I would like ot suggest that you ad an audio capsule for poery or short story hubs. There could be a button that says something like "click to hear the author read this poem/story" behind which we could ad an mp3 or other audio file. This might make the hub more enjoyable for the reader and more accessible to the blind or to those who prefer to listen than to read.
Why not just upload your recording to YouTube and then link it here using that capsule?
I've been thinking about an audio capsule for a few weeks. I finally decided there had to be a way to accomplish it via the video capsule. I'd like to read some of my short work and also be able to upload from my own music library for reviews of music/musicians. I will experiment with the youtube idea. thanks.
I don't want video. I don't have a video camera, but I can record audio. Can you do that in Youtube?
By the way, while an audio recording of a real person is better, you know that blind and vision-impaired people can "read" hubs, right?
The web has been so wonderful for the blind community, save that it's making another have-and-have-nots division. Computers and web browsers have basic built-in text-to-speech capability, and if that's not enough, there's special "screen readers" that are optimized for vision-impaired users to hear and skim through pages almost as quickly as sight.
Admittedly, the pronunciations are almost never perfect. But they're clear enough that you quickly stop noticing the oddities, the way your eye skips over punctuation or minor typos.
Poetry is one use, music is another. It think this is a good idea, but it's hard for us to envision it getting a lot of use on HubPages. If we were to implement this, I personally would lean towards creating a SoundCloud capsule or similar.
I actually came across this issue today. I was looking for a reading of a poem. I went to youtube but couldn't find anything appropriate and I thought it would be so cool if there were an audio capsule.
The SoundCloud thing sounds like it would work really well.
by SiddSingh8 years ago
Can we have an audio capsule just like we have video capsule?
by Janis Leslie Evans4 years ago
In order to add your own video to a hub, do you have to join youtube first, upload your video, then put it in the hub capsule? I wish I could upload my videos like I upload my photos.
by Rajan Singh Jolly6 years ago
Can we not have an mp3 capsule incorporated on the lines of the other capsules, to facilitate incorporation of audio as a speech, discussion or debate?
by Wavie2 years ago
I know that hubpages is strict about violations and copyright but is it a violation to post a youtube video in your hub, which you know includes copyrighted material, which the one uploading the video did not have...
by SmartAndFun5 years ago
I would love to see an area for text or at least a caption added to the video capsules. In almost all the videos I've posted in my hubs, I've wanted to explain a little bit of this or that about what the reader is...
by HABMATH6 years ago
Several times I have tried to embed a video from YouTube.THe video capsule carries the message : URL not recognized.How can I fix this?
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