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vbMp3 & XEON vbMp3 Player
Mod Version: 1.0.2, by syrus.xl (Contributor) syrus.xl is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.7 Rating: (10 votes - 4.90 average) Installs: 161
Released: 04 Sep 2006 Last Update: 07 Oct 2006 Downloads: 1315
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vbMp3 Player + XEON vbMp3 Player
See second Message for CMPS Block version for vbMp3 Player. XEON vBa CMPS install instructions are in the XEON package.


vbMp3 Player designed by Syrus XL
IMPORTANT: No longer supported on here - if you require advice or support then this is only available from

Requirements: Any vBulletin forum (requires no database to function)

XEON Update:
The Xeon vBmp3 player will be released soon to full vBulletin integration, this means you will able to add tracks to the 5 playlists from the AdminCP, all urls,track titles and playlists are stored in the database.

If you would like to support my work with this modification please contact me via PM regarding donations, and I will add you to the supporters list. You will receive advanced notice of future beta releases, and also permission to beta test them.

Support: Only given to members that have clicked 'Installed'.

The 'mighty' XEON vbMp3 player now available for download. Note: XEON is a beta release, replacing the 'Black Gloss' version. There are a few bugs with playlist switching, these will be 'fixed' in an update, hopefully within the next few days. This is a high-quality designed mp3 player and has many new features that the iPod 'lookalike' lacks. If you have the space, I would recommend you update to the Xeon version. The vBa CMPS XEON version is also demonstrated at this address, Click HERE for Xeon vbMp3 Demo, this demo is using the full vBulletin integrated beta version all populated from the vb database.

XML Editing:
To change track data, edit the XML files with Notepad or Wordpad, and enter your own urls and tracks.

XEON Facts & Features:
  • 50 mp3 playlist bug fixed, can now hold upto 100 tracks(debugging test environment).
  • Multiple Playlist Switching(*see important note below).
  • Volume control.
  • Panorama (Balance).
  • Visual Effects.
  • Multiple function display.
  • Blue Neon 'Media' effect buttons.
  • Larger font display (as requested).
  • Player coding updated for future vBulletin integration.
  • XEON uses approximately 100 movie clips.
  • Protect from Import implemented, to prevent copyright.
  • XEON comes with 5 populated example playlists.
  • XEON is fully compatible to the forthcoming Pro vbMp3 Player.
XEON To do List:
  • Incorporate 'float' coding, enabling the player to 'float' within the main vBulletin forum or vBa CMPS.
  • Add 'float' close button to XEON flash player.
  • Add Alpha background to flash player (for 'float' to work correctly)
Note: These changes will only affect the XEON mp3 player, it will still remain compatible with the Pro version vBulletin integration.

*XEON Known issues:
1. A bug on XEON means I had to currently release it only in a beta stage. The issue relates to playlist switching, this has been currently set to only 5 playlists, the bug relates to when you click to load a new playlist, you may recieve no autostart upon new playlist load. This 'issue' I am working on, and hopefully have an updated version with unlimited playlists, by deleting the 5-button bank and replacing it with forward and back buttons to skip through playlists. Please note you may experience strange behaviour if you only populate a XML playlist with less than 5 tracks.
2. A sizing problem in the vBa CMPS block requires reversed dimensions.
3. Problem with populating any playlist with over 100 tracks, will cause the player to go into an infinite loop, and become unstable. This was not caught during the 1,000 'dummy' track environment test.

XEON Fixed Issues:
An issue with the popup window displaying the height and width the wrong size is now fixed.

XEON vbMp3 Player Installation:
The Xeon uses very similar installation code to the vbMp3 Player, full instructions are included in the XEON download package. This player has been tested with the forthcoming vBulletin full integration Pro Mp3 player, soon to be released. For Pro Player details see towards the end of this post.

XEON vbMp3 Player in CMPS:
This is now been added to the XEON package. Full instructions on how to change the background color to match your style is also documented.

vbMp3 Player
This mp3 player is designed as a popup for your members to listen to, while browsing your website. The actual flash mp3 player is designed to read data from mp3 ID tags, or you can enter the artist and tracks manually using the XML file included. The flash player is designed not to auto-start, so you may scroll through all available tracks. All buttons function and you can also select tracks by using the scroll controls and double-clicking a track.

2 sample tracks are already included the playlist XML file {Note: The urls in the example tracks are void, you must replace these urls with your own}.

This modification should function on any vBulletin board from version 3.0 upwards, since only a small piece of javascript is used to create the popup mp3 player window, from the navbar. However, the CMPS block version has only beem tested on vBulletin 3.6 and vBadvanced CMPS 2.2. The planned major addon version will be developed for vBulletin 3.6.1 and higher, since it will require changes to database.

