HTML5 Player


does the mediaelement audio player have to be used? any suggestions for using html5 player instead?


@buddhatunes - Any reason for getting MediaElement removed? WordPress itself uses it and we have just given a fallback to use the same. MediaElement itself uses HTML5 if your browser supports it, plus it provides a fallback for old browsers. For more info on MediaElement.js check this link ->


There are many reasons I want to remove the mediaelement player - I have a custom html5 player that is better suited to my needs.

Getting back to original question, any suggestions on swapping out players?


@buddhatunes - Check if the following code helps. Need to put it in your theme’s functions.php

add_action( 'wp_print_scripts', 'rtm_custom_dq_script', 100 );  
    function rtm_custom_dq_script() {  
	wp_dequeue_script( 'wp-mediaelement' );  
	wp_deregister_script( 'wp-mediaelement' );  

add_action( 'wp_print_styles', 'rtm_custom_dq_style', 100 );  
    function rtm_custom_dq_style() {  
	wp_dequeue_style( 'wp-mediaelement' );  

If you are looking for customizing the mediaelement player maybe this link could help ->