PodRadio – JS Podcast RSS Player

Using the YQL engine as a proxy, you can drop podcasts onto any page you want, no back-end required.

 Get the Code on GitHub

 The Code

Version 1.0
By Brian Rollins (BrianRollins.com)

Requires jQuery 1.4 or higher
Tested with jQuery 2.2.3

src (String): The URL of the podcast's RSS feed.
id (String): The ID of the div the player will get written into. Also used to create unique tags for the controls.
reverse (Boolean): Reverse the order of the episodes. Usually the RSS has newest first,
                   but if you want the oldest to be first, set this to true. Default: false.

var newPodradio      = new podradio("http://some.rss.feed.url", "newPlayerID");
var reversedPodradio = new podradio("http://another.rss.feed.url", "anotherPlayerID", false);
function podradio(src, id, reverse) {
    var reverse = false;
  var encodedSrc = encodeURIComponent(src);
  var t = $("#"+id);
  this.id = id;
  this.src = src;
  this.total = 0;
  this.curr = 0;
      type: "GET",
      url: "https://query.yahooapis.com/v1/public/yql?q=select%20*%20from%20xml%20where%20url%3D'"+encodedSrc+"'&format=json&diagnostics=true&callback=",
      dataType: "json",
      context : this,
      success: function(data) {
        //Load some of the data into the object for potential future use.
        this.results = data.query.results.rss;
        this.total = this.results.channel.item.length;
        this.curr = this.results.channel.item.length-1;
        this.title = this.results.channel.title;
        this.description = this.results.channel.description;
        this.author = this.results.channel.author;
        t.append("<h1 class='podradioPodcastTitle'>"+this.results.channel.title+"</h1>");
        if (reverse) {
        for (var i=this.total-1; i>=0; i-- ) {
            var item = this.results.channel.item[i];
            var d = new Date(item.pubDate);
            t.append("<div id='podRadioContainer_" +this.id+"_"+ i + "' class='podRadioContainer' style='display:none;'></div>");
            container = $("#podRadioContainer_"+this.id+"_"+i);
            container.append("<h2 class='podradioEpisodeTitle'>"+item.title+" ("+(this.total-i)+"/"+this.total+")</h2>");
            container.append("<h3 class='podradioEpisodeDate'>"+d.toLocaleDateString()+"</h3>");
            container.append("<p class='podradioEpisodeDesc'>"+item.description+"</p>");
            container.append("<audio controls id='podradioPlayer"+id+"_"+i+"'><source src='" + item.enclosure.url + "' type='" + item.enclosure.type + "'/></audio>");
        if (typeof(this.ready) !== "undefined"){
    }); //End AJAX call.
    this.next = function(){
      if(this.curr > 0) {
    this.prev = function(){
      if(this.curr < this.total-1){
    this.goto = function(g) {
      this.curr = g;
    this.first = function(){
    this.last = function(){

 The Demo

    <title>PodRadio.js Demo</title>
    <script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-2.2.3.min.js"></script>
    <script src="podradio.js"></script>
    <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="style.css"/>
    <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="podradio.css"/>
    <h1>PodRadio.js Demo</h1>
    <h3>By <a href="http://brianrollins.com">Brian Rollins</a></h3>
    <p>A simple little demo of loading and playing podcast RSS feeds. It uses
      the Yahoo! YQL engine to bypass cross-domain issues.</p>
      <p>As you can see with the demo, you can load multiple instances of
        players on one page. The limiting factor is the client's memory
        and resources. It uses the HTML5 audio player, but you can tweak it to
        build your own controls.</p>
    <div id="player1"></div>
    <div id="player1_Controls" class="playerControls">
      <a href="#" onclick="myPlayer1.first(); return false;" class="btnControl">First</a>
      <a href="#" onclick="myPlayer1.prev(); return false;" id="player1_Prev" class="btnControl">Previous</a>
      <a class="btnControl" href="#" onclick="myPlayer1.next(); return false;" id="player1_Next">Next</a>
      <a class="btnControl" href="#" onclick="myPlayer1.last(); return false;" id="player1_Next">Last</a>
    <div id="player2"></div>
    <div id="player2_Controls" class="playerControls">
      <a href="#" onclick="myPlayer2.first(); return false;" class="btnControl">First</a>
      <a href="#" onclick="myPlayer2.prev(); return false;" class="btnControl">Previous</a>
      <a class="btnControl" href="#" onclick="myPlayer2.next(); return false;">Next</a>
      <a class="btnControl" href="#" onclick="myPlayer2.last(); return false;">Last</a>
    <div id="player3"></div>
    <div id="player3_Controls" class="playerControls">
      <a href="#" onclick="myPlayer3.first(); return false;" class="btnControl">First</a>
      <a href="#" onclick="myPlayer3.prev(); return false;" class="btnControl">Previous</a>
      <a class="btnControl" href="#" onclick="myPlayer3.next(); return false;">Next</a>
      <a class="btnControl" href="#" onclick="myPlayer3.last(); return false;">Last</a>
      var myPlayer1, myPlayer2, myPlayer3; //Need these outside the ready function.
          //Custom ready() addition to podradio.
          podradio.prototype.ready = function(){
          myPlayer1 = new podradio("http://escapepod.org/feed/podcast/", "player1");

          myPlayer2 = new podradio("http://feeds.escapeartists.net/PodCastle/", "player2");

          //This is a PodioBook (a serialized audiobook via podcast).
          //It works best with the oldest (first) episode at the front, so we'll reverse it.
          myPlayer3 = new podradio("http://podiobooks.com/rss/feeds/episodes/the-rookie/", "player3", true);