I was planning on making a puzzle where an audio file (maybe 5-10 minutes or more) must be analyzed to solve the puzzle. Would something like this be allowed, and if so, how could I share the file? I thought of the following methods:

  • upload to an audio hosting site (compression may ruin the audio?)
  • base64 the audio data and upload it to pastebin (with instructions to decode)
  • base64 the audio data and put it in the question (may make the question way too long/spammy?)
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    $\begingroup$ Does this answer your question? Audio/Sound/Video-Puzzles $\endgroup$
    – bobble
    Jul 21, 2022 at 23:57
  • $\begingroup$ You can always create an i.stack.imgur image where every pixel's rgb values represent 3 characters. $\endgroup$ Jul 22, 2022 at 5:54
  • $\begingroup$ @bobble the answers don't seem to mention audio, and I also provided a way which makes the puzzle self-contained, so I think this is different $\endgroup$
    – kepe
    Jul 22, 2022 at 11:55
  • $\begingroup$ @LukasRotter are images stored loselessly? $\endgroup$
    – kepe
    Jul 22, 2022 at 11:55
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    $\begingroup$ @FireCubez As long as it's a PNG under 1MB, yes. $\endgroup$ Jul 22, 2022 at 12:00
  • $\begingroup$ @LukasRotter oh okay, great to know, I'll do that then! $\endgroup$
    – kepe
    Jul 22, 2022 at 12:14
  • $\begingroup$ The image should serve as a "back-up" to make sure the puzzle stays self-contained. As long as the image is included, you can of course also put a base64 pastebin or similar for easier access. $\endgroup$ Jul 22, 2022 at 12:16


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