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For those interested in taking advantage of WordPress.com’s great new audio player, but are not sure how — and/or don’t want to pay to do so — here’s one way that’s both free and easy. Afterwards you’ll be able to do this with any .mp3 on your computer (click play): This might not be the best way of doing things (there are plenty of places to host your files) but again — doing it this way is free, and it works*: [Update: The player has never faulted for me, but I hear this might not be the case for everyone. Set-up also might go a little differently for Windows users during step #6. Anyhow, leave a comment if you’re trying it; hopefully I’ll know more soon. – Joe] [Update 1/26/07: As of now, I’m no longer confidant this method is stable enough to be labeled ‘working.’ It’s obvious that Multiply doesn’t like people remotely accessing the .mp3s it hosts for free. It looks like a string randomizes the would-be static URL of the file. Hence broken links/streams/dreams. Looking for new work-arounds. Will update when found. Thanks. – Joe]
1.) Sign up at Multiply.com. I’m not affiliated with them in any way, nor do I know much about them. What I do know is they host .mp3 files for free, and I can’t find anything on their site that (yet) defines a storage cap.
2.) Once you’re done registering, go to your page (http://yourusername.multiply.com), and click where it says upload music on your music tab:
3.) Browse your computer and choose your audio file. Click upload:
4.) Once the upload is finished, go to your music page (http://yourusername.multiply.com/music).
5.) Left-click where it says ‘download’:
6.) Highlight and copy the page’s URL as your song is playing.
7.) Final steps. Get into your WordPress.com dashboard and create a new post or a new page.
8.) Select the code tab, not the visual tab. 9.) Paste the URL into the following template: It should look something like this in your editor: Make sure there are no spaces anywhere — except one after the word ‘audio’.
10.) Publish and enjoy!