Docs Category: FAQ

Is WavePlayer compatible with Amazon S3, Digital Ocean, Google Cloud Storage or Wasabi?

The best way to integrate audio files in WavePlayer is to use the Media library. But we understand that not every web hosting provider can guarantee the speed, bandwidth and capacity to reliably host thousands of files. That is why we always recommend our customers to consider offloading your media files to a storage service,…
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How do I add a player to my post or pages?

You can follow the article about Using WavePlayer that focuses on three different editors: Gutenberg, Elementor and the Classic Editor. For every other editor or page builder, we would recommend looking at the structure of the shortcode, as using the waveplayer shortcode in a text editor seems to work in most of the page builders…
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How can I add a cover art picture to an audio file?

Audio attachments are pretty much like any other post types, in WordPress. Therefore, even for an audio attachment in the Media Library, it is possible to set a Featured Image. How to proceed: Go to your Media Library Click on any audio file. If you are using the List view, you can skip to step 4…
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Is my theme compatible with the WooCommerce integration of WavePlayer?

WavePlayer integrates with WooCommerce using its action and filter hooks. So, as long as your theme is compliant with WooCommerce theme developing guidelines, you should not find any problem integrating WavePlayer with WooCommerce using your theme. For example, this website is based on the free version of the Mesmerize theme and the out-of-the-box integration is…
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What is a peak file?

A peak file is a small file (between 10kB and 20kB) where WavePlayer saves the waveform data of your audio files. This allows the players on your page to display a waveform much faster than it would do if it had to analyze the actual audio content every time a file is loaded. WavePlayer also…
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The player seems to load fine, but no waveform is displayed. What can I do?

Most of the times, this problem is connected to a newly uploaded file or, in any case, to a file that has never been played back by a WavePlayer instance. When WavePlayer loads a file for the very first time, it needs to analyze its audio content and generates a small peak file where it…
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How long does it take to generate a waveform in WavePlayer?

The time required to analyze the audio content of a file and generate its waveform can be affected by several factors. The most relevant one is the size of the file. Since WavePlayer needs to fully load an audio file in order to analyze its content and generate a waveform, the longer is the audio…
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Does WavePlayer prevent the media files from being illegally downloaded?

WavePlayer doesn’t expose the URLs of your files in the page markup. This makes it harder for the average visitor to save a track that is being played back. Nevertheless, any media content that is accessible by the browser is literally downloaded to the device of the visitor. No matter what technique you try to…
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