I use Engine, but what is everybody else using?
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.
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.
I'm sticking with Engine
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.
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...
Yeah, I guess the Mecha player could look a bit empty when stretch really big.
huh.... well have you messaged the soundgine crew about it?
@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?
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.
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.
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!!
'@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.