HTML5-based audio player for the Never Out Of Beta podcast
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Never Out Of Beta Audio Player


A jQuery plugin that adds a HTML5 audio player to an MP3 and provides a list of bookmarks.

By providing a <dl /> of timecodes and links, the player will highlight them at the appropriate time. Each <dt /> becomes a link that will seek the <audio /> player appropriately.


The player expects HTML in the following format:

<div class="bookmarked-audio">
    <div class="metadata">
        <h1 class="title">Friendly and possibly verbose title</h1>
        <h2 class="timestamp">August 27, 2011</h2>
        <div class="description">
            <p>A description of the audio. Can contain as much or a little markup as required.</p>
    <a class="source" href="">Download audio.</a>

    <dl class="bookmarks">
        <h3>Bookmarks in this podcast:</h3>
            <a class="link" href="">Google</a>
            <a class="link" href="">BBC</a>

Each <dt /> should be a timestamp in the format mm:ss

The corresponding <dd /> may contain any number of <p /> and <a /> elements relevant to that bookmark.

To transform the player, simply call $.noobPlayer(), for example:

$(document).ready(function() {
    $('.bookmarked-audio').each(function(index, value) {


If you find any bugs or have a feature suggestion, please feel free to use the GitHub tracker. In the spirit of things, you're encouraged to fork this repository and do whatever you like with it.

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