Sunday, September 16, 2012

Put Audio on Blogger

A couple of times my daughter has had audio recordings she has made on her iPhone that she wants to post on her Blogger blog. Blogger doesn't support audio so I had to look around some.

Unfortunately there is no easy solution. I've found a way but it almost takes standing on your head.

Let's start with the easy part. If your audio is from an iPhone it will be a .m4a file. I use to convert it to .mp3.

Now the hard part. Do a Google search for "audio-player.swf".

Start going through the links looking for a link to a audio_player.swf that you trust downloading from and that works. No need to waste your time on the Google links. It seems like they've all been moved.

I found a link that worked. I downloaded the file and renamed it to just audio-player.swf.

Sorry but it gets harder.

Now you need a place to upload files to. Fortunately I have access to a Google Sites site. I uploaded audio-player.swf and the mp3 file to this site.

Well, that's all the hard stuff.

Here's the HTML code that you'll need to embed in your Blogger blog.
<embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" flashvars="audioUrl=http://_your_site_here_/Yodel.mp3?attredirects=0&d=1" src="http://_your_site_here_/audio-player.swf" width="400" height="27" quality="best"></embed>
Good luck!

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