Monthly Archives: July 2009

Matas SoundCloud player in forums (5-step guide for SoundCloud BB code)

Forums have always been great places for fans and producers to congregate and talk about the music they love. Whether it’s forums about specific genres, production tips or music software there are a lot of thriving communities out there. And SoundCloud is all about moving your music to where you really need it; to all the places where you want to discuss, share and play it. So here’s a short 5-step guide to show you how to allow SoundCloud tracks to be directly embedded into forum posts. It takes two minutes.

Note, to do this you’ll need to have administrative rights of the forum. If you’re just a user then you might want to send your admins a link to this post and ask nicely!

1) Go to your Admin Control Panel, then click on ‘Add New BB code‘ option under ‘Custom BB Codes‘.

2) Enter the following info into the form fields:

Title: SoundCloud

BB Code Description: Share a track or playlist you found on SoundCloud

BB Code Tag Name: soundcloud

Use Option in tag?: No

Prevent other BB Codes from running?: Yes

Replacement: <iframe width=”600″ height=”450″ scrolling=”no” frameborder=”no” src=”https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url={content} &amp;auto_play=false&amp;visual=true”></iframe>

Some implementations might use {param} instead of {content} – refer to your documentation if you’re unsure.!
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Dialogue text: Share a track or playlist you found on SoundCloud – simply paste the track or playlist URL.!

BBCode Example: !

Description:Embed the tracks from SoundCloud into your post. Use the track URL in your browser. For example, for http://soundcloud.com/forss/speech-craft-no-sleep-til-dawn-remix-by-forss it would be: 

3) Include a Button Image. (Note: this is optional but you should upload that image to your own server and host it from there: http://bit.ly/tV7mm).

4) Here’s the how it should all look:

BBCode visual

 

5) Now, click ‘Save‘ and that’s it! Your users will have a SoundCloud button in their post forms now. They simply click on the cloud button and paste their track URL address.

vBulletin Demo - Reply to Topic

P.S. If you’re a forum software developer yourself, don’t hesitate to contact us at api@soundcloud.com or SoundCloud Google Group. There is potential for more advanced forum integration with SoundCloud.

Dave Moby on SoundCloud

MobyThere’s been a lot of buzz this week about the different ways that Moby has been using SoundCloud. And we really wanted to highlight two really cool associated apps that have been built.

First up the ‘social music’ Moby app on Facebook that allows you to stream and buy Moby’s new album direct from his fan page. If you get three of your friends to listen too, you can buy the album straight from the app (both downloads and CDs) with a discount up to 20%. Pretty cool, click here to check it out. The app was built by the guys at iPlatform, if you’re an artist and interested in doing something similar here’s how to contact them

Moby Facebook app

The second app, built by CultureJam, lets you listen to his new album and post a mini-review to your Twitter stream. After posting your review, you can download the title track ‘Wait For Me’ for free! Each month the most creative review will win a prize – the first prize being a signed print from Moby’s recent Little Idiot art exhibition in London. Go to http://twitter.moby.com to listen to the new album, tweet your review, and get your free download.

Twitter Moby app