The player above is the 2nd demo of our S3 Streaming Audio Player.
It is also a AES 128-Bit Encrypted HLS Audio Stream, which makes it practically impossible to download.
The above player shows you how you can use a splash image as well as an animated gif (built-in to the plugin) that shows audio activity to the viewer. And you can use the splash image to show your course or episode artwork, use it to show your audio title, etc.
There is no mp3 file – it's streaming audio. So there is no single file to download. It's a running stream of files, which are all individually encrypted. So even if someone found a way to download the various "pieces" of the audio, it won't work with any audio player, because the parts are encrypted.
S3MediaVault is the World's first WordPress Plugin to offer Encrypted Audio Streaming as well as Encrypted Video Streaming.
To see our "Slim Player" 1st demo of our streaming audio player, click here.
And if you just wish to check out our standard audio player (progressive download, non-streaming), then S3MediaVault has one of the prettiest audio players available.