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. naturalblu

    woow thx 😀

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  2. Martin Poulter

    I was viewing my blog’s feed in Google Reader, seeing that a linked MP3 automatically appeared in an in-line player, and thought it was cool. I was scratching my head as to how I would enable that in the normal view, and now you’ve solved that problem without my even asking. Thanks so much!

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  3. VDO Vault

    Oh happy *happy* *HAPPY* day! This is so sweet! Thanks guys and girls at WP.com

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  4. vanscott

    Brillant! The staff is leapfrogging ahead in the blogging world. I’m glad I hopped aboard.

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  5. JuuZo

    COOL!

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  6. sugiyono

    this Great!!

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  7. D. Bell

    i know i am getting redundant but i love it and thanks … again! 🙂

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  8. gade

    great!!!

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  9. andrew

    awesomeness. keep up the good work.

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  10. Vinícius Krolow

    legal 😀

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  14. TaruN

    Great work.. I love WP.. 😉

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  15. Avatar DJ Flux

    I’m afraid we wordpresser are getting too addicted to cool new features fro the WP Team… Tough luck! 🙂

    A question: what about author rights on songs? Are we (or WP) liable to pay music rights on songs we upload?

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  16. sirdarwen

    This is awesome!!! 😀

    This is one of the things it does worth to make your blog at WordPress.Com! 😉

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  17. nofearblog

    Cool….Thanks

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  18. ifphc

    When do you expect the video player to be ready?

    What type of player is it?

    What features will it have, regarding social bookmarking, blog embeding, and other such tools?

    WOW! I can hardly wait to see what WordPress is going to do regarding this.

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  19. thestatusjoe

    Thanks to the WordPress crew for this great addition!

    For those looking to stream their own audio files through the new player for free, I just posted a tutorial on how to do so. Hope it’s helpful.

    http://thestatusjoe.wordpress.com/2007/01/23/tutorial-how-to-upload-and-stream-your-audio-files-through-your-wordpresscom-blog-for-free/

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  20. fourtofour

    from Spain to the world
    eyy muy bueno

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  21. jonkysit

    It would be really, really, really nice if it also worked with .ogg files. You know, we are all for open source, so why not open formats as well…

    Either way, congratulations. Realy neat, extremely useful, and even I have managed to use it. Truly wonderful. Thanks.

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  22. Ben

    WOW – I missed that feature for a while! I so wanna let my people at home partake in the beauty of scottish English. Now I’m gonna be able to include some sound samples in my blog! 😉

    thanks!

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  23. rogueblogs

    sick. the audio player looks nice, and its a great feature for podcasters

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  24. carocat

    This is probably the best addition you guys have done in recent months.

    I’m looking forward to using it. 🙂

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  25. itsmeritesh

    great. love this feature, what happens to the deal with sonific now…does that still stand?

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  26. dunkmaster

    Awesome

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  27. medhunter

    Great…Just signed up and wanted to figure out how to Podcast.

    Now it is solved,even without space upgrade

    Thanks WordPress Team.

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  29. Amarjeet Singh Rai

    Huge problems with this, when you have many in one post.

    100% CPU in Firefox. Haven’t tested others.

    For example, try this page: http://arai.wordpress.com/2007/01/24/free-bhangra-trax/

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  30. vdepizzol

    Now I’m waiting for OpenDocument support, since you can only upload documents from MS Office.

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  31. Dark Blader

    AWESOME!! This is the best and long awaited MP3 PLAYER that I really desperately needed!

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  32. dunkmaster

    cool

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  33. parafonos

    !!!! now more people from blogger will come to our ferrari…

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  34. Richard

    Thanks alot

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  35. shinyobjectsandbumblebees

    ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo I’m exciteeeeeeeeedddddd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (yes, that much!) 😀

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  36. bedonada

    nice

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  37. residentmeevil

    Thanks very much, this is JUST what we need as we have just started a podcast feature in our site 😀

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  38. dimaks

    Well, for us using a free account here in wp, I dont think we can upload files that much. Nonetheless, a great addition to wp features and capabilities.

