Music to Our EarsUpdates
It’s somewhat fitting that we spent Friday night putting the finishing touches on a music player for your social network on Ning. It was almost like our own little virtual party with all the music being played.
As a result of this night of debauchery, you and your members now have the option to add music players to your member profiles as well as your network generally.
To take you through the features of the new music player, Kyle has put together another strong screencast showing:
Ning Screencast #3
You can watch it here or view a full screen version as well.
More details after the jump…
Music Player Features
Your social network now comes standard with:
- One very sweet music player for your network’s Main page and each of your Members’ profile pages. It’s added automatically when you choose Music from the Features page
- MP3 playback (we’ll be adding support for other file types soon)
- Upload, edit, and order your tracks right in the player
- Embed your music player and playlist on any blog or MySpace page.
- Decide if you want songs to autoplay or not. (It defaults to no autoplay)
- Upload music and podcasts directly to your network or import them from an URL off your network
- Share and rate tracks
- Add tracks from other members’ music players with one click (the Add to Mine button that you’ll see when the person enables it)
- Display highest rated or most recent tracks from across the network on the Main page. (Feature specific tracks coming soon)
- Edit track information: track title, artist, artwork (displayed on the player), album name, genre, year, label, artist website, host website (for external tracks), label site, license (including copyright or any of the most popular creative commons options), explicit lyrics flag
- Choose the option to display MP3 download links to other members
- Add external hosted playlists via RSS (podcast), XSPF, and M3U.
Adding Music to Your Social Network
To add the music player to your social network on Ning, simply click on the New Features link you see on the right hand column of your network. This will take you to the Features page and from the Features page, drag Music from the left hand column into your network.
From there, you’re off to the races! If you have any questions or suggestions, by all means visit Network Creators.