With AudioIsland website audio software you can upload, manage, and share all your audio and MP3's on the Web, turning your existing website into your very own Online Audio Portal! Using your current website and AudioIsland, your audio items are uploaded and hosted online, so are always available from any computer, anytime, and from any place in the world. Even your friends and family can listen to them live and online. Why even use desktop software or some third party website when you can do the same thing from your current website with AudioIsland? Install AudioIsland in your website today and begin uploading, managing, distributing, and listening to all your audio online! Let us show you how easy it is to install and use AudioIsland.
To install AudioIsland, all you need is a website and a connection to the Internet. There is no database to install, no plugins, and no desktop software to worry about. Once you have your website and server setup correctly*, you are ready to install the product. AudioIsland is just a folder of scripts. So to install it on your site, simply upload (or FTP) the AudioIsland folder to your web server. That's it! You are now ready to start adding your audio and sounds to the server. Simply open a web browser, surf to your AudioIsland folder in your site, and start uploading audio immediately!
It's easy to get started with AudioIsland! Once installed, just open AudioIsland in your web browser of choice. You will quickly see the interface and web design is very simple. Most of the navigational elements are clickable dropdown elements. The layouts are designed for maximizing the display of your MP3's and audio playback tools. And with Audio Island, you can upload your valuable MP3's quickly. Once uploaded into the interface, you can start playing and sharing your audio online immediately! With its simple browser-based media player listing (see screenshot) and intuitive web interface, you will find AudioIsland allows you to easily manage all your audio and MP3's online.
Uploading Audio and MP3's
Uploading audio, sounds, and MP3's has never been easier. Using a simple upload web page inside AudioIsland, you can start uploading audio and sounds directly to your website. The AudioManager in AudioIsland allows you to hear and manage, as well as upload, audio and MP3's to your website. In the upload area, you will see ten upload fields, and a submit button. Simply choose audio you wish to upload by clicking "browse" buttons in the ten upload buttons found in the Uploads page, then clicking "upload" to upload these items from your computer to the server. Please be patient while your media items upload to your site. Our new revolutionary Loading Bar is very helpful in letting you know how much time it will take to upload, extract, and save larger audio and MP3's to the server. When uploading is complete, the upload page will refresh the page and show you a list of the items you have uploaded today. You can click them to play them in this page, or go play them in the larger AudioManager Module listing.
Playing & Managing Audio
As mentioned above, the AudioManager allows you to manage your audio library. Some of the things you can do with your audio include: Uploading, editing, deleting, naming, and playing. You can also grow your online library as large as you need, using this powerful module. A special paging system built into the viewer in this module will allow you to manage hundreds of items easily, and allow you to quickly surf through dozens of audio items at a time. Different views and sorting features also make hearing your audio and MP3's a fast and efficient (and fun) process. When playing an MP3 or audio item, a simple button can be clicked in the listing, and it will automatically determine the appropriate media player and settings, and playback your audio using a mini-media player. AudioIsland is specifically designed to detect and route your media to the user's chosen media player. Because it uses popular players used in most browsers to play your audio, you can be sure a wide range of audio types is supported and playable in AudioIsland.
Sharing Your Audio and MP3's
Sharing audio, sounds and MP3's online with AudioIsland is done using Audio Web Pages. This is the cool new way to organize media online. Think of an audio web page as a "sound album", or "audio gallery". A new section, called AudioWebPages, allows you to create these gallery pages and share then online with others. You can create an unlimited number of these pages in the AudioWebPage Module. Once you create a page, you assign audio stored in your library to these web pages. You can assign any audio you like to these pages and create albums, or web galleries this way. Each page can be assigned one of 4 different web templates or design layouts. One of these also builds a special playlist (see screenshot), so when downloaded to a user, all audio and MP3's in the web page play in order, one at a time, in the web page. This is very good for sending large pages of audio that need to play several audio and MP3's in a specific order. You can also control how these pages are seen online by sending links to these pages by email to your users, or placing links from your website pages to these special audio web pages. Anyone with a web browser and a connection to the World Wide Web can listen to your MP3's by simply clicking a link to one of your web pages!
Distributing these pages can be fun, too. As mentioned above, you can send links to these web pages. In the email, your users simply click the link to view the page. The best way to share your web pages is to simply link to them from your main website. You can easily copy the links to these pages and create that same link inside your main website. You can also copy the path to your audio and MP3's in these pages and paste those into your main page as objects that play media stored inside AudioIsland. In this way, you can manage all your audio using AudioIsland, but share and distribute them using the Web and your current website.
Setting Up Users
Security in AudioIsland is another very important section. This area allows you to decide which modules in your product are accessible by outside users, and if private, which users can view them using a login. You are always given a Global Administrator account so have ultimate control over who sees what. A special hidden login area appears once you make modules private, and allows you to require a user login to access them. Users assigned to the AudioManager and AudioWebPage areas can even login and upload, manage, and share their own audio and web pages, without your assistance. In this way, you can turn your website into an Public Audio Portal! You can then create logins for as many as 10 separate users, and allow the whole family, group of friends, or select set of customers the ability to upload and share their audio with you and the world through your website. AudioIsland makes online user audio management easy!
Modules & Skins
All functionality and design in AudioIsland is controlled by two special areas in AudioIsland: Modules and Skins. Modules provide different types of functionality and feature sets in the product. The look-and-feel of the product is completely controlled by CSS and cascading style sheet Skins. These skins allow you to choose different website designs for your pages and control how the overall interface looks to you and your users online. Combined, modules and skins give you complete control over AudioIsland and all its assets.
Important! Did you know you can purchase new modules for your product? At GiantIsland.com, you can purchase new features for your website and enhance your product. Just upload them into the Modules or Skins folders and they are added instantly and ready to use! View the bottom of our Purchase page for a listing of all our custom Modules available for your product.
Fun to Use
Did you know that AudioIsland is actually fun to use? With its gorgeous interface, expanded display, and simplified navigational system, AudioIsland makes managing audio online simple and intuitive. In the overall architecture, design, code, database, and interface, we wanted to make sure this was a web product built for our users, not our developers. There is a difference! AudioIsland makes Website Audio Management fun once again!