Playing a chunked MP3 with the Web Audio API
Play a chunked MP3 with the Web Audio API without having to wait for all the pieces to be loaded.
In this proof of concept (currently only tested and working in Chrome 24+) I've split the mp3 in 25 parts by using the unix split command. The moment the first part is loaded then the playback starts immediately and it loads the second part. When the second part is loaded then then I create a new AudioBuffer by combining the old and the new, and I change the buffer of the AudioSourceNode with the new one. At that point I start playing again from the new AudioBuffer.