I’m sure you all have your favorite music players. Why would you even need to play your MP3 collection using a web browser? I found one good reason. Recently, I was testing Splashtop, an operating system (similar to Browser Linux) that doesn’t have a music player installed. All I had was the Chrome browser. I was inspired to take a look in the Chrome Web Store for a solution, and that’s how I found Local Player.
Here are the main features:
- A music player in your browser for LOCAL FILES.
- Drag mp3/ogg files from file browser into the window.
- You can also add files from a file dialog, which appears when you click the ‘+’ button.
- You’ll find the file names show up, and the player will automatically start playing.
- If you double-click a file name in the file list, it’ll play that file.
- Supported file types – mp3, ogg, aac, and m4a
Once installed, you’ll find the app shown by it’s icon in Chrome’s New Tab page.
The player controls are easy to figure out. Everything you need is there, including Forward, Back, Pause/Play, Progress, Volume, Random Play, Repeat and Color Themes. I chose the dark theme, as you can see in the image below.
In addition to the visual controls, there are many keyboard controls that work only while you are on the Player tab. You can find these shortcut keys by pressing the Shift + ? keys.
If you have a good reason for not wanting to install a music player, or you can’t install one, Local Player for Chrome is an excellent solution. Enjoy your MUSIC!
This is highly recommended software.