Attachment options when uploading mp3's

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  • #1204516

    bumbas
    Member

    I have been uploading mp3 files and inserting into posts for over a year. When choosing Attachment options, I always choose “None”. The song appears with a simple arrow in the post.
    But suddenly the mp3’s do not load with None, rather as media files.
    And all of my old mp3 media inserts are now appearing as media files. How do I fix this?

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

    #1204693

    I tagged this thread for Staff assistance.

    #1204756

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    We have had to temporarily disable the Flash audio player. If your browser does not natively support the format of the embedded audio file, you’ll see a download link instead.

    At this time:

    Chrome natively supports: .mp3, .m4a, .wav, and .ogg.

    Safari natively supports: .mp3, .m4a, .wav, but not .ogg (which will display a download link).

    Firefox natively supports: .wav and .ogg, but not .mp3 and .m4a (which will both display a download link).

    Opera natively supports: .wav and .ogg, but not .mp3 and .m4a (which will both display a download link).

    Internet Explorer natively supports: .mp3, but not .m4a, .wav, and .ogg (which will all display a download link).

    Which formats a browser chooses to natively support is entirely up to the browser’s developers, we have no control over that.

    Until now, we have given the Flash audio player precedence, fallen back to the browser’s native player when Flash isn’t available, and then fallen back to the download link when the format is not supported by the browser.

    With the Flash player temporarily disabled, we are giving the browser’s native player precedence and falling back to the download link when the format is not supported by the browser.

    Whether it’s via an embedded player or a download link, all of your viewers will be able to play the audio files.

    #1204776

    bumbas
    Member

    When you restore the Flash player (how soon will that be?), then will all my audio files automatically revert to Flash player?
    I want my readers to be able to hear the audio without leaving the window that shows the text/pictures that accompany it.

    #1204778

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    When you restore the Flash player (how soon will that be?), then will all my audio files automatically revert to Flash player?

    Yes, they should. We don’t have an ETA on its return at the moment.

    I want my readers to be able to hear the audio without leaving the window that shows the text/pictures that accompany it.

    I understand, and in many browsers (i.e. Chrome, Safari, IE, as mentioned earlier) that’s already the case.

    #1204788

    bumbas
    Member

    Sounds like an airplane. Please let me know when it arrives. Thanks

    Steve

    #1204795

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    Your flight has landed – er, the Flash audio player is now back. Thank you for your patience. :-)

    #1204796

    bumbas
    Member

    Thank you very much. I already noticed it. People will be thanking (or blaming!) WordPress for giving me a break in the action and allowing me to record a whole bunch of songs which I will be posting soon. Just kidding. Thanks for fixing the problem and getting the plane in on time.

    #1204802

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    My pleasure, and thank you for flying with WordPress.com. :-)

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