How to embed MP3 audio files in your Shopify store with the help of Google Drive
You can embed audio files in your Shopify store with audio hosting websites like SoundCloud or Anchor.fm. Just upload your file – like an MP3 song or an audio podcast – to any of these sites and they’ll provide the HTML embed code that you can copy-paste in your web template. Simple!
But you can embed MP3 audio files in your pages with the help of Google Drive.
Step 1: Upload the MP3 to Google Drive
Open drive.google.com and upload the MP3 to your Google Drive. After the file is uploaded, right-click to share and set the sharing permission to “Anyone on the Internet can find and view“.
Step 2: Generate the Player Embed Code
The Google Drive URL will have the following structure: https://drive.google.com/file/d/abcxyz123/view?usp=sharing
Now all you have to do is replace /view with /preview and wrap the modified URL in an IFRAME tag as shown below:
<iframe frameborder="0" width="400" height="75" src="https://drive.google.com/file/d/abcxyz123/preview"></iframe>
The embedded MP3 player has volume controls, play/pause buttons, seek bar, no Google branding, it works on mobile and the play also auto-detects and displays the duration of the music file.