mp3 players don't work - including an embedded one from a file sharing site.

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I uploaded an mp3 and I want my visitors to be able to play it. I've followed the widget instructions but the mp3 players don't appear. I tried to embed the player from my divshare file but no luck.

The widget instructions are complicated, so unless someone can run up a REALLY simple""how to"step-by-step, I'll settle for getting the divshare player up. That should just be the HTML widget, right? That's what I tried...
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I use the Google Audio Widget. I actually have a tutorial on how to use the audio widgets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPTdf-...

Go ahead and skip right to the 2:30 minute mark for the widget.
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Kershnee

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Hi Harmon,

I would also suggest using Google Audio Widget. Here are the steps:

1) Upload your music file to the file manager. Make sure it is in MP3 format.

2) Go to Widgetbox.com - http://www.widgetbox.com/widget/mp3 All we need to do is customize the widget to play your song.

3) Change the URL to something like: http://mysite.synthasite.com/resource...

* Where 'mysite' is the name of your published site
* And song.mp3 is the name of the music file you've uploaded and would like to hear
* Remember to include any folder names in the file path if your file is stored in a folder in the File Manager. For example: "resources/Music/song.mp3"

4) Tick the box for "auto-play" if you want to song to auto play on your site. Other leave it unticked.

5) Click on "Get widget", copy the embed code.

6) Drag and drop an HTML widget onto your page and paste the embed code

7) Republish your site for the changes to occur live on the internet.

Let me know if you have any further problems with this.
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Thank you both!

I went to widgetbox, and pasted the url

http://g4gorilla.yolasites.com/resour... and screaming boom boom pow v1.2_-_presets vs black eyed peas.mp3

Yes, my mp3 file name is long...! :-)

I also tried adding the folder name "Site Files" which comes up in the file manager. The url read

http://g4gorilla.yolasites.com/resour... Files/g4gorilla_kicking and screaming boom boom pow v1.2_-_presets vs black eyed peas.mp3

I clicked "get widget", and copied the code. I dragged a HTML widget onto my site and pasted the code. The first one was was

Get the Google Audio Widget widget and many other great free widgets at Widgetbox!

And the second one was

Get the Google Audio Widget widget and many other great free widgets at Widgetbox!

[edit] These codes are shortened in this post. [/edit] I don't even know if they're different, but in either case when I clicked "ok" at the bottom of the HTML editor a message said "Oops! an error has occured with your pasted javascript code".

Where am I going wrong?

Cheers
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Hi Harmon,

The first part of your URL should read http://g4gorilla.yolasite.com (not 'yolasites'). Can you try changing that section and perhaps it will fix the problem. Remember that the file path has to be identical to the lettering in the File Manager (in terms of upper and lower case letters, dots, dashes etc).

This is the URL: http://g4gorilla.yolasite.com/resourc... and screaming boom boom pow v1.2_-_presets vs black eyed peas.mp3

If you click on it, it will play.

I hope that helps!
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Thank you! That got it working. Looks like it was the letter "s" messing things up.

Thanks again.
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Hey!

Back again...

I tried to put a second widget on my site. This time I triple checked my spelling and file name. The widget appears on the page but doesn't play. What have I done wrong now? Can I not have more than one player?

For more info please see my site, which has the file name on the home page.
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Kershnee

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Hi Harmon - Yes, you definitely have more than one player on your site. I will have a look and get back to you shortly.
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Kershnee

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The issue is with the name of your file. You have a special character in the file name that is causing this issue - g4gorilla_we're looking for the hotel california_-_hot chip vs eagles.mp3

All you need to do rename your file by removing the ' in we're

This should resolve the issue.
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Fantastic - THANKS! You guys are great... very knowledgeable!