I'll just say this one last time in a separate thread and close the topic
once and for all, because it makes me feel like a complaining old man.
I know many of you use soundcloud to share and distribute your material,
and I certainly can understand why, since SC seems to offer a very
convenient platform to do so and facilitate exposure and feedback from
others. No trouble there; maybe I'll jump on board the soundcloud train
if and when I ever have any audio worth sharing.
Now, as you all know, soundcloud uses a flash-based player and does not
seem to allow direct download by default. As a result, should I wish to
sample material posted on soundcloud I need to 1) fire up GNOME, 2) fire
up Orca, 3) fire up iceweasel, 4) memorise and copy the URL, 5) plug
some headphones in my computer's on-board sound interface, because audio
doesn't play through my main JACK setup, 6) wrestle with the partially
accessible SC flash player. This is my personal experience, but I know
from previous threads that other users on this list face at least some
of the same issues. I therefore think many on this list would be more
likely to comment on shared material if direct links were provided or
if, at least, direct download were enabled on soundcloud.
Most of you have amazing material to share: please don't lock yourselves
into a platform!
All right, I rest my case.
Happy Halloween to all!
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