearance of the button is already answered. So... it seems _not_ fixed for Firefox 3 here. If I can help in any way to fix it/find out more info on the problem, please let me know.

     
  • This was driving me crazy so I went through and tried commenting all the stops until it just worked. If your player is stopping randomly try this:
    Open the MusicButton.as file and comment out the stopTrack() in lines 424 and 449.

    I'm interested to know if this solves the problem for anyone else. I'm just using the player to play back single files. This is the button player BTW.

     
  • When music stops playing it will display play button (like you pressed stop). It is happening on FF, IE7 seems fine.

     
  • I'm running FireFox 3.0.1 and I'm having this exact problem with the Button - Slim works fine.

    I'm having problems compiling the AS files - I'm using makeswf on Ubuntu, and I get dozens of syntax errors (mainly no semi-colon at the end of the line).

    What compiler is used to build these AS files on Linux?

     
  • I had the same problem and I solved it completely using the solution suggested by 'nobody' some posts below, that I rewrite here:

    Open the MusicButton.as file in the folder com/zuardi/musicplayer and comment out the stopTrack() in lines 424 and 449.

    Then open the file musicplayerbtn.fla and publish it as a .swf file.

    I tried this new file in several browser (FF, IE7, Opera, Safari) and works perfectly, even when a new tab is opened, the music continues to play.

    Thank you very much 'nobody', you're post saved many headaches! :)

    Gabriele

     
  • Is there any chance someone could share the modified SWF? IT would be nice to not have to buy a $700 USD Adobe Flash Professional license just to comment out a line and compile.

     
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