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Soundcloud Player Prax Page

This page has examples of the different Soundcloud players, along with the code used for each player. A list of supported parameters for player options is at the bottom of the page, but not all parameters work with every player.

Soundcloud Mini Player

[sourcecode wraplines=”true” light=”true”]

[/sourcecode]

Soundcloud Artwork Player

[sourcecode wraplines=”true” light=”true”]

[/sourcecode]

Soundcloud Standard Flash Player

[sourcecode wraplines=”true” light=”true”]

[/sourcecode]

Soundcloud HTML5 Player

[sourcecode wraplines=”true” light=”true”]

[/sourcecode]

Parameters

Not all parameters work with every kind of player.

color hex code Color play button and other controls. e.g. “0066CC”
theme_color hex code Color player background etc.
text_buy_track String e.g. Tweet and it points to your buy link
text_buy_set String e.g. Tweet and it points to your buy link
text_download_track String e.g. Get it and it points to your download link
buying true/false Show/Hide buy buttons
sharing true/false Show/Hide share buttons
download true/false Show/Hide download buttons
show_bpm true/false Show/Hide bpm display in player
show_playcount true/false Show/Hide number of track plays
start_track Number A number from 0 to the playlist length. preselects a track in a playlist
default_width Number A number e.g. 400. Overrides the player’s autoscale, useful when embedding in other flash movies
default_height Number A number e.g. 500. Overrides the player’s autoscale, useful when embedding in other flash movies
font String A string e.g. “Arial”. Overrides the default font with system font
enable_api true/false Enable the JavaScript API callbacks
single_active true/false if set to false the multiple players on the page won’t toggle each other off when playing
show_user true/false Show or hide the uploader name, useful e.g. in tiny players to save space)
auto_play true/false
show_artwork true/false
show_playcount true/false
show_bpm true/false
show_comments true/false

 

Owen Murphy Lady

Owen Murphy Lady

New York Telephone Standard Voice

In the 1960’s, New York Telephone had an excellent “standard voice” for all of their recorded announcements. Unfortunately, I don’t know what her real name was, but it is known that she worked for the Owen Murphy production company. Evan Doorbell’s “Sounds of Long Distance – Part 6” includes a master copy of the vacant code recording which was sent to central offices throughout the state:

Vacant Code Recording

I’m sorry, we are unable to complete your call as dialed. Please check the number and dial again, or ask your operator for assistance. This is a recording.

(to replay, click the X)

I always loved her musical voice, and place it only second to the great Jane Barbe. Besides the “vacant code” recording, she did beautiful versions of “all circuits busy”, “machine intercept” and of course, her legendary “permanent signal” recording:

All Circuits Busy Recording

I’m sorry. All circuits are busy now. Will you try your call again later, please? This is a recording.

(to replay, click the X)

Call Did Not Go Through Recording

I’m sorry. Your call did not go through. Will you please hang up and try again? This is a recording.

(to replay, click the X)

Machine Intercept Recording

I’m sorry. The number you have reached is not in service or temporarily disconnected. The number you have reached is not in service at this time. This is a recording.

(to replay, click the X)

There appears to be a receiver off the hook!

Permanent Signal Recording

This is a recording. Please hang up. There are penalties for leaving appears to be a receiver off the hook. Please check your main telephone and extension. Then try your call again. Thank you.

(to replay, click the X)

Movie Appearance – “The Town and the Telephone”

Though I don’t know her name, I believe I do know what she looked like. An old Bell System promotional film entitled “The Town and the Telephone” produced by the Owen Murphy company features a short clip of a woman calling Directory Assistance Information to get the new number of Wilson’s meat market:

The new number is WRight-5-6240

The movie has no credits for the actors, but she certainly sounds like the same voice, don’t you think? Here’s a mash-up of New York Telephone recordings against the movie clip as an additional comparison:

The new number is WRight-5-6240?

At first that number seemed odd to me; the Phone Company typically used “555” (e.g.: KLondike-5) for fictitious phone numbers in movies or on TV, so as to avoid anyone’s real phone number getting flooded with nuisance calls. The exchange name “WRight” would also be prone to misdials (e.g.: RIght-5) if used for a real-life central office. However, a recent post by the famous telephone (and movie) historian, Mark Cuccia, explains that before they settled on “555”, a few other prefixes were also specifically not assigned to subscribers including “975” (WRight-5).