Frequently Asked Question - JBGMusic

 

JBGMusic is a simple and friendly player for your Joomla site.  It uses standard HTML5 player as a backbone, no frills, no complication, extremely lightweight.

 

JBGMusic is a simple player for your Joomla site with the capability of continuously play between page loads

Features include:

  • Continous play between page loads
  • Shuffle play
  • Loop play
  • Volume control
  • Fast forward
  • Rewind
  • Next Track
  • Prev Track

JBGMusic main feature is it allows continuation of the audio between page loads subject to browser policies.

Here is a view of the backend of JBGMusic, this is the backend of the player on the top.

The extension supports .mp3 and .ogg formats as source for audio

Naming of files should be taken into consideration, avoid having spaces and special characters in your filenames

The extension does not provide any audio files.  Sample royalty free preview audio is included for your testing

The extension does not provide any audio files.  Sample royalty free preview audio is included for your testing.  All audio files and its copyrights are your responsibility

JBGMusic extension has installed a folder under your /images directory.  Just create a folder within this directory and place all your audio inside the directory.  The extension will be able to see the folder, just choose the folder and all the supported audio files will be included

Yes, you may specify the audio filename in audio file list, include the directory location when specifying the audio file so the extension can find it

Once set to autoplay, the extension will attempt to play the audio. However, the HTML5 player is subject to different browser policies regarding autoplaying audio, (https://developers.google.com/web/updates/2017/09/autoplay-policy-changes).  User interaction is required, (ie. mouseclick, touchend, keydown events) to start the player, unfortunately, a scroll event does not fall under user interaction.

In Chrome and Edge, (as of June 2020) is more forgiving, user interaction within the domain site is necessary for it to start, but once started autoplay continues even on other page loads.

Firefox is less forgiving, and requires user interaction with the page for every page load to autoplay the audio.

JBGMusic watches out for these events and will resume play once user interaction has been detected within the document. 

Any modern browser supporting HTML5 audio element should be compatible with the extension. 

However, we only tested the extension on the latest Chrome 83, Firefox 78 and Edge 83 browser on a Windows 10 machine.     

This is normal, as every page load, the extension just simulates continous play.  The audio is loaded again every time there is a page loaded and  attempts to restart it from when it stopped. 

No, the audio files reside in your server and is just streamed by the HTML5 player.   Furthermore, the extension takes care not to expose links of your audio from the user.

Once loaded, the settings will remain for the entire session of site.  To reset, close the tab and open your site again, the new settings will take effect

Audio is one of those things that annoy users when they are browsing, so take note of the following:

  1. Be mindful of your target audience and the probable type of music/sound they will hear
  2. Avoid extremely loud audio or sound.
  3. Avoid using too high fidelity audio as this requires a larger file which affects the loading of the page.
  4. Try to avoid harsh language in your audio/sound as not offend your audience.

 

There are several reasons why the extension will not appear on my site:

  1. The position is not part or visible in the template page
  2. Menu assignment has not been issued, by the default the extension is not assigned to any menu item

 

Yes, you may freely use the extension as long as you want in your site.  The extension is the full version with all the features included.  However, if you want to remove the credits line, you must purchase the license key for your site

The license key is to be able to disable the credits line.  It is recommended for you to generate only for your production site.

No, the extension is a fully functioning extension with all the features included, the only difference is the credit line.  If you don't mind the credit line, then do please enjoy the extension as much as you want.

After acquiring your license key, all you have to do is copy-paste your license key to the license key portion of every instance of your extension.  Several license keys for all your aliases can be entered separated by commas in the extension.

The license key does not have an expiration, as long as the domain site does not change, it will be active

We chose to use a license key as we feel that this would be method to ensure that your extension will work regardless whether we are around or not.  We do not like extensions that call back to our servers for activation and/or verification, the license key ensures a separation between your site and our site.

Should you decide to redo your Joomla site, all you have to do is paste the license key in the extension and it should work

No, each license key is tied to a single specific domain site. 

Yes, each alias is treated as different domain site, and a different license is required for each alias.  Each alias must pasted to the extension separated by commas

Yes, each subdomain is considered a different domain site, and a different license is required for each subdomain

You may get the license key in our website.  Make sure to choose the correct license key before purchasing, as this can't be cancelled once purchased.

Once purchased, you license key is still blank until you generate for your site.  Under 'My Account', you can check your 'My licenses' to either all your purchased licenses.  

 

 

Unfortunately, generation of the license key is permanent and can be only done once.  To redo, you must purchase another license key. 

Things to consider before generating your license key:

  1. Check your spelling before pressing the submit button.
  2. Only generate license for your production site.

 

Although your license key will always be part of your account here with us, we would still recommend you keep a copy of your license key with you.
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