I am looking for some app I can run on a server (hosted website or some other service) or link from it, that will deliver the latest podcast file from an RSS feed or iTunes XML feed in this simple way:
A link to:
Will send back/deliver: Latest MP3 file parsed from the feed
My use case is that I want to simply link to -just- the latest podcast file from my 1 Radio News Android app and web site - http://1radionews.com - and have it play.
There are a handful of world news broadcasters that provide a static MP3 file - http://1radionews.com/radio-news-on-demand-hourly-news/ - that I include in my app on-demand. But many radio news sites just have a podcast feed for their hourly news casts or daily English language programming.
As I am trying to provide the absolute quickest uncomplicated way to play the latest news from great news radio sources without needing a relatively complicated podcasting app, I figure with the right code/web-app, served from the right place I can help people get to the freshest news.
I imagine the software service running on my basic Linux web-hosted site (Hostgator) or some other site well suited to running the service ... I am open. I have thought about code being built into my app, but if this is web-based I can use with my app (it can play a simple mp3 file on-demand and many web stream powered by ffmpeg) and my website. If I can simply put the podcast feed into the URL and end up with a resulting MP3 file being delivered back my existing app can just play the file as could a web browser for that matter.
Requirements summed up:
- web-app or web-service
- something I can host on my Linux server or a web-service I can link to
- parses RSS ot iTunes feeds
- returns the newest item of the parsed feed
- feed URL can be passed to it in a simple way