The media player changed recently where when you select the media upload and try to embed an mp3 inside a Canvas assignment the html code that was generated was using HTML5 audio tag and serving the audio file directly from the file system using a file path that included the course number and file number and it appears to the user as a thin play, pause bar.
Recently this process has changed to generating html that uses an iframe to serve up both video and audio which means there is a large video box that can not be minimized for content that doesn't have video.
The use case is Music teachers mostly just want to play audio tracks and might have a dozen or more clips on a page without wasting space for generic thumbnails.
code examples and screen shots below
HTML5 baked in audio player
Code for the above player:
<p> <img src="https://delmar.beta.instructure.com/courses/1503438/files/73991226/preview" alt="Get the Party.png" width="600" height="79" data-api-endpoint="https://delmar.beta.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/1503438/files/73991226" data-api-returntype="File" /> </p>
New Iframe media upload feature
Source code generated for the player above:
<p> <iframe style="width: 320px; height: 250px; display: inline-block;" title="Audio player for Your Love.mp3" data-media-type="audio" src="https://delmar.beta.instructure.com/media_objects_iframe/m-579CJhBFVFqEPveCGreLio1bckQhnRVd?type=audio" data-media-id="m-579CJhBFVFqEPveCGreLio1bckQhnRVd"></iframe> </p>
I would be interested when this change occurred because I couldn't find any information to share with my users. I expect the change is due to the resources required to serve up media from the file system, which I understand but let's get the interface tweaked to take up less real estate when only uploading audio files.
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