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Copy audio to clipboard (to paste into sound editors etc)

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Toolkit
Video/Audio Controls
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enhancement
5 years ago
4 years ago

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(Reporter: Aleksej, Unassigned)

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Description

5 years ago
If it is possible, now or in the future, please add a way to copy audio to clipboard.

The obvious primary way is like it is done with images now: right-click an audio element, and select “Copy audio”.

Updated

5 years ago
Component: XUL → Video/Audio Controls
Product: Core → Toolkit
QA Contact: xptoolkit.widgets → video.audio
Could you elaborate on what you mean "copy audio to clipboard"?

Do you mean copy the file to the clipboard, so the user can then "paste" the file somewhere on their local drive using Windows Explorer / MacOS Finder?

What's your use case?
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Comment 2

5 years ago
Maybe I am mixing up data and file copying, if they are separate.

I would like to do the following, which would require another feature that probably could be made with an add-on and would need a separate bug:
1. Go to https://de.wiktionary.org/wiki/aber#Konjunktion.2C_Modalpartikel
2. Right-click a link to an Ogg file (e.g. “aber (Österr.)”).
3. Select “Copy target file”. ← this is the other feature
4. Paste it into a Anki (a PyQt-based spaced repetition system, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anki ).
5. Repeat for many different notes, sometimes with multiple files per note (so downloading and choosing is not convenient).

Anki currently supports pasting images, which it apparently accepts as data, and stores either in JPEG or in PNG.
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Comment 3

5 years ago
(In reply to Aleksej [:Aleksej] from comment #2)
> 2. Right-click a link to an Ogg file (e.g. “aber (Österr.)”).
> 3. Select “Copy target file”. ← this is the other feature

Of course, with an action similar to what can be done with images now, it would still be better than downloading files.
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Updated

4 years ago
Summary: Copy audio to clipboard → Copy audio to clipboard (to paste into sound editors etc)
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