Extra audio support
Google Reader, Netvibes and Feedly seem to be able to play all of my mp3 podcast feeds perfectly in Firefox.
Theoldreader seems to do nothing when i press play.
Having emailed support they say it's because Firefox doesn't support mp3 files (which I find odd as the other three players seem to cope fine).
I propose that theoldreader add an extra case so that it uses the existing <audio> html tag for other browsers but embeds the audio in the same way Google etc. do for Firefox users.
David Dykes commented
And I've just set up a feedly account, where I can play audio files without problem both in Chrome and in Android. I'm welcome to come back to TOR, b/c I prefer the feel of it, but TOR should really start to fix this issue instead of dismissing it as a 'problem with Chrome'
David Dykes commented
I wanted to return to this. If I refresh the page then podcasts load okay, or I can click 'view attached file' (then close TOR) and have the audio play fine. This is NOT a problem with Chrome; TOR is the only website where this issue occurs. Now, installing gReader app on my Android device, I find that using TOR is completely useless as the fact that TOR doesn't fetch podcast data means gReader is also unable to play them. Near all my subscriptions are podcasts--I've been willing to put up with this so far because a couple extra clicks isn't so bad and I had faith the TOR team would get to fixing this issue, but now there's very little point to using TOR if it can't play audio files in-page.
I too cannot get it to work in Chrome, when I was originally told this should only be an issue for Firefox.
vladislav saling commented
I have the same issue in Opera (and Chrome). 60% of my RSS channels are podcasts :/
I would like to suggest that OldReader program an 'alternate' for listening to podcasts. I gather from snooping around that java might be the best but flash does certainly work. There are a great number of folk who do not use Sifari and who won't use Chrome.
I seem to be having this same problem with Chrome, which for me at least defeats the point of having a reader, as I mostly use it to keep a track of podcasts.
Thanks for the reply Dan. Hopefully, the developers will see your proposed solution to my issue and deem it worth working on.
Dan Jones commented
They would have to implement a Flash player for Firefox. That's how other sites deal with it. Wouldn't be that hard, though.