Category: Tech Tips and Tutorials ( written by bignotch on Sunday, March 27th, 2011 at 4:47 pm )
It looks like the orignal SCM player website is back up. You can still use this guide if you want to host this player on your own server instead of depending on some kid who can’t even pay his server bill to host it for you.
If you were using the SCM music player (like me) for your web pages and websites, you were probably pissed off (like me) when you saw that it suddenly quit working. Well it looks like the website that was hosting the script was shut down and now the url forwards to Microsoft.com. My guess is that they were shut down because the script was allowing users to stream audio from any youtube.com
Here are some of the reasons I think the SCM music player was the best:
-You could make a playlist with multiple formats not just mp3s.
-The playlist continued to play as you would navigate through the website
- The start volume was adjustable.
- It came with great skins
-You could add the audio from youtube videos directly to your playlist
If you are using the script on a website that’s hosted on your server then there is no need for you to continue reading this. This guide is for us who have tumblr pages and other web pages that are not hosted on our server that we want to use this script. BELOW ARE INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO GET THE THE SCM PLAYER TO WORK ON YOUR TUMBLR PAGE. (took me a few hours to figure out).
1.) Download the SCM Music Player from HERE >>> http://bit.ly/h24oKY
2.) Open the FTP client. create a folder in your public_html called. SCMmusic. If you don’t have a host or a server GET ONE! (or find a free host)
3.) Upzip the files you downloaded in Step 1, unzip the file, open the foler and upload the contents to the SCMmusic folder you created in step 2.
4.) Access the script by typing to url path to your SCMmusic folder. So it should be something like “http://yourwebsite.com/SCMmusic.
5.) Go through the steps presented on the page to create your play list and click the “Done” button at the bottom to get your embed code. (This would be the last step if you are using the script on an website hosted on your server. But for those who want to use this on Tumblr, continue to step 6.
6.) Copy the embed code to a text document for editing. (For some reason, the script appends an extra “/player/” folder in the url path for the script.) Remove the ‘/player’ from the top of the embed code
7.) change the url paths in your embed code to complete url paths the point to your website server. This is how your embed code should look when finished
8.) Locate the script.php file in your SCMmusic foler and make changes using a text-editor.
9.) Starting on line 9 inside the ‘script.php’ file delete the php call ‘<?php ?> and everything between it.
And then replace that with the actual url path to your containter.php file. It should look like this.
10.) Take the code you copied to your text document on step 6 and paste it under the <body> tag on your tumblr theme or webpage of your desire.
POW!! You’re Done.
if you have any questions e-mail me firstname.lastname@example.org