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TikTok prepares to launch podcast app

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  • More on those new TikTok RSS scrapers that Audiomeans spotted (above). The servers are in Singapore, with a range of IP addresses leading back to TikTok’s AS138699. The useragent being used is Go-http-client/1.1, the default useragent for a library used in the Go development language (which TikTok developers use). Podnews’s daily podcast is also seeing traffic from these IP ranges.

  • Documentation for the new podcast namespace is being suggested to be updated with proper mimetypes. For transcripts, application/srt is wrong; application/x-subrip is right - and for audio, audio/mp3 is wrong; audio/mpeg is right.

  • The Hive blockchain, which is used in Podping to send instant notifications of new shows and live streams, underwent a “hard fork” recently (but, as Brian from London posted, nothing broke).

  • The new Podcast namespace has had its licence made clearer: it’s CC0 v1.0.

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