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Sam Inglis
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SoundCloud embeds: Flash vs HTML5
      30/01/13 02:02 PM
I'm putting together a little website at the moment, and want to embed SoundCloud players for a few tracks. When I've done this in the past, I used the Flash version of the embedded SoundCloud player. This is tried and tested, and very customisable, but of course doesn't work on iOS devices, isn't standards-compliant, and so on.

SoundCloud themselves seem to be encouraging everyone to move over to the new HTML5 player instead, so I thought I'd give that a go. So far I'm not very encouraged. The player is fixed (huge) height, can't be coloured, you can't hide the artist name or track title, in Firefox it randomly seems to ignore the instruction to hide artwork, and my friend who's testing the site says he can't get it to work in IE9. Haven't had a chance to test it on iOS yet, but I'm wondering whether to go back to the old version for the time being. Any thoughts? Any sneaky customising tips that I don't know about? I'm wondering if it might be time to look into the Custom Player, but my heart slightly sinks at the prospect...

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