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Backstage Blog January 9th, 2012 Announcements oEmbed support for the new HTML5 widget By Johannes Wagener

Today we've added support for our new HTML5 widget to the oEmbed endpoint.

Aside from a brand new user interface with lots of improvements, the HTML5 widget doesn't require Adobe Flash anymore. That means the widget will load much faster and finally work well on most mobile platforms, including Android & iOS.

And we won't stop here. We'll continue to improve the new widget in the coming months.

To retrieve the embed code for a HTML5 widget just pass the iframe=true parameter. For example a call to:

http://soundcloud.com/oembed?iframe=true&url=http://soundcloud.com/erasedtapes/olafur-arnalds-poland

will return this:

We are planning to make the HTML5 widget the default for oEmbed by the end of January. So if you prefer to stick to the old widget, please update your oEmbed calls to include the iframe=false parameter.