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Oracle
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I know this is way off topic, but I thought some people might be interested. Wired Magazine has a music CD in their current issue with tracks from several artists including the Beastie Boys and David Byrne. The cool thing is the songs can be shared freely, so I posted them at http://wiredcd.itallconnects.com/.

I have 25 gig of bandwidth to blow by the end of the month, and that feels like a goal, so feel free to spread the word about the site if you know anyone who would be interested in that music.

Jason

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Cool, thanks a bunch. I read about it yesterday and the Creative Commons said they will be available Nov.9. But this is better!

They are not only free as in gratis. You can mix them and make derivative work from them and release that. That concept could be applied to boardgames too.

Well, I guess Piecepack system is already a bit like that except it's even more free, as in "libre", since it's Public Domain.

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Cool. This is right in my industry. If you want to allow people to be able to stream music from your website without first saving it to disk, feel free to hack the Viztas Audio Player.

It is a little Flash player that plays MP3s. If you are using a Windows machine, you can find it at viztas.com in the left hand navigation area when viewing any album. For example: https://www.viztas.com/Z/displayAlbum?albumId=166472

It requires that you create a simple XML playlist to initailize it with the songs you want played. Let me know if you are able to use it to stream your music.

Jonathan

PS You should only have to get 500-750 people to download or stream your album to use up your 25GB.

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jhager wrote:
Cool. This is right in my industry. If you want to allow people to be able to stream music from your website without first saving it to disk, feel free to hack the Viztas Audio Player.

It is a little Flash player that plays MP3s. If you are using a Windows machine, you can find it at viztas.com in the left hand navigation area when viewing any album. For example: https://www.viztas.com/Z/displayAlbum?albumId=166472

It requires that you create a simple XML playlist to initailize it with the songs you want played. Let me know if you are able to use it to stream your music.

I'm not sure what the advantage to streaming it would be. Presumably, people would want to download it, not just listen to it, and it's easy enough to delete the file after listening to if they don't want it.

With Windows/IE, it opens right away in WMP and plays while it downloads anyway. I ran into a little trouble with that when I disabled hot-linking because WMP gets the URL from IE and effectively hot-links itself in.

jhager wrote:
PS You should only have to get 500-750 people to download or stream your album to use up your 25GB.

That sounds a bit high. The album is 70 meg and 25,000 / 70 ~= 350, so I can have about 350 people download the whole thing. I've never had a site get that much traffic in the first 5 days, so it will be interesting to see how this does.

In the 2 hours since I posted it, I've served 158 meg and 52 songs. The average file size is larger than that though, so it looks like a fair number of people are not downloading the whole file. That could make your 500-750 estimate more accurate.

Jason

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