NAME

Apache2::EmbedMP3 - Embed MP3 audio files into a templated web interface using WP Audio Player.

SYNOPSIS

On your Apache configuration file:

 <Files ~ "\.mp3$">
   SetHandler modperl
   PerlSetVar wpaudioplayer /audio-player/player.swf
   PerlSetVar wpaudioplayer_js /audio-player/wpaudioplayer.js
   PerlResponseHandler Apache2::EmbedMP3
 </Files>

If you want to restrict only a certain directory to serve MP3s using Apache2::EmbedMP3, you can wrap the Files declaration on a Directory block. For more information, take a look at excellent Apache2's documentation.

By default, you have to have /wpaudioplayer.swf and /wpaudioplayer.js accessible on your webserver. You can download WP Audio Player from http://wpaudioplayer.com/, you only need the main JS file and the SWF. WP Audio Player is a nice GPL product.

However, as specified on the SYNOPSIS, you can override these default behavior and PerlSetVar wpaudioplayer and wpaudioplayer_js to point wherever you'd have them.

That's it. Just go to any MP3 file within your web server. With that setup, Apache2::EmbedMP3 will use a default template.

TEMPLATING

Take a look at the default template located at example/template.tt. That is not the real file used by this module but it's a verbatim copy. The file is placed there just as an example so you can make your own template without too much internal poking.

Once you have your own template, just PerlSetVar it to the handler:

 <Files ~ "\.mp3$">
   SetHandler modperl
   PerlSetVar template /path/to/my/template.tt
   PerlResponseHandler Apache2::EmbedMP3
 </Files>

A more complete example:

 <Files ~ "\.mp3$">
   SetHandler modperl
   PerlSetVar template /path/to/my/template.tt
   PerlSetVar wpaudioplayer /somewhere/wpaudioplayer.swf
   # or...
   PerlSetVar wpaudioplayer_js http://my.other.server/rocks/wpaudioplayer.js
   PerlResponseHandler Apache2::EmbedMP3
</Files>

I believe it's pretty obvious that the templating system used and required is Template::Toolkit. Wherever you want to embed the player within, just call: [% player %].

DESCRIPTION

Apache2::EmbledMP3 has been already described on the previous section :-)

However...

Apache2::EmbedMP3 enables Apache to show MP3 files using WP Audio Player. This will ease any deployment of MP3 galleries you'd need to do since you could just put the MP3s on an Apache accessible location, and they will be presented on a proper way to your final user.

Additionally, the following information for the files is available:

  • artist

  • title

  • album name

  • album year

  • lyrics!

These are presented by the default template and you can use them too on your own templates. This information is possible by using Music::Tag::MP3.

DEPENDENCIES

SEE IT IN ACTION

You can see it in action here: http://dev.axiombox.com/~david/mp3/.

WORDPRESS AUDIO PLAYER

Find the WP Audio Player distribution on http://wpaudioplayer.com/. It is a nice little GPL audio player.

DOWNLOAD

Download it at CPAN: http://search.cpan.org/~damog.

PROJECT

Code is hosted at http://github.com/damog/apache2-embedmp3.

AUTHOR

David Moreno <david@axiombox.com>, http://damog.net/. Some other similar projects are announced on the Infinite Pig Theorem blog: http://log.damog.net.

SEE ALSO

Apache2::EmbedFLV.

BUGS

Apparently, there's a bug if the filename of your MP3 contains spaces. This will be tracked later.

THANKS

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (C) 2009 by David Moreno.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.