As you may or may not know, I fucking hate when people put music on their myspace. In fact I actually dislike pretty much every single design choice that was made on that website. I don’t hate the concept – I just hate the implementation.
Undoubtedly, the most annoying part of the whole experience is browsing to someone’s profile to leave them a comment and being suddenly blasted by some horrific cacophony of sound. If you for some reasons open two or three profiles in separate tabs you are in for a world of pain – as you now have several bad songs playing simultaneously.
Long time ago, in the mythical days of the dot-com era, we have figured out that auto-playing music on a website is a big design no-no. Now MySpace is bringing it back. Thanks for nothing Tom!
Because of the extreme annoyance factor of stopping the music player every time I visit someone’s profile, I have decided to do something about it. My original aim was to hack up a Greasemonkey script that would pluck out and disable that annoying media player object from all the myspace pages I visit.
Fortunately, as it turns out, I’m not alone – there are other people out there hating the myspace music just like me. Consequently, I found that a greasemonkey script to block the media player already exists.
It actually works great, and it replaces the media player with a clickabe placeholder div with an informative message. If you for some reason decide to hear someone’s music, you can simply click on the placeholder to reveal the player. It’s exactly what I was looking for! Eric Lammertsma is my hero. :P
You can install it by simply clicking on the following link: [install].
You of course will need Greasemonkey to gt it working.
[tags]myspace, myspace music, myspace media, media, music, music player, removing myspace music player[/tags]