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WordPress Audio Player Plugins

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In this day and age, many sites not only feature text content, but also multimedia elements such as images, audio and video. If you are planning to offer audio content for on your site, here are some WordPress audio players which can make it possible.

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1. Compact WP Audio Player

Just as the name suggests, this audio player plugin is compact and thus does not take much space on your site. It is responsive and works with different mobile devices including iPads, iPhones and Android phones, and is also compatible with a wide range of browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari. You can use a shortcode to embed an Ogg or MP3 audio file on your posts or pages. If you want to sell audio files, you can use Compact WP Audio Player to give a preview. However, the audio player does not come with an option for volume control.

2. HTML5 jQuery Audio Player

This attractive music player allows you to add a full playlist or a single audio track to your site. You can customize the album cover art, display ratings, and colors of the player, as well as the download/buy link. It works perfectly on Macs and PCs as well as all the major browsers. You can choose to upload an MP3 or an Ogg version of your audio. The premium version of HTML5 jQuery Audio Player comes with advanced features such as a drag and drop playlist manager, an enhanced admin area, more customization options, and the ability to add several download/buy buttons. You can use a widget to display your player on the sidebar.

3. HTML5 MP3 Player with Playlist Free

Just like the previously mentioned audio players, HTML5 MP3 Player with Playlist Free supports all the major browsers including Firefox, Opera, Safari, Chrome, and IE. It comes with features such as volume control, stream seek, repeat, and a timer. You can manage the player using the play-pause, previous and next buttons. This plugin allows you to create a list of audio tracks, add download/buy buttons, enable auto playing, and title scrolling. In addition, you can include links to your social media profiles. The downside is this plugin is that it is not responsive.

4. Amazon S3 Cloud HTML5 MP3 Player

This plugin is designed specifically for Amazon S3 clients. It comes with features such as customizable player skin, vertical playlist support, Amazon S3 subfolder support, download options, customizable sharing on Twitter and Facebook, and S3 expired links security.

5. CP Media Player

This media player allows you to play both audios and videos. It works with a wide range of file formats including MP3, MP4, WMA, WAV, WebM, and Ogg. You can add the player on your page, post or directly on templates. It comes with several skins which can help you customize the appearance of the player. CP Media Player is compatible with all the major browsers as well as mobile devices. If you want to sell audios, you can integrate it with PayPal as a payment gateway.

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If you know of any other plugins not listed here, feel free to share them in the comments section below.

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