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Certain listening exercises do not play. (403: Access Denied)

This is in the Esperanto course, but I believe I've seen it in others as well.

Using Chrome console, I see that certain audio files for listening exercises are returning a 403: Access Denied error.

Here's one that works: https://d7mj4aqfscim2.cloudfront.net/tts/eo/sentence/72907a5b3a28700f40a9a446b1c4bd4e

Links to an mp3, no problem.

And here's one that doesn't:

https://d7mj4aqfscim2.cloudfront.net/tts/eo/sentence/52d64ff8e280c9bcf546133bc820afa1

In which case I get Access Denied.

What's going on here? Is this the fault of the language course designer? Is it Duolingo's fault? The exercises with these audio portions are unanswerable, and I have to end up copying and pasting the answer after skipping it several times. This needs to be addressed.

September 18, 2017

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Aulawabbel

I'm having the same issue in the Czech course for the first time today

September 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/morepivo

I never used Duolingo on the web before today, and I'm seeing this same error with "word bank" exercises throughout the Russian course; none of the audio bites play, and the console is full of 403 responses from AmazonS3.

Here's a sample of requested sound: https://s3.amazonaws.com/duolingo-data/tts/ru/token/книга

Interestingly the listening exercises work fine.

June 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/we_speak_arabic

I am getting HTTP response code 403 Access Denied too for the second hyperlink you have posted. I suspect that it is either a problem with the web host or the web script.

September 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SprightBark

This? https://www.duolingo.com/comment/24463610

Esperanto is a voice actor rather than a TTS, so not all sentences are covered by the audio. A change Duolingo made about 10 days ago is causing sentences without audio to be selected for listening exercises.

September 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Atomoton

Having the same issue with the Esperanto course. Did you ever find any solution to this?

August 29, 2018
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