I am a voice talent and am moving my blog from Typepad to self-hosted WordPress. On Typepad I used
<a "class="inline-player" href="http://xxx.typepad.com/Demo-Narration/Ninesteps.mp3"> to make it such that the "Ninesteps" demo would play right there - without taking the listener to a different page. If I use the same code in WordPress it plays, but it takes the listener to a blank page with the play bar showing while the demo plays.
I tried to find a plugin that would just allow the demos to play while the person stays on the demo page but I just ended up getting befuddled by the choices! These are not podcasts. They are just short clips - each about a minute in length.