If you’re like me, you’ve been frustrated with not being able to post your SoundCloud track to your Facebook page for some reason. I’ve tried the fixes found here from SoundCloud’s support to no avail.
After doing some testing, I’ve figured out why I’ve been having issues.
If you create your own graphics, you may have used .png files for your graphics, due to its lossless compression (meaning it doesn’t compromise quality even when compressed). This is the problem. Unfortunately, when using SoundCloud’s player in a post on FaceBook, the player will not show if you used a .png file for your image of that track. When using FaceBook’s debugger tool, the field og:image will be blank. When you post the link on Facebook, the picture will not show, and the player will not be available in the Facebook post. See the images below:
Debugger sample on a post that won’t work
Sample of a non-working SoundCloud post
Both Week 27 and 28 were using .png files for images. By changing the image in SoundCloud to a .jpg version, the player now works as intended. I’ve switched it up on Week 29, and now we’re good to go.
Using a .jpg instead of a .png
Player now shows with the .jpg.
Hope this helps! As many of you have seen, it’s not like I’m not working on music, just haven’t had time for the blog. That’ll change, so expect some new articles and things in the near future, to go along with the plethora of beats I’ve released these past 200+ days. =]
This here is a personal post, so there really isn’t much you might get out of this, aside from some advice I guess if you have a group and are suffering from that “creative differences” bug that groups tend to get that cause them to split. Read on if you’re on that boat, or if you just want to know more about me. =]
Back in 2000, right before I finished high school, I figured out how to make beats. I always wanted to rhyme, and two of my best friends, Doc and K, wanted in. And so, the group D.i.c.K. (lol at that name, horrible choice, and that was mostly my fault) was born. The name was an acronym built on our rap pseudonyms, Doc L, iLL cHrome (MooN ShynE), and K-Dogg (K-Maculate).
After two years of that, we disbanded over creative differences, or more specifically, I was just too dicator-like. After a few years, I understood that, and it was only then I started to really value what a true collaboration was like. I did collaborate with them a few times, but on separate projects and never together like before.
Years later, after some time apart (though we never truly lost touch, just weren’t seeing each other nearly as often), we all ended up hanging out again and staying connected. Eventually, K and I started Black and Blue Ink. with two albums recorded so far, and now Doc is back.
To say that I’m happy he’s back is an understatement. I feel now that my musical life is complete again because I have my two original brothers with me. The only thing to truly seal the deal is for us to record a track again. Three solid verses from three solid emcees on a beat. If we record an album, I’d be ecstatic, and this time we’d all enjoy it, and we’d all get as creative as possible. It’d be amazing, I’m sure. The BBI albums were great projects, and I’m sure these next projects with Doc will be just as awesome.
The one thing I appreciate about being a solo artist is that you have no boundaries. Since I have the freedom to be both in a group and a solo artist at the same time, I can just divide up my ideas between my solo self or group self, whichever is more appropriate. When I’m in group mode, we make the best of the sum of our parts. Any ideas that I don’t use with the group I can use on my own, and I wouldn’t have any reservations about that.
My goal now is to see how creative my boys can get. I want to see Doc rhyme the breaks off a beat like I know he can do, K hit the track off with some off the wall stuff, and I want to get a couple of moments where we all listen to a mix and go crazy because the illness we are listening to was a product of all of our ideas. High-fives, pounds, and cheering all around. That kind of experience. I’ve been there with everyone I’ve worked with, except the two of them at the same time, at least recently.
Here’s hoping to that! =] And here’s the first track we’ve done in 10 years, called “Our Times.” Hopefully, it’ll be the first of many. =]
More to come from us. 2012 is shaping up to be a great year for MsP, after a fairly quiet 2011. =]
I know it’s been a while since the blog has been active, and what better way to get back into it than a new song? =]
After debating for a while on how to attack a new album, I’ve finally come up with some really good ideas I want to put down. This is the first of a number of tracks that will be coming out in the next few months.
Here’s the new album name: Phase 4 – Take the Lead
This one’s a really old version of T-RackS that I’ve used to help me master finished mixes. If you don’t know how to master tracks or can’t afford someone else to do it, you can use this app to maximize the sound out of your tracks. Later incarnations of this app include VST versions that you can use on your DAW’s, so if you like this app, you may want to research the newer versions of T-RackS as well as other similar apps such as iZotope Ozone.