15 Free HTML5 Audio Players For Your Website and Blogs

HTML5 is sure to be a big hit this year as far as web design trends go, and rightfully so. It’s new, exciting, easy to understand and better than anything that has come before it. Up until recently, we have had to navigate a grey area in terms of compatibility and definition, and as a result, many of the early adoptions of HTML5 have been partial or complete disasters.

15 Free HTML5 Audio Players For Your Website and Blogs

The first thing to understand is where HTML5 ends and CSS3 begins. HTML5 is just the markup – a set of standards that define how a document should be structured and how browsers should interpret it. Rather than shouldering all the responsibility for presentation and functionality, HTML5 gets back to basics, allowing us to tap into APIs and native browser functionality, while looking to CSS to create the visual look and feel. In the end we are left with a straight-forward and simplified language for creating websites and applications.

Previously, the ability to play any type of audio within a browser involved using Adobe Flash or other browser plugins. Via one of the most exciting and long-awaited features in HTML5 the <audio> element, enabling native audio playback within the browser which makes it easy to stream your audio online. Instead of spending time on researching for the ones you needed, Here in this compilation, we pick the some of the best website HTML5 audio player options freely available to use.

Media Element

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MediaElement is an audio an video player which is written in pure HTML5 and CSS. Instead of offering an HTML5 player to modern browsers and a totally separate Flash player to older browsers, MediaElement.js upgrades them with custom Flash and Silverlight plugins that mimic the HTML5 MediaElement API.

MediaElement offers Plugins for WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, jQuery, BlogEngine.NET, ruby gem, and plone.

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SoundManager 2

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SoundManager 2 makes it easier to play audio using JavaScript.

Using HTML5 and Flash, SoundManager 2 provides reliable cross-platform audio under a single JavaScript API.

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Speakker

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Speakker comes out of the box in two variations and with incredible options of customization: Flexible dimensions, unlimited colors and two different button sets for light and dark themes. Easy to set up. Just a few lines of Javascript and a quantum CSS.

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audio.js

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audio.js is a drop-in javascript library that allows HTML5’s <audio> tag to be used anywhere.

It uses native

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HTML5 Audio Player

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A very lightweight audio player written in HTML 5 with JQuery and CSS3. No Flash! Developed by Scott Andrew.

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jPlayer

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jPlayer is the completely free and open source (GPL/MIT) media library written in JavaScript. A jQuery plugin, jPlayer allows you to rapidly weave cross platform audio and video into your web pages. jPlayer’s comprehensive API allows you to create innovative media solutions.

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JME

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jme is an HTML5 audio / video development kit with Flash Fallback, which focuses on flexibility, intuitive DOM-API and semantic code.

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HTML5media

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HTML5media enables <video> and <audio> tags in all major browsers

To make HTML5 video and audio tags work in all major browsers, simply add the single line of code somewhere in the <head> of your document. That’s it! There is no second step!

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Uppod HTML5 Player

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Uppod HTML5 Player lets you build your own audio player. All you had to do is to create a player of your choice using option panel and get the respective HTML code.

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MooTools HTML5 Audio Player

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MooTools HTML5 Audio Player is a cross browser audio player made with HTML5 and the Mootools JavaScript framework.

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HTML5 Audio Player Bookmarklet

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HTML5 Audio Player Bookmarklet adds audio player to play linked audio files on any page. Supported file formats depend on the browser used. Use it on any page which has links to downloadable audio files, for example, you can play music stored in your Dropbox – visit dropbox.com/m then navigate to folder with music files and use this bookmarklet.

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Accessible Audio Player (AAP)

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AAP is a fully accessible cross-browser media player. AAP uses the HTML5

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OIPlayer jQuery plugin

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OIPlayer jQuery plugin is a HTML5 audio and video player with fallback to Java and Flash.

OIPlayer ‘attaches’ itself to all video and/or audio tags it encounters. Besides the general configuration of the plugin itself, it uses for each individual tag the attributes the respective tag has like poster, width, controls, autoplay etc.

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HTML5 Music Player Plugin

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HTML5 Music Player is a jQuery plugin which lets you play mp3 as well as ogg files.

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Degradable HTML5 audio and video Plugin

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This is a useful wordpress plugin for html 5 audio and video allows you to embed media for native playback in supported browsers and offers a graceful degradation for unsupported browsers.

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Tutorial: How to Build HTML5 Audio Player with jQuery

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This tutorial is written by NeutronCreations team about Building a Custom HTML5 Audio Player with jQuery. In this tutorial you’ll run through the code to understand how it works, covering a few caveats along the way.

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15 Comments

  1. Excellent design.Really nice html5 tutorial.

  2. Check our HTML5 audio player: http://designmodo.com/audio-player/

    • Nice tutorial…Thanks for the suggestion :)

  3. The designs are excellent! Will try tutorials and make something better.

  4. Fantastic collection. nice HTML5 audio player tutorial. thanks

  5. HTML5 MP3 Player with Playlist have HTML5 audio the element enable native audio playback within the browser. It supports all browsers i.e. iOS, Android, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, IE and Opera.

    http://html5.svnlabs.com/

  6. Do any of these support Icecast streams? I already have a stream, but don’t want to set up an additional RTMP server. Flash is buggy for streaming, and being phased out of mobile devices. HTML5 doesn’t seem to be able to pick up a stream url without an additional media server.

  7. Look at my HTML5 audio & video player, w. stream support
    http://set-pro.net/scr/ptmedia/

  8. Fantastic Collection…Nice HTML Audio tutorial..I will try this steps and make something better…
    Thanks for Sharing this helpful Steps…
    Joomla Video player

  9. Great to see all the work being done! Here’s a new one – http://zoomclock.com

    It’s a free web based Player that tries to make HTML 5 Audio as easy as possible. Fill in a quick form, and publish online. It also adds enhanced content (logo, text, links, social …).

  10. Here is another free html5 music player http://www.peakplayer.com , i am using this on my personal website :)

  11. If you are interested in creating a custom html5 audio player, I wrote this tutorial to help. I cover how JavaScript, CSS, and HTML are used to create an audio player. alexkatz.me/blog/html5-audio/building-a-custom-html5-audio-player-with-javascript/

  12. All of them are great but none is working.
    Wasted time.

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