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+ Welcome to A4Desk Music Player
+ Getting Started
  System requirements
  Downloading and Installing the A4Desk Music Player
  Purchasing a valid license
  Starting A4Desk Music Player
  Take a tour
+ Using A4Desk Music Player
  Creating a New Project
  Opening and Editing existing projects
  Refreshing and Previewing your player
  Publishing & Uploading a Player
  How to embed a music player
to your site
  How to embed more than one music player to your site
  Embedding a Flash music player into Joomla
  Embedding a Flash music player into Yahoo! SiteBuilder
  Embedding a Flash music player into Microsoft Expression Web
  Embedding a Flash music player into Drupal
  Embedding a Flash music player into Blogger/Blogspot
  Embedding a Flash music player into WordPress Blog
  Installing a New Player Skin
  Setting Button Links
  Setting Player Options
  Music Player

User Guide

Creating a New Project

Creating a flash music player using the A4Desk Music Player basically involves creating a project. You can create as many projects as you wish. Each new music player will require creating a new project.

To create a new project

  1. From the File menu click New. (Speedkey: Ctrl + N)

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  1. Click the New New Button button from the Toolbar. The Select Player dialog opens.

Select Player dialog

  1. Select a template for your player from the list. To browse the list click Next Page.

  2. Based on the version you have purchased Music player offers a variety of players to choose from. To see the players each version offers, please go to our Registration page at http://music.a4desk.com/license/ .

  3. Select a player of your choice and click OK.

  4. The selected player is instantly inserted into the Preview panel. A default album of the name Sample Album is inserted into the Albums box and two demo songs (Song 01 and Song 02) are inserted into the Songs in Selected album box. The two songs begin playing in an infinite loop. Each song lasts for 9 seconds.

  5. You can either convert this default album to one of your choice or create an altogether new album. To give this default album a name of your choice enter the new name in the Name field under Album Settings panel as shown below.

Album Settings panel

  1. Press the enter key and the name of the album will be changed in the Albums box. Simultaneously the player is refreshed and the default songs begin playing.

  2. You can also change the details of the songs of this default album to ones of your choice by selecting the songs one by one and changing their information in the Songs Settings panel. For the songs you can change name of artist, name of song, their source (location) and associate images to them.

  3. To change the details of a song, click on the song then change the details in the Title and Artist fields.

  4. For the MP3 File field select either the Local or Remote radio button. If Local is selected click the Browse button and select the MP3 song from the computer. If Remote is selected the Browse button is disabled and you have to enter the website address of the file in the field. By default the MP3 file is stored in a folder called Radio.

  5. To associate an image file for the song select either the Local or Remote radio button. If Local is selected click the Browse button and select the MP3 song from the computer. If Remote is selected the Browse button is disabled and you have to enter the website address of the file in the Artist Picture field. By default the MP3 file is stored in a folder called Image. The Image also appears in the player when the song is being played.

Songs settings

  1. To add more albums click the add Add Button button of the Albums box and continue as indicated above.

  2. To add more songs click the Add Button button of   the Songs in Selected Album box and continue as indicated above.

Note:   Every time you enter an element into the fields of the Albums/Songs panel the player is refreshed and the new songs begin playing in a 9 second loop. Other functions such as ordering albums or songs in an album can be done with the help of the ordering buttons. Click Up Button to move a song or album one step up in the list. Click Down Button to move a song or album one step down in the list. Click Delete Button to delete a song or album. You can also use the same options from the Album and Song menus of the Menu bar. The Album and Song menus of the menu bar have one more additional functionality to select all albums or All songs through the Select All option. This helps in situations where you want to select 10 or more songs or albums to delete.

  1. To save the project select Save As (Save if the project has already been saved) from the File menu or click the Save Save Button button on the Toolbar.

  2. If you are saving the project for the first time the Windows Save As dialog opens where you can save the project file otherwise clicking the Save from the File menu or the Save button on the Toolbar saves the file without prompting for file name.

Note:  The default filename extension of the project file is *.ppl (Project Play List) and it is stored in the Project folder.

  1. To close a saved project select Close from the File menu or click the Close Close Button button from the Toolbar . (Speedkey - Ctrl+W) If changes to a project file hasn't been made the project file is closed otherwise the following dialog is displayed.

Save Project

  1. Click Yes to save the project.

 

 
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