Where can I upload mp3’s for the new WP audio player?
Arthur, I’m not sure what’s up, but you’re not alone. It’s never faltered for me — I’m listening to my song right now — but that’s through Firefox on a Mac. I just tried it through Safari and IE for Mac and both hang on buffering.
That tells me it’s either browser incompatibilty or maybe users need their flash plug-ins to be up-to-date.
Are you running Windows? Are your plug-ins up to date?
Yes I’m using Windows. I just updated to the latest flash player on firefox and IE. No Luck. Both browsers hang on “buffering”.
Just for kicks I tried the sample on the Songs and Movies. On my first post of this topic I mentioned that the sample mp3 on that post won’t play when I use IE. But it works now. But it still doesn’t work on IE for my mp3s I host elsewhere.
I still haven’t received any response from my initial feedback that I sent on the 22nd so I’m still hoping for a solution.
thestatusjoe, thanks for the suggestion but as long as I’ve got one service that’s working for me I’m cool with that. It’s just frustrating that it took so long to find out the trick to making it work.
arthur, i’m kind of stumped about your problem, too. hopefully it’ll get ironed out for you soon enough, as well as for the others whose experience still seems finicky. it’s a cool plug-in and it would be a bummer to know that even if audio plays for me — it might not for everyone.
coaster, i’m glad your way is working; i’d read your blurb about it having to be in a podcast and mistook that as being a problem. :)
No, you know how it is. “It’s not a bug, it’s a FEATURE!” It’s just an arbitrary weirdness with no documentation that we Odeo users have to work around.
I listed the problems I am having with the new audio option in that thread (including the buffering issue). I didn’t realize that the thread was marked resolved when I posted in it. I don’t think that it fits 100% here, but perhaps someone will see this link and be able to help. If posting this isn’t ok, please delete it. I am just looking for some help.
I sent in feedback a couple days ago about this problem, but I havent heard anything back yet.
thestatusjoe – I tried your post as well and for it your audio stays on “buffering” and doesnt move, as well the first time I loaded your post it said “error loading” and after I refreshed it wouldnt pass the buffering stage.
I would really appreciate it if someone could check out my post and let me know what the goings on is with mine. For me – it says “buffering” and doesnt move.
I just wanna get this resolved because I think this feature could be really awesome if it worked out for everyone.
Chelseasrev. I get Buffering when I check yours.
Chelsea, yours is stuck on buffering for me. Two of mine are working fine now, but the latest one isn’t, for whatever reason. Back to Odeo to tweak it for no good reason, I guess.
Does whether or not it’s a live link contained within the square brackets matter, do you think?
I’m not sure what you mean by live link? What exactly is the difference, for mine I took Qaan’s advice from the top of this thread and used esnips, although it was my first time using it. Maybe I should try Odeo or something.
“Live link” means that inside the square brackets the link is active, highlighted. Clickable, just like a regular URL. I think you have to break the link (using the broken-chain icon) in order for the thing to work.
I just discovered that part of the problem with Odeo is that SOME podcasts work and some do not. So you have to be careful which podcast you put it in; if it doesn’t work, make a new podcast and put it in there.
Awesome thanks for all the help. Ill try using Odeo and play around with the podcast thing. Keep me posted on any new information about this problem.
Had a big breakthrough today. Just posted a new tutorial here on how to upload and stream your own files for free. No funny stuff. Works great with no signs of buffering or malfunctioning. Feedback welcome.
Thanks for all your work on this. Eventually I may have the time to actually try it and benefit from it – lol :)
I don’t upload the mp3’s and save them anywhere. I just poke around on the internet to find a site that is offering the mp3 audio clip that I want for free, and then paste the address of that song into the audio player format. It works wonderfully! If you wish, you can listen to a vintage, beautiful song by Florence Ballard on my site at:
Question: would that affect their broadband usage? I’m thinking it would be anomalous to hotlinking and although WE don’t pay for bandwidth, there are a lot of people out there who have to…I’m afraid this could end up costing them something if we’re running their MP3’s via our players. If I’m wrong, please correct me.
Actually, I don’t ever link mp3’s from “individual” blogger sites, but rather always use the free mp3 links that are offered through larger websites. I’ve never had a problem with that, even long before this WordPress player was offered. But, of course, if I ever was notified that this was a problem, I’d take that link down immediately.
Disembedded, that’s a bit off-topic. We’re talking about how to upload our own stuff for self-sufficient streaming. It’s a given that any mp3 that’s hosted publicly is able to be streamed. But when the file is not under your own control, there will always be a question about whether the URL will remain static, whether it’s bad manners to stream using someone else’s bandwidth (like I think raincoaster was getting at), and, the larger issue: that the whole reason a lot of people want to do this on their own is to be able to provide original content, or, for example, showcase underground music that’s not widely available, if hosted anywhere at all.
You’re absolutely right. I guess that I just wasn’t thinking about the issue from the perspective that you’ve clarified for me now. Thanks.
With best wishes!
Sure thing. Best back ‘atcha.
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