Add Audio To Website Quickly

First – Give Hammer something to groove to:
[audio:http://www.knoxing.com/audio/hammer.mp3]
[audio:http://www.knoxing.com/audio/click.mp3|titles=AdSense Blues|artists=Chris McGaw]
Adding some audio to your website is easy – and free! Though there are some companies that charge you to add this type of feature to your site by calling in a testimonial over the phone, having them host the file (with an associated hosting cost), send you code blah blah blah.

You can do it all yourself quickly. Here’s a streamlined solution.

First, download this file. Unzip it and you will see a folder called “audio”, just drop it in the root directory of your site. This is the streamlined version of some other systems out there, but you just want simple audio, not a ton of other features only available on certain platforms – so rest assured everything you need is there.

The code you use to embed the audio is in a txt file within the download. If you already have an mp3 you want played, drop it in the audio file. If you need to make one, then make one – record it on your computer or call your voicemail (if your v-mail is accessible by internet you can grab it there) or use any song you can ethically present.

After you have your audio file in that folder on you site, you just add the code to your website contained in the text file in the download. Yes, you can customize the player, just see the txt file.

6 Responses to “Add Audio To Website Quickly”

  1. Dan Erard December 9, 2007 at 11:05 am #

    Great script. Solved many problems. It’s great. Thank you. Did I mention it’s great. I was trying to stream a little audio clip for an e-Christmas card without the great big default player, winamp, media player, … showing up. Now I have a little player that doesn’t take away from the content I want people to see. Thanx again.

  2. Knox December 10, 2007 at 3:15 am #

    Glad it helped you out Dan.

  3. Dave April 3, 2008 at 7:05 pm #

    Hi I was thinking that adding music to these webs would be just the thing. I have downloaded the attachment. Still not sure what to do. Do I add the entire text file in the zip to my code?

    Regards
    Dave

  4. Knox April 4, 2008 at 9:29 pm #

    Hi Dave, the txt file are instructions. The parameters are explined withing the txt.

  5. Espresso Cartel April 10, 2008 at 11:41 am #

    Hi Knox, I read your instructions and well i have some dislexia and other stuff goin on, I dont get it. What does it do ? Play Games and stuff? Just kiddin, Great product, I will be using this in building this site that just seems to be taking forever and a day. Thanks again

  6. eczema January 22, 2009 at 10:07 am #

    Great, thanks so much for the free script. It will be put to good use!

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