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Trying to embed bandcamp.com player in a blog post

  1. I'm trying to embed a bandcamp,com player for this track in a blog post. The share/embed link on the bandcamp page generates this code for wordpress.com:

    [bandcamp track=1234984057 bgcol=FFFFFF linkcol=4285BB size=venti]

    and this code for wordpress.org:

    <iframe width="400" height="100" style="position: relative; display: block; width: 400px; height: 100px;" src="http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/track=1234984057/size=venti/bgcol=FFFFFF/linkcol=4285BB/" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0"><a href="http://mariancall.bandcamp.com/track/got-to-fly">Got to Fly by Marian Call</a></iframe>

    Neither succeeds in embedding the player. The wordpress.com version doesn't get displayed in the post at all, and the wordpress.org version is just converted into a link to the bandcamp,com page, ignoring the iframe tags.

    Any suggestions?

    The blog I need help with is timtfj.wordpress.com.

  2. I'm sorry but iframes are not supported here for security reasons so the software is stripping the code out. http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/

    audio player > http://en.support.wordpress.com/audio/
    Alternative audio players > http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/12/05/alternative-audio-players/

  3. And the shortcode? That's supposedly generated for wordpress.com—unlike iframe it isn't being stripped out of the post, but neither is it displaying anything.

  4. Wow! I just placed the code you have for wordpress.com in my test blog in the HTML and it's working fine.

  5. Try it again because I don't see why I can copy and paste the shortcode into the HTML editor and have it work and you can't.

  6. I'll try again in my test blog—could it be theme-dependent?

  7. Are you putting it in the Visual editor or the HTML editor? Whichever it is, try the other.

  8. It's a browser problem. I've just tried switching browsers. The player is visible in Firefox 3.6, but doesn't appear in Opera 11.11, which is my usual browser.

  9. Ahhh ... that explains it.

  10. BTW you can upgrade any browser here > http://browsehappy.com

  11. Thanks for the link! I seem to be one version ahead of them (Opera 11.11 as opposed to 11.10) but I've bookmarked it for future use when I finally try out Chrome. :-)

  12. You're welcome and happy blogging. :)

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