Alternative to Youtube
It's been observed that Youtube has lately started to clamp down on certain political speech. Many of my favorite content creators were forced to migrate to the alternative resource - Bitchute.com
My request is to implement RSS subscription to Bitchute channels the same way the YT channels' RSS subscription was implemented.
Unlike Youtube, the Bitchute does not prohibit downloading their content (AFAIK). The second part of the request is to be able to save the Bitchute videos (or the extracted audio) for later offline playback like podcasts.
John David Galt commented
RatMan has it partly right. Just create an RSS feed similar to those on feedburner for your favorite other-site podcast, and use PA's "Set feed URL" option to load the feed, and PA will play that podcast. This even works for some non-audio blogs (e.g. summit.news).
podsync or a substitute is one way for someone to keep that feed up to date, but isn't strictly necessary.
The point of this suggestion is to bypass viewpoint censorship by the likes of Google and Apple. Podcast Addict as currently written appears to rely on two products they own or at least influence, so implementing this probably means replacing those products. One is feedburner.com, owned by Google, which hosts RSS feeds for Youtube channels. The other is podsync, an open-source app on Github which appears to be hostile to attempts to work around Google censorship. We would probably need to fork podsync.
If done right, this change would also work for other video and audio hosting sites, Vimeo, PewTube, Brighteon, etc. not just Bitchute.
That's as far as I've gotten so far in researching to do this myself.
And one more thing, to LaQuenelle: yes, you can download Youtube video quite easily, using the Firefox extension "Flash and Video Download" at fnvfox.com. If you know a way to do the same on BitChute or other sites I'd like to hear about it.
Me too. We need to get away from Google
Hamish McKenzie commented
Plz take all my votes for this feature. ;-)