Not sure if it’s something you can actually control or adjust, but when I add an Overcast link in Kinopio, the URL preview image is the app icon. If I add the same link in Raindrop, they are able to pull the cover art of the podcast instead, which is preferred.
This is probably only a feature for me, so I get it might not be something worth even looking into, but if possible and easy, it’d be nice.
Link in Kinopio:
And Link in Raindrop:
Will look into , I might have my hands tied for now but we’ll see
can you send me an example overcast url that i can test against?
Yeah, here’s another one I found [on @kordumb journal]( Wednesday Oct 13/21 – Kinopio):
btw are you seeing a discord image preview for this? I see an empty square:
Thanks Ben! Pirijan let me know if you need anything else.
If it is a pain to get updated don’t stress about it. It’s a very small thing in the grand scheme of things for my journals.
in the short-term, I’ll contact linkpreview about this issue – and on differentiating favicon images from content ones.
some research on alternative services, it’s slim pickings out there:
current url usage = 60-100/day
- in many cases, no differentiation bw site image and article/content image
- can’t get img dimensions before loading unless I pay for a higher plan
- article/content image not always available (eg overcast)
- good customer support though
- passes the overcast test
- not available as an api, more as a hobby thing
https://www.peekalink.io - $30/mo, although I may be able to use the free plan of 100 requests an hour
- shitty captcha to login
- passes the overcast test
- no customer support
build it myself, server-side - free, except my time
considering the options out there, it might make sense to build a parser myself?
- url preview caching (for the session)
- parses oembed, other standards
- maintainance. The main reason I’d rather use a service for this.
Based on all of that, I’d probably stick with what you have. Was overly optimistic and naive hoping you could somehow customize where overcast links pull the image from.
I don’t think it’s worth tripling the cost or building yourself, unless it becomes something you actually want to work on.
Appreciate you taking the time to look into though!
Are the Twitter preview lengths configurable?
I don’t mind that longer ones get cut off, but it feels like it could probably show a little bit more…?
Should I display the whole tweet?
(just like w overcast it looks like my access to the metadata like user pic is limited )
updated to display complete tweet length
(i really am chomping at the bit to build my own link preview system because this service, and the other ones i researched, suck. The old adage: “if you want something done, you’ve got to do it yourself” def applies here )
this looks promising though: https://iframely.com/docs/iframely-api (despite the name, they can return json data that appears correct/complete)
have an update in the works
this is with using the iframely api instead
what do you think of truncating the tweet/description on the card face and having to click the card for the whole thing?
I’m okay with truncating tweets, I just feel like they were getting cut off a bit too soon, but I agree that full, long tweets are probably a bit much in the preview.
~Four lines feels right to me.
I do like the idea of clicking the card to see the whole tweet vs having to follow the link though.
silently shipped it out, let me know how it goes. I don’t think it should affect your old url cards