Orfium

Paul T McGraw

Senior Member
I like Orfium as an alternative to Soundcloud. Files are 320 instead of 128 which makes a BIG difference in sound quality. But the easy embed of a Soundcloud clip in the forum is sure nice.

Can anything similar to the Soundcloud embed be done with Orfium?

I have tried and cannot find a way.
 
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Paul T McGraw

Paul T McGraw

Senior Member
Yes, the Orfium widget will show up on Facebook. The Soundcloud widget did not always show up on VI-C. I think someone added that functionality 4 or 5 years ago. Whatever was done regarding Soundcloud should IMHO be done for Orfium. But I am no programmer so I have no idea what needs to be done.
 
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Paul T McGraw

Paul T McGraw

Senior Member

creativeforge

the plumber
Thank you Paul, very helpful!

So if you post a song on Facebook will it display a music player roght there on Facebook (like Soundcloud), or will it only create a link to Orfium?
 
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Paul T McGraw

Paul T McGraw

Senior Member
I am not sure that I follow the difference. I am not a programmer. OK, I just tried it again, and I see what you mean. When you click on the widget, a new tab is opened in a new browser window. That seems OK to me.
 

maestro2be

Active Member
I am loving Orfium. Has anyone figured out if it's possible to make the widget look in facebook, the same as it looks here? Like a little media player window which is awesome (like Soundcloud). The facebook one seems to only show your "photo" for the track and looks more like a "poster" than a music track. I think some people probably look at my "facebook posting" claiming it's a music track and go umm, it looks like a photo that might take me to spam.

Thanks!
 

bachstudies

New Member
I'm late to the party on this but having signed up for a new account on Orfium a few months ago, I can't seem to publish any tracks. Uploading is fine but then it sticks forever on "processing". I uploaded the same tracks to Bandcamp and all was ready to be published within seconds. I reached out to Orfium tech support but I've heard nothing back and also realized for good or ill, both twitter and facebook accounts seem pretty dead at this point with latest posts over a year old.
 

bachstudies

New Member
My advice is don't bother with Orfium! It took them months and months to respond to a support request due to inability to even publish files. They claimed it was fixed but I still can't upload files (meanwhile Bandcamp accepts them just fine). Facebook and Twitter accounts are still zombie zones. Enough is enough. It is a real shame as there was so much potential with the hi-res streaming but I'd suggest that unless something miraculous happens it feels very much like a dead project at this point.