10 Best Custom Audio Players In JavaScript And jQuery (2022 Update)

by Heng Zong,

Audio players are a much needed component for any website. Now more than ever, people over the world use their smartphones to access the internet and one of the most common tasks is playing media files; usually music or videos.

Audio players are used to play the audio files in HTML5 applications. You probably have seen the icon of some audio player with a triangle shape in the user interface of your favorite website. It is a standard audio player.

On the other hand, we can create a custom player and use it according to our need. There are plenty of free and commercial JavaScript frameworks available which can help us create an awesome audio player.

Tired of the appearance of the native HTML5 audio player?

Would you like a beautiful and customizable audio player to play your audios, songs, podcasts on the webpage?

Here I have listed 10 custom audio players made in JavaScript that can be used for embedding audio player on your website. They are easy to use, highly functional and are ready to go as is.

Feel free to download and use them in your next project to beautify and enhance the default HTML5 audio player for a better look. I hope you like them.

Originally Published Oct 10 2019, updated Feb 25 2022

Table of contents:

jQuery Audio Player Plugins:

Clean Touch-friendly Audio Player With jQuery - AudioPlayer.js

A lightweight and dead simple jQuery library to create minimal, clean, responsive, touch-friendly audio players from HTML5 audio tag.

Clean Touch-friendly Audio Player With jQuery - AudioPlayer.js

[Demo] [Download]


HTML5 Video and Audio Player Plugin - MediaElement.js

A dependency-free JavaScript library to render a modern, customizable, feature-rich range slider using HTML5 canvas.

HTML5 Video and Audio Player Plugin - MediaElement.js

Demo Download


Bootstrap 4 Audio Player With Playlist - jQuery audioPlayer.js

This is a minimal, clean Audio player plugin with playlist support, built using jQuery library, Bootstrap 4 framework, Material Icons and jQuery UI slider widget.

Bootstrap 4 Audio Player With Playlist - jQuery audioPlayer.js

[Demo] [Download]


Create A Circular Html5 Audio Player With jQuery - Player.js

Player.js is a small, simple-to-use jQuery plugin used to create minimal, clean, circular HTML5 audio players for your music and audio files.

Create A Circular Html5 Audio Player With jQuery - Player.js

[Demo] [Download]


Minimal Cross Platform Audio Player - jQuery tinyPlayer.js

tinyPlayer.js is a jQuery plugin used to generate a minimal, responsive, cross-platform audio player for playing HTML5 audio files (MP3, Wav, and Ogg) on your podcast page.

Minimal Cross Platform Audio Player - jQuery tinyPlayer.js

[Demo] [Download]


Vanilla JavaScript Audio Player Plugins:

Minimal Clean HTML5 Audio Player With Custom Controls – Green Audio Player

The Green Audio Player JavaScript library lets you create minimal clean HTML5 audio players with custom controls in the web app.

Minimal Clean HTML5 Audio Player With Custom Controls – Green Audio Player

[Demo] [Download]


calamansi.js

A responsive, customizable HTML5 audio player that works with any audio files/audio streams and supports themes, ID3 reading, playlist, and more.

Multipurpose HTML5 Audio Player With JavaScript – calamansi.js

[Demo] [Download]


HTML5 Audio Player With Playlist And Lyric Support – cPlayer

The cPlayer library enables web developers to create a modern, customizable HTML5 audio player on the webpage.

HTML5 Audio Player With Playlist And Lyric Support – cPlayer

[Demo] [Download]


Minimal HTML5 Audio Player With JavaScript – Essential Audio

A super tiny JavaScript library to create responsive, slim, and mobile-friendly HTML5 audio players for songs, episodes, etc.

Minimal HTML5 Audio Player With JavaScript – Essential Audio

[Demo] [Download]


Minimalist Audio Player In JavaScript – microne

An extremely simple and lightweight JS library to create an Audio/Music/MP3 player using plain HTML and JavaScript.

Minimalist Audio Player In JavaScript – microne

[Demo] [Download]


Conclusion:

Our list of best custom audio player in JavaScript can meet different kinds of requirements, either you are looking for a simple player to display album art, or a feature rich music player. All of these player can also be customized according to your needs. Hope this article will help you to choose the right one for your application.

Want more jQuery plugins or JavaScript libraries to create awesome Audio Player on the web & mobile? Check out the jQuery Audio Player and JavaScript Audio Player sections.

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