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Audio help, tips, and techniques

Permalinks

Whenever you refer to files at archive.org, use our permalink-style form for the file within the item. It is of the form
https://archive.org/download/IDENTIFIER/FILE

Good:

[archive.org]
Great job! If we ever move your item around on our servers or migrate our storage system, you're covered for life!

Bad:

https://ia802307.us.archive.org/8/items/etree/lma.jpg
Uh-oh! If we ever move your item around on our servers or migrate our storage system, this link could stop working.

Audio embedding

This allows you to setup an audio player that serves an item from archive.org on another site like Wordpress, a blog, or a website. NOTE: We've tested EMBED on tumblr.com, boingboing.net, blogspot.com blogs, and Wordpress blogs.

Feature notes:

  • Playlists
    As of mid-January 2012, we support playlists! (see below)

How to embed and options:

  • Example full embed code:
    Show me!
  • You can see our new permalink-style embed codes with our new audio player. Find the player's "controlbar" (where the play/pause, seeking, time, etc. are located). Now look for the Internet Archive logo (looks like: ) in the "controlbar" and click it for the iframe-based embed code and the linked image "Embedding Tips & Help" (to a page with other examples).
    Some sample ways to customize the behaviour of the "embed" urls, used within the embed code above, follow.
  • Embeds an audio item.
    If the item contains 2+ playable uploaded files, this embeds all of the files within the item by default, sorted "naturally" (mostly alphabetically, via our backend PHP code): Show me!
  • Embed audio with "autoplay":
    Show me!
  • Embed audio with clickable "playlist":
    Show me!
  • Embed audio with clickable "playlist" and specific list height:
    Show me!
  • Embed audio with clickable "playlist" *and* "autoplay":
    Show me!
  • Embed a single specific audio file for item with 2+ audio files:
    Notice you use the name of the "original" audio file that was uploaded (and we figure out what additional formats we were able to transcode/"derive" from and then figure out what the audio player can handle). NOTE: using a *different* item with 2+ audio files, to show specific single file usage... Show me!
  • Advanced/rare: Embed videos or audio from more than one item into a playlist: