Audio player changed appearance

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  • #1782282

    I too have the new audio player appearance problem. The “new” player goes right across each post, and over any right aligned picture I have in each post. Not good. Help. My theme is a customized Superhero theme.

    The blog I need help with is songsofhope883.com.

    #1782449

    drfurtado
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    #1782451

    galois
    Member

    Me too.
    And the “Customizing the Audio Player” is imposible now:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/audio/#customizing-the-audio-player

    #1782458

    Please add me to the list of people befuddled by changes in the audio player process/appearance. I’m using Gridspace.

    #1782459

    altsoundings
    Member

    All my right aligned images have one to five black audio player bars across them. Is there any code available to modify the width? I need them to be no more than 350 pixels wide.
    I’m using is a customized Nishita Theme.

    However the new audio player is a great improvement except for the above problem
    see: http://altsoundings.com/audio/spoken-word/1988-floating-eagle-feather-storyteller/

    #1782460

    I appreciate the concept of the black audio player bar, which is a great visual improvement over the small, faint speaker icon that seemed terminally hardwired flush left.

    However, in Preview, my player does not respond to “Play” on the post I was attempting for today. Nothing suggests that there is anything to listen to. Same problem when I visit previous WP posts of mine containing audio.

    And, songsofhope883, altsoundings and drfurtado, same thing happens when I attempt to listen to audio players at your sites. Nada. My speakers are fine, the original .mp3s I have posted are fine, audio is fine on youtube and at other sites not WP.

    Do I have some odd glitsch in my iMac — or am I missing something embarrassingly obvious?

    #1782461

    jimmywpage
    Member

    wordsdivinelywrought,
    I am using iMac and it plays for me. The main problem is that it disappears when I load more posts on the frontpage. Besides, the new design is ugly. Why can we have the option to choose which player we want?

    #1782463

    I am furious, really furious over this. I want the Flash player back, and pronto. Having bought premium WP, it’s what I paid for!

    Why I am furious? All my player customizations are now being ignored. Want to know some of the consequences?

    (1) I have a music page (http://stayontop.org/music/) where the player plays a playlist of about 70 different mp3s. I had set the Flashplayer to show singers+titles. The new HTML5 junk player shows nothing, so now visitors have no clue whatever song it is they are listening to.

    (2) I had customized players buttons with colors that I referred to in the player bottomline (click red to… click green to…). The new HTML5 junk player doesn’t show the colored buttons my text is referring to, so for about 150 posts in 2 blogs I would now have to re-edit part of the posts’ text… Any idea of the time that would cost?

    This detrimental experimenting over the heads of WP users (paying users!) is totally infuriating. I think I have the right to demand the return of the Flash player. Not next week, not tomorrow, but today. It was part of the service I paid WP for.

    In real anger over how WP techies apparently think they can ignore the vested interests of normal bloggers,

    Henk van Setten (stayontop.org and historyofmentalhealth.com)

    #1782464

    bopaula
    Member

    I am furious too as I said in my tread. I want it restored. I can’t see the reasons why they dumped the Flash Player, and I am also a paying customer. We don’t deserve such treatment!

    #1782465

    bopaula
    Member

    P.S. I don’t agree with worldsdivinelywrought that it is a visual improvement. It looks horrible too.

    #1782466

    timethief
    Member

    I’ll tag this thread for Staff assistance because I do not know how to help you. Another Volunteer may answer prior to Staff but I tagged the thread so it will not fall through the cracks and escape attention. Please subscribe to the thread so you are notified when they respond and please be patient while waiting.

    #1782467

    Dear Timethief,

    Thanks for your attention. Valued as always.

    For now I’ve pasted a bright red notice into my http://stayontop.org/music/ page, in which I apologize to readers for the crude player giving no indication at all of what song it is playing. I’m not going to recode all my other music pages yet.

    There is only one proper way for WP/Automattic to handle this correctly. The Flash player (with all its individually applied settings) should remain the default for existing blogs and themes, so existing bloggers like me won’t have to start manually recoding all their music pages.

    For new bloggers a possibility could then be added (as an extra code option, for example [haudio] instead of [audio]) to embed the HTML5 player instead of the default Flash player.

    This, imho, would be the only decent and acceptable way to go.

    #1782468

    galois
    Member

    it’s what I paid for!

    Why I am furious? All my player customizations are now being ignored. Want to know some of the consequences?

    … I had set the Flashplayer to show singers+titles. The new HTML5 junk player shows nothing, so now visitors have no clue whatever song it is they are listening to.

    I had customized players buttons with colors that I referred to in the player bottomline (click red to… click green to…). The new HTML5 junk player doesn’t show the colored buttons my text is referring to, so for about 150 posts in 2 blogs I would now have to re-edit part of the posts’ text… Any idea of the time that would cost?

    @henkvansetten: I totally agree. It’s the same with my blog.
    @timethief: Thanks, as always. :)

    #1782474

    ernestto
    Member

    I have a beta project and I’m really wondering if it’s worth paying for the services of wordpress.com. Please, solve the problem

    #1782496

    We use wordpress for our podcast blog, and have a feed that posts on iTunes. We host our episodes on amazon S3, and there has always been a link to the audio file in our blog posts when we use a short code such as this:

    [ audio https://s3.amazonaws.com/JerkStorePodcast/TheJerkStoreSample1.m4a%5D ]

    However, upon visiting our blog today, I see that there are no links to any audio files on the blog, or any way to play them. What happened? Did some terms of service change that I’m not aware of? Is this a temporary issue with wordpress? Our files are still available to download on iTunes, so I know it’s not a problem with the files. The links to listen and download in the blog simply aren’t showing up anymore.

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

    #1782501

    I am doing my best to be patient, as timethief suggested (Thank you for the tagging, TT). However, the silence from WP Staff is deafening — especially to those of us who have invested in premium themes and upgrades and have been left in the dark.

    Surely, the minimal investment of staff time in communicating a “Hang in there; we’re on it” message (or some other simple yet true statement) could go a long way toward keeping the natives from becoming overly restless.

    #1782536

    I’m afraid my design doesn’t work with the new look player the way that wordsdivinelywrought’s must. Surely the subtlety of old look player was more compatible with the wide range of theme and visual styles developed by WordPress users? The huge black strip across all my web pages is totally incompatible with the overall visual design. AND I’ve had to reformat a lot to overcome the issue of it running over images. Why the change??

    #1782538

    ernestto
    Member

    we are waiting any answer from the WP Staff ..

    #1782541

    It’s simply outrageous that (1) WP staff without even an advance warning breaks our websites by experimenting with (very crude) HTML5 elements, and it’s even more outrageous that (2) then they don’t even bother to react to our justified complaints.
    Maybe they’re just trying to drive all their paying customers away to other blogging/hosting platforms? So they can continue to experiment freely without being bothered by the inconvenience of having some customers?
    After all, they’ve been employed to experiment instead of guaranteeing a satisfactory customer experience, doesn’t it begin to look that way?
    I can tell you, I’m growing more angry over this every day. Would someone have a bright idea of how we could shake this unresponsive WP staff into action? Protest posts in all our blogs, perhaps?

    #1782542

    By the way, I am using browser Firefox 29, and get this audio problem. But I get the same audio problem with Chrome.

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