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!
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…