Configuring of tracks is all done in the XML file, do not rename this file because the flash file will fail. Mp3’s can be uploaded to the same server as your site or an external site (just change the complete URL in the XML file). So to add tracks all you need to do is edit the plylist.xml file, and enter the urls and track data (if needed).

NOTE: Using external servers may cause the player to run slower, this can be changed by altering the soundbuffer value of the song/track, in the XML file, which will override the value in the flash file.

Streaming & Sound Buffer parameters in the XML file
There are 2 parameters they may confuse some people so heres an explanation on how they work.
Both can be set in the XML file and set per mp3 track.

If set to 'False' will cause the player to download an entire mp3 before playing.
If set to 'True' will play the mp3 track as soon as the 'soundbuffer' value is reached.

Sound Buffer:
This parameter controls the number of seconds before the mp3 will start to play, obviously it will only work if 'streaming' is set to 'True'.

Using other mp3 Players:

The coding used on this modification can be used with many other free or commercial based mp3 players around the internet, with slight alterations. Please note that the other full integrated version will only work with the players we release, due to the call routines used within the player.

06/10/06: + XEON vbMp3 Player released This is a high-quality design, all graphics are vectors, and created in Flash 8.0, all embedding code has been updated for this player. The package contains various versions of the player, and 5 example populated playlists.
01/10/06: + vbPlayer 1.01 added: Player with AutoStart and Shuffle(randomize tracks) disabled. Some minimal code optimized. Requires either the vbMp3 player download or CMPS vbMp3 Player for additional files to function.
Pop up code updated to show link only to registered members.
+ Alternative vbPlayer added: (autoStart Enabled) requires main download to function. If updating from previous version, you may need to clear your browser cache, before the new version will show. Same vbMp3 player just autoStart enabled.

Click INSTALL to receive notifications of updates of this modification.

vbMp3 Player Installation:
Requires uploading of 3 files and 1 template edit.

Upload the following files to your forum ‘ROOT’


Template Edit:
AdminCP -> Styles & Templates -> Navigation / Breadcrumb Templates -> navbar


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After add:

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End of template edits.

How to Enable all visitors to see vbMp3 Player
To Enable all visitors to see this link, remove the following code from the above code:

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and this

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Known Issues:
Always have more than one track in the playlist available or the flash file will fail (excludes the new Xeon player).
Place no more than 50 tracks in playlist (excludes the new Xeon player).

Future planned release details
Change name of mp3 player to vBmp3 Pro Player.

  • Use of AdminCP to populate flash player via using the vBulletin product plugin system.
  • Playlist urls and track details stored in database as opposed to the current XML file.
  • Allow playlist to show thumbnails of tracks being played, if available.
  • Create multiple playlists to populate flash player.
  • Playlist will include stream variable and buffer enable/disable per track.
  • Usergroup permissions for use. Good for lowering bandwidth consumption if hosting your own mp3's.
  • Allow admin to set if player should popup or use Flash 'float' in page (requires flash button on player).
  • Allow admin to set autoStart variable (effectively lowering bandwidth upon false page loads).
  • Allow admin to set default variables.
  • Allow admin to enable/disable tracks without deleting.
  • Possibility to allow users to add tracks to a favorite list.
  • Ability to color match the player to the webmasters style.
  • Admin can set color 'tint' of player via RGB or hex values, default will be silver.
  • Color 'tint' of buttons.

Enhanced Flash Player
  • Fix player to use more than 50 tracks per playlist.
  • Pre-loader for slower connections.
  • Controls for volume, pan(balance), etc.
  • Control to enable/disable 'shuffle' of tracks.
  • Use buttons to view available playlists.
  • Use image slide to view images of tracks if available.
  • Incorporate equalizer.
  • New player to be created wider to fit CMPS when used in center block.
  • Old players will be backward compatible.

Please note the demonstration for this modification is no longer available.

In Development:
2 new skinned players - Both of which are shown below. Both players will have more features than the present skin, and other updated files. Your input is always appreciated, to further enhance this modification.

Screenshots below show both the popup and CMPS block versions (see post below for CMPS version).
The other screenshots are players in development (not yet available), enhanced to use the center column of the CMPS.

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Old 04 Sep 2006, 23:07
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Adding the vbMp3 Player to vBadvanced CMPS

CMPS Installation

These instructions are based on vBulletin 3.6 and using CMPS 2.2

This package contains all files needed to enable the vbMp3 Player to work in a left or right block. To compensate for the default 175px block width, the player dimensions have been reduced, as opposed to the popup version. You may adjust them if you wish to the default values of width 190 by height 430, but note you will also need to change your default CMPS Block width.

