It is now possible to embed YouTube (audio/video) and SoundCloud (audio) clips in posts here.

Here's how:

  1. Upload your audio to the respective site.

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

    I'm trying to reproduce this performance...



    I can't quite capture this sound...


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

    soundcloud player

You can see some examples of this in action at

Head on over to the main site and try it out!

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    Thanks! This is a great addition.
    – NReilingh
    Commented Jul 7, 2011 at 15:37
  • yeeepe i asked for this feature :D Commented Jul 10, 2011 at 7:53
  • Thanks, this is brilliant!
    – Bella
    Commented Jul 12, 2011 at 20:37
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    @Brahadeesh I don't think so. I think the featured tag expired at some point but did not show up as an edit and my edit was the next one after it expired.
    – Dom Mod
    Commented May 14, 2020 at 13:21
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    @Brahadeesh they do that naturally now, but it shows up as a community edit
    – Dom Mod
    Commented May 14, 2020 at 14:53

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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:


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


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