What to do when my track is stuck in processing?

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Hey there creators,

We sometimes see users getting in touch, explaining their newest and freshest tracks are stuck in processing. Yikes! This can have a number of issues. Here's what you can do to sort this out:

  • Please make sure you've uploaded your track in a compatible audio format. Some formats get their way through the upload, however our encoder then fails to convert the track for streaming, at which point you would see the track as being "processing". We support AIFF, WAVE (WAV), FLAC, ALAC, OGG, MP2, MP3, AAC, AMR, and WMA files. The maximum file size is 5GB. Tracks that are over 6 hours and 45 minutes long will not be able to be transcoded by our system.
  • Check our Status Blog to make sure that there are not any problems occurring around the transcoding process at this time.
  • Delete the pending track from your SoundCloud profile and re-upload it.

If you've recorded the track directly in your browser, chances are that the flash plugin has crashed in the background 😕 Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do from our end to help recover this recording. For future reference, we recommend to use an audio recording- or editing software to make sure you can always come back to the recording project file. Once you're happy with your recording, you can export the track from the software into a compatible audio format, and upload the file from your browser.

We hope this helps.

Happy uploading everyone

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Hello did you had any luck? I am having the same problem

I am trying to upload a file which is about 1 hour long but it seems to just be stuck on "this track is being processed". It's been there for about 24 hours. I've also tried reuploading and it happened again.

It's definitely less than 1GB in size ( I think about 600MB) and I have lot's of room in my account. I've uploaded songs of this length plenty of times before.

Has any one any suggestions?

Thanks in advance,

It's my first time uploading a track here on Soundcloud so I'm not an expert or something. But; I upload it and it said something like " your track has been uploaded". so, then I go to my profile and when I click on -tracks- there is my track but it says "This track is being processed". I did some research and the problem seemed to be solved by trying to delete the track and uploading it again: I tried it and it won?t upload anyway. What should I do next? I also tried to upload my track just with the name of it but it won?t work:( help me pls
also, my English is not perfect:) (I'm from Switzerland)
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I'm about to just say 'To hell with it', give up, and mive to a different platform.

Some help would be appreciated.

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