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Audio player, can it play automatically?

  1. hello,

    I´d like to know if there´s any way to make an audio player be played when a page in which it is is opened.

    is that possible?

    thank you.

    The blog I need help with is davidfernandez.org.

  2. is it possible?
    it would be cool that a music starts automatically when someone enters my blog.

    anyone out there?

  3. ;(

  4. I don't think this is a good idea. If visitors want to hear your music they will click on play. Having music start automatically is more likely to drive people away from your site. Your readers can make up their own minds. Maybe make the audio on your page more obvious. Or include a sentence asking them to give it a listen and leave you a comment.

  5. @3delamadrugada
    Now that I have answered your question, I'd like to advise you to please exercise some patience. We who are answering your questions are unpaid Volunteers ie. your fellow bloggers, and we do an excellent job of answering questions in a very short turnaround time on this peer support forum. Bloggers posting here get answers far more quickly than those posting to other blogging support forums do. It's NOT uncommon to wait for 12 - 24 hours before getting a first response to any post we make to any blogging forum.

    I would also like to encourage you to start using the support documentation and search box there to locate answers to your own questions. Please bookmark this link http://en.support.wordpress.com. Thanks, in advance. :)

  6. you´re rigth, some times time goes so fast for me!
    and I´m so grateful for all your help... I´ve said it before: I have never seen anything like this, I used to pay for a web and these people took always a week to answer me whaterver.

    about the searchs... I always use to do them before ask... but regarding to the audio player... I have been several times in http://en.support.wordpress.com/audio/
    but not then not now I can see anything related to play automatically the player.

    I´ll check the other link.

    thank you a lot!
    you´re making my days better with your help and advises.
    :)

  7. I strongly agree with hallluke. If I enter a blog and I'm blasted with music I didn't choose to hear I click out and never ever return again. You may want to consider that most people in this world wish to choose their own music and providing them an opportunity to make a choice rather than making it for them is a much wiser thing to do.

  8. thanks for the advise.
    I´m just trying all the posibilities and playing around with them...
    maybe the day I´m father I want to put the crying of my baby to be auto-played to share that... happiness?

    well, as long as I know myself that will never happen. but I´d like to know how to do it if the case.

    thanks a lot, I´ve tryed with other players and there are beautiful posibilities (as the simple wp player is a little bit limited)

  9. hi,

    there is beautiful and powerful audio players in http://www.mixpod.com
    the wordpress button for posting code in to a post doesn´t work properlly, so I found a guide from a wonderful guy who explains how to do it.

    it took me like one hour to get it... but out there must be smart people!

    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2010/03/07/sidestepping-mixpod-auto-post/

  10. Yes indeed we are aware of this and I posted the link for alternative audio players that can be used on WordPress.com blogs above. :) http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/audio-player-can-it-play-automatically?replies=10#post-492339

    Thanks for letting us know your issue has been resolved and best wishes for happy blogging. :)

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