Author Topic: Allowing comments *within* podcasts  (Read 1065 times)

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Allowing comments *within* podcasts
« on: May 10, 2013, 01:43:33 pm »
I see that Soundcloud allows listeners to comment within podcasts (i.e., at a particular point in a podcast). Can we do that on Blubrry?

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Re: Allowing comments *within* podcasts
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2013, 11:35:10 pm »
No. The main goal of Blubrry is to help you distribute your podcast content to podcasting devices, we're not in the business of being a web destination like YouTube or SoundCloud.

Anything that is synced to podcast enabled devices will not have this capability. Only a service that has their own infrastructure (as a destination) could do something like that. In other words, services that do not podcast the content but instead host it on their own web site (YouTube for video or SoundCloud for audio) can provide such functionality without concerns of end user privacy.

A company years ago tried to track usage in iTunes, it had a lot of push back from the community with it's "calling home to mamma" iTunes plugin. Difference here is that with the iTunes desktop application, one expects a level of privacy on what they are doing, where-as web based tracking it's an accepted practice to monitor what everyone is doing without fear of privacy concerns.


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Re: Allowing comments *within* podcasts
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2013, 11:37:42 pm »
On the other hand, we do have plans for such functionality through our PowerPress plugin, which would be managed on your own WordPress web site. Check out our "Meta marks" RSS specifications to see how this may work in the near future. At present there is not enough interest from the community, but that may change as services such as SoundCloud popularize such features.

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Re: Allowing comments *within* podcasts
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2013, 09:13:20 am »
Thank you.