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.

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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 *

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.
This does just what I wanted. Displays lists of MP3's with play, pause, stop and volume controls, and a download link.
Ease of use
I don't know what could be done to make this easier. Very straightforward.
The plugin has a note that basically says don't expect any support. It's so easy, I didn't need any support.
All the documentation you need is with the plugin settings.
I used this to: I use it to display a list of MP3 recordings. What else?

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
Functionality as promised. Picks up mp3's from directory and it can be played immediately from the site.
Ease of use
Installing was easy, just make a module and point it to the right directory. It's possible to make modules pointing to different directories
I used this to: Missed broadcasts from a local radio station.
Excellent plugin from an excellent developer with great and very fast support!

mp3 Browser Fork

Sander Verhagen
Last updated:
Jan 22 2018
Date added:
Nov 19 2014
GPLv2 or later
Free download

Uses Joomla! Update System


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