Building a mp3 store in AS2 for downloads
Can someone head me in the right direction for a proper tutorial on "How to Build an MP3 Store for selling music-in AS2" No one seems to know how to do this, but they are everywhere on the net. I've even joined Lynda.com and believe it or not-it's not there either. I've even called Adobe to no avail. Maybe some could share some AS2 code with me and help me out. Please, I'm desperate
I did respond via email, but for others, this information may help.
While i don't know of a complete store tutorial (usually developed custom for that client), I did a quick search on the fundamentals and came up with the following.
Here is some more, these cover databases, some from my own site... haha!
Hope this helps out others.
There's got to be one somewhere. The code in AS2 or even 3 would be the same for virtually every mp3 store.
There's the player......Play, Stop, RW/FF, (Maybe a graphic meter bridge), Length of title(counter), Lists of Album Title, List of Sound Titles, Buy Full Album, Buy Song, Add to Cart, Add to Cart counter, Check Out, Album and or Track Art work, then all the code that sends it to Paypal and more difficulty, to set up your own SSL and Major Credit card handeling................They're all the same.....every mp3 store is the same
So why isn't there code available for this. This is mind boggling! Once I learn this I'm going to spread it all over the net. I mean...there's virtually code for everything else....for riduculous things..............I'm completely blown away at the shear ignorance of the community.....
Everything one who would want to know about the mathematics of Audio Engineering or actual production techniques are available on the net or by appointment. Man!...........this is sad. That's why I make a living as a Producer/Drummer. The music community is very inclusive of players and sharing info.
Thanks for trying, obviously you don't know either. I looked at your links. They useless to me, though I do appreciate you trying. No one else has in 3 weeks to searching full time while I design and put together my site. Seriously, Thank You.
I need what I need- AS2 code for a mp3 store. It shouldn't be this difficult. In the future when I learn it is AS3, I'll make SURE it isn't
Its not that it isn't available, you just aren't going to find "build an mp3 store" as a tutorial. Much like you won't find "Build a house" as a one stop tutorial.
You need to break it down, implement the pieces and build it yourself.
As far as the mp3 store reference, most stores are in HTML with a Flash audio player (Amazon, CDNow, iTunes, Rhapsody).
Oh and btw, I know exactly how to build one, have many times and make a living doing so. Scriptplayground is where I post concepts and parts of projects to better the Actionscript community.
I suggest you hire a developer if you are crunched for time or get some Actionscript books and start learning. We all started somewhere, at the beginning usually, it just takes time.
To help others, and possibly yourself, here is a list of things to learn/know:
* Classes and Packages
* Arrays and Objects
* Functions and Methods
* Variables and Properties
* Database connections
* Sanitizing Input Data
and a list of "techniques and processes" to help in the development:
* Core framework (button events, image handler, security, authentication, etc...)
* Music Player
* List to display content
* PayPal Integration or your own Merchant integration, usually with PHP.
* Shopping Cart
* Cookies to save login/cart sessions
* Database interaction using ZendAMF or AMFPHP
That should get you started. Oh and I may possibly write a multi-part tutorial covering
some or all of these concepts and techniques, but it will probably take some time.