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Does SoundCloud embed metadata when generating the mp3?

  • 3 February 2016
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If I upload a .wav and enter all the pertinent metadata (title, description, release date, etc.) on the upload screen, does SoundCloud create the relevant ID3 metadata in the transcoded mp3?

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Hi Colorado College,

Hmmmm, it doesn't - however, that should not be necessary either, because if you enable downloads for your tracks, others will download the exact same file that you uploaded. The mp3-file is created for the sole purpose of streaming.

Cheers
Mathis
Thanks, Mathis! Isn't the mp3 also referenced by the rss feeds for podcasting?
Hi Colorado College,

Hmmmm, it doesn't - however, that should not be necessary either, because if you enable downloads for your tracks, others will download the exact same file that you uploaded. The mp3-file is created for the sole purpose of streaming.

Cheers
Mathis

Thanks for useful information.

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