Adding Audio Files

*Option 2 below is no longer working since Google has removed their audio player gadget.  
However, Dale Basler has created an HTML5 gadget that seems to work just fine.  
Below you will find a link to his blog and video instructions.  Be sure to read through discussion thread for more information.
Special thanks to Dale for allowing me to post this ;)


Adding audio files (.wav or .mp3) that you or your students have created can be done in two ways...

1) Upload your audio file as an attachment to any page (maybe a File Cabinet style page would be handy here), then viewers of your site will "download" the audio file to their computer to be played.

2) Embed an audio player on your Google site page so viewers can "play" the audio clip without downloading.

Below is a sample I created using royalty free music from Soundzabound.  Click the play button to listen.

You decide which method best suits the need of your viewer.

Let's take a look at how these are done.

Upload/attach an audio file (.wav or .mp3) to your Google Site.

*Keep in mind that this method will require your viewer to "download" the audio file to their computer to be played.

  • Go the the Page you would like to "attach" the audio file.
  • Click on Edit button
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page to find the Add Files link.
  • Click on Add Files and locate the audio file you wish to upload.
  • Upload speeds will depend on the size of the file.
  • Once the audio file is uploaded, click on Save.
    Your viewers will now find a Download arrow on the far right of the file.
  • Note... You can also use a File Cabinet style page to upload and organize a large number of audio files.
Tip... Somewhere in the body of the page write a short narrative about the audio file, remind viewers to look at the bottom of the page, and how to download.





Embed an audio file (.wav or .mp3) to your Google Site.

Very Important... To embed an audio file to be "played" on your site, the audio file must first be uploaded to your Google site either as an attachment or upload to a File Cabinet style page.  See above.

Dale Basler has created an HTML5 gadget that seems to work just fine.  
Below you will find a link to his blog and video instructions.  Be sure to read through discussion thread for more information.
Special thanks to Dale for allowing me to post this ;)

The sample players on this page were created using his gadget

Click HERE, or the image below, to access Dale's blog & video

http://www.dalebasler.com/2014/06/embed-an-html5-audio-player-in-google-sites/






Here is a short video that will review how to upload audio files to a Google Site.

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Tony Amsler,
Oct 31, 2015, 6:09 AM
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