FAWM community audio hosting

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  • @neonpaul Jan 13

    Hello folks! I'm looking forward to this year's adventure!

    I came across this software called reel2bits (http://reel2bits.org), it aims to be an audio hosting site like soundcloud, but can be run by individuals and communities. It could be a nice FAWM solution for people like me who have filled up their soundcloud quota and don't want to pay for more.

    Is there any interest in getting a handful of people together to set one of these up for FAWM users this year?

    There's a demo available at https://demo.reel2bits.org - it's a fairly young project ATM but it looks like it has the neccessary basic requirements.

    FWIW, because I know there are a number of mastodon users on here, it does use ActivityPub so will federate!

  • @oddbod  Jan 13

    This could be of interest, but I’d want my audio file (MP3, Flac, WAV, etc) to play directly on my FAWM page (as it does with Soundcloud and hosting).
    I don’t like it when you have to go outside the FAWM website to play (i.e. like Bandcamp)

  • @neonpaul Jan 13

    I'm pretty sure this is possible - there is a direct link to the sound file so you should just be able to link to it like a normal hosted file.

  • @roadreg Jan 15

    I'll have to look into this more when I'm not exhausted, but I might be interested! I'm really fed up of basic Soundcloud's awful bitrate.

  • @saltbearer Jan 15

    I've about used up a couple SoundCloud quotas, so I'm definitely interested in any free, FAWM-centric audio hosting!

  • @elesimo  Jan 15

    @neonpaul I'd love to use this, let me know if you need any help setting it up, I've ran my own Mastodon instance in the past.

  • @complexissimple  Jan 24

    I don't understand ANYTHING it says on their front page, but I've definitely been looking for a FAWM hosting solution for a while now, and did indeed use up a soundcloud quota so that search has become more urgent.

  • @downburst  Jan 24

    Remember, $25 gets you FAWM hosting AND *supports the site*.

  • @elesimo  Jan 24

    I use my own hosting (S3), and yet I still donate to support the website.

  • @complexissimple  Jan 24

    @downburst Yeah but I actually can't afford to spend $25 on hosting every time. Hence looking for alternate solutions.

  • @downburst  Jan 24

    I'm interested in reel2bits and the whole Fediverse thing, but man, I'm drilling down and down and the stuff is opaque. It may be "free" but my time is worth something. Not much,but something. Still, intriguing.

  • @neonpaul Jan 24

    Yeah that's the thing about open source. I don't think I'll have a chance to get a proper set up going by feb, but I may try and install it on my home server which people would be free to use with the caveat that it would be potentially very unreliable.

  • @aflinner  Jan 24

    @downburst “Remember, $25 gets you FAWM hosting AND *supports the site*.

    This. That said, I felt I couldn’t afford to get my rock hands and get on-site hosting for the first several years I participated....and I feel it’s important that free hosing alternatives are accepted, because it keeps FAWM as inclusive and easy to get into as possible. However, I will say that the first time I got my rock hands, it felt good; FAWM has given me so so so so much, and the ‘hosting fee’ is a small price to contribute for that. I want this site to be around FOREVER.

  • @downburst  Jan 24

    I've set up open source services before and managed, more or less. There are just some extra layers here that are throwing me, plus I'd need to find some hosting, not having a serviceable machine to throw at this right now. But it definitely sounds like a fun post-FAWM project.

  • @complexissimple  Jan 24

    Okay, who gave me rock hands?

  • @cairobraga Jan 30

    hey, I think Funkwhale might more robust and stable and friendly https://funkwhale.audio/

    it is also part of the Fediverse and compatible with the Subsonic protocol, which makes it accessible thru various mobile apps.

  • @lastnightilie Jan 30

    Anyone here looked into Orfium? From what I can tell, although they provide other services, you can use it like Soundcloud for free and there are no upload limits. Not sure if it will show up directly in FAWM though.

  • @ryuu  Jan 30

    @neonpaul this looks interesting, and IMHO, the more possibilities, the merrier.

    I didn't see any license info on the demo site; do you know anything about that? Being able to provide license information for individual tracks would be important for me.

    (I might just use FAWM file hosting this year because I can finally afford it, but I'm thinking about the FAWMers who can't. I was in that situation last year.)

  • @lowhum Jan 30

    I reached my soundcloud quota a couple a years ago. I have always used archive.org before and since. You get a direct link and its embeddable in FAWM if that's a word 😀) It's all common licence open free and you can support if you like!

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