This article is for users of the Acast Create embed player. If you are unsure whether you are an Acast Create or Acast Open user, please reach out via Intercom.
Does the Acast embed player pre-load audio on my website?
The Acast embed player does not pre-load the audio for your show. This is according to IABv2 podcast measurement guidelines, which advises against podcast players pre-loading audio files and potentially causing data to be inaccurate.
The Acast embed player will request the audio file from the Acast servers when the user clicks 'play'.
If I leave Acast, will the embed player on my website keep working?
When moving a feed away from Acast, a 301 redirect is added to your show, which directs all traffic and listening requests from the Acast feed to your new feed. This is what happens on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and also the Acast embed player.
Because of this, the embed player will not longer be able to access the audio file. Before leaving Acast, please check whether you wish to update the embed player to your new hosting platform.