Don't download podcasts into player before play button is hit
This is a waste of bandwidth! When I open a news item containing a podcast (MP3) the internal audio player (Firefox, HTML5) immediately starts downloading the file. I read the description and often decide NOT to play it and go to the next entry. Since I browse daily through 10-20 podcasts, megabytes are wasted. Please stop that.
Feedly's server sends the <audio> tag with the preload="auto" attribute; it should send preload="none" instead. If preload is omitted, the browser default is used (Firefox: "metadata" which fetches an initial block of data; also a waste). Please, be kind to the operators of podcast servers!
Sorry for bringing up this topic again; maybe my first posting (http://feedly.uservoice.com/forums/192636-suggestions/suggestions/4017210-don-t-preload-audio-files-podcasts-since-i-won-t) was too complicated.
Any feedback from Feedly on this? Or maybe a different reader has this feature .... any idea which one?
Indeed it seems that it has.
Thank you very much!!!
Thank you! It looks like this has been implemented!
Yes please. This is less of an issue for me at home (where I never need to worry about my bandwidth), but at work I absolutely DON'T want to download anymore than I need to...
Today, for the first time, on my ubuntu machine, I noticed that the podcast player disappears when the article loads, thus it is not loaded.
However, on my windows machine there has been no change.
Not sure if feedly made any changes or it was just a browser upgrade that caused it.
I couldn't agree more; there is NO REASON why this shouldn't be an option.
Shirley Wakefield commented
This "feature" may make me find a different reader.