Embed parler.io Audio Directly into Your Own Blog Posts

Embed parler.io Audio Directly into Your Own Blog Posts

📅 02 November, 2018 – Kyle Galbraith

You may have seen that some of my recent posts here on dev.to have included an embedded audio player at the top. This is a new liquid tag that I contributed over on the dev.to repo.

The tag allows you to embed your converted audio from parler.io, a text to speech conversion service I have been building directly into your post here.

Parler is a side project I have been actively working on in my spare time. The goal is to convert written content into an audio format that can then be published, embedded, and shared onto other platforms. A future release will be aimed at doing the conversions automatically by watching your blog feed.

Now that you know what it is and how it can help you out, let’s run through how you get parler audio into your own blog posts.

How to add parler audio to your own dev.to blog posts

  1. Get your RSS feed from here on dev.to or your own blog. Your dev.to feed can be found here: https://dev.to/feed/<your-username>.
  2. Enter the feed into parler.io
  3. Click convert on your blog post. This can take a few minutes to process.
  4. Once your blog post is converted into audio, grab the URL of the audio near the bottom of the page.

parler.io audio download link

Once your post has been converted by Parler you can then embed it here on dev.to using the Liquid tag below.

{% parler https://www.parler.io/audio/73240183203/ab59b90c45cd1f2144291f1a1cfd69894f87aabf.e466ec75-50e8-47c9-b376-55122f2e3a08.mp3 %}

Save your post and share your awesome content in audio format as well as in written form.

parler audio player

It’s worth noting that you can also embed your converted audio into other sites as well. This can be done by copying <iframe> code from your conversion screen and pasting it into your desired site.

What is coming next for parler.io?

Right now Parler is in alpha release while I gather feedback from users like yourselves. The intention is to extend it with more features like batch conversions, selectable voices, and an enhanced embed player in the MVP and beyond.

If you have any questions or feedback please feel free to drop me a comment below. There is also a mailing list on the parler.io landing page that you can subscribe to in order to stay up to date on new developments.

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As you read I also just launched parler.io a service that automatically turns your written content into audio that can be downloaded and embedded into other platforms. Try it out for yourself and let me know your thoughts.