Embedded MP3 Support
When someone sends an MP3 file over Discord, we should be given the option to preview it in the app before we download it, kinda similar to how images or YouTube videos are handled.
The preview would be a player with a play/pause button, scrub bar, audio control and download button.
I've created concept art to go along with this post: http://i.imgur.com/TkjXmRC.png
This can be supported now that the mp3 patent from Fraunhofer IIS has expired:
!ᴚĎ̵̥̫͖͎̜̅̔͐̓̉̚͜ͅ Ⅎxǝl∀ commented
Shouldn't be that hard to implement, Betterdiscord already has a plugin that does this so im imagining not being that hard.
The Embedded MP3 Support
should go for every app though sent
This is a good idea! Then nobody will get wannacry from discord.
Just leaving this here :)
AGame // APixel commented
YES! along with MP4 support as well? ;))
nah we need embedded midi support
Lt. Bon Bon commented
OMG YES PLEASE!!!!!!
Embedded MP4 would be nice as well. If MP3 were added it probably wouldn't take much more to do MP4.
Yes, Marshall, everyone knows you're downloading it to play the file. What would be nice is being able to play the file right from Discord.
You know you have to download every file you want to play back, do you?
What you refer to regarding Youtube is "streaming" but that must be supported by the given file.
Would love support for more than one format! .wav would be a must!
Dr Pavel, I'm CIA commented
I'd definitely appreciate the ability to send ogg, opus, or webm files that are embedded
Олег (netgoblin) commented
Definitely needed function!
This should be possible for both sending files as well as direct http links. As discord/electron utilizes chromium, most audio formats are already supported - just a matter of implementing the UI for it.
MP3s are bulky and compressed like jpegs. I'd much rather have embedded OOG files, which are typically not 4 megabytes for a simple 3 minute song, because OOG files are shrinkwrapped, removing the empty space between the waveform.
I give this idea half a vote. I'm not keen on MP3s, but the rest of it is cool.
Het the Cat (Polo) commented
Half makes a good point
I could see linking an audio file in Discord allows you to have a preview interface that is music playing controls. Your Discord client allows you to play the music and thus the stream data is not going through Discord.
IMO, this would be somewhat useless since any music of decent quality will be over 8MB, meaning it can't be uploaded in the first place.
The concept art looks cool, and it should also have a UI like that for ogg, m4a, flac, and other HTML5 formats, but also allow MP3.