The Whooshkaa web player is an easy way to embed a podcast episode in a website. This will be enough for most users and podcasts.


In the case that this option does not work for you or you have a player that you need to use instead, Whooshkaa has been designed in a way to make this an option also.  There are a few important guidelines and steps that you have to follow.


  1. Grab the URL of the episode from the dashboard in your show's episodes area via the Actions menu. This is found in Shows > Episodes > Actions > Copy Audio URL.


  2. The URL of the episode must be used exactly as provided by Whooshkaa. This also means that in cases where it redirects to another location (e.g. a 302 redirect), you must not use the location to which it is redirected to as this may change in the future.

  3. URLs may change after updating episodes. In this case, you should check that the URL you are using is the same as provided by step 1 above.

  4. Do not allow preloading in players. In particular for web players and <audio> tags, you must set preload="none" for you audio tag. This will prevent them from simulating a listen.

  5. Do not implement autoplay as this may have a poor experience for your listeners and may negatively impact your listen analytics.

  6. Contact us with any queries or if you would like to discuss your use case -- we may have some further tips for you.