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Adding an Embedded Audio Player to your blog!
11/23/2009 12:36 PM by Chris Toohey
As mentioned, I've added the ability to include enclosures on posts on this site as well as the new posts feed (at http://feeds.feedburner.com/dominoGuru). The problem was, I didn't include a visual way to present the enclosure to those of you who stop by the site... until today.
Following the steps outlined on the Embedded MP3 Audio Player tutorial, I've added a Flash-based audio player to those posts where I have included an MP3 enclosure.
This is not only a slick new addition to the site to allow me to share the occasional MP3 that I stumble across, but also gives me the chance to do something that I've been considering for a while now: voicing the occasional article on this site.
Now, it's not like I'm in love with my own voice or anything (if fact, I can't stand the sound of my own voice, which I think comes across a little too nasally). I'm just a firm believer that sometimes the best way to deliver an idea is vocally, where you can pick up on the nuances of speech that are often lost in the printed/read medium.
Hopefully it's something that helps get my ideas across (especially on the lengthier articles), and hopefully it adds a richness to the site.
I dunno, in truth: it's Monday on a short work week due to the holiday and I wanted to do something that was fun! You possibly benefiting from it is like a perk! ;-)
So far this feature is only working on Firefox browsers, but as the majority of my readership is using Firefox, I figured that was ok for now. Of course, I'll keep at it to see if I can't make it cross-browser functional.
I'll leave both up and let you guys decide which you prefer!