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  39. ideasmith

    It doesn’t seem to work with sharing videos from YouTube.

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  40. emperorbananaketchup

    trying to check it out myself….see if the links to the tracks posted really work (don’t worry, I only used snippets of songs posted to prevent any copyright fooferaws)

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  41. dokuztug

    Thank you very much, that is nice.

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  42. XENU TV

    Wow! Thanks. I just appeared on a radio show yesterday and was adding it to my blog as a link from my website. I tried the new player and it works great.

    http://xenutv.wordpress.com/2007/01/27/hello-vince-daniels-fans/

    I’ll have to start switching everything over to this new sweet player. Can’t wait to see the video player.

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  43. elelespaciodemartha

    It´s wonderful!!!… but I have a question… how can I do if I have an account of Cast Post or eargo and I would like my mp3 in wordpress?

    Thanks!!!

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  44. Island in the Net

    Very cool! But because I am lacking in creative ideas anyone got suggestions on how they plan to use it?

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  45. Kendal

    Video yet? 😦

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  46. eosnl

    Nice option but i can only use it when i buy a space upgrade?
    If it is the case then i will just make a link to my mp3 songs, this also works fine with me.

    So my question “Why make it not available to non-upgraders” ?

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  47. volaticus

    suhweet. finally an audio plugin.

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  48. digitalbro

    Such an awesome upgrade!! Thank You

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  49. Hilman

    CooL Stuff !!! I agree with jonkysit it’d be better if it also worked with ogg files
    Btw, any idea where can i find the source for online song, better one i mean, you know, in Indonesia we always have a problem with the bandwith hehe …

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  50. ching07

    its great to know, we can upload mp3 so far, im sure this site would have more demands to all internet surfers.

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  51. Leo

    Great upgrade! I found this player a long time ago and like it so much.
    Tks for this new nice add.
    🙂

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  52. daniel

    This is so cool. It makes me want to stay with WordPress forever.

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  53. henlia

    Sooo….. Coooooool

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  55. Keith

    I wonder if midi files work. If not, it is still a great addition to an already great WordPress.
    Thanks.

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  56. Frosh

    This is very kewl.

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  57. Danilo Casati

    Very good utility!
    Wordpress is the best blog-system in the world!

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  58. starpath

    Thanks…cool. Endorsement in the long line of thanks and appreciation.

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  59. fredacler

    THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!! I love it!!
    Keep up the good work guys 🙂

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  60. grinder

    You could use the video player from Jeroenwijering

    http://www.jeroenwijering.com/?item=Flash_Video_Player

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  61. pautadodia

    thanks

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  62. rhodonite

    YIPEEEE!!!

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  63. namxman

    and video ?

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  64. forchilli

    love the new features!!

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  65. ROCH AKSIADI

    YAH…..YAH….OH….YAH…..
    THANK’S

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  66. rcbsam

    This is a great help – but one question: can I upload an audio file stored as an mp3 on my computer? If so, how?

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  67. A Word Designs

    Thank you. I could use this.. excellent idea..

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  69. isronax

    Hallo All, please some me how to do that?
    Thnaks

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  70. marshaloftis

    Thanks, this is exactly what I was looking for.

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  71. joseantoniook

    Excellent Wordpres crew,

    Just what I was hoping for.

    Congratulations!

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  72. alexd

    OH my gosh, Ive always loved this features on other peoples blogs.

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  74. dimwittedmusings

    Wow. Even m4a? YOU GUYS ROCK!!!! Seriously.

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  75. kosso

    It would be great if this was also able to add the enclosure details in the RSS feed too. 😉

    Though this would also mean ‘hitting’ the file to chack size and type. Easy enough though. 😉

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  76. Tom

    The audio player works great! Any news on the video player?

    Thanks!

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  77. heliconia

    i found this page way too late after i had a hell of a nightmare with odeo and mp3 webhosting.

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  79. Judy Abbott

    thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you you are my saviour

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  80. A Word Designs

    Great idea…video links on blogs…thank you.

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  84. bigbuddyasia

    Excellent! I look forward to using this feature, great work guys!

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