Podcast de facto Standard
This is a tribute to the technical side of podcasting. Podcasts, as a medium, have made it easy for anyone to create and share their content with the world. The simplicity of the podcast format, which typically consists of an audio file and an accompanying RSS feed, has opened up a wealth of opportunities for creators.
In the world of podcasting, there is a great deal of freedom when it comes to the format and content of a podcast. Creators are free to choose their own audio format and feed content, giving them the flexibility to create something truly unique. However, when it comes to distributing a podcast, certain standards must be followed in order to be added to an aggregator such as Apple Podcasts. Additionally, the podcasting community has come to agree upon certain conventions that can be used to add additional features to a podcast, such as chapters, enhanced audio, and more. These conventions allow for a more immersive and engaging listening experience for the audience.
This website is dedicated to providing guidance and information on the conventions and standards used in podcasting. Its goal is to help podcasters and hosters understand which conventions are being followed in the podcasting community, and to provide developers with insights on which standards they can rely on to be adopted by most podcasts. With this information, podcasters can make informed decisions about their own content, and developers can create tools that better support the podcasting community. The website aims to be a valuable resource for anyone involved in podcasting, from creators and hosts to developers and listeners alike.
The data presented on this website is derived from a collection of 155785 podcasts, with a total of 17648609 episodes, sourced from the iTunes and fyyd podcast directories. The information shown is intended to give a snapshot of current conventions and standards used in podcasting. The data will be updated periodically as new podcasts are added to the database, ensuring that the information remains current and relevant for those in the podcasting community.
The website is divided into two main sections: feed standards and audio standards. The feed standards section provides information on the conventions and standards used in creating and distributing podcast RSS feeds. This includes information on feed structure, metadata, and other elements that are important for ensuring that a podcast can be easily discovered and subscribed to. The audio standards section provides information on the conventions and standards used in creating and distributing podcast audio files. This includes information on audio format, bitrate, loudness, and other elements that are important for ensuring a high-quality listening experience for the audience.