Multimedia, Multimedia Players

The mp3 Browser plugin for the Joomla CMS will create a table of every MP3 in a specified folder. It displays the ID3 information of each track with a link to download or play the file in the browser.

Long awaited updated: as of version 0.4.1 the playback defaults now to HTML5 and no longer to Flash.

Place the designated tag in any content item. The plugin will replace it with all the MP3s from that folder for playing or downloading.

Version 0.4.1 was tested with Joomla 4.0.0-alpha2 and is believed appropriate for use with Joomla versions 3 and 4.

- Create a table of MP3s in folder
- Show MP3 tag info, including cover art*
- Playback using browsers' default audio element*
- Flash playback as fallback (optional volume control*, optional other player)
- Plugin works in content, components and modules

- Smart Search indexing*
- Cover art and artist search taxonomy
- "No items to display" when appropriate*
- Rendering options for mobile*
- Mimicked pagination*
- Start at offset*
- Override configuration by authors*
- Multi-language*, Unicode support and non-default id3v1 encoding*
- Open source and gratis
- Filter files on regular expression*
- Sort options*
- Hide when empty*
- Show sub-folders*
- Anchor per MP3, used in search results*
- Option to limit download*

Improvements compared to the plugin that this fork was based upon are indicated with *


Posted on 20 February 2023
This extension actually will kill your Joomla 4 site when you're on php8, once you enable this plugin(s).
Ease of use
You will need to recover your Joomla installation from a backup.
Github forum, where the topic is mentioned since Juli 2022 without reaction from the provider.
The documentation should get you going. No real problem here. And why in the hell must this comment be longer than necessary?
I used this to: My private music library so that I can take it with me on my travels or during night stands at my working place

MP3 Browser

Posted on 28 June 2022
So, this Plug-in workd very fine under PHP 7.4 but it will not work under PHP 8.
Under PHP 8 my complete Homepage is Blocker with an error.
Ease of use
Basicaly its very easy to use this Extension.
I like it very much
I used this to: My Chorus Homepage to present Training mp3 Files for Zusage at home
Very good with only one drawback. Should stop playing previous files when switching to another song. Need to add a setting for this.
Ease of use
Stupid easy. I mean, even I did it. Silly web site wants at least 64 characters so here's some more characters.
Can't comment on support. Didn't need any. Silly web site wants at least 64 characters so here's some more characters.
All one really needs is the tag info so not much documentation is needed.
I used this to: Personal site on my own server. Joomla 3 running on Mac Abysss server.

Great plugin

Posted on 12 November 2021
Does what it should do,
It only struggles with special characters such as ë. It shows the mp3 but does not play it.
Ease of use
The tool is very easy to use. Because it is html based every user on my site can use it without limits
Documentation is very complete and accurate. All the pro's and contra's including several options to control the views.
I used this to: Member-part of our choir website to give access to practice files

MP3 Player

Posted on 12 October 2020
Works for me! I just wanted a basic audio player and that's what I got.
Ease of use
Simple for J users with a basic knowledge of plug-in management.
I used this to: Playing self-penned songwriter track snippets for demo purposes.
Works like advertized but code needs some PHP7 refreshment. Make sure to update getID3 source from GITHUB manually after install!
Ease of use
Once configured, just place the magic code path/subpath into your article and all the magic is done.
The main problem might to anderstand how directory paths are to be entered correctly.
I used this to: Present concert recordings (in full for our musicians, in part for our guests) on our website.

4.0.1 works perfectly

Posted on 06 February 2018
As an mp3 player it works as it should.
Ease of use
Backend configuration is easy. Espacially for smart phones views.
It takes a while, but it for free.
Missing upgrade procedure, especially what to do if it doesn't run on iphone. (delete player source code helped)
I used this to: Radio records
Now works fine with PHP7.1. Table titles do not align with columns below."Play", "Size" and "Duration" are all shifted to the left
Ease of use
this works fine with PHP 5.x but causes a major failure of a site running PHP 7. There is an updated version (0.4.1) on github but not here
Ease of use
piece of cake
straightforward except for how to get newer version 0.4.1 required to work with PHP 7
I used this to: joomla 3.5.x with PHP 5.x,
Owner's reply: I believe that with the latest version, it is now working correctly with PHP 7. This is version 0.4.0, released October 5, 2017. Sorry for the long wait.


Posted on 21 September 2016
As told. No installation problems. Works smothly.
Ease of use
Easy as pop corn. Great interface.
No need.
Good as gold.
I used this to: Playing audios.

mp3 Browser Fork

Sander Verhagen
Last updated:
Jan 22 2018
5 years ago
Date added:
Nov 19 2014
GPLv2 or later
Free download
J3 J4

Uses Joomla! Update System


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