The template code uses the supplied flashobject.js to call the vbPlayer.swf, this fixes the issue with view the player in Internet Explorer 6.0 and above. There is some text in the code “Warning!!! To view this vbMp3 Player please enable JavaScript and Flash ! “, this will only display if a person views your site with javascript and flash disabled. You can change this line of text to what you would like to display to visitors. The flashobject.js file will detect if the person has javascript and flash enabled, and will either display the text or the mp3 player automatically.

For Stream & Buffer settings read the main modication details above.

Files included in this package:


Upload these 3 files to the root of your forum, if your main cmps_index.php file is located within the forum directory. Else upload them to domains root directory.

The vbplayer.swf supplied in this package is the autoStart version, meaning it will automatically start buffering the mp3's on page load. It also has 'shuffle' disabled. If you want the 'shuffle' version of the player download the main zip file.

Creating the CMPS Block

Login in to AdminCP -> vBa CMPS -> Add Module
Select Module Type: ‘Template’

Template details:
Module Title: vbMp3 Player
Column: Left or Right (Your preference)
Display Order: (Your preference)
Active: Yes
Update All Pages: (Your preference)

Template to Include: adv_portal_vbmp3player
Style: (select your style you wish to add this module to)
Template Content: Copy and paste all of the following code:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Use Module Shell Template: Yes

Set Usergroups as you wish.

Click Save and you are finished.

A Pro version of this add-on will be available soon, giving many more extra features, and control.

If you wish to be kept up-to-date with new enhancements to this modification please click Install.

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Last edited by syrus.xl; 09 Sep 2006 at 03:51.
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Old 04 Sep 2006, 23:16
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No, it is not off there. I compiled the flash source file myself, besides I've included a scrolling playlist and also a loader while tracks load.

TBH, I designed it quite awhile ago - just never got around to putting on here. However, it was on my blog on myspace and still is - but I don't use other peoples work.
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Old 04 Sep 2006, 23:22
jcodemasters jcodemasters is offline
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looks cool!
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Old 04 Sep 2006, 23:35
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Does it use alot of bandwidth?
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Old 04 Sep 2006, 23:41
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Installed and working great! great mod
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Old 04 Sep 2006, 23:41
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Originally Posted by Calibre_k
Does it use alot of bandwidth?
Really depends if you host the mp3 files on your server or an external server like This was one reason why it is set not to auto-play on start.

Most mp3's are around 3-4Mb's in size, which are cached in your browser once played. The player itself is very lightweight, and hardly uses any bandwidth worth mentioning.
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Old 05 Sep 2006, 00:24
ubblite ubblite is offline
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Great addition.

Is there a way to make a CMPS module for this? That would be perfect. Right now once you click on the vbPlayer link it comes up in a blank window with just the player.

edit: I should say in IE7 it opens a new window instead of a re-sized pop-up which fits the player size. A center module in CMPS would be perfect.

Last edited by ubblite; 05 Sep 2006 at 00:29.
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Old 05 Sep 2006, 00:27
Calibre_k Calibre_k is offline
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Brilliant Installed thank you for the add on. Much appreciated.
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Old 05 Sep 2006, 00:28
Jeordie015 Jeordie015 is offline
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Is there a version that doesn't look like an iPod?
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Old 05 Sep 2006, 00:34
Ulkesh Ulkesh is offline
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Installed. Seems to be working just great. Thanks!

Now to fill up the playlist.
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Old 05 Sep 2006, 00:35
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Originally Posted by ubblite
Great addition.

Is there a way to make a CMPS module for this? That would be perfect. Right now once you click on the vbPlayer link it comes up in a blank window with just the player.

edit: I should say in IE7 it opens a new window instead of a re-sized pop-up which fits the player size. A center module in CMPS would be perfect.

Yes, a CMPS would be possible - it would be just a case of creating a new template. I will look into this, as then I could code the javascript fix for Internet Explorer 6.0 and 7.0, which stops the popup saying 'Click here to activate'.

As for IE 7.0 - I will wait until it is out of the beta stage, because I tried that awhile ago with serious problems.
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Old 05 Sep 2006, 00:38
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Originally Posted by Jeordie015
Is there a version that doesn't look like an iPod?
I've designed quite a few mp3 players, but this was my first standalone. Initially, I was going to create it in a 3D environment, but I never got that far.

I'll have a look what else I can come up with... iPod's aren't everyones idea of a good mp3
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Old 05 Sep 2006, 00:53
bigdog829 bigdog829 is offline
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Great Work ......

Will install shortly !
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Installed what a pretty little thing i wonder if i can use any other skins for it i will try wimpy with the same code i am sure it will work fine
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