Topic: reviewer folk: embedding a track from bandcamp/soundcloud in a review

BANDCAMP

dead easy....

"How do I embed a track or album on my blog, web site, MySpace page, etc?

Just click "Share" on any track or album page -- you'll see a menu of all the sharing options there."

once you click 'share', choose 'other' and then 'venti' to get the code. copy and paste that in your review. alternatively if you're not comfy with that, just send me a link to a song you want to embed. you can pick a song or the whole album i believe.

it is also possible to do this with a youtube video, but requires a bit of tweaking as the default size is too big to fit on the review.

bandcamp e.g.

<iframe style="position: relative; display: block; width: 300px; height: 100px" 
src="http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/track=3478680585/size=grande/bgcol=FFFFFF/linkcol=4285BB/" 
allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0">
<a href="http://protectors.bandcamp.com/track/one-giant-step">One Giant 
Step by protectors</a></iframe>

example: http://www.collective-zine.co.uk/reviews/?id=7991

Re: reviewer folk: embedding a track from bandcamp/soundcloud in a review

Cool!

Re: reviewer folk: embedding a track from bandcamp/soundcloud in a review

Is it at all possible to embed soundcloud? either on forum or reviews?

Re: reviewer folk: embedding a track from bandcamp/soundcloud in a review

reviews yes, forum not yet. looking into whether the forum can handle bandcamp or soundcloud.

SOUNDCLOUD

to embed soundcloud, click 'share' on the song, and then highlight the embed code

<object height="81" width="100%"> <param name="movie" 
value="http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F12691057">
</param> <param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param> 
<embed allowscriptaccess="always" height="81" 
src="http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F12691057"
 type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="100%"></embed> </object>  <span><a 
href="http://soundcloud.com/seaowlseaowl/idea-shower-time">Idea Shower - Time</a> by <a 
href="http://soundcloud.com/seaowlseaowl">Sea Owl</a></span>

see example:

http://www.collective-zine.co.uk/reviews/?id=7947

this works well. thanks for suggesting it!

Re: reviewer folk: embedding a track from bandcamp/soundcloud in a review

Also sorry to keep asking stuff but do you/anyone else know how to embed youtube without the picture appearing, so it's just the bar at the bottom? I've seen it done in a few places but can't work out how. Looks a bit tidier if there's just a still image or something you don't need to see.

Re: reviewer folk: embedding a track from bandcamp/soundcloud in a review

i don't know the answer to that one.

Re: reviewer folk: embedding a track from bandcamp/soundcloud in a review

Do you want this done for most reviews, if possible?

I know I'd end up buying even more things if I could listen to a song after a review.. smile

Re: reviewer folk: embedding a track from bandcamp/soundcloud in a review

it'd be cool if people could start doing it, yes smile

Re: reviewer folk: embedding a track from bandcamp/soundcloud in a review

This is cool as.

a thug changes and love changes and best friends become strangers word up

Re: reviewer folk: embedding a track from bandcamp/soundcloud in a review

reclaiming music from the 1 line mediafire bloggers!

Re: reviewer folk: embedding a track from bandcamp/soundcloud in a review

Exactly. Reading reviews is sick but it'd have to be some review to not listen first before you dive right in!

a thug changes and love changes and best friends become strangers word up

Re: reviewer folk: embedding a track from bandcamp/soundcloud in a review

Nice touch!

Re: reviewer folk: embedding a track from bandcamp/soundcloud in a review

it is also possible to do this with a youtube video, but requires a bit of tweaking as the default size is too big to fit on the review.

I think with youtube embed code, you could jigger about the width / height values perhaps?
<iframe title="YouTube video player" width="480" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/lhgd9KggL10" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Re: reviewer folk: embedding a track from bandcamp/soundcloud in a review

good idea.

Re: reviewer folk: embedding a track from bandcamp/soundcloud in a review

yep, that's right kunal - you have to just keep the ratio.