Shortcode for HTML5 audio in posts and pages

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Adding this snippet to the functions.php of your wordpress theme will create a new shortcode for HTML5 audio. Just add the second snippet of shortcode to a post or page to add HTML5 audio.

function html5_audio($atts, $content = null) {
		"src" => '',
		"autoplay" => '',
		"preload"=> 'true',
		"loop" => '',
		"controls"=> ''
	), $atts));
	return '<audio src="'.$src.'" autoplay="'.$autoplay.'" preload="'.$preload.'" loop="'.$loop.'" controls="'.$controls.'" autobuffer />';
add_shortcode('audio5', 'html5_audio');
[audio5 src="http://your-site/videos/your-video.mp4" loop="true" autoplay="autoplay" preload="auto" loop="loop" controls=""]

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  1. WordPress for Church October 28, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Any ideas on how to use Flash as a fallback?

    1. I would suggest that you use jplayer http://jplayer.org/ it will use flash if the browser does not support HTML5 audio. You will have to do some fiddling to get things running with wordpress though.

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