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 *

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.


Posted on 17 March 2016
It quit working and caused a white page where the code was located.
Ease of use
I used it for years. It was very easy, but it quit. I think that must have been after I updated Joomla.
Non-existent. There is a link to Github, but there has been no reply to my messages for over 6 weeks. I've moved on.
Not much is needed. It really is very, very simple to implement.
I used this to: Providing links to audio files of sermons on my church web site.

MP3 Browser Fork

Posted on 30 January 2016
Ease of use
only download possible with Firefox
I used this to: presenting MP3 files in different subdirectories
Owner's reply: I believe that with the latest version, the download issues are largely resolved, and it should now work well, at least with modern browsers. This is version 0.4.0, released October 5, 2017. Sorry for the long wait.

Great plugin

Posted on 23 September 2015
It's quite good.
Ease of use
Very easy.
I don't need support. Everything it's so clearly.
Good documentation.
I used this to: Multi mp3 files.

Best on the market!!

Posted on 09 September 2015
Purchased and used various MP3 players but this one is the best without a doubt.
Ease of use
Verry simple

mp3 Browser Fork

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

Uses Joomla! Update System


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