Now that Marty has published a few episodes of his audio version of the "This Week in the IndieWeb" newsletter, I thought it would be fun to highlight those and other IndieWeb podcasts in the newsletter itself.
If you aren't familiar with Huffduffer, you should be. It's a great service made by adactio which lets you collect podcast episodes from all over. Anyone can make an account and grab audio files from around the internet and tag them. There is an indieweb tag with 21(!) episodes already!
Now, the newsletter will find any recently added podcast episodes on the Huffduffer tag page, and include those in the newsletter!
If you know of any podcast episodes that you think would be relevant to the newsletter subscribers, feel free to post them on Huffduffer and tag them "indieweb"!
Today I worked on better media support. This involved a couple of changes.
Here's an example of a reposted podcast episode. It includes the episode name and an <audio> tag which plays the episode inline.
I can now also create audio posts that include an mp3 file. If the post also includes a photo, then the way it's rendered is in a <video> tag using the photo as the poster image. (ht tantek) This ends up looking essentially like a video player with a freeze frame in both Chrome and Firefox. On mobile, it looks like a video but the full-screen player that launches doesn't include the poster image.
I was unable to actually test the fallback support for when browsers don't support the <video> tag, but now I also include text that links to the video and audio files for browsers that don't render the player themselves. There is a setting in Firefox that I thought should disable the video tag (media.navigator.video.enabled), but it didn't seem to actually disable the video tag.