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Uninterrupted/continuous music player

Hi everyone, I’m looking for a rock-solid solution to have music on a Joomla multi-page site that is never interrupted by changing page.

My current ‘multi-page’ site is cheating by actually being a one-page that hides/shows certain sections. Moving to a CMS (for responsiveness & other features), this is proving difficult. SoundCloud manages to do this perfectly (though they also have a huge budget that I do not have).

What would be the best way to achieve this?

One suggestion so far: “I’ve found an AJAX plugin for Joomla which prevents the player from interruptions during navigation. This means we could use a normal multi-page navigation structure instead of 1-page. However, the site is then vulnerable to script breakage during updates of site components and may take a while to be fixed by the script developer.”

Another suggestion from someone else: “Place the <audio> tag in a part of the page that doesn’t change when you load a different section. You can keep the audio controls in a part that gets hidden and shown again but if the <audio> tag itself is changed the browser may re-load it causing the audio to stop playing.” As I’m not a coder, I don’t know the merits of this.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks! Dax.


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There are a number of music players to use amongst which i find that windows media player and vlc perform much better than the ones we actually download.

I often access Mp3Tomato