I'm using wp_audio_shortcode() to display an audio file in my page. For example:
$attr = array( 'src' => 'http://example.com/my-audio-file.wav', 'preload' => 'auto' ); echo wp_audio_shortcode( $attr );
I've used the
preload option to load the audio entirely when the page loads.
I can confirm that the metadata is loaded fully (duration, mime type etc).
Does the entire audio file always download fully or just a portion of it? I'm asking because on big .wav files in particular, it's noticeable that the time-loaded indicator is never fully at 100%. Yet on small .mp3 files, the time-loaded indicator always reaches 100%.
Please note I'm not referring to 'time-played'.