After reading BK’s comment about the quality of audio playback from this post, I have been on a lookout for a WordPress media player that will play my mp3 files correctly in both IE and Firefox. Thus, very recently, I stumbled upon this particular blog entry which provided me with the solution.
Yahoo! Media Player Beta. An easy way to enable audio playback on your web site. Here’s an excerpt from the Yahoo! Media Site:
- Adds audio to your site with one line of HTML
- Uses simple, easy-to-hack HTML instead of complicated proprietary markup, ushering in the REAL Media Web
- Magical floating design never gets lost, is available when you need it, gets out of your way when you don’t need it
- Automatically finds all audio links on your page, turning your page into a playlist
- Plays all your blog entries with a single button click
- Allows you to put the play buttons where they belong: IN CONTEXT
- Keeps the user in the page rather than sending them away to a media player
- Picks up your images and adds them as cover art
- Requires no download, install or maintenance
Implementing the Yahoo! Media Player is fairly easy. First, you need to add the following into the header section of your template.
Then just add links to your media files as you would any ordinary links.
<a href="http://mediaplayer.yahoo.com/example1.mp3">First link</a>
<a href="http://mediaplayer.yahoo.com/example2.mp3">Second link</a>
<a href="http://mediaplayer.yahoo.com/example3.mp3">Third link</a>
That’s all that’s needed to enable the Yahoo! Media Player on your site. Simple. Go on now. I know you want to give it a shot. Go check it out and run it in your WordPress or any other sites.
Oh yes, to BK and those who failed to listen to the Khutbah I’ve posted previously, you can do so now. I’ve tested it with IE and it works fine.