If you are a musician or sound artist and you urgently need 'native' support for audio uploads on mastodon, you can (and please do!) vote (thumbs up) or ideally write a short comment on the issue on github: "Allow users to post audio files #4827"
It looks like support is almost there but still not really implemented. Votes for this can raise the priority of this much needed feature.
I find funkwhale awesome for collections of albums and singles, maybe podcasts, etc - so, essentially stuff that is released to the public in its final form.
Attaching audio to a microblog post feels like it offers space to publish drafts and sketches apart from more finished pieces. I find that "incompatible" with Funkwhale.
It will likely be easier to publish this kind of content on Funkwhale when we support a YouTube-like channels system, but it's still different and complementary to attaching audio on a microblogging post :)
@bob your perspective is a consumer one. You shouldn't think of anyone as a consumer. We can and to a degree we all _are_ creators and artists. Many people make their own music. Some of them avoid being part of the greedy publishing industry by using #CreativeCommons. They should be able to post their work online as part of their online social life. Why aren't you afraid of copyright infringement 'wars' regarding videos and images then?
also: P2P = people before profits
@bob and posts like this - with video attached? aren't these copyright infringement? won't ability to upload video like this make mastodon another victim of p2p wars?
why enabling video upload and not audio is still a mystery to me.
@bob while prince was still alive there was not a single music video of him on youtube. everything had to be taken down by his request.
a five minute audio clip is what vultures are interested in? i don't think so. what they are interested in are album, collections, torrents and such... i think this fear that mastodon will be abused as filesharing platform is completely blown out of proportions. it's bogus.
Wow, the reasons given for not adding it were lame. The guy who wrote the PR also seemed annoyed for some reason.
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