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Best practices for podcasting's open infrastructure

Don’t mess with the audio file request

While a podcaster publishes an RSS feed to be reproduced inside your app to help you link to their episode, their audio file is their property, and must not be changed. In particular:

Most audio files will be in either MP3 format or AAC-HE format; and podcast loudness should be set between -16 and -14 LUFS.

Many podcast apps contain individual playback enhancements. Consider storing these as separate settings for each podcast - a user may wish to set these based on individual podcast production or host delivery:

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