Songs and Movies on WordPress.com

A much requested feature has been the ability to host and play multimedia content on WordPress.com and I’m happy to say that with the space upgrade, you can now upload and play mp3 files. You can also upload ogg, wav, m4a, mov, wmv, avi, and mpg files too. We haven’t got a movie player working just yet and simply embedding a large movie file would be unfair to people with slower connections but we’re working on one.

There is a file size limit of 25MB on uploaded files. I hope that will satisfy most needs but if you need to upload larger files, please send us feedback.

Even if you haven’t got the space upgrade, everyone can use the new audio tag to play mp3 files from anywhere on the Internet. Copy the following into a blog post to see it in action:

[audio http://wpcom.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/mattmullenweg-interview.mp3]

which will produce the following player:

The recording is 5 minutes from Tom Raftery’s interview with Matt and myself. Check out his Podleaders site for the full interview!

The mp3 player comes from the great Audio Player WordPress plugin which in turn started out as the emff player.


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  1. akaiyubi

    woot!

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  2. blogscapes

    Great, keep ’em coming! Love the new features!

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  3. Djubba

    2nd Comment… a little later… Sweet, guys, real sweet… just did a test audio, using a link from a file host, where I store stuff for “embedding” to various Sites, inc. mp3 files, with the example Matthew gives on the WordPress Blog, I gave it a go… Wunderbar 🙂 … much appreciated… like I said.. Sweet as…

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  4. invisiblegirl

    Excellent! Great news. Great Job 🙂

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  5. Sha

    Yay! The best thing ever!

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  6. paovia

    There will be necessary to buy more space ?

    It finishes this way with the idea of free space?

    I love the music and I would have many songs that to unloap, on that to speak, besides of my photos, of cours.

    In my opinion finishes this way with the idea of free space.

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  7. Dmitry

    Donncha O Caoimh, hey, is it possible to upload mp3 and ogg files without space upgrade? “File type does not meet security guidelines. Try another.” 😦

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  8. MadMark

    Thank you again, we all love you guys!

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  9. argentalico

    Thanks! 🙂

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  10. Aloxi

    Perfect, thank you very much!!!!

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  13. cyberbaguioboy

    i tried pasting the code into my own wordpress hosted blog. it didn’t work? is there a different syntax in my case?

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  15. vinodvv

    you guys rock, keep more stone rolling
    thanks

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  16. savetheoc

    Wow.. This is awesome! You people rock 😉

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  17. Nobodyknows

    Wow! What a sleek and unobtrusive addition. Awesome stuff.

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  18. Burak S.

    another great addition…

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  19. robyn

    What a great feature! Here’s adding to the long list of reasons why I left my previous blog and joined the community of wordpress.

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  20. gooogolf

    woww!!!!
    thank a lot.

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  21. Ψηφιακά Οχυρωμένος

    I don’t want anything else…

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  23. moshiso

    I just tried the audio tag and it’s awesome! Thanks guys.

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  24. Two Witches

    Thank you for once again providing a cool new feature to enhance everyone’s blogging experience … not only for us, hte authors, but for our readers as well.

    Blessings

    Mama Kelly

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  25. gooogolf

    ogg,wav,m4a is not complete, right? I’ve tested on my blog but it doen’t work.

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  26. strategicalliance

    u guys are awesome…thanks i needed this…

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  27. evey

    wow im so happy finally it featured. Thanks WordPress

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  28. grinder

    Awesome feature… Great addition to my heavy metal blog. \m/

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  29. Maltesh Ashrit

    Cool feature..
    lookin out for the videos also..

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  30. a54wong

    WOOO! Good Stuff! way to go!

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  31. ic@rol

    It’s really great! Love it. But it should work on widgets too… like our blog soundtrack, it was cool. I couldn’t make it or is any way to use also on widgets?

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  32. matheussiq8

    love u guys also…made my podcast even better!!! on question, the audio player embeds the mp3 into the RSS?

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  33. alejna

    Fabulous news! I’m a language and speech researcher, and it’s been a major setback for me not to be able to include soundfile examples in my posts. (Especially for my work blog.) I’ve been looking into workarounds, but hadn’t yet found a great solution. Now you’ve found it for me. Thanks!

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  34. saa

    wow!!! I don’t know what else to say 😉

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  35. Merri Williams

    You guys are simply *the* best! Thanks!

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  37. Merri Williams

    So, can you guys please explain to a non-technical type person like myself, how to make this work in my blog? Do I upload mp3 files from my computer through the upload function or what exactly do I do? Sorry to be dense here.

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  38. Ahmed

    Merci.

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  39. Amidee

    Hallelujah. (:
    This was a major missing feature P:

    Great job guys!

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  40. eliacin

    Excellent. Great work.

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  41. Sean Hallaren

    Fantastic! I’ve been looking for something like this for a while, and SongSpot didn’t have a large enough library to include most things I was looking for. Thanks!

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  42. Jeff

    A very cool upgrade … I can already tell it works better than Odeo.

    I can’t wait for the video player!

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  43. Jeff

    Okay, a minor grump … and it’s the same problem I’ve had with the Odeo links: no volume control on the widget.

    But you’ve still earned a thumbs-up!

