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Embedding Bandcamp
Old 12th February 2013
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Embedding Bandcamp

Is it possible to embed a Bandcamp link? I know BC gives you the option, but when I paste their code here it shows up as code instead of as an embedded player. Is this simply because GS doesn't support it? I searched, but couldn't find much. Thanks!
Old 12th February 2013
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Originally Posted by White Elephant View Post
Is it possible to embed a Bandcamp link? I know BC gives you the option, but when I paste their code here it shows up as code instead of as an embedded player. Is this simply because GS doesn't support it? I searched, but couldn't find much. Thanks!
Correct.

BC, like a lot of online media outfits, now uses an 'iframe' for its widget embeds -- which is basically just a little 'window' in the hosting page that shows the content of another web page.

Because of the open-ended nature of an iframe, it's typical to not allow them, or allow them only on a case-by-case basis.

So, GS has chosen to allow SoundCloud's iframes, but not BandCamp's.

I don't know, but perhaps because outifts like BandCamp and CD Baby are set up more as stores than simple media streaming/download points, the GS PTB decided to go with just the not-so-commerce-oriented SoundCloud. Or maybe they just thought their wave-graphic player looked cooler.


I do note that the current version of the SoundCloud player doesn't appear to be Adobe Flash based (or perhaps falls back to Flash in a non-HTML5 browser?) -- a HUGE plus from almost any perspective, since, in the time since Adobe bought Macromedia to get hold of Flash, that franchise has continued to deteriorate in terms of both reliability and security (the latest Flash mega-security warning was just this weekend -- only four days since the last crucial security fix!)... I think it's safe to say that if Macromedia Flash had been as big a disaster as Flash has proved to be under Adobe, that it would have never caught on in the first place. (And I've been a licensed Flash developer.)
Old 12th February 2013
  #3
Thanks for the detailed reply!!
Hey MODS, any chance of Bandcamp embedding support any time soon?
Old 22nd October 2013
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Old 29th October 2013
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Hi GS folks, as per other posts on this thread, I think we need to have Bandcamp integration allowed on GS too.
Old 7th August 2016
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bump. Agreed!
Old 26th December 2016
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Bandcamp with no intention to sell

Bump

A lot of us (I'd guess) release music on Bandcamp (and only there) for free, so it would be a welcome addition to the SC support in order to share relevant examples of gear use in music etc.
Old 2nd March 2017
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Bump

Sure would be nice !!
Old 7th April 2018
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*bump*
Old 26th August 2018
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bump in August 18
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