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Adding A Streampad Music Player On Tumblr

StreamPAD, unlike other free music player widgets on Tumblr, does not host songs. Instead, it grabs audio and music from your own Tumblr blog and creates a player and a list of songs from it. This is a great widget if you want to stream your own uploaded music on Tumblr and your current theme does not have a widget for that. It also has a feature that lets you set a starting volume, so that when a visitor goes to your Tumblr, he or she will not be surprised or annoyed with the music you have set to autoplay. In this tutorial, we will show you how to add a StreamPAD music player on your Tumblr blog.

Get the StreamPAD code

To get the embedding code for StreamPAD, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to StreamPAD.com.
  2. Select Tumblr as your platform.
  3. On the very bottom, choose from a wide variety of customization options for your StreamPAD player, such as colors for text, the player itself, autoplay options, button colors and many more. A preview player will appear on the bottom of the page where you can check if your StreamPAD player looks visually okay for you and your theme.
  4. Once you are done customizing, simply copy the script above (below the "Copy the script below" portion).

Installing the StreamPAD player to Tumblr

To install the StreamPAD music player widget to your Tumblr blog, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to your Dashboard.
  2. Click Settings (gear icon) > (name of your blog) > Customize.
  3. On the Tumblr theme editor, click Edit HTML.
  4. Search for the closing tag on the code using CTRL+F and paste the StreamPAD embedding code just above it.
  5. Click Preview to see if it appears, and then click Save.

Notes about StreamPAD

Take note that StreamPAD will not display any songs if you have not uploaded or posted music on Tumblr. If you haven’t already, you can do this by making an Audio Post from your Dashboard. You can search for music, upload your own, or use a URL of an audio file from the Internet.

Conclusion

While StreamPAD has quite a limited way of letting you choose songs, it is by far the only music player widget that offers the service of grabbing your posted audio into one customizable music player. If you have already made a lot of audio posts on your blog and would like to showcase it to your visitors, then a StreamPAD music player is a great widget for you.


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