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Recordings without notation

It’s entirely possible (and acceptable) to create slices that have a recording but no notation. In this case, our player will use “notationless” view, making the video full-screen and displaying a waveform below:


The waveform is intended as a navigation tool. You can click and drag on it to make finely-grained loops, and you can click in it to go to a given moment in the video.

Why would you do this?

Some of our licensing customers create these types of slices, effectively using Soundslice as a video player. Here’s why you might want to do this:

  • You embed slices in your website, some of which have notation and some of which don’t, and you want to keep a unified player experience across both types of content.
  • Our video player offers slowdown and fine-grained looping, features that many other video players lack.

Creating a notationless slice

To make a slice like this, just create a slice and add a recording. Don’t add any notation, and don’t add any syncpoints. That’s it!

Edit view vs. read-only view

While your slice is being edited, you will still see the notation area, containing the following:


This is only visible to you, the slice owner, while you edit. To see the slice in its notationless mode, remove edit/ from the slice’s URL (hence viewing it in read-only mode). Thus you’ll see the slice as other people (non-owners) see it.

Can I make notationless slices with audio-only (MP3) recordings?

Yes, though it’s slightly weird because the majority of the player will be blank (white) due to lack of notation and video. While this works, it’s really not an intended use-case for Soundslice.

What happens with syncpoints if there’s no notation?

You can still create, edit or delete syncpoints for the recording. But they won’t actually be used for anything, so that might not be the best use of your time.