Recently, a client wanted an MP3 player on her WordPress site that would autostart on the landing page and have volume control.Â The audio player by OnePixel Out that I had used on my website would not suffice.
After a lot of research and testing of various plugins, I found a solution: Pro Player. You can see ProPlayer in use on my client’s site here:
Pro Player was originally designed to embed video (such as YouTube, Vimeo and more), but it works just as well for embedding MP3’s.Â Here’s how to use it for audio:
- After you install and activate the plugin, go to the options area for ProPlayer, change the media type to “sound” and use this code in your post or page: [pro-player type=”MP3″]http://YOUR_URL.mp3[/pro-player]
- Replace the URL with the actual URL of your mp3 (where ever it is on the web) before your publish or update the post.
- Change the height in the settings area to about 34 pixels so you just get the audio player and not the image for video.
If you want to change the color scheme, there are 27 different skins available.
I hope you have found this information helpful – feel free to leave a comment!