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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: Webmaster on November 04, 2012, 03:02:35 pm

Title: New onsite player
Post by: Webmaster on November 04, 2012, 03:02:35 pm
Hi guys,

I am working on a new, better onsite player that will work on the majority of platforms/browsers. It is HTML5-based with a fallback option to Flash for older browsers and it is based on JPlayer (the old one was Flash-only).

You can access the new player by clicking the "Beta-test our new onsite player" link below the old player when playing a track.

Please try it out and let me know what you think. Feedback can be given in the forum (just reply to this post) or via the contact form (http://www.guitarbackingtrack.com/contact.php). Even if it works fine please let me know that you have tried it.

The new player is supposed to work as before, but I have gotten rid of a few Flash-related bugs the old player had. Since it is HTML5-based it also works on Android and iOS devices. And I now have the opportunity to add more features in the future.

A quick runthrough of the functionality (how it is supposed to work):

Any suggestions for how to make it better is also welcome.

EDIT: The player is now launched. Please let me know if anything isn't working as it should!

/Oddgeir
Title: Re: BETA: New onsite player
Post by: manimal on November 04, 2012, 10:13:14 pm
Well done, O.G.
the A-B addition is very useful when learning a new track,
everything else works great
cheers
M
Title: Re: BETA: New onsite player
Post by: Webmaster on November 11, 2012, 01:12:33 am
Thanks for the feedback manimal. I have done some further improvements and launched it as the main player now. Hopefully I will get some more feedback now.

/Oddgeir
Title: Re: New onsite player
Post by: hiltonatracing on November 11, 2012, 09:40:36 pm
I think it's good. I don't know if it's because my brother isn't using internet but it seems to be loading quicker than it used to do
Title: Re: New onsite player
Post by: godzilla1088 on November 12, 2012, 04:53:50 am
Player no longer works on my kindle fire or android phone.  When I press play the song length changes to 40 minutes and never starts.  Works excellent on my laptop though.  Any suggestions.
Title: Re: New onsite player
Post by: Webmaster on November 12, 2012, 11:12:24 am
I have tested this quickly on an Android phone and it seemed to work fine there. I will investigate this further. In the mean time I will set up the old player as a fallback solution for those with issues (will be done later today). Thanks for the feedback!

/Oddgeir
Title: Re: New onsite player
Post by: Webmaster on November 12, 2012, 08:28:25 pm
Hi guys,

I have now fixed an Android bug that was causing playback to fail on devices running Android 2.3. I have also tweaked it a bit to try to avoid a IE8 bug that I was not able to recreate locally, but that has been an issue with others using this player.

Please try it out and let me know if it works or not!

hiltonatracing: That is actually more or less expected. In most browsers it does not use flash any more, and I think the old flash-based player introduced quite a bit of sluggishness to the downloading.

Thank you all for your feedback!

/Oddgeir
Title: Re: New onsite player
Post by: Chesco C on November 13, 2012, 12:15:29 am
Just wanted to say, love the new layout, more "modern" if you will. Also, like how the song now stops at the end instead of playing over, lets me do a riff at my own pace rather then rushing trying to beat when the song starts again!.  One thing I wish could be added/ an option was if the play bar was a bit larger so it would make for easier "scrolling" through the parts of the song. Other then that great improvement, will continue to love this site to improve my guitar learning skillzzz!  :)
Title: Re: New onsite player
Post by: godzilla1088 on November 13, 2012, 12:49:34 am
Player works again on my kindle fire and phone.  Thanks for the quick response.
Title: Re: New onsite player
Post by: Webmaster on November 13, 2012, 08:12:44 am
Cool, thanks guys. I will have a look at increasing the size of the progress bar.

I am getting reports that it still doesn't work on IE8 on Windows XP. I am having problems recreating this, but will keep trying. Since IE8 doesn't support HTML5 properly the player will fall back on a flash alternative. Thus, an update of the flash player might fix this issue, but I have not yet confirmed that. Let me know if you have any more issues!

/Oddgeir
Title: Re: New onsite player
Post by: Webmaster on November 13, 2012, 11:47:22 am
Ok, we have been able to get one of the IE8 guys up and running again. The problem was an old version of the flash player. If anyone else is experiencing this, please try to update to the latest version fo the flash player. You can do that here:
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

And let me know if that helps or not.

/Oddgeir
Title: Re: New onsite player
Post by: dckstrat90 on November 13, 2012, 09:12:58 pm
It's good..I didn't like how it used to keep starting over..very inconvenient when I would be recording. Thanks! Get more Chili Peppers! And try to find Gary Clark Jr.!
Title: Re: New onsite player
Post by: uppayton69 on November 19, 2012, 04:13:12 pm
I miss the part where the auto player would continue to restart without me having to quit playing to start the song again. can you make that happen again?
Title: Re: New onsite player
Post by: Webmaster on November 19, 2012, 04:32:21 pm
Yep, I will reintroduce that. But this time it will be configurable since there are some difference personal preference for this. I tried to implement this during the weekend, but could not find a place for the button. Will try more later.

In the mean time you can use the A-B loop, just press the AB button once when in the start of the track and then once at the end of the track and it will loop between the two points.

