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Has anyone integrated a streaming music service into a presentation? I'm interested in having something like a Pandora for business play in the background. I'd like to find a solution that doesn't require more hardware. However in order to have a wide variety of songs, I wanted to find a  commercial free streaming solution rather than linking to set of saved mp3s. 
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Hi Ann,

I'm not aware of any commercial free streaming services except for some local radio pages that stream online. You could listen to those with the Web Page Widget.

Another option you may want to consider is adding the Video Widget to a Presentation, and then using a custom URL to point to an MP3 file. That will also work since the video player will play MP3's.

Thanks!
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Ann, you can Use YouTube for music + video. You could embed existing playlists or make your own.
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So I had set up a presentation, using the old editor, where the video player was calling a list of MP3 files. Everything worked file. 

Upon creating presentations, now with the new editor, the background music plays file in Preview  (http://preview.risevision.com/?type=presentation&id=5ec731ea-9fb8-41aa-9642-42257bdf4d99) but doesn't play at all on the actual displays.  

Any ideas? 
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Ann, so there is a pretty easy way, I have not tried in RV myself yet, to embed MP3 files using simple HTML5 code . Use the HTML Widget and insert this, just add the link to your music file:

<!doctype html><html>
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>Untitled Document</title>
</head>

<body>
<audio autoplay loop >
  <source src="LINK TO YOUR MP3 FILE" type="audio/mp3">
</audio>
</body>
</html>

More about it here: http://www.w3schools.com/tags/att_audio_autoplay.asp
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....and it works
http://preview.risevision.com/?type=presentation&id=8330ddd1-5297-4fa1-8eba-88f1b3487eed

Yup, it works on Chromeboxes... just tested it.
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Thanks Darius!

Ann, let us know how you make out!
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Thank you so much for your help and this suggestion. I tested one mp3 file and got it working. I just need to look at making multiple mp3 files play in order and loop when the series comes to an end. 

Thanks again. 
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Ann, you are very welcome. If you noticed, the player is already set to loop. I was not sure how and how many files wanted to play. I have few suggestions, see which one works the best for your case.
#1 You could compile multiple mp3 files into a single file and play it in loop with the existing code.
#2 You could edit the HTML code by adding multiple mp3 files.
#3 You could make few copies of the same HTML Widget Item (in the same placeholder) for each mp3 file you wan to play. The only problem here is to adjust time for each Item cording to the length of a music file (I am not sure if PUD setting is going to work with the HTML Widget, but you should try that too)... a bit more work, but you get more control over the playlist.
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