Looking for a simple mp3 player for a website

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As you may know,  Adobe will be ending support for its Flash player about a year from now.

With the major browsers already blocking Flash-powered players, I am looking for a very simple replacement. I want to put 4 or 5 of those players on one page, make it small and simple, to provide an audio "promo" for each one that I will change weekly.

I have been using Dewplayer, which did the job extremely well, but since it was Flash based, it's trashed now.

I've done some searching the past couple of days and I don't see much of anything that jumps out at me.

Can anyone recommend something that will get this job done?
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Nathan HawkinsTechnical Lead - Network Security

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Nathan, it looks like all of these are for videos. What I need is a SMALL player that can handle a simple mp3 file of a minute or less.
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How about handing it over to HTML5 rather than a plugin?

jut add <audio src="audio.mp3" controls> </audio> and let their browser deal with it?

Can be browser dependent but why not add an HTML5 link to your current page and see if all your current customers can see it?
https://html5tutorial.info/html5-audio.php
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Nathan HawkinsTechnical Lead - Network Security

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So here are some smaller simpler Flash alternatives:
https://opensource.com/alternatives/flash-media-player
RadioGeorgeOwner/Programmer

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MASQ,

After doing some more digging, I think maybe I should have put in some additional specific details in my posting, so let me do that now and let you and others reply:

WILL NOT BE USED FOR FLASH FILES OR VIDEO

I need an audio player that will be used ONLY for audio tracks--no video at all.

On certain pages, the player needs to be able to play a  group of audio files in a specific sequential order. Those files will have names such as:

1-Track1
2-Track2

etc.  

WILL NOT BE USED FOR FLASH FILES OR VIDEO

It would be helpful if the player can also handle files with names like this:

3-Track 3
3.1-An Audio Track that plays after Track 3
3.2-An Audio Track that plays after Track 3.1
4-Track 4

And did I say WILL NOT BE USED FOR FLASH FILES OR VIDEO

My searches seem to return results that almost always include flash players.

I would also like to get a player that lets the user pause, but NOT be able to go back to repeat a track in a given file.

One other thing: I'm seeing some audio players that say it the player will work on certain browsers only. I want one that will work on Chrome, Firefox and Edge, for sure.

All right--let me hear from anyone who knows of a player (or more than 1) that meets these qualifications
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Dear George,

I understand Flash is not the right fit here (https://www.wired.com/story/adobe-finally-kills-flash-dead/) and I see why you are fustrated. There are billion links talking about Flash.

But, What MASQ is trying to say is, nowadays browsers are far more advanced and support MP3 playback without need of Flash, yes you might have to write some HTML to support your requirements but it is absolutely doable.

I hope you would not mind if I ask you to check this site where there is a demo HTML5 MP3 Player is displayed: http://www.schillmania.com/projects/soundmanager2/demo/bar-ui/. There are other demos on the same page. In case you don't want to use a freeware, there are other commercial options available too.

PS: There was a time when without Flash the internet(Flash is a tech that was heavily used to play Streaming Audio and Video files and more)  would not work, but those days are long gone and Google is not smart enough / will not fix it as it hurts their bottom line to remove those old links.

Regards,
Chinmay.
RadioGeorgeOwner/Programmer

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Chinmay,

Thanks for the response. There is one player on that page that may be very useful to me. I have a page on which I have 4 smaall players side-by-side which were used to play 4 short promotional announcements that changed weekly for interested site visitors. They were all Dewplayers, which are no longer available for use. I will check into this later in the weekend and post back here after I check it out.
RadioGeorgeOwner/Programmer

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Thanks to all for answering my post. Chinmay's suggestion led me right to a simple answer. Can't ask for more than that!

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