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  44. desihaze

    now dats what im talking about..great work guys

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  45. ggwfung

    have you guys at WordPress got bandwidth to spare? I’ve noticed a little slowdown in the last couple of days since this came onboard. Hope it’s being monitored closely.

    Cheers,

    ggwfung

    (and I do appreciate all the improvements and rollouts that are being made for us guys. Thanks.)

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  46. epfund

    SAWEEET!!!! Is this for real? Cause this was like so long-desired on Relic Arts!

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  47. epfund

    Yeah, and please bring some more features like this. Please!

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  48. azari

    niiiiice..

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  49. apek-kun

    wow..totally cool..thank you!!

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  50. lithiumed

    This is great! Many many thanks =)

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  52. Qsar

    great works!!!Awesome………

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  53. Sanjay Kumar

    just a word…..Excellentttttttttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  54. tdstringy

    Nice one, However pleeeeeeeeease make it available to non-space upgraders PLEASE!!! It works with me embedding an external mp3 too.

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  55. Megaemce

    “You can also upload ogg” – I don’t think so! I’m trying yesterday, but it’s impossible!

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  56. myepinoy

    Excellent. Thank you.

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  57. websiteadmin

    Thank for your free world effort for users.

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  58. Judit

    This is awsome! I was totally blown away to be able to post background music on my WordPress Blog! Thank you so much for the excellent work.

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  59. ramoody5

    thnx for this really coooooooooooool feature

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  60. kosmopolit

    Great! Thanks a lot. It is already included it in my blog: http://kosmopolit.wordpress.com/2006/12/15/orson-welles-in-belgium

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  62. rumours

    Always great news WP!
    🙂 ever
    Thanks..

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  63. Simon

    I’ve not need such a function so far, but I’m glad its there for the future – long live WordPress!

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  64. Jaya Prakash

    This is really great !
    But it seems to be working only for the blogs on “yourname.wordpress.com”,
    this isn’t working on independant blogs (that are not hosted on /wordpress.com)
    Are there any chance that you’ll improve this feature to be able to work on other blogs., or do we need get separate plugins.

    Friends please, direct me if there are any such plugins out there.

    Thanks much, Keep up the good work !

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  65. mgguzman

    How do you use this feature?

    I copied the link “audio http://wordpress.com/files/2007/01/mattmullenweg-interview.mp3” in to a post and it does not show the player

    Do I have to use a htlm tag for the player to show?

    Please help

    Miguel

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  66. Airway

    Thank you !

    Very good feature !

    It´s great

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  67. BerSerk

    :mrgreen: 😀

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  68. Nana Nano

    This is a completely great news! thank you, guys!

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  69. bettehall

    WordPress just keeps getting better and better. I look forward to utilizing all the newest upgrades.

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  70. prayogo

    Goog, this is waiting this long…..thanks

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  71. prayogo

    Good, this is waiting this long…..thanks

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  72. Takumi

    Wow! thanks a bunch guys! I already have it up on my About page: http://celestialvoice.wordpress.com/about/

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  73. Okro

    Woo hoo! I was hoping we would get this when I first saw the Sonific Songspot player..

    Thanks for letting us add our own music!

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  74. talkislam

    I love you guys!

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  76. micha

    Excellent. Thank you.

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  77. Urielo

    Ya necesitábamos esta mejora. ¡Gracias!

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  78. amiripz

    Another exellent feature. Thanks guys 🙂

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  79. friedreich rommel delos santos

    is it possible to have a widget that will list/play all my uploaded media files? at least my songs? 😀

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  80. tin4e

    good good 🙂

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  81. Mocha!

    Thanks for the cool new feature.

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  82. بهمن

    Its so great, really! 😉

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  83. bohsnews

    Great stuff!

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  84. E@zyVG

    Another cool one … tnx.

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  85. Mr. Rogers

    Does this mean that we will be able to post podcasts with embedded RSS?

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  86. DulceDiana

    Muchas Gracias!!

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  87. צפריר

    finally!!!!

    Thanks!!

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  88. Julia

    oh i wish i could put this in a text widget!

    thank you for this capability, folks.

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  89. sureshbj

    Sexy!!!

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  90. todaii

    Nice idear !! But where can we hosted our MP3 with this kind of link : http://……song.mp3
    I can’t find a website to host my MP3.
    If, someone get a link to these sites please mail me !!!!

    I’am sorry, for my poor english, i’m leaving in a french country (Réunion Island).

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  91. Andrew

    Yeah Baby, finally – much needed feature. I often have needed to post an audio clip and this will be a great new feature. Many thanks Donncha.

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  92. ifphc

    This is really great.

    When you get the video player up and going, will we be able to stream the video file from any place on the web as we can audio?

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  93. qphayes

    I just switched from using Apple’s iWeb, and this was the biggest feature that I was missing from my old blog. I had started using Odeo, but didn’t like having to go through a third party to share my audio posts. Thank you! You have made this transition a very pleasant switch!

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  95. gizmo4me2

    Thanks guy’s, now it’s up to me to use it thanks again.

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  96. pauliecannoli

    Hey, that’s showing good leadership.

    Rock on!

    http://lastfreevoice.wordpress.com

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  98. blaze

    You guys just killed every other blog service out there.

    I mean, you already did, but now you’re really killin em’ 😉

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  99. vishva

    It is very good. Thank you very much and… Thank you for everything here.
    🙂 🙂 🙂

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