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(Digital Download) Whole Album & Individual Album Tracks Available For Download & Dynamic .zip Creation

As a few other ideas have alluded to but not explicitly asked for is the ability to download single tracks from an music album and download albums as a whole from one SKU.

We have started to use the Unsigned theme as the basis to create an artists and record label websites at the moment and are very excited how far we can take this new theme. The functionality it offers just about covers every possible need we have except for the ability to easily set up a method to sell individual tracks from an album or an album as a whole using Woo Commerce. We guess this could be done using some kind of table, with a play button (to play sample in JPlayer add on) for each track followed by the track name, price then a add and minus button to add tracks individually to the basket. You would also have a option at the top of the table to add the whole album (so adding all tracks at once) to the cart. Some kind of dynamic pricing can then be used to make buying the album as a whole cheaper then buying individual tracks.

Last of all from this idea would be to dynamically compile a .zip (or similar) of all the tracks that had been bought and the ability for the customer to go into my account & downloads and tick songs they would like to download and when they click download a .zip is compiled dynamically and their download arrives as a single file. This is especially useful for record labels that may have a large discography where customers buy 1 album from one artists, 3 tracks from another artists & 2 tracks from another artist.

This is differently a secondary concern but to throw something else into the mix, lots of labels and artists now release there music in 2 or 3 three digital formats (MP3 192kbps & 320kbps, WAV) So it would be good to add the option to buy albums or single tracks in a specific format. In other custom made download stores this has been a drop down menu on individual products or as a drop down when you get to the checkout page asking what format you would like the entire order in.

As this is a bit specialist i would see this being a paid add-on and would have no issue paying for it.

If i am missing a easy way to do this that already exist please let us know as we have just started to get to grips with Woo Commerce and the Unsigned theme.

Thanks, The Refined Events team

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      • Sean commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Are we ever gonna get a solution for this Woocommerce???

        The ability to buy whole album or individual tracks all from one page???

      • Paul Chapman commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I've had a look at bulk and bundle and I cannot see how either of these provide the functionality... is there anything out there for this because I can't find it

        Or, TV least could someone please explain how the listed plugin works to provide what is needed

        Thanks in advance

        Regards

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Then, than, their, there, they're, your, you're, to, too...

        Strangely, these are still all different words.

      • Kev commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        hi all, is there a solution yet for this, or are there any other external options instead people might have come acorss to get to the solution?
        I have a very similary requirement, store sells CD albums and mp3 albums, inside the mp3 albums, each track can be purchased or the whole album of mp3's can be purchased!

      • Ogbe Adah commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        hello guy
        does anyone have a solution to this now, i really am in need of it now.

      • Martin Grether commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I've followed this topic for 2 years but i could not find a WooCommerce solution, and this is not a solution.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree with this part too:

        "The functionality it (the Unsigned theme) offers just about covers every possible need we have except for the ability to easily set up a method to sell individual tracks from an album or an album as a whole using Woo Commerce. We guess this could be done using some kind of table, with a play button (to play sample in JPlayer add on) for each track followed by the track name, price then a add and minus button to add tracks individually to the basket. You would also have a option at the top of the table to add the whole album (so adding all tracks at once) to the cart. Some kind of dynamic pricing can then be used to make buying the album as a whole cheaper then buying individual tracks."

        I can't see that on the plugin of the solved message. The topic is still unsolved.

      • Casey commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Matty and Bryce, the Bulk Download extension, while great and something I'll use, doesn't solve the initial request, so I don't think this should be marked as "Completed". The functionality that the post was originally made for is this:

        "The functionality it (the Unsigned theme) offers just about covers every possible need we have except for the ability to easily set up a method to sell individual tracks from an album or an album as a whole using Woo Commerce. We guess this could be done using some kind of table, with a play button (to play sample in JPlayer add on) for each track followed by the track name, price then a add and minus button to add tracks individually to the basket. You would also have a option at the top of the table to add the whole album (so adding all tracks at once) to the cart. Some kind of dynamic pricing can then be used to make buying the album as a whole cheaper then buying individual tracks."

        I believe this is why the request got so many votes, since the majority of stores selling mp3's could use something like this. Is this on the timeline at all?

      • Sun commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Is this part in progress? "the ability to easily set up a method to sell individual tracks from an album or an album as a whole ... play button (to play sample in JPlayer add on) for each track followed by the track name, price then a add and minus button to add tracks individually to the basket."

      • James commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm looking forward to this link, it sounds like exactly what we need. Will it be compatible with the Amazon S3 plugin?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hey Sun :) It will be out in the next week some time! Please keep an eye out in the newsletter and I will post the link here :)

      • Sun commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Thanks, this is exactly what we need. Where can I get more info?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Just a heads-up, I've completed an extension that does this and will be released just after WooCommerce 2.2 in the coming weeks.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        * Meant to say added it to the previous group through the "Linked Products" tab in the product options.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Here is what I have done to set this up: I set up a product as a "grouped product". You would think this would mean that you can sell a whole group as a actual product, but unfortunately that is not how it set up. So, what I did, was create another product as a simple product, and added it to the previous group through the . The simple product contains the filepath to the zip of all the songs in the album. Then I create all the products as singles, and add them to the same group.

        I have set something similar up at: http://soulchildmusic.com/product/awake-by-eklectic/

        However, a bit of custom coding by tweaking the template "/single-product/add-to-cart/grouped.php" and some css changes made it show exactly the way I wanted.

        However, this is not possible if you want to create different options that you suggested in your secondary concern (filetypes)
        For your second question, you can set a product to be a "variable product" and attributes such as the file formats, and you can set a price and upload the different filepaths etc..

        Checkout this plugin: http://docs.woothemes.com/document/bundles/ should allow you to do both.

      • Steve commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'd also like an update. Looks like there will probably be custom coding to get this going. A shame. This is a pretty basic, common feature when selling music downloads.

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