- Firefox can't seek, because jPlayer falls back to Flash because of Firefox's religious objections to MP3, and the Flash back-end doesn't know how to do Byte-Ranges.
- Chrome just says "Media URL cannot be loaded". But pressing play on the DNA Radio link works, so it's not that MP3 isn't supported. No idea what's going on.
- I have no idea what IE does, but I assume it does whatever crazy thing Opera does, since that's usually the case.
So in an attempt to break my web site free of how fucked up iTunes has become, I seem to have built a site that works only in Safari and on iOS.
This is not going exactly as planned.
For what it's worth, it appears to work flawlessly in IE10.
Firefox will ship mp3 support in the near future, but I don't have a timeframe for you. We have experimental support on Windows (preffed-off at the moment), and we have support on Android.
According to this http://is.gd/OgQwvP it'll be around June 25th, barring any major blockers.
Ahh yes, I saw that today. I left them a sarcastic reply, otherwise, you know, they'll never learn.
It's good you did, because the Internet Sarcasm Reserves were running frightfully low.
Consider not using jPlayer? It didn't earn a "sucks less than the others" star on this page: http://praegnanz.de/html5video/
When I asked about this last time, jPlayer was the only option that people suggested that had live demos that proved that seeking audio via byte-ranges would ever work, at all.
If you have a concrete suggestion I'll take a look, but a grid full of whack-a-mole doesn't fill me with a burning desire.
I haven't tried any of them. "MediaElement.js" is noted as being their favorite on that site. I don't know if it will seek via byte-ranges.
The "listen" link works in Opera 12.13 (Opera/9.80 (Windows NT 5.1) Presto/2.12.388 Version/12.13) on Windows XP. Trying to seek ahead gives the following error in the player: "Sorry, seeking ahead doesn't work in this browser! HTML5+MP3 support required.", and then restarts the stream.
Awesome. In Opera 12.14 on OSX, I get "Uncaught exception: TypeError: Cannot convert 'b' to object" trying to load jquery.jplayer.min.js.
Opera 12.14 under Linux works just as Anthony described: playback without seek. Regarding that error: have you tried analyzing it in Dragonfly using the unminimized version from the jplayer source .zip?
No, because at this point I'm all out of shits to give.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why, over a decade later, I still keep coming back here.
BTW: You should totally have "At this point I'm all out of shits to give" on your gravestone.
How cares about your reasoning for keep reading this blog?
Be careful when you snark, lest you be the one to be made an ass of.
It works in IE9, including seeking.
Works perfectly in IE9/Windows 7 and IE10/Windows 8 (both desktop and Metro).
I have to admit I find it more than a little amusing that our host, quite by accident, has optimized his site for Internet Explorer.
And now for something completely different (but that still starts with j--oh, and it runs emacs):