18. Music player

The Pro Radio WordPress Theme includes a powerful music player that can play radio streaming sources and static audio files. Is compatible both with MP3 and AAC sources (No HLS support, as is not technically an audio format).

This player is responsive and can automatically convert into an app-like player on a mobile device.

Global settings

Since version PR.3.2.6 a global settings panel is available in Settings > Pro.Radio Music Player.

  • Load minified javascript: load one single file containing every js required for the player. Improves performance.

Customizations

To customize appearance and settings of the player, you can go to Appearance > Customize  > Player Settings

 

You can use the player to play:

  • Shoutcast/Icecast or other allowed streaming sources, while in mp3 or aac formats
  • Music charts
  • Podcasts
  • Custom mp3 files added via Cutomizer

You can use external sources for podcasts or charts, as Shoutcast or Youtube sources, but they cannot be played inside of the non-stop music player, and the radio stream will not be able to stop while playing them, so we recommend using mp3 sources for every audio of your site, to ensure the best user experience for your visitors.

Available player settings:

1. Player Options

Player design: choose the position for the player. This doesn't affect the mobile version.

Show cover in desktop: hide or show the artwork from the player bar

Custom player in podcast contents: if enabled, the default HTML5 player for the embedded audio files will be replaced with a custom player that plays the source through the special player bar.

2. Colors

Customize the colors for the player. By default the colors are inherited by the global customizer color scheme, but you can override specific colors form this section.

3. Radio options

Fetch player artworks: display the artwork for the songs of the radio stream. The artworks are obtained from the iTunes archive, for the known albums, and when the radio channel is correctly set to obtain the song titles. If the song titles are not fetched correctly, or the album is not included in the iTunes repository, the radio logo will be used by default.

4. Podcasts

This section allows to choose specific podcasts to be automatically preloaded in the playlist when opening the website, or how many podcasts to load in chronological order. Only the podcasts using an mp3 source can be used.

5. Audio posts

Same as with Podcasts, but audio posts can be preloaded.

6. Custom playlists

Add specific tracks to create a custom playlist. Shouldn't be used to add radio channels.

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