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! 🔥
@lunar @eliotberriot the big problem is copyright holders and all other similar parasites that can DMCA the shit out of you and your hosting provider. The system needs to be extremely robust against them. Can probably be achieved with WebTorrent, the way PeerTube uses it but for audio. Some careful design choices need to be made.
@grishka I'm probably missing something, but what's the benefit of using WebTorrent (or any other P2P technology) for serving audio when it comes to be robust against abusive DMCA requests?
@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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