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    Sound Attribution Tool: Freesound Super Credits


    Hello,

    to make it easier to give plaintext credits to sounds when uploading a YouTube video that uses them or when describing a remix on Freesound (some HTML is allowed in Freesound descriptions), I wrote this tool - first for myself, now for a website for all to use.

    http://fsc.pythonanywhere.com

    Personally, I hope that this will help find out how Freesound itself could be improved to make attribution and legal and respectful use of users' sounds more comfortable.

    You can find the source code at http://codepad.org/tputIjEy for now, since I'm not experienced at sharing source code repositories of server projects. smile

    The tool summarizes sounds by license and then by username, putting them in a relatively well-structured format.

    Suggestions for improvement are highly welcome!

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    Hi!

    If the User makes an error on the form, it gets flagged and the results page highlights the mistake(s). I like that part.

    Here's a problem, though. Whether or not an error was made, the top of the results form includes an option 'Back to start'. If the User selects that hyperlink, he/she is shown a blank form. Everything previously typed into the form disappears - nothing is preserved. Not good if the User suddenly remembers one, two, or more sounds that he/she forgot to include the first time. Also not good if there's just one, small typing error in the User's form that requires a swift edit.

    'Back to start' could be misread as 'Go back to the form and fix up your mess'. What it really means is 'Click here to destroy everything you did previously'.

    It might be friendlier to give the User two options:
    a.) edit the previous page (the page and form content is returned from the browser cache).
    Or,
    b.) start again with an empty form.

    If User selects option b.), it's good manners to warn the User that his/her previous input will be reset to null; i.e. he/she will have to type everything again.

    There is, of course, the third option.... c.) ignore the above error and continue. In which case the User should have the option to confirm & continue, after which the page is refreshed with the erroneous string absent from the page display. I'm not sure that I like option c.) It means somebody can be robbed of attribution because the User was too lazy to edit his/her mistake(s).

    Warning: don't ram LP's into the DVD burner slot.
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    Thanks for the feedback! I re-worded and added warnings for now.

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    Looks better already, dude. Good job.

    The thing about making something idiot-proof is that there's no accounting for the sheer ingenuity of idiots. grin

    Warning: don't ram LP's into the DVD burner slot.
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    Nice work!

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    Great job. Weird thing is, Freesound used to have this functionality built in. Seems to have disappeared for some reason.

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    dbspin, do you mean http://www.freesound.org/home/attribution/ ? smile

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    You know what, I missed the HTML link the last few times I looks for it! Thanks.

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    so can I use freesound on my movie or not

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    Informative Post thanks for sharing this .

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    I love this, Sound Attribution Tool, but this there anyway to make files, for projects and scenes?

    That would be awesome.

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    The tool should work again. Sorry for the long downtime.

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