# Suggestions on including audio file(s) in answer

I recently encountered a question about "1000 people whispering" and wrote an answer. Subsequently I did some experiments where I recorded a whispered sentence 19 times, and did some manipulations to show how this makes the "inaudible" audible.

I would like to update my answer with this work - but don't know of a good way to include audio files in the answer. Does anyone have any good suggestions - or even a recommended mechanism?

The <audio controls> HTML5 tag doesn't work... so likely this will be "upload the files somewhere and link". Which is not very satisfying - I hope there's a better solution, especially since there's always the risk that hosting the audio file elsewhere will cause it to go missing in the future.

• SoundCloud could be a viable option. – AccidentalFourierTransform Sep 4 '17 at 17:49
• It is weird that this has never come up until now. It seems a basic question for mother meta, yet no one has asked anything similar as of today. OTOH, from webapps.SE: Is there a “youtube like” service for audio?. Lots of interesting suggestions there. – AccidentalFourierTransform Sep 4 '17 at 17:51
• why not just upload to youtube with a dummy image? – Emilio Pisanty Sep 4 '17 at 17:58
• @AccidentalFourierTransform that's a really useful link. Why don't you write this as an answer? – Floris Sep 4 '17 at 18:02
• Thanks for your comments. I have updated my answer with files uploaded at archive.org - seems like a really useful resource. – Floris Sep 4 '17 at 18:49
• I'm so happy you asked that here, otherwise I'd not have learned about your wonderful update. I even edited my answer to point to yours instead. – stafusa Sep 4 '17 at 21:45

## 1 Answer

Rather surprisingly, I haven't been able to find a similar query neither on this site nor in mother meta. On the other hand, in Web Applications Stack Exchange I found the post Is there a “youtube like” service for audio? which contains a lot of interesting suggestions. Please give it a look; I am sure it will prove useful. Cheers.