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Good Audio Player for Website?
Old 26th January 2021
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Good Audio Player for Website?

I'm looking for an audio player I can embed in my website that plays local files but also displays links to streaming (e.g., Spotify) and purchasing/downloads (e.g., Amazon).

I've seen these around, but now that I'm in the market for one, I can't seem to find one anywhere - just lots of the usual music players.

Any other clever ideas for quickly auditioning songs on a website while offering links to the music services fans prefer?

Any advice is appreciated.
Old 27th January 2021
  #2
Aha. Looks like the buzzword is now "music landing page." Embeddable music players are so twenty-teens.

In case anybody cares.
Old 1 week ago
  #3
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I was looking for this as well! Really wanted to get full-res wav files for my website portfolio, ended up using soundclouds APIs instead (even though the quality sucks).

Did you figure it out?
Old 1 week ago
  #4
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Soundcloud and Spotifys APIs are also terrible for page loading speeds and SEO!
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Originally Posted by sivertb ➡️
I was looking for this as well! Really wanted to get full-res wav files for my website portfolio, ended up using soundclouds APIs instead (even though the quality sucks).

Did you figure it out?
Sorta, but the solution I came up with isn't ideal.

My new site is on Wordpress, so there's plenty of audio player plug-ins to choose from. There's also a few nice generic HTML players out there. However, I found only one that also functions as a "landing page," with links to the various music outlets. It looks sweet but they want a ridiculous monthly fee. I forget the name and the exact amount, but it's stupid.

So, for the landing page piece, I decided to embed auto-generated landing pages from my free Found.ee account via iframes. I've tested it and it works well. No integrated player though.

For the audio player piece, I have yet to try any of the aforementioned players. It's really just a matter of what integrates best with my site. And it might mean two or more players - a traditional player widget with album art and a full-width player that sits inconspicuously at the top or bottom of the page.

On that note, I've seen a few that promise to keep playing between page loads but user reviews always complain that it doesn't work as advertised. If you find one that works, please share. Technically speaking, I suspect the only way to do this without interruption between page loads is to put the player and website in adjacent frames. Ugh.

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Originally Posted by sivertb ➡️
Soundcloud and Spotifys APIs are also terrible for page loading speeds and SEO!
Good to know! Thanks for sharing.
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