Music Collection is your mp3 Jukebox, use it to listen to your music wherever you are and to share your music with your users.
Create your music community, let your users upload their content and populate your site's collection! Create great artist profiles with the highly-customizable layouts!
Native for Joomla 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.5 & 3.0
- HTML5 player, compatible with iPad, iPhone, iPod... etc
- Automatic folder importing reading ID3 tag metadata
- ID3 tag metadata reading to avoig entering information manually
- Front-end users can add content
- JomSocial integration
- Community Builder integration
- Social Bookmarking and sharing options
- Discogs integration: import album and song data from the Discogs databse
- Folder auto-scaning for quickly creating new albums from your organized folders
- Comment plugin system: compatible with Facebook comments, Disqus, JomComment and more
-Add albums, artists and songs
-Add all sort of details into your albums or music items
-Videos for songs. Built-in integration with YouTube videos
-JW Player. fully customizable, ultra-stable, plays MP3, AAC, MP4, FLV...
-PLAYLISTS: let your users create their own playlists on-the-go and store, comment them.
-Write reviews on your albums, artists or songs
-Add mp3 files to your songs and let registered users to listen them online or download
-Add lyrics, chords and other details to your songs
-Make associative relations between artists
-Define your own music formats, types of record and more and stablish relationships between them
-Define your own music genre tree, associating multiple "parent genres" and "children genres" to every genre
-Add your own tags to every item
-Add special keywords to be associed to your albums or artists
-Group diferent types of albums in Box Sets and decide to display them separately or in group
-Easily manage compilations of various artists
-Export your lists of albums to PDF
-Integrate album information into Joomla! articles
-Search artits, albums and songs through your collection.
Music Collection also provides modules and plugins to include features
-Completely integrad into Joomla! 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.5 distribution, no extern components or plugins needed
-SEF (Search Engine Friendly). Music Collection is prepared for install extra plugins to work with the most common SEF components distributed for Joomla!, such as Artio JoomSEF system or sh404sef.
-Complet separation of programming logic and content display. Easily change the look and feel of the views.
For what the program cost, it is a great deal !!! And the support is second to none .....I am a seasoned computer user and I have never, ever seen a Developer offer support to this degree.
This was Germi's response to a question of mine:
"Quote" - when it comes to support service, to make the "original" component work properly on a customer's website, we dont charge a single penny to anybody, because the component has to work OK for everyone, it does not matter if it takes us 50 hours to set things right. when you pay for a component, it has to work. this includes also just setting up confguration paramters, because since we dont have a user's guide yet (we're on it) some users can get confused at some point. (unQuote)
It is exactly what I was needing for my website and it came along at exactly the right time. I purchased the component but had a small problem after it had been installed, this was down to my fault. Not to worry, I simply contacted the author (germi) through the support forum on the website and within an hour the had helped me solve the problem and it worked like a charm!
The component has already gone from version 1.0.0 to 1.0.2 because the author listens to the users and is dedicated to making this the best component for Joomla. Any problems you have or any suggestions you have for the future of the component and related modules, the owner takes on board and tries his quickest and hardest to help!
If only all Joomla authors were as helpful as this, it would make the Joomla community amazing!
Now the component it's self. Looks fantastic, works fantastic, installs easily and I can't fault it. Everyone will have a few tweaks or ideas as to how to improve it but as a fairly new component, it's great and will only get better!
This is worth the small fee to purchase it as it has so many possibilities and option for your music collection or a music database website!
Support the Author and purchase this component, I promise you won't be disappointed!
Installs in a second and you can learn how to use it in two. So, you all are three seconds away from having a perfect music based web-site !
Though designed primarily for those who wish to display their music collection, I've found that with very little customization, it also suits the needs of a label or artist, to display a catalog of material and samples. Samples are played in an embedded Flash MP3 player which appears every time that particular song is listed and the albums themselves automatically pull all relevant album tracks into a "master" player, so that the full album can be previewed in one shot. It comes with a great player, but you also have the ability to swap it out for the compatible player of your choice.
Music Collection comes with a great variety of options from frontend display styles, customizable genres, types, and more. It also allows you to write reviews/info for each album and/or artist, allow your users to preview each track, plus get additional detailed information for each track and album. This also includes things like catalog number, release date, price, and much more. There's even a place to input lyrics for display!
There are also built-in search and browsing features, plus some "smart" functions, requiring only minimal effort - Music Collection easily makes the connections between related artists, albums that are part of a box set, and it also recognizes subgenres that are the same between one master genre and another. An example in that case would be... if you have a genre Rock ->Pop ->Brit Pop and you also have a genre Soundtracks ->Modern Rock ->Brit Pop, an album search would correctly yield appropriate results for any Brit Pop searches. And you have full use of keywords and tags. The search does not yet include lyrics at the time of this writing, but I believe this is on the way, as are other things.
Music Collection also comes with access to customizable modules such as "Random Album" and "Top Rated Album," the latter of which you can choose by genre or artist, if you desire. And you can also implement SEO extensions to make your links much more search engine-friendly.
Music Collection also has its own forum, where you can ask questions, make suggestions, or access straightforward documentation, which is steadily being added and reveals even more hidden tricks and features. The creator is very user-friendly and actually has answered my questions rather quickly, and taken my few suggestions seriously. He's also been very much on the ball with updating on when new modules are available, and the downloads are easy. You also have access to the modules and the extension itself, through your account... indefinitely, should you ever need to re-install again.
That's all I can think of at the moment. If your site involves albums or singles, I can't think of any better way to implement it into your Joomla site than this.
I am amazed to read this review, I think you explained it better than I would have! :) thanks vivaknievel
Moreover, the graphic interface is grate, the users can listen songs life, and of course it is awesome if you wanna have your personal music well classified...
The best thing you could do is try it, you will find one of the best tools to manage music in your web sites, thats for sure!