Soundscape: create YouTube and SoundCloud music playlists

Martin Brinkmann
Jun 27, 2013
Music, Music and Video

I have been using YouTube even before Google acquired it but have to admit that I never really created a playlist on the site before. Not really because I do not want to even though that may be part of the reason, but also because it does not seem to be an easy thing to do.

I know that it is possible to add the current video to existing or new playlists, but there does not seem to be an option to quickly add lots of videos to it.

Soundscape is a brand new service that improves the process. It is a third party service that you can use to create YouTube and SoundCloud music playlists. Those playlists are saved to your YouTube or Soundcloud account though, so do not get your hopes up there, but if you just want to create music playlists and listen to them, then you may want to give the service a try.

You can create a new playlist right away without registration. Just select a name for it and pick a password that lets you edit the playlist. It is still accessible by everyone else so keep that in mind when you start to create a playlist.

To add songs simply click on the button in the interface and type a song, band or album name into the form that opens up. Only five results are displayed as suggestions which means that you need to be precise when you type in names.

You can alternatively paste in links to YouTube or SoundCloud videos directly to add them to your playlist.

The very same page displays a basic music player that you can use to play one of your playlists which works really well.

The front page lists top and the newest playlists so that you can explore what is being created by other members as well if you want. Or, you can simply use the search on top to find playlists of interests.

A client ID is associated with you first time you visit the site. You either need to remmber the - very long - ID, or change it to a unique string that you can better remember. Saved playlists are tied to that ID which you may need to enter when you clear the site's cookies.


Soundscape is an easy to use service that you can use to create music playlists in a heartbeat. The search functionality could use a couple of options, for instance more results or a preview feature so that you know that the video that you are adding is indeed about the song or band that you are interested in.


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  1. Alex said on July 2, 2013 at 7:08 am

    This sounds like a good idea in general but it looks like they didn’t take it far enough. I use Torch Music with which I can create video playlists as well but I can also see what my friends are listening to and so on.

  2. imu said on June 27, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    I know and I’m sorry but this actually proofs how widely helpful ghacks really is :) thanks for the tip btw :)

  3. imu said on June 27, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Help !
    I have downloaded today Windows 8.1 [ English 32-bit (x86) ] from the official source and SHA-1 doesn’t match !
    Any ideas ???

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on June 27, 2013 at 5:48 pm

      The image may be corrupt. If that’s not a issue, I’d probably download it again using a download manager of sorts this time. This is the wrong article by the way.

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