Soundcloud HTML5 widget?
Is it possible to use the Soundcloud HTML5 widget in wordpress.com blogs? I’ve tried copying and pasting the code but it doesn’t seem to work – the short code for the older widgets work fine. I’m trying to get my tracks to show up on iOS devices. Thanks!
The blog I need help with is pj-x3.net.
Please either provide a direct link to the code or post the code here between backticks. The backtick is found on the key to the immediate left of the number 1 key. It’s in lower case ` on the same key as the tilde ~ which is in upper case.
I just checked this out and found that it is an app for iPad users. Perhaps you can bind an answer here > ipad > http://ios.forums.wordpress.org/forum/how-to-and-troubleshooting
There’s a WordPress.com shortcode for SoundCloud:
Sorry, I missed some of the stuff from earlier in the thread. The shortcode, as the OP knows, currently fires up the Flash-based player – or rather, on iOS, it doesn’t… I hope that someone at WordPress.com and/or SoundCloud will address this problem (since I don’t have any hope that anyone at Apple will).
Thanks for the replies.
Here’s the code:-
<iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F24645957&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true&color=474747"></iframe>
I suspect this is not support yet.
Yeah, that wouldn’t work as is, since we strip ut iFrames site-wide for security reasons.
I’ll see what we can do about switching over our code to their HTML5 version.
On a related topic, will it ever be possible to have the standard [audio] embed bring up an HTML5 player on devices that cannot read Flash (i.e. iPad, iPhone)?
The previous question (@kf) is a good one. More generally, I wonder how many of the shortcodes assume that Flash is available. That assumption isn’t as sound as it used to be.
The audio embed tag is Flash-only right now.
The only thing at WordPress.com that utilizes HTML5 right now are the various video embeds (when an HTML5 option is available from the source), including VideoPress.
I know the [audio] embed tag is Flash-only now – are there plans to allow for HTML5 in the future?
I am facing the unfortunate task of transfering my wordpress.com site to a wordpress.org hosted site –
there is a chance of HTML5 audio being implemented down the road. I would rather not go through the hassle of the transfer, but I don’t know if I have much of a choice as I depend on audio playback for my career.
Yes, there are plans to make the audio shortcode work with HTML5 and roll-back to Flash if necessary.
That is great news. Thank you!
It is indeed great news. We* want a platform that allows us to focus on content and presentation, without having to worry about the many combinations of hardware and software being used to view our blogs.
* This is one of the few times I feel justified in using “we” to denote the wishes of many WP.com bloggers. My usual posting mode is “This what I think, many others consider it crazy.”
Actually the code works perfectly for me. I just went to HTML edit mode (instead of Visual) and inserted the code provided including the
Obviously had to delete the existing soundcloud shortcodes as they still call the Flash widget.
On your Soundcloud Set or Track Go to Share > Customise Player > HTML5
Get the code > Insert to post (HTML mode) > Save > Voilà!
That’s because you have a self-hosted WordPress.org blog. Neither iFrames, nor plugins are allowed on WordPress.com blogs.
For more on the differences between WordPress.com and WordPress.org, see http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/
Roger that thanks for correcting me. Doh! Was too eager to help. Won’t try again. I’d better leave it to the experts. :-)
Hey, any update on switching over our code to SoundCloud’s HTML5 version?
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