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    How to add an audio file to a form

    Asked by POME3790 on May 23, 2017 at 01:38 AM

    Is it possible to add an MP# audio file to a form?

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    JotForm Developer

    Answered by cem on May 23, 2017 at 01:56 AM

    Hey POME3790,

    A default file input field would do the job for you.

    Video in the following page explains how to put a file upload field and configure it:


    You can limit upload type to only mp3/mp4 by changing the required "File Types" property of the file field as shown in the video.

    Thank you for writing us.

    Have a nice day!

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    Answered by POME3790 on May 23, 2017 at 07:02 PM

    Thanks, however, I don't want the user to be allowed to upload the file, I want to load the MP3 file so that the users can listen to it!

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on May 23, 2017 at 10:02 PM

    You can embed the audio file into the form using the TEXT field. You can add the embed code in the TEXT field.


    You can follow the workaround described on this similar thread.

    Here is the demo form https://www.jotform.us/form/40591895535162




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    Answered by POME3790 on May 24, 2017 at 12:12 AM

    Thanks, Jonathan, but after reading that thread I am more confused than ever. I can see how I can load the field in the text box, I think my challenge is where to get the source code from for the MP3 file I have if you would direct me, please. Many Thanks

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by liyam on May 24, 2017 at 03:53 AM

    Hello POME3790,

    The Text element provided by Jonathan, is not a textbox field. What this Text element is is an area where you can enter descriptive text or a wall of text information that you want to have on your form, such as narrations, stories, instructions, etc. When adding this Text element, it becomes a text editor like a Word processor that you can style the font of the write-up you have made. You can likewise add images or an HTML code with the link to an audio media like MP3 for it to play music on the form.

    Perhaps we can start it slow. What you need to do first is upload your mp3 file on a website where it can easily be accessed publicly such as your website and provide us a direct link to it so we can provide you a sample code on how it should work.


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    Answered by POME3790 on May 25, 2017 at 11:49 PM

    Thanks again everyone for your comments and guidance. I have used the widget and loaded 7 audio files without any issues.


    Thanks again

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on May 26, 2017 at 01:01 AM

    Thank you for taking the time updating us on the status and letting us know all is good now.

    Contact us anytime should you need assistance again.