Which Soundgine Player Do You Use?

  1. 4 years ago

    Maxx Factor

    13 Dec 2014 User since 2014 Paris + 205 RP

    I use Engine, but what is everybody else using?

  2. IsaacTaylor

    13 Dec 2014 User since 2014 Nashville, Tn + 575 RP

    Engine!

  3. [deleted]

    13 Dec 2014 User since 1970

    I use the Mecha 5. It's the cleanest/simplest player they have so far. Engine still needs a lot of work on it to look clearer/sleeker. It's too convoluted as it is right now. But it's cool that there are different options.

  4. Shook Beats

    15 Dec 2014 User since 2014 Ashland, Virginia + 16 RP
    Edited 4 years ago by Soundgine

    I use Engine myself but it's funny my heart says go with the Mecha 5 but as my subscribers get comfortable I don't just want to switch it up on them ya know. Still in limbo at moment.

  5. RC beats

    15 Dec 2014 User since 2014 + 0 RP

    Engine...

  6. musicbox

    15 Dec 2014 User since 2014 Barcelona, Spain + 923 RP

    I use Engine myself. Thought about replacing it with Mecha 5 because I was a bit paranoid about mobile users visiting my website but then I read this.

    http://soundgine.com/blog/desktop-users-are-alive-and-well-mobile-still-in-second/

    I'm sticking with Engine

  7. Shook Beats

    15 Dec 2014 User since 2014 Ashland, Virginia + 16 RP

    Yeah, but Engine actually has the option to switch to the mobile version if they are using a mobile device.

  8. LoonyBinBeats

    15 Dec 2014 Power Contributor User since 2014 + 1461 RP

    Im with' @OxygenBeats' I think engine has a little to much graphics to it, takes away from the beats if you ask me. I like mecha 5 cause its simple and plain.

  9. Dreamstar

    15 Dec 2014 User since 2014 Italy + 714 RP

    I think Engine draws you in. There's nothing on the market that looks like it.

  10. [deleted]

    15 Dec 2014 User since 1970

    The reason I switched to soundgine is because of the simple, yet important features that myflashstore doesn't have, such as being able search the title of your beats. That plus the fact that the soundgine crew is not just complacent; they are continually improving things.

  11. Shook Beats

    16 Dec 2014 User since 2014 Ashland, Virginia + 16 RP

    You know what though, I think it's the size of the Engine that I like the most. I've actually tried changing the dimensions of the Mecha 5 to make it the same size as the Engine. The size changed but the Checkout button didn't work for me. It did look better though.' @Soundgine' if you know how I can make this work, I will change my player up right now...

  12. [deleted]

    16 Dec 2014 User since 1970

    Yeah, I guess the Mecha player could look a bit empty when stretch really big.

  13. Shook Beats

    16 Dec 2014 User since 2014 Ashland, Virginia + 16 RP

    '@OxygenBeats' actually it doesn't look empty at all it looks official, it just doesn't work right.....

  14. [deleted]

    16 Dec 2014 User since 1970

    huh.... well have you messaged the soundgine crew about it?

  15. Shook Beats

    16 Dec 2014 User since 2014 Ashland, Virginia + 16 RP

    Kind of... I hit him with an @ reply in one of the post...

  16. musicbox

    16 Dec 2014 User since 2014 Barcelona, Spain + 923 RP

    '@OxygenBeats'

    @OxygenBeats' The reason I switched to soundgine is because of the simple, yet important features that myflashstore doesn't have, such as being able search the title of your beats. That plus the fact that the soundgine crew is not just complacent; they are continually improving things.

    Spot on! Especially the "the soundgine crew is not just complacent" part. If MFS actually innovated like Soundgine is I might of not left. You guys ever think MFS will start to overcome Soundgine?

  17. Shook Beats

    16 Dec 2014 User since 2014 Ashland, Virginia + 16 RP
    Edited 4 years ago by Shook Beats

    Heck no..... their upgrades are few and far apart and now I think they are spending more of their time on other ventures. I think they feel as if it's not worth upgrading anymore since their consumers are comfortable with what they have setup already. Eventually though people will start to realize and they're either going to have to step up or come crashing down.

  18. [deleted]

    16 Dec 2014 User since 1970

    I agree, and then they're going to have an "oh shit" moment.. by the time they realize they are being over took, it will probably be too late for them to do much about it.

  19. marc_deuce

    25 Dec 2014 User since 2014 Atlanta, GA + 0 RP
    Edited 4 years ago by marc_deuce

    Both Engine and mecha5!! I have Mecha5 hidden behind Engine on my website and vice versa for my mobile site. That way if you visit my site from a computer you get the awesomeness of Engine, and if you visit from a mobile device you get Mecha5 and you don't have to be redirected away from my site.
    Best of both worlds!!

  20. theimagineerz

    26 Dec 2014 User since 2014 Ventura, CA + 0 RP

    '@marc_deuce' has a great tactic. I once had it like that but autoplay became an issue because both players would start playing, even the one enclosed within the hidden div. Another issue with Mecha5 is that while it is mobile-friendly, it is not truly fully-responsive. Squeeze it too much and the Mecha5 layout gets all screwed up; the top-right cart box gets out of place, the checkboxes go all over the place, and some other elements just lose their intended positioning. I haven't tested this in a month so I don't know if Soundgine fixed this but the player looks the same as it did a month or two ago so I doubt it. To make Mecha5 fully response, all the elements would have to be reformatted as the size changes to accommodate the smaller space. Maybe some unnecessary elements can responsively-disappear like the artwork or even the cart box could be replaced by a smaller cart button or something. The checkboxes could also be made drop down like myflashstore to save space. These changes would only take place when Mecha5 is squeezed (i.e. smartphones) .. This is more of a suggestion though but that would be great if soundgine did this.

    Anyways, I use Mecha5 and when it is squeezed too much, I hide it and reveal a button to Mobility.

    Engine is cool but like' @OxygenBeats' said, it's too convoluted. I've had more than one customer telling me that they couldn't get around the player, so i had to invoice them manually. Not only that but Flash is outdated and it's on the decline. It'll still stick around for a while due to how deep it has integrated itself with the web, but it's decline has been and is being observed. HTML5 is the future and we are in the early stages of the transition still, but it is happening.

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