I am the owner of a website that is currently being edited. My webdesigner works with webflow. I am not very familiar with webdesign.
I have a simple question though: what is the best solution regarding sound embedding?
I need to display mostly sound design (that is, not music but interesting sounds) with or without videos. I need these to be uploaded fast for the people who will visit my website. Sound quality is important. I might also have to upload audio programming tutorials, that could be 5 mn long, with an overall excellent sound and image definition.
I also need the aesthetics of the embedded elements to be as nice as possible on my website.
The cost of having a pro soundcloud account might be an issue. I don’t intend to sell any thing via Soundcloud, but if the result is worth it, why not?
I also have a server, but apparently it is not possible to embed contents from my own server. Is that right?
One option would be to host audio files on dropbox and used the HTML audio tag to place an audio element on your page.
Get a free dropbox account.
Add the mp3 to your dropbox so it is available publicly.
get the share link for example -
change the url - remove “dl=0” and add “raw=1”
Paste the direct link into the src area in the below video controls code
<audio controls="" name="media"><source src="" type="audio/mpeg"></audio>
This gives you
<audio controls="" name="media"><source src="https://www.dropbox.com/s/0do9xvbxz0jz9a3/02%20The%20Way%20You%20Look%20Tonight.mp3?raw=1" type="audio/mpeg"></audio>
Use the code Embed in Webflow to paste this where you want it to appear on the page.
Thanks a lot for the tip. I’ll give it a try in order to see what it looks like. As far as the styling is concerned, I find soundcloud very unsatisfactory. I’d rather have something basic. I’ll check with the webdesigner what he suggests. I’d like to be able to integrate an elegant player in the website, but I don’t have access to the code.