Blogger is a free blog platform operated by Google. It is one of the most popular blogging platforms on the Web because of its ease of use and robust feature sets. Although Blogger includes support for multimedia enclosures such as audio or video files, these files are not playable from an embedded player on the blog. You need to insert the HTML code for the Google audio player within the body of a post to give readers the option of playing the audio file in-line.
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Upload the audio file you wish to embed on your blog onto your web server or a free file-hosting website. Blogger does not support audio file uploads. You need to store the file on your personal web server or on a file-hosting website.
Log in to Blogger.
Click “New Post.”
Click the “Edit HTML” tab.
Copy and paste the following code for the Google audio player into the input area, replacing [AUDIO FILE URL] with the address location of the audio file you uploaded in the first step.
<embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://www.google.com/reader/ui/3247397568-audio-player.swf?audioUrl=[AUDIO FILE URL]" width="400" height="27" allowscriptaccess="never" quality="best" bgcolor="#ffffff" wmode="window" flashvars="playerMode=embedded" />
Click the “Compose” tab and complete the blog post according to your preference. Click “Publish Post.” The audio player will be embedded within the body of your Blogger post.
Tips and warnings
- If the audio file you wish to embed on your Blogger blog is already hosted on the Internet, you can insert that URL into the embed code for the Google audio player.
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