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Odeo mp3 player in sidebar

  1. I can embed an Odeo player within an individual post on my blog, but when I want to embed one in my sidebar it doesn't work.

    Why will it work in one area of my WP site but not another?

    Thanks in advance,

    raretodd

  2. Just the posts. :)

  3. Bummer.
    Are there any other players I can embed in the sidebar?

    Will this change any time in the future?

    RT

  4. You did find the FAQs blog and you do know you have a sonific widget, right? http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/12/24/how-do-i-get-music-on-my-blog/
    http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/12/11/using-sonific/
    Only the staff can answer your second question. If you wish to make a suggestion that this be done then you can submit it into the ideas forum.

  5. Timethief: You seem to assume that no one has read the FAQ's. All of your replies say something to the effect of: "Well if you had read the FAQ's..."

    I have read them.

    The Sonific widget doesn't allow me to add my own mp3 files. It only lets me choose from their library. That's not what I want at all. And that's why I posted here.

    RT

  6. You're right when it comes to me assuming that many bloggers don't read the FAQs. That's my experience, drmike's and Mark's too. So I like to confirm that folks have "turned every stone" so to speak. http://wordpress.com/blog/2007/01/19/songs-and-movies-on-wordpresscom/

    It's nice to hear that you are an exception. But {hint} this is the support forum so maybe if you do not like the options currently available you actually want to make a new post into the ideas forum, right?

  7. Well, can you not use the new MP3 embedding option to put an MP3 in there? The player is much smaller than the Odeo player.

    But why do you want the player in the sidebar anyway? That limits your entire blog to playing just one song. I would think that posting one in a blog post would be more versatile, since as you post more you could presumably have more than one choice, relating to the content you've been posting. Why do you want it in the sidebar specifically?

  8. At first, using Sonific widget for my sidebar will answer my "agony" of wanting a player, but since it lacks music I want available in Sonific, I figured it's not really entertaining. For the new sliding-player, it's best if we can also use them in the sidebar (for music lovers like me) so it makes it a lot easier for people to find (and play) the music rather than searching the music in your posts.

  9. Yeah, but they'll only be able to play one song. Then if you want to change it you have to pull it down and put up another.

    I'd suggest using the new player, but tagging your music posts with "MP3" or "MUSIC" or something, so that people can click on the tag and find all of the music you've uploaded. That should give you more options. Of course, if your blog has a theme song it would be appropriate to put it in the sidebar.

  10. Hmm - didn't think about putting the player in my sidebar. Could link all my podcasts in one place. Has anybody tried this yet?

  11. "Yeah, but they'll only be able to play one song. Then if you want to change it you have to pull it down and put up another."

    I understand, rain. It's exactly what Sonific is all about, choose one song, play one song. Well, it's really up to the owner of the blog to update it, change the mp3 link once in a while. The thing is, the freedom of putting music of their own (using the new sliding player) in the sidebar would not much be of a problem really. If the Odeo player has the option of the tiny player, it would look even better. However, I love these new slide-player for my music. Cheers!

  12. The new audio player works really well when I tried it, but it's not as small as I'd thought graphically. Maybe you can tweak that in the HTML? Also, if you use Odeo for hosting, they do put a 3-second Odeo commmercial ahead of your soundfile.

  13. Update: sometimes Odeo works, sometimes it doesn't. I get the impression the MP3 will play for only one person at a time, so if someone else is on your page playing the song, no-one else can play it. That's the only thing I can think of to account for the strange and seemingly random failures. The post I'm using it on is here, if anyone wants to check and get back to me with any theories. It either works perfectly or it says "error opening file".

  14. I thought you can only upload mp3 in Odeo, 1 file a day. I tried it once, twice in a row but the last one didn't get thru. I believe Odeo is only good for podcasting where you can record yourself via "record audio" or just download music audio one song per day.

