below the current audio/video player on archive.org you have probably seen by now the link:
Would you like to try our new audio/video player? (beta!)
We had some known problems in this beta rollout that affected audio MP3 playback.
Specifically, on Safari, some 30-70% of the time (and it varied widely) the MP3 loading/setup would fail. This has been fixed. On Internet Explorer, we didn’t have the MP3 “flash based playback” option setup using the new audio player — and the lead developer, Michael Dale, came over today and fixed that for us. Hooray!
So at this point, I believe the audio/video player is true “beta” — feature complete with a few things to smooth out left but the finish line is close:
1) i need to add back in captions/subtitles (it’s there in the player, just need to feed them through with our playlist)
2) video items with 3+ videos may play the last video 2x. working on that! 8-)
hopefully, we can all listen to some nice archive music this weekend in peace without issues with this new player! now grab your headphones or turn up those speakers…