It is now possible to embed YouTube and SoundCloud content in posts here.

Embedding Video or Audio

  1. Upload the content you want to embed to YouTube (for video/audio) or SoundCloud (audio only).

  2. When composing your post, paste the URL to the uploaded audio or video in the body, on a line by itself, like so:

    I'm trying to reproduce this performance...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vin9sapwkRU

    or

    I can't quite capture this sound...

    http://soundcloud.com/cyrilic/nintendo-super-mario-bros-ground-theme

  3. After you save the post, it will be rendered with an embedded player of the appropriate type:

YouTube player

soundcloud player

You can see some examples of this in action at

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This rocks. Thanks! :) –  Warrior Bob Jul 10 '11 at 6:03
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up vote 6 down vote accepted

Please note that when you sign up for SoundCloud (it's free!) none of the audio samples you upload will be public by default.

You must manually enable the clips you upload to be visible to the public for them to work here!

So when uploading to SoundCloud, look for the public / private toggle, and make sure it is enabled.

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After uploading, this can also be toggled on the track page by clicking the "share" button on the audio widget itself.

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The share dialog will indicate whether the track is currently public or private; click Make track public to ensure it can be shared here.

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Once you do that, simply paste the URL to the SoundCloud page for the audio clip on a line by itself, like so:

http://soundcloud.com/jatwood/fallout-opening-theme-maybe

this isn't enabled on meta, but works on the main site :)

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