http://chipmusic.org/forums/topic/6645/ … he-forums/
(I'm a noob so I can't bump old threads, but I can at least create new ones)

MP3 is still the format which reaches the greatest audience in terms of support (native where possible or otherwise Flash).

Talking about greatest audience, I noticed you can't play musics from chipmusic.org when you're on an android smartphone and tablet, and I guess it's the same on iphone/ipad because they no support the flash player used on this website. I think it could be relevant to switch to an html5 player such as this one: http://pupunzi.open-lab.com/mb-jquery-c … dioplayer/ (it can also use a flash player when it's not supported)

And being able to import flac or ogg tunes would be great too (even if they are converted to mp3 after)

I've found third party sources to install flash for android. It's nice. hehe.

I second these suggestions

Now that Flash is getting actively blocked, it would be great to have an html5 player.

speaking of html5 players this guy has a bunch. Web audio though.

BUMP for HTML5 player. Flash is dead af.

Btw, gasman made a very nice js player for various chip formats: http://www.pouet.net/topic.php?which=10708&page=1

Also, why is this in General Discussion and not in Bugs/Feature requests?

Last edited by irrlichtproject (Apr 29, 2016 2:26 pm)

irrlichtproject wrote:

BUMP for HTML5 player. Flash is dead af.

Btw, gasman made a very nice js player for various chip formats: http://www.pouet.net/topic.php?which=10708&page=1

Also, why is this in General Discussion and not in Bugs/Feature requests?

good point.. moving now.. must have missed this one when i was organizing the general discussion section a few days ago

irrlichtproject wrote:

BUMP for HTML5 player. Flash is dead af.

Btw, gasman made a very nice js player for various chip formats: http://www.pouet.net/topic.php?which=10708&page=1

+1

I'd love to help implement this as well, if admins don't have time.

Also, why is this in General Discussion and not in Bugs/Feature requests?

Maybe I hadn't the right to post in the bugs section, or I just posted in the same section as the original post which I couldn't answer to.

Anyway, I still think chipmusic.org needs a good html5 player and vorbis/ogg support.

Sometimes I'd like to listen from my phone to the new musics posted by people, and I can't because of flash.

And I still recommend http://pupunzi.open-lab.com/mb-jquery-c … dioplayer/ which works fine and is easy to use (it's the one I have on my website)

Last edited by garvalf (Apr 29, 2016 5:00 pm)

The problem with that player is that it ONLY does OGG/MP3, right? So for all the other formats, you're still hosed.

Is this any use for some of the formats?

Yeah that's what IRRLICHTPROJECT posted just a few above you.

catskull wrote:

The problem with that player is that it ONLY does OGG/MP3, right? So for all the other formats, you're still hosed.

I've just tested for a SID file, there is no player for it. I'll try the others as well, but anyway, I think most people upload rendered music (mp3).

I think the best would be to allow more native chip formats (like on http://2a03.free.fr/), eventually propose to use some extra javascript players to render them online (the one by Gasman, and also for example the one for SID made by Hermit: https://github.com/hermitsoft/jsSID and I'm sure there are js ym players as well). And also to propose a rendered mp3/vorbis version, like on battle of the bits.

I'd wait for Gasman to add more stuff to Cowbell, by the looks of things his goal is to put sensible wrappers around all the format players out there.

I'd be curious to know the % of submissions in mp3 against the other native formats. I think it would be something like 99% vs 1%

Yeah I tend to agree, personally the only place I use ogg is in gamedev and that's really a size/licensing issue.

I was not talking about mp3 vs ogg/vorbis, here we can't submit music in vorbis so it will be 0%, I was talking about audio stream (mp3 or vorbis in the future), versus formats like SID or YM. I prefer to keep native formats, but audio is easier to replay (except when it's in flash) and you can also propose recordings from original consoles or computers. The best would be like on battle of the beats, with native + mp3 (or vorbis).

http://www.cnet.com/news/google-to-bloc … es-exempt/

The inexorable slide into a world without Flash continues, with Google revealing plans to phase out support for Adobe's Flash Player in its Chrome browser for all but a handful of websites. And the company expects the changes to roll out by the fourth quarter of 2016.

While it says Flash might have "historically" been a good way to present rich media online, Google is now much more partial to HTML5, thanks to faster load times and lower power use.The inexorable slide into a world without Flash continues, with Google revealing plans to phase out support for Adobe's Flash Player in its Chrome browser for all but a handful of websites. And the company expects the changes to roll out by the fourth quarter of 2016.

While it says Flash might have "historically" been a good way to present rich media online, Google is now much more partial to HTML5, thanks to faster load times and lower power use.

Last edited by garvalf (May 31, 2016 9:21 am)