Wow, this is fantastic, exactly the kind of thing I was hoping to see on this forum!
I’m not that familiar, so if anyone has any suggestions let us know.
Yes, I think put the audio files on a separate thread, it will make them more discoverable. I have forked this thread to do this.
One of the very cool features of Discourse is “oneboxing”, which is where you just throw in a URL and it figures out how to display the relevant content, either a text snippet, or a video/audio player, etc. You can see this with the Youtube videos. It’s very handy to be able to just stream the A/V content through Discourse.
Archive.org should support oneboxing, but it’s not showing up. This is probably because we’ve been messing around with the oneboxing as we try to work out the best way to make it work with SuttaCentral. So hopefully it should work at some stage, when we have worked out the kinks.
Meanwhile, if anyone wants to know what a good site is to upload stuff to, best to use something that can support oneboxing. You can test it here: http://iframely.com/debug
Just throw in a URL and see what happens. Archive.org works well, whereas for example Google Drive doesn’t. Don’t worry if the oneboxing doesn’t work here yet, it will soon.