This post serves primarily to document how multimedia support works on podricing. What it is, how it works and its source code.
Diaspora currently does not support multimedia posts, as in, you can only write text based posts and post images. Since its source code is free to study and modify, a script that allows the posting of audio and video was added to the pod's source.
We tried to mess with Diaspora*s source code as little as possible. Diaspora* processes metadata, for example to crop and to resize uploaded images. For podricing to be able to support multimedia files upload we’d have to change these functions. Diaspora* devs have shown concerns about implementing video support, hopefully allowing users to be able to upload audio and videos within the pod interface, but, for now, podricing users are able to embed .webm and .oggs following the image inline embed syntax.
Finally you just need to recompile the project assets and restart the server.
Once installed, any user can write a post, or reply to a post with a link to a .webm video or .ogg audio file and embed it pretty much like how you do it with images.
Hello! Check my awesome video! ![alt text](http://example/video.webm)
You can download the source code here.