Audio Player

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  • #366246

    Hi, just now starting a wordpress.com blog for my employer. Haven’t been on WordPress much for the past 3-months, so my personal blog hasn’t been getting much attention. But I can see there have been changes throughout wordpress.com in recent months.
    My issue tonight is the audio player. I’ve just purchased the space upgrade for my employer’s new blog. I uploaded an mp3. However, when I preview the page, I don’t see the familiar mini-player that I’m used to seeing. I even published the page (briefly) and tested the link. Once again, I held my cursor over the text for the audio link and the player does not play (when adding this link, I had made sure to select the URL ending in “.mp3”).
    Yep, I can click the link and get a new mostly blank page with only the quicktime-looking audio player. But that sole option is not the outcome I want here.
    I’ve been searching the forums…but to no avail yet. Any help is much appreciated. Thanks.

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

    #366347

    raincoaster
    Member

    We really do require a link to the blog in question, starting with http, before answering any technical questions. The automated form doesn’t post the URL, alas.

    #366348

    Correction: In 2nd paragraph (last sentence), meant to write:

    “Once again, I held my cursor over the text for the audio link and the player does not APPEAR..”

    #366349

    http://licensingexpress.wordpress.com is the link to the blog. However, the specific page in question is not published at this moment.

    #366350

    raincoaster
    Member

    You don’t hover your cursor and the player appears. The player looks like this:

    weekends off!

    It sounds like you just uploaded the MP3 and inserted it in the post. You still have to use the [audio=URL] format instead of just URL.

    #366351

    Thanks, I’ll give that a shot. Until I took a new job about 3-months ago, I blogged a lot with my personal wp blog for about a year and put up several mp3’s. In those cases, I’d somehow done it so that a player would appear when holding cursor over link for an mp3 file. Either, I’ve gotten my methods or terms mixed-up…or there have been some changes regarding audio files on wp. Probably the former. Thanks again! I really appreciate your prompt help.

    #366352

    Okay. Followed your lead raincoaster and got the player on my post and it does work. Thank you. This isn’t the “player” I had on my other wp blog a few months ago, but it’ll do the job just fine.
    On the Audio Player you’ve just helped me get onto my post, the words “track 1” appear. Is there a way to change that text? I’d prefer it say something about the name of the podcast (this is an mp3 podcast audio file).

    #366353

    raincoaster
    Member

    The reason the pop-up appears is because it’s your computer’s settings; you’ve got the media player, whatever it is, set to play all MP3’s.

    The WordPress Audio Player is this thing:

    http://support.wordpress.com/audio/

    As far as I know, there’s no way to change the alt text though that may be coming in the future.

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    #366374

    raincoaster
    Member

    Ah, cool, thanks.

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