I have an iMac G4 which runs on OS X 10.2.8. I believe this means that I can’t download Standalone Music player (which is used on mySpace.com) because you need 10.3.9? Can I download some sort of software to upgrade without paying a fortune?! or does it mean I can never listen to band’s music on mySpace?
I’m pretty confused by your question, because the music player available on MySpace is actually built atop the Flash technology and it shouldn’t require any special software or version of your operating system.
Well, that’s not entirely true. You might need to make sure that you have the very latest version of the Flash player for your Mac installed, which you can do by going here:
But since it’s all written in Flash, it means that you can theoretically also pull a player off MySpace and drop it on another page too, which is a pretty cool trick!
I’ll show you. I’m going to pop over to MySpace and search for “Jazz” by going to the Music section and specifying Genre = “Jazz”. I get 1922 matches, but more importantly, I also get the ability to fine-tune my search:
Once I specify that I want only jazz bands in Colorado I get quite a few less matches (and am again reminded just how painfully slow searches can be in MySpace), but it turns out that I want to use the LA jazz band Saturn Jazz for this demonstration.
The trick is that I need to view the source of their page and copy and paste a huge block of code into my own page starting with <script> and ending with </OBJECT>.
Once I’ve done that, I can now have their player here on this page (it’s just a Flash object, after all), and invite you to listen to their music:
Click on the “Play” button and see if it works for you, then go and check out Saturn Jazz for yourself.