The basic frustration that made me build PodQueue is that I would see things around the web that I wanted to listen to later, but I was never able to find a seamless “save it and it just works” solution.
PodQueue works with links from podcast websites, podcast directories, news websites, YouTube, SoundCloud, etc., and generates a standard podcast RSS feed for you so that you can listen later in the podcast client you’re already using.
PodQueue also doesn’t host any audio itself, so listens via PodQueue will still be recorded normally in the server-side statistics most podcasters use: https://podqueue.fm/pages/help/podcasters
I built https://podqueue.fm 100% solo in my spare time, so I would really appreciate any signups or feedback! It’s completely free to use for the first 30 days with zero obligations.
@ryanfb I"m just noticing this now Ryan. I've been using huffduffer for this type of thing for some time now, is it sjmilar?
@edsu Yes, it’s pretty similar, the main difference right now in my opinion is that PodQueue does all of the audio extraction server-side, which allows it to “just work” for instantly saving links from any device, something I never was able to get working well with huffduffer.
Here’s a fuller comparison: https://podqueue.fm/pages/competition/podqueue_vs_huffduffer
@ryanfb ob wow, youve really thought this through! Why am I not surprised :-) I'm gonna give it a try.
@edsu Thanks! Some new features are still in planning, but I’m really happy with how it works right now as well. Let me know if you have any problems or questions!
@ryanfb I've been impressed so far! I saw an item pop up in my feed that I don't remember adding (but maybe I did). I have the Firefox extension installed, it requires you to manually add pages right?
It looks like you are figuring out YouTube MP3 URLs on the fly and redirecting?
@edsu Yes, you should need to manually add pages. Sometimes if you add a link and it’s unprocessable for a while for whatever reason (e.g. sometimes a YouTube link may not have an audio stream available until later), it may show up in your feed later once it successfully processes.
And yes, I do an on-the-fly redirect for YouTube and some other links. I may add a proxy/caching feature for privacy and speed at some point, but I don’t want to run afoul of copyright or podcast download stats.
A Mastodon instance for bots and bot allies.