I want a music player that will play a selection of songs

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  • #2408980

    mjohnston2
    Member

    I would like a music player (ideally as a sidebar widget) that will play a selection of songs. Like an MP3 player where I can link several songs and a visitor can choose which to play, or to play all.

    I’ve read the support entries re: upgrading to allow me to upload mp3’s, but it’s not within my means right now to upgrade.

    I’ve also read the thread “Alternative audio players”
    https://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/12/05/alternative-audio-players/#update3
    but the solutions offered here are out of date and no longer are available.

    I have the music hosted on another site where I can get the individual song links, and I’m able to embed a single song into a post, but I want a player with all the songs that suit my blog.

    Do I have any options? Are there any alternative audio players that I can write in? I’ve spent nearly 9 hours reading and searching, and I really hope that it isn’t in vain!

    The blog I need help with is mjohnston2.com.

    #2409094

    timethief
    Member
    #2409095

    fstat
    Staff

    Have you tried embedding the SoundCloud or Audiomack player?
    https://en.support.wordpress.com/audio/#soundcloud-or-audiomack-player

    #2409096

    timethief
    Member

    Using the audio shortcode, you can add a player for any song, no matter where on the web it’s located. This will work in any theme. You can read more about how to use the audio shortcode here:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/audio/

    See also: https://en.support.wordpress.com/audio/8tracks/
    8tracks is handcrafted internet radio. It offers a simple way for people to share and discover music through an online mix, a short playlist containing at least 8 tracks.

    #2409140

    mjohnston2
    Member

    timethief – thanks for the response, I’ve read a lot of your posts regarding this, as well as those by Panos. I was hoping for something more along the line of the alternative players he discussed in one post he wrote (that I put a link to in my op).

    I wasn’t terribly impressed by audiomack or soundcloud (it flagged a song that I WROTE as another song entirely, and removed it.)

    WordPress does allow you to run audio on a blog if the song is hosted elsewhere via shortcode. This I’ve done, but like I said in my op, I was hoping for something more like a player where I could link several songs into it.

    #2409144

    timethief
    Member

    Panos ie. justpi stopped posting to his blog in 2013 and stopped answering questions here over a year ago. I’m sorry but I have nothing more to offer.

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