Month: June 2016

Adobe Flash and Chrome and SoundCloud

Early in the morning I opened Chrome to see how good or bad is my scroulette app. In Chrome music doesn’t play, wtf…

Dev console and the network tab showed me that browser trying to load some flashSound.swf stuff. Ok, Google…

This link , and this link , and this answer:

After investigation it seems to be related to issues with the flash player. Proof is that if you go here chrome://plugins/ and disactivate the flash player it will work again in Chrome. But obviously when developing a site you don’t want the site to work just for you.

Soundcloud Api seems to use soundmanager2 as a base to handle audio stream that itself have 2 modes flash and html5. The issue is that if the flash player is avaible it will try to use it and fail while if it’s not available it will just use html5 and work right away.

So, according to this comment I decided to know what’s going on with Adobe Flash. Yes, it was turned on and then I turned it off. Now scroulette works.

Bootstrap-like media queries

If you, kind stranger, ask me, what the hack is this post, I ‘ ll answer that it’s just for myself =)

This is a bone for responsive css like in bootstrap. Nothing more.

@media (min-width: 1200px) {}

@media (min-width: 992px) and (max-width: 1199px) {}

@media (min-width: 768px) and (max-width: 991px) {}

@media (max-width: 767px) {}

SC Roulette! Promote your songs with Soundcloud

I’m not a native speaker, so , please sorry=)

This text about small service, which (I hope so) will help you to promote your new sounds/songs on SoundCloud. Of course it’s free.

The target audience are new musicians, who doesn’t have enough followers on SoundCloud and listenings on it. This roulette is a collaboration between musicians: I listen to your music, you listen to my music. It’s simple (I think… I hope… I believe).

How does it work?

SC Roulette is a kind of roulette (surprise).  The main thing – you will listen to different music in almost random way.

So, first of all, it will be great to log in =)

Log in with SoundCloud

When you logged in for first time you ‘ ll get 10 free plays.

Remain listenings

Adding music to roulette:

1) Click “Get my SoundCloud sounds”


2) Click “Add to roulette”


After you ‘ ve added sound to roulette you ‘ ll see following messages: “In roulette already”.

In roulette already

And if you click “My sounds in roulette” you ‘ ll see all your music in system with sum of plays of your music.

Sounds in roulette


To start music listening click “Start roulette session”.


You’ll see the player.


Yes, I know, it’s ugly, but I think it’s also simple to understand what to do here, beauty will be later =)

So, you click “Play” and listen. The new listening point you’ll earn after a while: usually 45 seconds – depends on sound’s duration.

In the same momnet when you earn one listening point the link to the current sound will appear, you are able to go the song’s page.

Every time when somebody listen to your music one listening point will be deducted.

That’s it!


Video tutorial ENGLISH version

Video instruction in russian

P.S. I’m not a native speaker, so if you found mistakes, let me know, thanks =).