Browser and OS compatibility
You might encounter difficulties when uploading if you are using an older browser and/or computer, so we recommend keeping things up to date. We do encourage users to use Google Chrome to have the best SoundCloud experience.
The earliest browser versions supported by SoundCloud are:
- Chrome 49
- Firefox 45
- Internet Explorer 10
- Microsoft Edge 34
- Safari 7
Confirmed email address attached to your account
In order to upload, you must first confirm the email address attached to your account. If you did not receive an account confirmation email, please check your spam folder.
If you still have not received this, please send yourself another one through your Settings page.
File types, size, and length
We support AIFF, WAVE (WAV), FLAC, ALAC, OGG, MP2, MP3, AAC, AMR, and WMA files.
The maximum file size is 5GB, and the longest file length we support is 6 hours and 45 minutes. Anything longer than that cannot be transcoded properly by our system. If your file exceeds these criteria, please split it into separate uploads.
Please be aware that we transcode all tracks to various codecs which are optimised for streaming playback. We recommend uploading uncompressed or lossless audio files to ensure this process results in the best possible quality. When you make your track downloadable, however, this allows your listeners to download your track in the same format you uploaded it in, without any additional transcoding.
Time left on your account
Each SoundCloud plan has its own upload allowance. For a Free user, you can upload a total of 180 minutes (3 hours). A Pro user can upload a total of 360 minutes (6 hours) and a Pro Unlimited user has no upload limit at all. Learn more about our Pro plans here.
If you are a Free or a Pro user, you can see how many minutes you have left on your Tracks page: