If you are looking for a good audio player to give your WordPress blog readers an option of playing music or podcasts, the Compact WP Audio Player plugin is a great choice. A hybrid of flash and HTML5, it can be used to play files that are in either MP3 or OGG format.
That’s right, this also behaves as an OGG player for WordPress! The player is nicely designed, compact, and compatible with all major devices and browsers. It uses a simple shortcode to embed audio files on your posts and pages.
The upcoming WordPress 3.6 release will add native support for Audio and Video files in the core. This means that you will be able to embed an audio or video player on a WordPress page using a simple shortcode (you won’t need to use any plugin for it).
Previously if you wanted to play an MP3 audio file from your Media Library, you had to install a plugin. This should be good news for bands, podcasters, vloggers etc. the ability to easily expresses themselves without using an external service.