Yahoo! Media Player

UPDATE: July 01, 2013

It has come to my attention that this plugin has vanished from Yahoo without a trace. If you were wise enough to host your own local copy, my hat’s off to you. I was not so wise. However, it’s sudden disappearance forced me to build my own WordPress plugin, PressPlay Lite, which is now available on A full featured version is in development, btw.


This innovative script from Yahoo! has automatically detected the following textual MP3 links and embedded a simple play button next to each of them.

  1. Afterworld
  2. Frame Of Reference
  3. The Heart To Tell
  4. Watch Your Step
  5. Coma Fantasy
  6. Remiss

It also automatically organizes all recognized MP3 links within the page into a playlist, which appears when any play button is clicked. Furthermore, visitors can choose to keep the playlist running in a separate window while they continue to browse your site.
All you need to do is add the normal textual MP3 links you see above as the highlighted song titles, and place the following code somewhere above the first link (place it in the <head> tag to use exclusively throughout the site):

<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>

About: JavaScript-based. Automatically embeds play button next to audio links. Creates playlist out of all audio links on page. Option to open playlist in new tab/window.
Positive: Easiest setup – by Far ! Create an MP3 link, and it’s there! The button design is neutral enough to blend in with any site.
Negative: Buffering could be smoother – I have noticed some clipping on larger files. You are stuck with a “master” playlist – cannot break it up into smaller groups. Also stuck with the built-in player design, including the floating button seen in the bottom-left of the screen.
Source: Yahoo! Media Player

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