About WordPlayer is a simple, very small Flash MP3 player designed to play 1-word MP3 files. No knowledge of Flash is required. It's ready to use.
Skills That Your Need In order to use this, you need to be able to:
This is provided "as is" without support. If you can't figure out how to use it, ask a friend to help.
- Record and edit audio files. (Audacity will do the job.)
- Save (or export) one-word segments into individual MP3 files. (You can do this with Audacity if you install LAME.)
- Edit HTML.
- Upload files to a web server.
One Possible Way to Use WordPlayer
The Most Recent Version There is a possibility that it may be updated, so if you are using it, you may want to check back here from time to time to see if there is a newer version.
- The first 2 versions just give you a choice betwee a round button or a square button.
- v. 0.02 - Released April 5, 2006
wordplayer.swf - Round Play Button. (Less than 1 Kb)
- v. 0.01 - Released April 5, 2006
wordplayer001.swf - Square Play Button. (Less than 1 Kb)
License You may download and use this freeware version if each of the following statements is true.
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- Your project is publicly available for free on the World Wide Web.
- Your project is not on an intranet or in a password protected area requiring visitors to log in.
- Your site is non-commercial. Any site that has advertising is considered commercial.
- You or others, such as the owners of a "free" site, are not earning money from your web site.
- You do not send spam and your site does not ask visitors for their email addresses.
- Your site does not promote hate or violence.
- Your site does not contain pornography.
- You have not altered the wordplay.swf file in any way.
How to Use It
Step 1: Download the Files Windows users should right-click the links. Macintosh users should option-click the links.
Step 2: Put the Downloaded Files in Their Proper Locations
Step 3: Put Your Own MP3 Files in the MP3 Folder
- This wordplayer.swf is meant to be used only with single words. (no spaces in the filenames)
- Use proper capitalization in the filenames.
- Format = "the word" + ".mp3"
Step 4: Edit the "index.html" to Match Your MP3 Files
- Make one page for each word.
- (Note: the filenames here don't matter, but perhaps making the pre-extension part exactly the same as the MP3 file would simplify things.)
- In the HTML of your page, change the word "raggae" (in 2 places) in the following to match your word.
- You can change the size of the Flash "movie" by changing the following in 2 places. (You must change it in both places!)
- You can change the background color of the Flash "movie" by changing the following in 2 places. (You must change it in both places!)
- While it would be possible to put more than one word on a page, that is not how this SWF file was designed.
- This SWF file will immediately play the MP3 file as soon as it is loaded.
- The listener then has the option to listen to it again by pressing the button (or clicking the word).
- Words containing characters not allowed in filenames cannot be used.
- This version of WordPlayer was designed to be used for English words.
This is part of Interesting Things for ESL Teachers.