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    I have been trying to add audio files to my site.

    I have tried the plugin Audio Player: once I had uploaded file via the media uploader, if I clicked on the Audio Player button, the link would disappear.

    I also tried WPaudio and though I managed at some point to have the player show on my page, once I clicked on it, nothing played (I had my sound on 🙂

    This leads me to believe it’s not a problem with the plugins but something with my wordpress.
    I even just deactivated both plugins and tried just inserting as a clickable link and I get a big page of code when I click on the link.

    One thing I am confused about is this:
    when I want to upload a file, do I do it via the dashboard media uploader only or do I have to put the same file on my server via FTP first?

    Please advise. Thank you.

    I run self hosted wordpress on bluehost. My uploads are set to go to: wp-content/uploads
    The install was done a few years ago by someone else

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  • If you upload through the uploader, it puts it in your server files, so there is no reason to upload through FTP. Now Audio Player has not been updated in 2 years. You may want to look at a different option. This one has a decent rating:

    Depending on the size of your file, the media uploader may fail, and not get your full file up.

    It’s great for images, etc. But audio files can get pretty big. Since I add a lot of audio on my site, I use powerpress – which is technically a podcasting plugin – but works great for any audio. I use FTP to upload my audio files to ensure they get in there.

    If you use FTP to check on the files you are uploading through the media uploader, are they getting there properly?

    Thank you both for the replies.
    @bhpress: I will go ahead and try a different plugin but seeing that I tried two already, I’m still thinking it’s not plugin related…

    @rev.Voodoo: the file was very small (404 kb) as it was just a sample.
    Once you upload through FTP, what is the next step to get the file to show up on the proper post/page?
    And yes, when I did use FTP to upload the files, I confirmed that they were all in fact in my wp-content/upload folder.

    I will go ahead and try the two plugins suggested and post back.
    Thank you.

    Hi again,
    I just tried MediaElement HTML 5.
    Although I was able to get the player to appear on the page. Once I click play, there is only a silent 4 sec clip. The audio file I uploaded is 49 seconds.

    I am about to give Powerpress a try. 🙂

    I don’t know why the link didn’t appear above.
    So here it is:

    Unfortunately, powerpress is a little bit over my head right now. I don’t even where to start with it. If someone could maybe help me fine tune with MediaElement, that would be great.
    Thank you.

    After a lot more internet searching and testing, I figured out that the problem was that I was inserting M4a files.
    After I converted the files to MP3, it played correctly using MediaElement HTML 5 plug in.
    Thank you again.

    How did you reference the audio? They suggest:

    [audio src=""]

    Depending on where you uploaded it you can also do this:

    [audio src="/wp-content/uploads/audio.mp3"]

    I hope this helps!

    Lol didn’t see your last post before I replied! I am glad you got it working.

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