I’ve been looking into the best way to make some of my sites iPad friendly (yes, I said it) for audio, since my standard way of delivering streaming audio on my sites is a flash player. Now don’t get me wrong, I still love my flash player, it will be there until either no one supports it anymore or someone comes out with either something to replace it (which will be difficult) or a new, simple delivery standard comes out.
So I’m toying with HTML5 here. Different browsers react differently to it and it isn’t easy to make a standard setup at this point, but it’s worth playing with it. there are actually three files for each song on this page, a wav file, and two mp3 files, one being called from HTML5 and on in the standard flash player I use. What do you see below?
Never Been to Spain:
Your Mama Don’t Dance
Stuck in the Middle With You
Only one player should show for each 30 second clip, don’t even get me started on how it appears in different browsers. It’s got some promise, but nothing I definitely want to implement yet. What do you think?
[clips provided courtesy of Jim & Tim. Check out our website]