I am in the process of converting audio and video, both from myself and others, for use in unique open source media configurations. I wanted to get this website up before I got the audio and video ready. This media player is just html code, so you are free to use it. It is degradable, which means it will "degrade" if there is incompatibility with a particular browser trying to access the media. In the case of audio, the website is no longer live so I need to look into another solution. In the case of video, if HTML5 is not supported, QuickTime should display. If QuickTime is not installed, Flash should display, if Flash is not installed the poster image will display with links to the video, and the individual can download the video to watch it on their computer. It will not prompt the user to install anything, it will just automatically degrade until a solution is found. This will ensure that the greatest amount of people, no mater which browser or device they are using, should be able to enjoy the media and not be bugged to download and install a newer browser, QuickTime, Flash, Java, or anything else.
You can find out more about the audio code and get it if you wish at:
http://seanooi.net/audio-for-everybody (NO LONGER LIVE)
You can find out more about the video code and get it if you wish at:
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