Invader Xan (invaderxan) wrote in suggestions,
Invader Xan

Music embedding from external sites

Music embedding from external sites

Short, concise description of the idea
If the size of the "Music" field at the end of entries is increased, flash media can be embedded from other sites like Soundcloud to give a clickable music player with LJ posts.

Full description of the idea
Basically, media players from sites like soundcloud are just tiny flash players. Some music sites like 8tracks give an embed code for their playlists. All you would need to do would be to increase the amount of text allowed for the Music field when updating your journal and the embed code could be pasted in there just like embedding YouTube videos in the body of posts.

An ordered list of benefits
  • * Let users give people a soundtrack to their journal
  • * Keeps web traffic on livejournal instead of sending people to external sites
  • * Trivial change in Livejournal code
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • The only conceivable difficulties might be if anyone's dumb enough to try and embed a video in there. This could be quite easily resolved by giving a mazimum size for any embedded objects in the field.
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