Imprecision of SoundCloud Comment Controls

Posted by darren

The lack of fine granularity on the blue SoundCloud Player bar is troublesome. As far as I can tell, there’s no way to enter a specific numerical value for the precise second you want your comment to appear (please tell me I’m wrong about this …). This is important because we have the time signatures in place in the transcripts already, so it’s a question of the indexical value of the comments as reference tools. Moving the slider around with a trackpad is an exercise in frustration; I find that there are some timestamps I simply can’t access at all — or can’t even get within 15 seconds of. Worth sending a note to SoundCloud asking them why we can’t just enter a precise time for a comment …

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