When it comes to posting podfics on AO3 or on tumblr, it seems we have a bunch of options on how to give people access. While downloading long fics is very convenient, I like to be able to listen directly from the page for anything less than 25 minutes.
I can’t remember where I found it initially, but the markup text I’ve been using for posts to AO3 are the following:
<p><embed type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” flashvars=”mp3=http://www.mediafire.com/download/ok1dzhl313c7ci7/YOUR_PODFIC_TITLE.mp3” src=”http://archiveofourown.org/system/dewplayer/dewplayer-vol.swf” width=”250” height=”27” allowscriptaccess=”never” allownetworking=”internal”></embed></p>
Listeners can also download this chapter as an <a href=”http://www.mediafire.com/download/ok1dzhl313c7ci7/YOUR_PODFIC_TITLE.mp3”>MP3</a>. Duration X:ZA, Y MB</p>
The one tricky bit is to make sure the audio URL used in the media player tag is for direct download. For example, if you are using a mediafire, you can change the “/listen/” in your sharing URL to “/download/” (note: there may be limits on whether this works, depending on the kind of account you have have with them). I also like to include a direct download link, rather than send people to the mediafire page, with the html link in the last line.
Other podfic’ers have nice fancy skins set up with CSS, and I’m quite jealous of those. So if anyone wants to share their code for that, I’d be very grateful.
Do people have reasons for not embedding the audio on AO3?
Is it weird that to post the audio directly to tumblr? That also seems relatively rare.
The skin I use (Simple Fancy) and the skins I see most often were designed by Eos Rose — you can find them here.
I almost always post my audio to Tumblr, so I’m not the best example. :-) Perhaps it’s meant to consolidate feedback in one place? I can see that especially with AO3, where kudos and comment counts can boost a work’s cachet. </theorizing>
I do see a fair amount of lamenting about embedding troubles, and not all podficcers may have hosting that permits it. That may explain why some don’t embed. Perhaps your post will help.
But, yay for multiple points of access! My podfic listening time ≠ my stable Internet time, so I almost never stream.
please help me
i don’t have any idea how to change the number of chapters in a fanfic on archiveofourown [AO3]
i went to edit each chapter and change the “?” into “3”, and saved the changes, but nothing happened
please help a confused person
Hi! Are you trying to change the order of chapters or the total number of expected chapters in the work?
If it’s the total number of expected chapters, do this:
- First, make sure you don’t have any unposted draft chapters in your work. Those tend to cause issues.
- Open the work.
- Click the “Edit” button at the top of the page. (Do *not* scroll down to the top of the chapter.)
- Ignore the numbered buttons at the top of the page. Scroll down to the item labelled “This work has multiple chapters.”
- Change the number in the box to the total number of expected chapters.
- Press the “Post Without Preview” button.
- Wait a minute, then reload the work. If it’s not showing the new number after the /, do steps #2-5 again, but press the “Preview” button instead of “Post Without Preview”. Then press the “Post” button.
- If that doesn’t work, click the “Technical Support and Feedback” link at the bottom of the page and describe your problem in as much detail as possible. Support will get back to you as quickly as they can.
Hope that helps!
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i think one of the biggest improvements ao3 could have is the ability to search tags with a ‘without’ option
ff.net has it and it makes fic finding easier and a much more enjoyable experience
and lbr if ff.net can do it, ao3 should be able to do it too
This exists! Rather than re-paste all the links in explaining how to do it (many, many people have written short tutorials), I’ll just link you to my list of them: tutorials for filtering out stuff you don’t want at AO3.
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