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Hi. I have a bunch of podcasts to upload. Is it possible to upload multiple tracks at once?
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Best answer by Zealarts 25 January 2019, 00:06

As of 25/01/2019 the above point appears to have been fixed.
Multiple files can be uploaded
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Hey hey,

Yes, this is possible. From the upload page, https://soundcloud.com/upload, click on Upload, then choose multiple files to upload. It maybe worth putting all of the files into one folder on your computer first to navigate easily.

One note on the order of the tracks - your episodes are reflected on your profile in the order they were uploaded (reverse chronologically, with the newest uploads on top). Currently, this cannot be changed when uploading a batch and before saving. So, say a shorter episode (which might be the newer episode though) that is uploaded faster then a longer episode will likely appear further down your profile, as it touched our servers first. I hope this makes sense (realising this is a bit difficult to explain).

Happy Uploading,
Mathis
Is it also possible to bulk upload the meta data for a podcast? We have several hundred episodes we want to move over all with images and descriptions.

We also need the pub date to reflect the original publication date. Is this possible?
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Is it also possible to bulk upload the meta data for a podcast? We have several hundred episodes we want to move over all with images and descriptions.

We also need the pub date to reflect the original publication date. Is this possible?

We have the same issue!
Is it also possible to bulk upload the meta data for a podcast? We have several hundred episodes we want to move over all with images and descriptions.

We also need the pub date to reflect the original publication date. Is this possible?

We have the same issue! Is it possible to bulk upload the meta data for a podcast?.........

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Is it also possible to bulk upload the meta data for a podcast? We have several hundred episodes we want to move over all with images and descriptions.

We also need the pub date to reflect the original publication date. Is this possible?

yes this is possible using the http API.

using the api you can specify all the extra metadata and track info (including images). there are a few different ways you might want to script all this so its all automated. i personally use python. i can just hand it any number of audio files or a directory of audio files and off it goes. global values can be set for all uploads such as tags/keywords/image/etc. individual per track values can be parsed from the filename or ID3 data already present in the audio file.

also if im not mistaken the upload date of the track will be used for the pubdate on the rss feeds. if you wish to make it known that it is indeed a different date than the upload date, there is an original release date field on the track edit page were you can specify a date.
Is it also possible to bulk upload the meta data for a podcast? We have several hundred episodes we want to move over all with images and descriptions.

We also need the pub date to reflect the original publication date. Is this possible?

That sounded just Greek.let me google: "How to use HTTP API on soundcloud" 😕
Hi,
There is a bug/issue with uploading multiple files

OS: Win 10, Chrome v71, uploading single or multiple MP3 files
Issue: when uploading files a javascript error causes subsequent uploads to fail.
The result is that one needs to refresh the page load (ie on track list) and then upload each file 1 by 1...



Upon clicking 'Save' at the base of this form the file does save but also throws a JS error. Subsequent uploads then do not save until the page is refreshed/reloaded.


Therefore, if uploading more than 1 file the first that you click 'Save' will actually save, the remainder will not and the save button will just hang waiting for JS to finish processing, which it does not...
Trying to re-upload once the JS error occurred will break any further uploads until a refresh occurs.
As of 25/01/2019 the above point appears to have been fixed.
Multiple files can be uploaded