Funkwhale, dev, podcasts 🎉
So, another milestone in the podcast was reached this week
You may remember we wanted our channels to be compatible with the current audio ecosystem. The first step was to ensure each #funkwhale channel had a RSS feed, to allow subscription outside of Funkwhale, through existing apps such as AntennaPod.
But there also the other side: what about existing podcasts available through RSS feeds, outside of Funkwhale? Can we make this content accessible within the platform?
Well, the answer is yes, and it's now possible to subscribe to any existing podcast from Funkwhale, using its RSS feed, as shown in the demo video below.
We'll need further testing to ensure it works with the widest range of podcast feeds available out there, but it's already usable!
@eliotberriot Let's get rid of Spotify, Deezer and iTunes! 🔥
@eliotberriot makes it harder to track down the source of the file.
@grishka At the technical level, yes, but the webserver hosting the file seeds it anyway, and acts as a tracker (which are typically taken down really fast unless I'm mistaken), so I'm not sure how much a protection it is in practice
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