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Auto- play of recommended tracks : option off?



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How about auto-play exemption for all Pro users? :p
I'm already looking for an alternative audio host.
I think I speak for everyone here when I say this is a huge problem and it needs to be fixed. Twice now I have had those same embarrassing experiences in the last month or two. This girl told me, "well I liked the first track anyway." I had to explain that everything else she heard wasn't me. Anyway, I have devised a half-solution which I will be using for the moment. In the embed coding you can turn off autoplay, and there is a way to modify the embed code to act as a link. Here is what it looks like for one of my tracks. Some of the HTML code may not display all that great below, but you should be able to see the point.

Here is the embed code:
<iframe width="100%" height="450" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w. soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/234264446&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true"></iframe>

Now here is the modified embed code; I removed most of the beginning of the code right up to the first "HTTPS". Then I removed everything after "hide_related=false":

https://w. soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/234264446&auto_play=false&hide_related=false

In both cases above I added a space between the "w." and "soundcloud.com" so that the HTML code would display as code. For either of them to work properly, this space has to be removed first. Here is the working hyperlink for the above fix: https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/234264446&auto_play=fal...

I hope people find this helpful! And I REALLY hope soundcloud fixes this soon.

Cheers,

Jeff

Weirdly they actually are by some metrics the largest music service in the world in terms of usage (global monthly average unique users); much bigger by that metric than Pandora or Spotify according to the best data available. They also are the biggest in terms of the number of tracks (not surprisingly). Still, I totally agree that this is a serious problem that could eventually topple them if content producers get frustrated enough and opt to leave the platform.
Count me in on dismay over the the auto-play feature. Why should we premium users pay to have our cuts instantly go to something that has nothing to do with what we uploaded? All for building the audio community, but come on. I uploaded sound of my mom talking about the Pope, and when it was over my dad e-mailed me to let me know it instantly went to, in his words, "someone grinding and having sex." While I did laugh at that, it's not really exactly what I wanted.

Also--Since it sounds like SoundCloud really doesn't want to fix this problem, do any other users have recommendations on other audio uploading sites that professionals could use? Some have mentioned YouTube? Sorry, SoundCloud, hate to do it, but this really isn't an option anymore. Sorry!

Time to move to Spreaker
You can get a script which stops recommended tracks from automatically playing here (click on the question mark to learn how to install the script).
Time to move to Spreaker
Hi there JosueP,

Thanks for voicing your opinion about that. I do understand your point of view and have forwarded it to the relevant product team accordingly. You have not overlooked anything and seem to be aware of our algorithm - currently, continuous play of recommended tracks is not a feature that can be disabled - sorry.

All the best,
Mathis

I PAID for this service... not controlling what is played on my page is like Communism...... Give me options !!! I spent money to promote ME, not anyone else..... especially music that has no similarity to mine.... I have some friggin' irritating rap song that myself and other listeners have to listen to over and over and over......... now fix this please !
Hi there JosueP,

Thanks for voicing your opinion about that. I do understand your point of view and have forwarded it to the relevant product team accordingly. You have not overlooked anything and seem to be aware of our algorithm - currently, continuous play of recommended tracks is not a feature that can be disabled - sorry.

All the best,
Mathis

Do they still not have this fixed?????? I work with veterans with military sexual trauma. One of the recommended songs if full of swear words and rape/assault imagery. There is seriously no way to stop it from playing that particular song every time i share one of my songs. Anyone. Is there a better service for sharing songs? info@warriorsongs.org if you know how to stop this. I would have guessed that they are charging these people to promote their songs, but it's the same offensive rape song every single time.
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Hi there JosueP,

Thanks for voicing your opinion about that. I do understand your point of view and have forwarded it to the relevant product team accordingly. You have not overlooked anything and seem to be aware of our algorithm - currently, continuous play of recommended tracks is not a feature that can be disabled - sorry.

All the best,
Mathis

Many of those that have said where they are going seem to be moving to BandCamp. I also like YouTube, Reverb Nation.
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Hi there JosueP,

Thanks for voicing your opinion about that. I do understand your point of view and have forwarded it to the relevant product team accordingly. You have not overlooked anything and seem to be aware of our algorithm - currently, continuous play of recommended tracks is not a feature that can be disabled - sorry.

All the best,
Mathis

I actually got a response back from Soundcloud management, they very succinctly said that they have no plans to change how auto-play system is set up.

I think it's a good service for podcasting but if you are a musician probably best to move on to greener pastures.
This is my least favourite thing about Soundcloud by FAR! I'm currently trying to send some tracks as portfolio for a job and I'm trying to make a page to embed them in to stop the autoplay misrepresenting my work. It is a huge hassle! I'm frustrated at having been a paid user for years and using Soundcloud to represent MY OWN work, then having this feature forced upon me with no option at turning it off. I don't use Soundcloud to share other people's work, I need it to share my own work so I can get jobs!

I am currently looking at alternatives to Soundcloud as this problem is significant to me, I really hope they offer an option to turn it off as otherwise I really like Soundcloud!
I think I speak for everyone here when I say this is a huge problem and it needs to be fixed. Twice now I have had those same embarrassing experiences in the last month or two. This girl told me, "well I liked the first track anyway." I had to explain that everything else she heard wasn't me. Anyway, I have devised a half-solution which I will be using for the moment. In the embed coding you can turn off autoplay, and there is a way to modify the embed code to act as a link. Here is what it looks like for one of my tracks. Some of the HTML code may not display all that great below, but you should be able to see the point.

Here is the embed code:
<iframe width="100%" height="450" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w. soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/234264446&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true"></iframe>

Now here is the modified embed code; I removed most of the beginning of the code right up to the first "HTTPS". Then I removed everything after "hide_related=false":

https://w. soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/234264446&auto_play=false&hide_related=false

In both cases above I added a space between the "w." and "soundcloud.com" so that the HTML code would display as code. For either of them to work properly, this space has to be removed first. Here is the working hyperlink for the above fix: https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/234264446&auto_play=fal...

I hope people find this helpful! And I REALLY hope soundcloud fixes this soon.

Cheers,

Jeff

Great workaround Jeff, thank you! I wish I didn't have to use a workaround though!
Why is this still even an issue? THERE NEEDS TO BE A WAY TO PREVENT CRAP FROM PLAYING AFTER I LISTEN TO A PLAYLIST. I have some quiet sermons and chants, and when the playlist is done, you guys start playing GANGSTER RAP AS A RECOMMEND SONG.

WHAT ON EARTH IS YOU PROBLEM? GANGSTER RAP IS NOT AT ALL RELATED TO MY PLAYLIST.

Is SoundCloud THAT RETARDED to force this CRAP into my speakers???????

If you insist in playing others crap after a playlist is complete, you could AT LEAST allow us to pick the genre.

:@:?:@
If it's actually the case that I have no control over auto play, is it too much to ask that the auto play tracks, which come on after listeners check out our ep, are at least in a similar genre to ours?
80's style punk followed by a fairly raunchy (even by our loose standards) rap song sorta shoots your claims of related genres to Hell.
How can I ensure that our friends don't have to be assaulted by the totally unrelated tracks they've been forced to hear after ours?
I've only had a paid SC account for a year, so I'm fairly sure we'll bail from SC in April. This really is not what I wanted.
3 years and this is still a problem?

I record hypnosis files.
it is a problem for my listeners to wake up hearing something they didn't consent and agree to listen to, even if your algorithm thinks they will like it.

does staff actually look at these forums?
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