Hello. I’m here as a listener of NoAgenda. I find the podcasting 2.0. Idea awesome. I love free speech and want to learn how to begin my own podcast and see if I’m any good at it. Thanks to Adam for your recent show on THC speaking about this topic in a more technical way. I hope to learn and find my way into a new and interesting way to share a piece of myself. While hopefully bringing some value and smiles to others. Peace and Love
Good and exciting work from Libsyn - they've added the namespace for Podcasting 2.0 in all their feeds, so you can now hand-code tags into Libsyn feeds. @podnews
Libsyn has added in the namespace for Podcast Index and Google Podcasts by default in their feeds “in preparation on productisation”. This work now allows podcasters to hand-code Podcast Index tags into feeds at their own risk - “picture a big flashing neon proceed-with-caution light”, said Rob Walch in The Feed episode 185 (47’04").
New version of Podfriend out!
I wanted to release this before the dive into the value tag!
Sync of favorite podcast across platforms.
Space to start/stop podcast
Reset password option
And a few more smaller things
The sync is a bit wonky, because it preserves if you already had favorites locally (I didn't want to risk deleting anything) but it's still probably better than nothing! Later on, listen status and progress in episodes will be added.
Let me know if you hit any bugs!
@dave Is there a way to edit a feed in the index? Or do I just have to submit a new one and the old RSS feed will live on in perpetuity?
In experimenting with different publishing platforms I may want to switch and the feed produced by one cannot be made compatible with the other.
@Castopod I think when publishing an episode Castopod uses the timezone for the webhost I'm using. If I set the published time back 8 hours my episode updates the RSS immediately. If I leave it the current time it does not. Is there a way to include a timezone offset in the Podcast settings like Wordpress?
Happy 20th birthday, podcasting. The first podcast feed was made today, Jan 20, 2001. The history of the medium is over here (which I'm publishing later in Podnews). https://podnews.net/article/first-podcast-feed-history
@Castopod When publishing a podcast everything goes to a single folder. Is it possible to have each episode save to its own folder?
@Castopod There seems to be a lag between when a podcast is published and when Castopod writes to the RSS feed. Is there a way to adjust how long that takes? I can see the podcast on my dashboard but it doesn't show up in the RSS for a while.
@martin Have you considered adding a playlist function to Podfriend? It would be great if I could add episodes to a playlist and have those play in succession.
@castopod How do you delete a podcast? I can see how to edit it but I don't see how to delete it.
I really like what you have developed here. Thanks to @adam for showing me this.
@martin I found something odd in Podfriend. The podcast DH Unplugged plays in the Windows app but not in the web app on either Chrome or Microsoft Edge. The play button stays a spinning wheel.
It does play in the web app in Firefox though.
Just FYI. I'm loving the app!
Why is it so difficult to build an RSS feed? Am I missing something or is there nothing that makes it easy to create a custom RSS feed where I can add or omit tags from the podcast namespace.
I'm an extreme newbie to producing a podcast and I'm trying to learn by self-hosting. I can create the RSS feed on Wordpress through the Podlove plugin. But there is no way to customize.
If RSS is just an XML file why is this so hard to automate?
One of the upsides to all this is lots of interesting conversations around decentralization and some of the proposed solutions:
@adam you said something on the last episode of podasting 2.0 regarding an RSS builder. May I ask what that is and where is it?
I know enough about technology to seriously screw things up.
Intended for all stake holders of podcasting who are interested in improving the eco system