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How to share music on Mokum

Mokum supports direct mp3-file URLs (including Dropbox links), Bandcamp, Soundcloud and Mixcloud. There are no plans to implement direct MP3 upload.

MP3 file URLs

If you have direct link to the MP3 file you can just paste it to the text area, submit the post and it will turn into an audio player automatically. You don’t even need to use the “♫” button. Dropbox links also work.

Advanced MP3 file URLs

You can create posts which look slightly better but require more effort. You will again need the direct link to MP3-file.

  • click “♫”;
  • paste the MP3 file URL into the text area on the left, press “Enter”;
  • enter the description of this file, such as name of the artist, album and song title, year, etc;
  • write some text in the main text area, click “Post”;

Bandcamp embeds

  • go to the track or album page, e.g. https://ambidextrous.bandcamp.com/
  • click “Share / Embed”;
  • click “Embed this album”;
  • click any rectangle;
  • copy HTML-code in the top-left field (begins with “<iframe src=”);
  • go to Mokum, click “♫”;
  • paste the HTML code to the text area on the left
  • write some text in the main text area, click “Post”

If you are using privacy blockers such as uBlock Origin, you will probably need to allow quite a few domains for Bandcamp embeds to work.

NB: unfortunately, this process could not be made simpler, because Bandcamp does not export machine-readable data to allow for automatic embedding. Sorry about that.

Soundcloud embeds

  • go to the track page, e.g. https://soundcloud.com/coffeeplastic/broken-reassembled;
  • click “Share” below the player;
  • click “Embed”;
  • copy HTML code from “Code & preview” field (begins with “<iframe width”);
  • go to Mokum, click “♫”;
  • paste the HTML code to the text area on the left
  • write some text in the main text area, click “Post”

If you are using privacy blockers such as uBlock Origin, you will probably need to allow quite a few domains for Soundcloud embeds to work.

NB: unfortunately, this process could not be made simpler, because Soundcloud does not export machine-readable data to allow for automatic embedding. Sorry about that.


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