  15. You can upload MP3 files and that's not hard. The thing that is driving me insane is that, once you've uploaded your file there are at least three different URLs you might use for that file...for example, I've got one file I uploaded to one place in Odeo. I have found these URL's for it so far:
    http://odeo.com/show/6654543/1186580/download/AllThisUselessBeauty.mp3
    http://media.odeo.com/7/4/2/09_All_this_useless_beauty.mp3
    http://odeo.com/audio/6654543/view
    http://studio.odeo.com/audio/6654543/edit
    and
    http://odeo.com/audio/6654543/play

    The first one seems to work, but only if you happen to be signed into Odeo in another window. Everything else just gives me a Buffering warning or "error loading file".

  16. Well now it's working. Just goes to show you...something. I dunno what, but something.

  17. blockquote
    You're right when it comes to me assuming that many bloggers don't read the FAQs. That's my experience, drmike's and Mark's too. So I like to confirm that folks have "turned every stone" so to speak. http://wordpress.com/blog/2007/01/19/songs-and-movies-on-wordpresscom/

    It's nice to hear that you are an exception. But {hint} this is the support forum so maybe if you do not like the options currently available you actually want to make a new post into the ideas forum, right? /blockquote

    Timethief: I first came here looking for support that I could not find elsewhere. DrMike answered my first question but not my second.

    Then you flippantly suggested that I go read the FAQ's before bothering you with silly questions. When it turned out that you had no answer for my problem, you suggested I post my question somewhere else--the "ideas forum." I wasn't looking to suggest an idea. I was looking for an answer to my problem.

    Users come here for support, not to be patronized.

    If you can't deal with the occasional user who can't seem to get it together (of which I'm sure there are many), then perhaps WordPress should replace you with someone who possesses a little more patience with people. I'm sure there are many good people who work for WordPress who actually WANT to help people and don't feel that users are wasting his/her time.

    RT

  18. Your unhappiness has been noted. I did the best I could do to answer your questions and I'm sorry you weren't satisfied with the answers you got. :(
    Perhaps if you had stated that you had already checked the 2 FAQs threads as well as the 1 brand new official wordpress blog thread I posted and found no answers there you would have wasted less of my time and your own. And as there are also other forum threads on the Odeo player that you have probably read too that means you are aware that you not alone when it comes to experiencing difficulties with it.
    Only Mark and and one other person are paid support staff members and they have weekends off (pink sticky post at the head of the forum). On weekends Mark has the forum on a feed and will answer only those bloggers who have urgent problems that need quick rectification.
    All other bloggers who are trying to answer questions on the support forum including drmike are unpaid volunteers giving freely of their time and doing the very best they can do.
    (1) If you feel your second question has not been answered then please use the light blue feedback button on the top right hand corner of your blog and send your question to staff (Mark).
    (2) If you want to suggest that staff consider providing for an Odeo player embed that works when placed in text widgets in wordpress.com sidebars as well as on posts and pages then the ideas forum is the place to request that.
    Happy blogging. :)

  19. Yes, the Odeo player should work in the sidebar. It would be nice. =)

  20. Agree Jesu, We need a player that will work in the sidebar and will play OUR selection of music. If Sonific had a decent selection it might be ok but they don't. And much of what they do have is not by the original artist. It sounds like piped in music. BTW, I have read all the FAQ's, and all the posts in this thread. I can't see any good reason to not allow players, any players, in the sidebar. I would love to have a windows media player there with a short playlist of my OWN music and be able to set it up to play auto or manual.

  21. If you can't understand why WordPress.com does not allow a free range of multimedia players, you need to read all the FAQs and all the posts over again, because you just didn't get the whole issue. It's a security thing.

  22. cardsyouremember
    Member

    I'd love to be able to include our weekly conference call recordings on my team blog but don't see how that is possible. Especially after reading the FAQ's and all these posts.

    Is there any new info or alternate ways to upload mp3s?
    Thank you.

  23. If you have the space upgrade, you can host your MP3s here; otherwise you'll need to find another host, Odeo or Box.net or Archive.org or somewhere else. Once you've got the file hosted, you can just use the WordPress audio player to put it in your blog. It's easy. You get the URL of the uploaded MP3, say podcast.mp3 and then you just put it in the code like this:

    [audio podcast.mp3]

    This is definitely not the best thread to learn how to put audio files in a blog. It's odeo-in-sidebar-specific.

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