How about Spotify support?

I don’t necesarily think so as Spotify offers a webplayer itself with search function and episode list. As a coding noob it looks like local conversion is possible.

I’m a coding noob too. It might well be possible, but I’m pretty confident it would need quite some time to implement it. Unless someone chips in with a solution in code, I would prefer our current small group of active coders to focus on implementing other great features and improvements.
Spending time on support for Spotify feeds (if legal, which we don’t know either), would be spending time on helping the (main) enemy of an open podcasting ecosystem.

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I have also noticed this problem. When I search for a new podcast and do not find it on Antennapod, I always do it with “podcast addict”, which also finds the links on spotifeed. Then I copy the link and paste it at antennapod and then I can also subscribe to it. This works very well.
Is that ok if I do it that way?
And is there maybe another way to search the net for spotifeed sources? Then I would not need Podcast Addict anymore.

Sure, why not? :slight_smile:

You can use the spotifeed website directly: https://spotifeed.timdorr.com/

Yes, but I can’t search for podcasts there.
With Podcast Addict, I only need to enter a search term and immediately see if the podcast is even available on spotifeed.

Well actually it’s pretty easy, you can just search SEARCHTERM site: open.spotify.com/show/ - Google Suche and then change the domain.
Further information is provided here https://spotifeed.timdorr.com/

I think the bottleneck might rather be Spotify changing their API if they notice this. But I guess one could check that easily by requests to spotifeed, if it doesn’t respond the option is removed, or even better the “search spotify” via spotifeed is disabled by default and has to be enabled via settings.

Recognising that this might be a somewhat temporary/experimental feature, would you want this to be in the app? If so I would try to implement it (after resolving my other PR).

Personally I wouldn’t implement it as a feature enabled by default to everyone. If for whatever reason spotifeed would go down, AntennaPod might we’ll get blamed for it.

However, in the context of “Non RSS Sources: BBC Sounds & ARD Audiothek” I’m thinking ‘alternative search sources’ might be enabled as ‘experimental feature’ just like Google Chrome (?)

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Yea that would be an option, I’m not sure how popular spotifeed is but keeping it low sure is a good idea.

That is why i suggested to do parsing inside AP itself to avoid relying on external services.
Although it might save a lot of effort :wink:

Wow! I just tried it and it works perfectly!

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… and Spotifeed is broken and will not be repaired. Good decision to not include it :+1:

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Thats why i said: get inspired by the code and do the parsing yourself inside the AP app.

Nope not possible, read the notice from spotifeed

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You can get to a widevine protected version from the embed code, which you than can feed into androids/ios content decryption module.
Pact with the devil maybe, but still makes the user more independent from being bound to a specific app.

I reckon if someone want to and knows how to do it, they can. But it going against the concept of an open podcasting ecosystem, so I doubt any of the core contributors will do it.

Plus I wouldn’t care to have a pact with the devil if heaven provides plenty of interesting content through a system that is in line with my ideals.
If people want the devil’s content they should accept to be bound to use the devil’s app. I honestly don’t see why we as an open source and volunteer project should support the devil in their private podcasting ventures.

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I think implementing this would encourage other publishers to use spotify, and only further aggravate the dominance of spotify in an increasing closed ecosystem.

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I think we should push [All Platforms][Podcasts] Access Spotify Podcasts ... - The Spotify Community
instead. If we get enough votes it will be re-opened and can move forward.
There is no reason why they can’t do analytics and payments with rss as well and hide ad free versions behind a login and personalised feed.

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Fwiw, a bunch of popular podcasts have been bought by Spotify and will disappear soon.
Spotifeed seems to be down permanently (due to Spotify changes)
Any other solutions?

Since they use Widevine DRM on the free ones on their website open.spotify.com, i think the only solution is: bring enough weight behind the topic i linked above and make them use open standards again.