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Where to upload MP3s so invited people can play them without downloading, on phone?

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    Where to upload MP3s so invited people can play them without downloading, on phone?

    I've a bunch of MP3s of carol piano accompaniments for a choir thingie. Two big to email everyone involved. I'd like to put them online for free, in a way that requires the absolute least technical savvy for other users - i.e. go to a web-page, click on a track and it plays without having to download. On Windows/Mac that's easy but I'm not so sure about iOS/Android. Do the common cloud providers like DropBox provide automatic playback of MP3s even on mobile devices, or does someone else? Would something more music-focused like SoundCloud work or does that require everyone registers (not great)?
    Allowing people to download for offline listening is needed too, so they can dump them in their music collection.

    If it's not incredibly simple for all the other people, it just won't work, really need a "just works" solution.

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    #2
    You defo don't need to log in to listen to soundcloud. here is a site that has a couple of soundcloud and mixcloud clips embedded jeffrey wentworth stevens I would put them up on that and send the links as an email. Even suity would know what to do with it.

    You might even be a able to embed the player into the email.

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      #3
      Was doing full videos last year but think same applies to sound only. Getting reliable operation in all browsers is tricky. Upload to Youtube is best option, otherwise best thing I found was this. Was ok on my Android, brother's Ipad and an ancient old PC with IE6.

      https://github.com/etianen/html5media/wiki

      You can also add fallbacks, ie when one method or file type does not work it falls back to another file type. Summit like this webpage should play on most things, you can use MP3 instead. That links also covers audio files.

      <!DOCTYPE HTML>
      <html>

      <head>
      <!--http://html5media.info/-->
      <script src="http://api.html5media.info/1.1.6/html5media.min.js"></script>
      </head>

      <body>

      <video src="content/damnation.mp4" width="800" height="40" controls preload autoplay>
      <source src="content/damnation.ogv" type="video/ogg" />
      <source src="content/damnation.webm" type="video/webm" />
      <object data="content/damnation.mp4" width="800" height="40">
      <embed src="content/damnation.swf" width="800" height="40">
      <p>If no video playing. Click <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8p1O18YNNpY&list=xxxxxxx">here</a> to view it.</p>
      </object>
      </video>

      </body></html>

      PS Obviously put on any webhost. Most internet providers usually provide some webspace, not that anyone ever uses it.
      Last edited by xoggoth; 30 November 2014, 22:06.
      bloggoth

      If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'
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        #4
        Come to think of it, it was audio files I did, under an image so above should work. "800" height="40" stuff defines control size. You need ogg to work reliably in firefox. Make copies in any format here for free:

        List with audio converter tools

        And yes it does just work when you go to the page, that's what autoplay does. You can hide controls by setting width and height to zero.
        Last edited by xoggoth; 1 December 2014, 14:26.
        bloggoth

        If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'
        John Wayne (My guru, not to be confused with my beloved prophet Jeremy Clarkson)

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          #5
          When ever I've uploaded MP3s to my http://www.mediafire.com/ account it spits out links for both downloading and listening.

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