JPlayer is a jQuery plugin we developed that allows web developers to create a 100% CSS styleable audio player. JPlayer can use HTML 5 audio if the users browser supports it, if not it can fallback on Flash to play the audio. Note that no visible Flash is present.
Happyworm also created the jPlayer site and supporting demos.
In the week that jPlayer was released the website saw over 20,000 visits and nearly 50,000 pageviews and was the subject of vigorous debate on the popular discussion site reddit.com. It was the subject numerous blog posts and featured in the official jQuery blog. (see trackbacks above).
Since release in May we have fostered an online community and made five subsequent releases. To date jPlayer has been downloaded over 4,000 times and used on hundreds of websites.
Further enhancements included comptability with the Ogg Vorbis file format and the exploitation of HTML 5 audio meaning that the Flash plugin was no longer required in many of the latest browsers.
We also created a series of demos and have added to these to demonstrate and showcase the latest features such as HTML 5, Ogg Vorbis and jQueryUI Themeroller compatability.
Happyworm used their web audio experience to write an article for the popular HTML5Doctor site and continue to be at the forefront of web audio technology.
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