Enable html5 video/audio tags
Been having a conversation here about embedding video and audio from non-Youtube/Vimeo/Soundcloud places, namely Mediagoblin.
Now there's an older Lomio discussion here which talks about extending Markdown to embed html5 video. This, according to some people in the conversation, would be a pretty big pain for not much payoff.
As Sean said,
Basically, what needs to happen for embedding MediaGoblin content on Diaspora is two things: * MediaGoblin needs to be made into an oEmbed provider. * Once that happens, Diaspora's oEmbed code needs to be adjusted to accept MediaGoblin as a valid provider type.
Sounds easier than messing with the Markdown implementation, sure. (I say, having looked at 0% of this code.)
But Will Hill has suggested simply using the html5 video and audio tags.
Is there any reason this wouldn't be possible?
If it is possible, I think it would be a really good thing to do. Diaspora* should help to federate the web by speaking languages that everyone else speaks already. People who host video and audio files on their own servers could use this. It's a bit of a load off the Mediagoblin people who have their plates full just implementing federation.
If this is possible, simple, and doesn't break shit, I think it should be done.