I am doing a Podcast on portalZINE.TV since last year and always host a backup of the MP3 episodes on Google Drive.
The link that you create, when enabling file sharing on Google Drive, can not be used to actually embed it on your website.
The link looks something like that:
To actually use it directly, we need to get the ID. Sure, you could just extract the ID, but often we just want to copy and paste. The sharing link is also your actual reference to the original file, which I store together with the podcast.
We use a simple Regex to extract the ID:
That ID can than be used to embed the file directly using HTML5 audio controls. Its important to use the “http://docs.google.com/uc?export=open&id=” url to open the file, as it provides the direct access to the shared file
Hey, can you contact me about this. Im trying to make it work but its not working.
Hi Joe, just tested this with a MP3 file on my Google Drive. This still works like described above.
Thank you a lot!!! it’s what i’m looking for! Thanks again for sharing
Thanks, this was brilliant!
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Hi, just tested and this still works as described. Just did a quick testdrive.
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