Here is my reply, appropriately enough, in audio format.
You may be interested in my other posts on the subject – Preparing for the Collapse of Digital Civilization and I Don’t Want To Be Part of Your Fucking Ecosystem
(So, yes, still trying to find a decent WordPress plugin which will take multiple files and display only one player. Also need to find a less manual way of uploading and converting. Hey, it’s not bad for 10 minutes work, ok!)