Better Brave Mp3/Video player.

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  1. Posts : 50
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    Better Brave Mp3/Video player.


    Hey guys, I don't know if this is the place for this, but the Brave community forum registration was being lame with names.

    Anywho....

    Desperately seeking a better native/default chrome/Brave mp3 player. When you click a link and instead of downloading the file it opens a tab to play it... that player is LAME! (audio joke, it means "gimpy" which is also a joke because it needs a better U.I.)
    Try moving the time bar on anything more than 5 minutes long and you'll be at least 3 minutes off your mark. All I want is a better wrapper for the native mp3 support. Can't find any extension to do this, though NSzx extension is able to use the plugin button to provide a slightly longer time-bar.

    It blows my mind that there aren't hoards of people searching for this improvement on default player behavior. All I see is -VLC -youtube -converter extensions blocking my relevant search results.

    Does anyone have a solution for this? I'd even prefer to somehow deactivate and automatically download .mp3s instead of the usual player opening in a new tab.

    I don't want bells and whistles, I just want a better whistle!

    A simple "click the corner to expand the player in this empty tab" would do wonders for the world.

    Thanks, I'm here all week.
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  2. Posts : 6,660
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       #2

    Post a link to a file that you want to play.
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  3. Posts : 50
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    Thread Starter
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    Why? How will that help? Me thinks an image of the insufficient U.I. which my install provides ought to be better. You can have both, because I've nothing better to do. That's why I spend my time listening to these: Coast_to_Coast_AM_audio • Avalon Library You can click any of them in brave or chrome and then you should see something terrible for longer tracks such as this:
    Better Brave Mp3/Video player.-2021-03-13-10_43_01-settings.jpg
    This file: https://avalonlibrary.net/Coast_to_C...20Hour%201.mp3 is only 39 minutes long. That's nothing, yet trying to scroll through it to a specific time will still put you more than a few minutes off your mark every time. IT's so much worse with most of those files as they usually 2 hours long or more! https://avalonlibrary.net/Coast_to_C...%202015%29.mp3 God forbid you want to repeat the last few sentences, you'll have to listen for 7 minutes or more to get to the time point you're looking for -- if you're lucky.

    Sure we can download it if we want to prevent wasting an 2 hours to get 12 minutes of notes from a fast talker on Ayurvedic health, but... the point here is that the in-browser play sucks, and I want to know if there's a better user-interface available for easier in browser listening.

    Tip for readers if anyone ever cares: For long tracks such as audiobooks in single-file format, that sounds weird... solo-file format... ..1-file-of-many-hours format, you can use SMPlayer to remember where you were last time you listened to it (on PC), or on Android (read as GOoogle "That is not your device it's ours!") Musicole works.
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  4. Posts : 6,660
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    Thanks for that. For audio tracks that are a few hours long it might be better to open the URL in your media player for much more accurate timeline control.

    Example:

    Better Brave Mp3/Video player.-media-player.jpg

    Instant jump to any position:


    Better Brave Mp3/Video player.-media-player-2.jpg

    Not exactly what you required but it is a reasoanable method.
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  5. Posts : 50
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    Thread Starter
       #5

    I'm surprised you're on the pot... player.;)
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  6. Posts : 6,660
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    Noninvasive said:
    I'm surprised you're on the pot... player.;)
    I prefer it but it's not the only media player that I have installed. Any half decent media player should open the stream.

    Better Brave Mp3/Video player.-mpc-hc64.jpg

    Better Brave Mp3/Video player.-mpc-hc64-2-.jpg
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  7. Posts : 50
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    Thread Starter
       #7

    Opening streams never seemed like something I'd want to do in a media player. I really wish programmers would stay focused on the user experience. I guess it seems to me that all that stuff should happen in browser automatically. With all these different browsers competing -- and yet doing the exact same things terribly, it makes me wonder... What the heck are they working on?

    ...Pro-babl-y media players.

    - - - Updated - - -

    I wish my browser... was my media player; an all-inclusive utility, no internet required for local drive file functionality. Images, file viewing and editing of all types (documents, audio, ect. ) . Who needs an OS when you've go AllBrowser, doing it all. Add-ins available for those who crave complicated functions beyond typical human utility.

    What's a typical human utility? Image opening, photoshop (maybe); media playing, cutting and combining (easy like Windows Media Editor used to be); and documents the typical types, opened, edited, free (Hello thousands of open source programmers working on scattered projects) with good formatting by default (the way Google docs looks but offline and in browser). Most communication is digital days, the masses need it to be simple. For some reason the way things are is unnecessarily complicated. -- There's a hundred buttons in every program that I'll never use, but nothing does the basics of communication (content creation) with the ease and grace we crave.

    I guess it's always been a tough world, inventors couldn't share their genius without being able to "SELL IT" to world and/or their financiers. Introverted geniuses, if they are as smart as their stereo-types; would probably have taken us much further -- if only they could communicate (This guy's great with trees, that guys good with these, and only the techies know their specific technical things). Never mind, I got side tracked. One program to rule them all is probably dubidea. Copywrite laws doesn't even allow us to remix a fraction of a drumbeat we'll never make this world wonderful at that rate. I quit, what's the point of making new things if you're not allowed to share them and live from that good work. I guess that goes both ways, the original makers want to make a living, never mind if my version their ideas is better. #NeverNeedTechnicalSupport
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  8. Posts : 22,667
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       #8

    I like Audacity (free) does just about everything. Has nothing to do with browsers.
    Any music online that you want, you can record, edit, etc., with Audacity and save to your storage drive, afterwards.

    Audacity (R) | Free, open source, cross-platform audio software for multi-track recording and editing.
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  9. Posts : 50
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    Ghot said:
    I like Audacity (free) does just about everything. Has nothing to do with browsers.
    Any music online that you want, you can record, edit, etc., with Audacity and save to your storage drive, afterwards.

    Audacity (R) | Free, open source, cross-platform audio software for multi-track recording and editing.
    I've been fiddling with it for years. A bit complicated for me though, it's too "Pro".
    I managed to cut and merge; and even made a talking album for a website freebie; edited out the "umm...."s and tongue stum blehs, stuff like that. Honestly, my brain just dies looking at it. --- I know it's The One though, the best we have.
    I'm too dum and simple seeking to give it any more hours (~20 hours or so with the manuals and the video lessons was more than it's worth to me). The people who want to be professionals put in that effort, they need it. Me, I need to be free. I'd rather let the ideas in my head die and be forgotten to humanity forever than to struggle any further up that hill of a learning-curve. Maybe it can never be better? Or maybe noninvasive neurolink, and human understanding AIs, will someday allow imaginative-(unskilled)-creativity to emerge into real creations. I hope that happens before I die...
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  10. Posts : 22,667
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    Noninvasive said:
    I've been fiddling with it for years. A bit complicated for me though, it's too "Pro".
    I managed to cut and merge; and even made a talking album for a website freebie; edited out the "umm...."s and tongue stum blehs, stuff like that. Honestly, my brain just dies looking at it. --- I know it's The One though, the best we have.
    I'm too dum and simple seeking to give it any more hours (~20 hours or so with the manuals and the video lessons was more than it's worth to me). The people who want to be professionals put in that effort, they need it. Me, I need to be free. I'd rather let the ideas in my head die and be forgotten to humanity forever than to struggle any further up that hill of a learning-curve. Maybe it can never be better? Or maybe noninvasive neurolink, and human understanding AIs, will someday allow imaginative-(unskilled)-creativity to emerge into real creations. I hope that happens before I die...



    My brain dies looking at it too. BUT... if you click on Help > Manual ...all becomes much clearer.
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