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Mini Flash Music Player

Frequently Asked Questions
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Is the MINIPlayer extension MAC compatible ?

Yes, our extensions are tested, approved and published in the Adobe Exchange site by the Adobe Exchange Team. This assures compatibility with most Dreamweaver versions, browsers and platforms.

I have installed the extension and it works when I test it locally, but when I upload the files to my online website it does not work. What should I do ?

Please, be sure to upload the "MINIPlayer" folder. This folder is generated automatically when inserting the extension and contains the required scripts for the component. If you don't see the "MINIPlayer" folder in your Dreamweaver file list, then click the refresh button (see image for details).

Are any programming skills needed to use this player?

No, no programming skills are required. This player is available as Dreamweaver Extension; you can insert it from the Dreamweaver menu just with a single click.

What browsers does it support?

We have tested this player on the following browsers:

- Safari
- Firefox
- Opera
- Internet Explorer for Windows
- Netscape
- Mozilla

The extension is MAC compatible. Our extensions are tested, approved and published by the Adobe Exchange Team at

The speed at which it plays is way too fast. What is wrong ?

Please check the song bitrate. Acceptable bit rate values (for Flash based music players) are "8 kbps", "16 kbps", "20 kbps", "24 kbps", "32 kbps", "48 kbps", "56 kbps", "64 kbps", "80 kbps", "112 kbps", "128 kbps", and "160 kbps" for MP3 compression.

Are the .FLA sources included with the purchase ?

No, the .FLA sources are not included. However you can request a quote for custom changes.

Do I need to know about XML in order to use the player ?

No. If you insert the player from Dreamweaver, the XML files will be generated automatically. No hand coding is required.

However, even if you need further edition to the configuration or playlist files, you can do it using Dreamweaver or any other text editor like Notepad. If you need additional info, you can contact our support service.

Is there a way to change the player's colors ?

No, as alternative you can request a quote for custom changes.

Is this music player secure in order to prevent the audio file being downloaded ?

This player is not designed to prevent downloads.

If you are looking for a Secure Flash Music Player for selling music or other audio files, then please check out our SecureTSPlayer, published in

I'm looking for a more advanced Flash Music Player.

Then you are looking for SecureTSPlayer, a more advanced Flash Music Player based in TSPlayer. You can find it at , it has a lot of amazing features.

I'm looking for a bigger player with a playlist area. Where can I find one ?

You are looking for TSPlayer, a similar player with playlist and a lot of skins available.

There is also available a more advanced flash music player: SecureTSPlayer.

Can I insert the Flash Music Player into another Flash movie (ex: in my movie timeline)?

At this moment it is not possible to insert it directly into another Flash movie because the player requires its own parameters. If you are familiar with HTML, you can place a floating layer over your Flash movie in order to place the player over your site. This can be achieved by using absolute positioning.

The title of the track currently playing says 'unknown'or the file name. How can I fix it?

This player reads the song names from the ID3 Tags inside the MP3 files. Some applications, like Winamp, allow editing the names inside the ID3 tags. If no information is present inside the ID3 or ID3v2 tags, then the playlist shows the file name and the actual track 'unknown'.

Is it possible to database drive the playlist ?

Yes, you can generate the playlist using some server side script (PHP, ASP, ...)

The playlist is an text/xml format file, and the name of the playlist file is passed as parameter to the Flash (player), so it can be "playlist.php", "playlist.asp", .... see the following example:

Code on your page:

<object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="
shockwave/cabs/flash/,0,29,0" width="355" height="316">
<param name="movie" value="MINIPlayer.swf">
<param name="quality" value="high"><param name="wmode" value="transparent">                                                     
<param name="FlashVars" value="playlistfile=playlist.php&
<embed src="MINIPlayer.swf" quality="high" wmode="transparent" flashvars="playlistfile=playlist.php&configurationfile=configuration.xml" pluginspage="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="355" height="316"></embed>

Playlist file (PHP sample):

<?php echo "<"; ?>?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
<?php  while (.... [some buckle condition] ....) {?>
<element url="<?php echo [the file name form the database row]; ?>" />
<?php } ?>

You can pass a GET parameter to the playlist file, or just use a session cookie to identify the user profile.

Can I put more than one music player on the same page?

Yes, there is no limit. You can specify an individual playlist for each TSPlayer on your page.

Can I database drive the playlist using ASP?

Yes, you can do it. See this example:

Code on page ("id" is passed as GET parameter):

<object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="
shockwave/cabs/flash/,0,29,0" width="355" height="316"><br />
<param name="movie" value="MINIPlayer.swf"><br />
<param name="quality" value="high"><param name="wmode" value="transparent"> <param name="FlashVars" value="playlistfile=playlist.asp%3Fid%3d<%=Request("id")%>&
configurationfile=configuration.xml"><br />
<embed src="MINIPlayer.swf" quality="high" wmode="transparent" flashvars="playlistfile=playlist.asp%3Fid%3d<%=Request("id")%>&
configurationfile=configuration.xml" pluginspage="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="355" height="316"></embed><br />

The playlist file:

' here load the recordset form database into RS var
' note: "id" was passed as GET parameter

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>

<% While (Not RS.EOF) %>
<element url="<% Response.Write RS.Fields.Item("SongFileName") %>" />
<% RS.MoveNext %>
<% WEnd %>


Note: You can create a similar code using ASP or any other server side script.

I can't get my playlist to play more that one song. What happens?

This error is common if you are editing the playlist manually. The closing "/" for the XML tags are required, and maybe you forgot to include it:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
<element url="all-you-need-is-love.mp3" />
<element url="yellow-submarine.mp3" />     

Note: the missing character is marked in red, add it to your playlist.

Is your webbased player completely independent of audio players on the pc, like media player etc..?

Yes, it's completely independent.

The player does not work. What is happening?

Before contacting our support service, please check the following:
1- Please, be sure to upload all required files, including the MINIPlayer folder, the SWF files and your songs.

2- Please, be sure that you are using the right paths in your page source (into the object tag parameters) and into the files "configuration.xml" and "playlist.xml".
If you are using Dreamweaver, this files and paths are generated automatically.

If the problem persists, contact our support service offering information about the error, example, your test page URL. Our support service will check your page and tell you how fix it.

Can I play a single dynamically selected song with MINIPlayer?

Yes, of course. For example, if you are using PHP, try this:
<object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="
shockwave/cabs/flash/,0,29,0" width="355" height="316">
<param name="movie" value="MINIPlayer.swf">
<param name="quality" value="high"><param name="wmode" value="transparent">                                                     
<param name="FlashVars" value="playlistfile=playlist.php%3Fmp3file%3D/myurl/mysong.mp3&
<embed src="MINIPlayer.swf" quality="high" wmode="transparent" flashvars="playlistfile=
configurationfile=configuration.xml" pluginspage="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="355" height="316"></embed>

Note the change (encoding) of "?" per "%3F" the change of "=" per "%3D".
The "playlist.php" file will be:
<?php echo "<"; ?>?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
<element url="<?php echo $_GET["mp3file"]; ?>" />

You can create a similar code with any other server side script.

How do I remove the "Click to activate and use this control" message that loads with on the Flash item?

This is a security restriction of some Internet Explorer 7 configurations. The problem is not related with our player, but with the IE 7 browser configuration.