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How do I generate a download (not embed player) link?

  • 24 January 2017
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Hi all,

I'm new, and I did this a couple of times and now can't seem to do it again. I need a link with this configuration:

https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/xxxxxxxx/download?secret_token=s-xxxxx&client_id=a3e059563d7fd3372b49b37f00a00bcf

...but the best I can do is a "WordPress code" with this configuration:

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/xxxxxxxx?secret_token=s-xxxxx" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]

... and then cut and paste to get the needed link - serious PITA. I need a plain vanilla download link, no player, no redirect back here to SoundCloud. How did I do this the first time? These are private files, and will be linked to a membership site. I do have the files set to enable download.

Clueless... thank you!

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Hi there,

It is not possible to create a direct download link via SoundCloud. You could add public tracks of yours to your RSS feed, though. This would in fact create a link that ends with .mp3. To find the URL, open a new browser window, paste your RSS feed URL into the address field and hit enter. You will now see a lot of text. cmd+f / ctrl+f will let you search for - for instance - ".mp3" to find the URL.

Here's how to add a track to your RSS feed: https://help.soundcloud.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003451347-Adding-tracks-to-your-RSS-feed

Hope this workaround does the trick for you :-)

Cheers
Mathis
Here's what I figured out:
https://soundcloudcommunity.com/share-embed-230064/no-dowload-track-options-for-the-embed-player-i-need-it-for-my-wordpress-site-7364231/index1.html#post17984694

I figured out a workaround for now. Download link template is below:

https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/TRACK ID NUMBER/download?client_id=a3e059563d7fd3372b49b37f00a00bcf

Click "Share" on your track. Go to the "Embed" page. Click the "Wordpress Code" box. The 9 digit number after "https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/" is your track ID number. Plug that number into the above link where it says "TRACK ID NUMBER." Now test the link. past it in your browser and hit return. The track should automatically start downloading.

I tried this out with a number of downloadable Soundcloud hosted content from other people's pages, and it worked every time.

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