Just to fill you in on the latest status from the point of view of @mikker from Latr.fm
We talked. Here is his thoughts (I have the Ok to post this here ;-):
I feel like the next move is theirs. I could maybe do something custom for Podlove specifically but I don’t really feel like that’s the best use of my time.
Podlove is the only place I hear this from. And I’m sorry they feel that way about directly linking to audio files. I really don’t get why it’s a problem to be honest.