Updated Yahoo! Media Player Wordpress Plugin
New Version of Yahoo! Media Player Wordpress Plugin (v0.4) Available! Includes Bug Fix
If you just upgraded to Safari 3.1, you may have noticed that the Yahoo! Media Player is crashing the browser. This is due to a change in the latest version of Safari, and is being addressed and should be fixed ASAP (EDIT: this problem was fixed and pushed to the stable build as Wednesday afternoon, 3/19).
In the meantime, if you try to deactivate the current plugin (v0.3), you may encounter a problem. This is a non-fatal error, and your admin panel should return to normal through just hitting the “back” button on your browser. However, I have found and corrected the bug, so please download and install the new version.
New Version of my Yahoo! Media Player Plugin (v0.3) Available!
If you haven’t noticed, there is a music player integrated into this site. It creates those small play buttons next to each mp3 links (such as for this incredibly amazing song), and also creates the player in the bottom-left corner of the screen. If you want to see a richer demo, play with my music posts category. This player is a free piece of software available courtesy of Yahoo!. While they have already done an excellent job of making the player easy to integrate into a site, I decided to test my coding chops and make a plugin for the Wordpress blogging platform (the one that this site uses) to make it even easier to install and manage.
I recently had some free time to work on the plugin, and it now is up to version 0.3. I have completely rewritten the plugin, and added some functionality. There is now an “options” pane that will allow you to turn on the “beta” build of the player, so to speak, so you can test the new features coming down the pipe.
Also, I must disclose that while I am a Yahoo! employee, I work on this in my free time since I love the utility, am a big music fan, and needed a cool coding project. Please play around with this latest version and pass along any feedback.
Yahoo! Media Player Wordpress Plugin
This is v0.1 of my Yahoo! Media Player Wordpress plugin. It provides a super-simple way to embed a music player into your site to play back MP3 links. You can find more info about the plugin here: Yahoo! Media Player Wiki.
Please use the comments area to leave any feedback.
(DISCLOSURE: I do work for Yahoo!, but have done this in my free time since I dig the product)
Back in Your Head…
While I was in NYC over the holidays, one night was spent at the bar “Rififi” in the East Village. When Common People by Pulp came on I had to hit the dance floor with my friends, since it holds a special place in my heart as one of my favorite rock anthems. Apparently this guy felt the same way:
Later, during the brief interlude during which I actually was motivated to break out that rare “Engel shake”, this song came on. I had forgotton about this ditty until last night, when it popped back in my head, and I dug it up online by doing a lyrics search. I have decided to take this rambling post as an opportunity to test out the new, most excellent Yahoo! Media Player (DISCLOSURE: I work for Yahoo!, but I think this is rad independent of my paycheck). It is a great piece of webware, and my apologies to Lucas and Ian for sullying their player with this cheesy song (it seemed a lot better at 3am…).