Audio trouble with custom Heardle

Hello, I’ve recently created a heardle with Glitch. “Heardle” is the music version of the popular website called “Wordle.” You’re given a short snippet to guess the song that’s playing and so forth. I shared my Heardle with a few of my friends. It worked perfectly fine yesterday, but now I am receiving messages from my peers not being able to hear the song they’re supposed to guess. I’ve tripled checked everything from making sure the title is correct and matches the SoundCloud widget. Is there any way to fix this? Thank you.

Perhaps your autoplay is failing?

Some browsers (iirc safari and also brave) require at least one user gesture to fire off playback of audio.

I would use the web audio API, right?

what things did you check for when you triple checked?

if you’ve triple checked, then maybe there’s something wrong with the ideal program whether in your mind or some specification you’re working from.

one thing I’ve done in times like this to build as tiny of a page as possible where the thing–audio playback in this case–actually works. then, gradually remove from the project until either it starts working or it exactly matches the tiny working page.

if at some point you remove something and it starts working, then you’ve narrowed down where the problem is. or if comes to exactly match the working page, then I guess you’re out of luck. but do post about it here because that would be a really interesting story

Soundcloud or your underlying service would most likely use that to implement playback controls, so yes.

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I want to create my own Heardle, but I’m very unfamiliar with how to develop my own, can you tell me how you did it?