can I embed my own sound files in a story?

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13 Feb, 2020 10:24 PM

I'd like to do a Backyard Science story describing a young male song sparrow's progress in learning his song. I've made some voice recordings that show how he's been doing, but am not sure if there's a direct way to embed them to a story. If there's no direct way perhaps you could direct me to a workaround. I do have my own server so could add links from the story to the individual MP3 files.

Thoughts? Ideas?


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Daily Kos Staff on 13 Feb, 2020 11:53 PM

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    Aww, how cool.

    Well, what an interesting question, and having the sound files as part of the story would be fascinating.

    We do permit embedding of Soundcloud files for sure, though I don't know how simple it is to use that platform. If you have your own server, I am betting you won't find it too difficult to create an account there and upload some files to it. I have not used it myself in that way, but apparently there is a way to upload a file and provide access only to those who have a specific link to it.

    If that turns out not to be a productive path, please feel free to return and let us know. It might be possible to devise another workaround.

  2. 2 Posted by bwren on 14 Feb, 2020 12:46 AM

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    Nifty cool! I'll check out Soundcloud and see how it works. In the meantime, I'm relearning how to use my audio editor so it might be a bit before everythingl comes together. Thanks so much.


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