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Can we have a "Audio" capsule?

  1. SiddSingh profile image61
    SiddSinghposted 8 years ago

    Can we have an audio capsule just like we have video capsule?

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image83
      Maddie Ruudposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      This has been suggested before, and we generally give the same response.  If there were an audio-sharing site that operated similarly to YouTube or Google video, where the content is already policed for copyright violations/adult content, etc, we might consider it, but allowing users to simply upload audio files poses a number of problems, copyright concerns being one of them, another being that it would be extremely difficult to moderate.  It would suck up a lot of resources, both in terms of me having to listen to the audio files all the way through when a hub was flagged, to make sure that it was in compliance with our terms, and also in terms of the space all the files would occupy on our servers.

      1. SiddSingh profile image61
        SiddSinghposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you Maddie, for explaining the issue. That is why I was wondering if it would be feasible in the first place!

  2. rmshdc profile image61
    rmshdcposted 8 years ago

    this is good idea.

  3. GeneriqueMedia profile image61
    GeneriqueMediaposted 8 years ago

    Heck yeah it is.

    I almost had a solution via archive.org and their java based embedded player. But alas, the video capsule was confused by it.

  4. SiddSingh profile image61
    SiddSinghposted 8 years ago

    I am bumping this up for once.

    I would really like to know what fellow hubbers think about an "audio" capsule, so that we can also use audio clips.

    Is it possible (and feasible) by any chance?

    1. agvulpes profile image87
      agvulpesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Sidd that sounds like a good idea to me.!
      A does raise some questions though.
      If you upload from your computer, how would you control content.
      what format would you use.

      1. SiddSingh profile image61
        SiddSinghposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Ag,

        That is what I meant by the "feasible" part. And I agree with Paraglider that video samples don't really look great when all you want to play is an audio clip.

        I am rather tech-challenged, but can we have a solution similar to how we put the pics in a forum posting. That is, host the pic somewhere else (like Flickr), and just provide the link.

        That begs another question: Are there any sites that host audio clips??

        1. agvulpes profile image87
          agvulpesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Ok I realise that utube is not ideal but you don't have to watch the video . You can be reading the Hub or comments and still listen to the audio. You can even go off onto another page and the audio will still be playing. cool

          1. agvulpes profile image87
            agvulpesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            Sidd I forgot to mention I am using Firefox!

            1. SiddSingh profile image61
              SiddSinghposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              Yes Ag, I am also using Firefox.

              I guess we will have to do with your idea till Hubpages admn see any merit in this!!

              1. agvulpes profile image87
                agvulpesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                Nice try Sidd . I am not going to be holding my breath on this one.lol
                Back to utube! cool

                1. SiddSingh profile image61
                  SiddSinghposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                  Hi Ag,

                  I tried this way, but without success. I might be doing something wrong. Can you tell me how you do this (uploading audio via You Tube) ?

          2. AEvans profile image71
            AEvansposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            I like the concept, but I am certain there are pros and cons.sad

  5. Paraglider profile image89
    Paragliderposted 8 years ago

    I've asked this a few times too. I have a few classic guitar hubs that are crying out for audio samples. The 'solution' of using a video capsule with wallpaper is very inelegant.

    1. agvulpes profile image87
      agvulpesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      It depends on taste doe's it not, I have seen some very attractive slide shows with audio!

      1. Paraglider profile image89
        Paragliderposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I meant technically inelegant, to have to have video when all you want is sound.

  6. Raven King profile image58
    Raven Kingposted 8 years ago

    Darn! I would be nice to have audio capsules. How about playlists?

 
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