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Hi! Several of my download links for tracks are broken and yielding 404 errors.

Here is one track for which downloads seem to be broken:
https://soundcloud.com/erickofman/haber-a-small-quick-little-war-1/s-7FV5m

Here is another:
https://soundcloud.com/erickofman/haber-under-the-linden-trees-1/s-paOqQ

It appears my collaborator is having difficulty accessing others as well, though I can access them. Seems like some sort of permissions issue potentially?

This is the message I am getting:

This api.soundcloud.com page can’t be found

No webpage was found for the web address:https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/461222658/download?secret_token=s-jmsba&client_id=L6pWQKWWm6oT4Nv0mTWEkxKypNpleA5m&oauth_token=2-290097-11138233-YbnNO3knYhjW5vO
HTTP ERROR 404
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Best answer by Mathis 8 April 2019, 15:02

Hi there,

Apologies about the troubles with this. There was a bug on SoundCloud's end which has now been fixed, so you should be all set.

Cheers
Mathis
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I have the same issue, also when trying to download a (totally different) file
Same here, any download link, error 404.
Having the same issue with all Downloads but my own 🤔
Same issue here. Tried multiple songs on multiple browsers and then repeated on another computer and still nothing. That was about 24 hours ago. Still nothing currently.
same here. get the same error message for every file.
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Hi there,

Apologies about the troubles with this. There was a bug on SoundCloud's end which has now been fixed, so you should be all set.

Cheers
Mathis
https://soundcloud.com/deepnezzaudio/trekka-the-descent

still receiving the same kind of error message as the other people here!

When i click the download button on the link above^ it does NOT work, i get that error page

https://soundcloud.com/trekkadubs/trekka-the-descent-dnafree038

HOWEVER on this upload^^ which is literally the same exact file, was uploaded to my page and the downloads are working fine!

This is frustrating because if i release music through labels and channels, people need to be able to direct download.

https://soundcloud.com/deepnezzaudio
https://soundcloud.com/subworldaudio
all direct downloads from these two channels receive the same error message
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https://soundcloud.com/deepnezzaudio/trekka-the-descent
still receiving the same kind of error message as the other people here!

When i click the download button on the link above^ it does NOT work, i get that error page

https://soundcloud.com/trekkadubs/trekka-the-descent-dnafree038
HOWEVER on this upload^^ which is literally the same exact file, was uploaded to my page and the downloads are working fine!

This is frustrating because if i release music through labels and channels, people need to be able to direct download.

https://soundcloud.com/deepnezzaudiohttps://soundcloud.com/subworldaudioall direct downloads from these two channels receive the same error message


Apologies about this - checked in with our engineers again and it should now finally be working.
@Mathis is there any chance that the above issues have caused secret_tokens to change? we have experienced a strange issue where secret_tokens for private content have 'changed' when viewing the 'Embed' tab on a track.
@Mathis we can definitely see this as an issue, it appears that all secret tokens are no longer working correctly. Any attempt to stream private content is resulting in a '401 unauthorised error'.

The embed widget and 'Download Original' links within the SoundCloud interface are also non-functional. This outage is causing widespread failure across our app - has there been any official communication about the issue? Please confirm with your engineers.

The only thing that has worked so far is making tracks 'public'. Making them private again resets secret tokens (which also don't work). Playlist secret tokens do work, but for us to use playlist tokens we would need to do a massive bulk change to all soundcloud tracks.

This request works, but the subsequent stream request returns a 401.
code:
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/(track_id).json?client_id=(client_id)


Can you please provide an ETA/update/confirmation of the issue.

code:
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/(track_Id)/stream?client_id=(client_id)&secret_token=(secret_token)

@Mathis I to am having the same 404 error when attempting to download these specific tracks:

https://soundcloud.com/lacyyoung/a-meditation-for-when-you-want-to-go-into-the-unknown/s-ZYCGj

https://soundcloud.com/lacyyoung/a-short-meditation-for-when-you-need-to-be-reminded-that-you-are-a-good-friend/s-G9dHu

https://soundcloud.com/lacyyoung/energy-warehouse-visualization/s-ewB3m

On another note, these next 2 tracks I have will not download as an Mp3 they just download as the line of codes... is there a solution for this as well?

https://soundcloud.com/lacyyoung/gift-to-yourself-meditation/s-R4oC4

https://soundcloud.com/lacyyoung/refilling-your-personal-energy/s-0iogd

Thank You!
@Mathis Want to jump on this thread to see if the problem has come back in another form. For as long as I've been using the API, you can use a playlists’ secret_token to play private tracks in that playlist. Yesterday, this functionality stopped working. I really want to know if this is a bug or the behavior of the API moving forward.

After calling:
code:
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/607416549/stream?secret_token={PLAYLIST-SECRET-TOKEN}&client_id={CLIENT-ID}


I get the following error:
code:
Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found)