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Two queries about Audio file format for wordpress.com upgrade

  1. I'm thinking of getting an audio upgrade here as I've some .wav files I'd like to have on my blog, and I saw in the documentation that one can upload .wav files to the player, but now I see something about the Flash player only playing .mp3 files? I don't quite understand this. Does it mean that I can upload .wav and they're changed to .mp3 for playing or has the ability to upload .wav been removed altogether? I don't currently have anything to convert my .wav files to .mp3 so I don't really know what to do.

    My other query is this: if I were to have the player in my blog, would it open the player in a separate window/tab or the same one? I ask because I'd want to have text there too.

    I've read the documentation but can't suss it out properly now.

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

  2. You can upload .wav files that can then be downloaded by your visitors, but if you want to use the audio player, the files have to be mp3.

    The player is inserted directly into a post or page. You can put text before or after the player, or both.

    There are a number of inexpensive and some free wav to mp3 converters. Just search for "wav to mp3 converter" and you will find a number of them.

  3. Thanks TSP, but if I were to upload them as .wav... how would my visitors download them? (Sorry for being so clueless - I know a lot of things but this obviously isn't one of them!)

  4. If they have an audio player plugin or add-on for their browser then the file, if they clicked on the link, would be played in their browser. If they did not, then their when they click on it their browser should begin the download of the file to their computer. In some cases they might have to do a "right-click" on the link and then do a save as.

  5. If they have an audio player plugin or add-on for their browser then the file, if they clicked on the link, would be played in their browser. If they did not, then their when they click on it their browser should begin the download of the file to their computer. In some cases they might have to do a "right-click" on the link and then do a save as.

  6. Sorry about the duplicate. The forum is being flakey the past week or so for me.

    On my Mac, if I click on a link to an audio file, the Quicktime plugin launches and the audio file will play right in my browser.

  7. Oh, okay thanks I understand that. Is there some way if I use the player that people can download, or is it just with the file? I'd actually prefer to have a choice over what can be downloaded or not.

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