The post “Alternative audio players” is a guide to the MixPod/MyFlashFetish players. Unfortunately, the MixPod auto-post-to-WP function often doesn’t work. So here are some workarounds that allow you to sidestep it.
A – If you have previously inserted another MixPod player/playlist in your blog, and you want to insert a new one, using the same player and settings
Copy the shortcode of the previous player/playlist; it should look like that:
Create your new playlist in MixPod, copy the playlist ID and date numbers, paste them in place of the previous ones (highlighted in red in the above example), paste the renewed shortcode in the html post or page editor, or in a text widget.
(Thanks to Lola for the suggestion.)
B – If you haven’t previously inserted another MixPod player/playlist in your blog
Create your playlist in MixPod, select/customize settings and player, then copy the embed code; it should look like that:
The part I have highlighted in red is the code for the player and the playlist; the part in purple is the code for the variables (colors and settings). Copy those two parts and turn them into the proper WP shortcode this way:
Paste the shortcode in the html post or page editor, or in a text widget.
If the player is resizable, and you want to resize it, change [gigya src etc. to [gigya width=”DESIRED NUMBER HERE” src etc.
Add the part I have highlighted in green if you wish to display the “Create a playlist at MixPod.com” etc. image links.
C – Changing player and/or player colors
Shortcode example again:
The part highlighted in red is the code name for the particular player; the parts in purple are hex color codes. Once you’ve got a working shortcode either via the auto-post or via the above workarounds (or even by copying the shortcode from here and replacing the playlist ID and date numbers with yours), you can change its colors by replacing the hex codes with different ones (see “Colors” under Links 1 in my sidebar), and you can change the player itself by replacing the player code name.
Players (in the order they are shown in my Alternative audio players post) and their respective code names:
|Lil Mama or NY Lady||mff-nylady|
|Zooma or 3D Text||mff-txtzoom|
|MixTape or iTape||mff-mixtape|
|BoomBox or Boom Blaster||boomboom|
|Jeroen [Wijering] V2||fetish-mp3player|
To find out which color selector corresponds to which part of each player, check this post by Cain (many thanks to Cain for his valuable contribution).