A suggestion to improve podcasting.

In recent months I have started listening to various podcast via Amarok. The problem is when a host assumes that I listen from a web browser and have the show notes in front of me. I have simple idea on how to fix this though.

Either add a tag to the RSS standard (or re purpose one such as <comments> or <description>) to put the show notes into (or link to them) and place a collapsible web view in the client.

Some time in the coming weeks I will mock up a proof of concept application (UI and sample data only, no network support) to show what I have in mind and try to get in contact with the RSS committee.

By Ryan McCoskrie

Founder of the Hurunui Tech Club Creator of Vicinitude President of the Leithfield Public Library

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