/Oddgeir
Title: Re: New onsite player
Post by: humboldtguy on December 02, 2012, 03:59:20 am
I just had Ubuntu installed on my computer, and the backing tracks don't seem to work...I get the play screen, but pressing play does nothing. I assume this is something I will have to work out on my end, just wondering if anyone has experience or insight about this. Thanks, and I appreciate this site!
 
Title: Re: New onsite player
Post by: Webmaster on December 02, 2012, 02:25:09 pm
Hmm, do you use FireFox on Ubuntu? I don't think FireFox on Linux would support the HTML5 implementation, so it would probably fallback to flash. You will need a recent version of the flash player for that to work. You can get it here:
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Let me know if that helps.

/Oddgeir
Title: Re: New onsite player
Post by: Blueseric on December 05, 2012, 09:15:47 pm
Hello Good Friends,
I am a long-time member,but I have never accessed the on-line player.How can I get this and download onto my XP system?I ask because I would like to remove the vocals from some of the existing backings and believe that the on-line player can assist in this.
Thanks and I look forward to your response.....incidentlymy 'e'mail is john@blueseric.plus.com
Title: Re: New onsite player
Post by: Webmaster on December 05, 2012, 10:54:52 pm
Hi Blueseric,

please check your e-mail for a response. The onSITE player has nothing to do with customization of tracks. If you want custom tracks, please visit my partner site:
http://www.karaoke-version.co.uk/custombackingtrack/?aff=132

/Oddgeir
Title: Re: New onsite player
Post by: SPChapman on December 09, 2012, 04:20:02 pm
Hi I'm new to this site, let me explain what I'm looking for and know a lot of other bands / musicians need.

So we stumbled upon the backing tracks as we are a 3 piece band but cannot find a drummer, so Ive paid for and downloaded the custom backing tracks like holiday and American idiot by green day and deleted all instruments other than the click intro and the drum track...this is awesome and perfect. but there's a limited amount of tracks in that category, do you plan to bring it up to date soon if so i will be making more purchases and recommending this site.  surely it cant be too much of a job to take the guitar backing tracks with vocals and bass etc where you do have other tracks i.e. longview / 2000 light years away but annoyingly i cant get rid of the vocal and bass etc.

Cheers

Steve
Title: Re: New onsite player
Post by: jaydentyler25 on December 10, 2012, 01:56:02 pm
Casino player not any longer works on my kindle fire or android cellphone.  Whenever I press portray the tune length changes to 40 minutes and also never ever begins.  Functions excellent on my laptop though.  Any sort of suggestions.
Title: Re: New onsite player
Post by: Webmaster on December 10, 2012, 02:12:45 pm
Hi,

that sounds weird. I have fixed a bug related to Android 2.3 (which the Kindle Fire is also running) and have verified that it works on Kindle Fire and Android 2.3 devices after that. I will try this again and see if I can reproduce the error.

/Oddgeir
Title: Re: New onsite player
Post by: Webmaster on December 10, 2012, 06:01:46 pm
It still works fine on my Android devices. You might need to have Flash installed though, please try that and see if that helps.

/Oddgeir
Title: Re: New onsite player
Post by: mediator45 on December 23, 2012, 05:38:14 am
good site

Title: Re: New onsite player
Post by: mediator45 on December 23, 2012, 05:46:51 am
good backtracks ,good vocals
tx
Title: Re: New onsite player
Post by: stratman_el84 on January 06, 2013, 04:27:53 am
I am another Linux/FreeBSD user for which the HTML5 implementation does not work. I must now download the MP3 file. This makes it very hard to "browse" for a good track. As a result, I'm finding little advantage to using GBT over other websites or even YT.

Is there some way to provide a fallback solution for those with non-Windows/Apple PCs and devices? Maybe some way to detect whether a visitor's browser implements HTML5, and if not, fall back to Flash and/or JS?

Note also that Flash implementation on these other systems is usually a version or two behind the current MS/Apple Flash version, whatever it may be.

Thanks!
Title: Re: New onsite player
Post by: Webmaster on January 06, 2013, 12:47:30 pm
Well, the whole solution is based on the Jplayer (http://jplayer.org). It is supposed to have much wider browser support than the former solution which was Flash only (and thus did not support iOs among others). For browsers not supporting HTML5 is falls back to Flash. It uses JavaScript to decide about which solution to go for. The Flash requirement is minimum version 10.1 I think and that should be available for Linux as well.

Could you try to update to the latest Flash version for you OS if you have not done so already? Which browser are you using? IF not updated, please try to update the browser as well.

If this does not work, I would like to try to figure this out properly. Could you go to this site and click the "Send Details"? It sends your OS, browser and flash details to my e-mail:
http://supportdetails.com/?sender_name=stratman_el84&sender=webmaster@guitarbackingtrack.com&recipient=webmaster@guitarbackingtrack.com

Thanks,
Oddgeir
Title: Re: New onsite player
Post by: Webmaster on June 09, 2017, 06:53:56 pm
Hey guys!

So, we've introduced the new player today!

Please leave your feedback here?

Do you like?  8)

Have you noticed any bugs?

Cheers!

Title: Re: New onsite player
Post by: popovalexander1984 on August 05, 2017, 09:10:24 pm
Hi guys, I cant download mp3
its look like

save as
foo_fighters%2Fbest_of_you_(2)
chrome html document