Re: protecting streaming mp3 files with

  • From: "John Greer" <jpgreer17@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2007 02:10:43 -0500

being a former member of a band myself and a member of the now terrible what I can advise is to only release to the public what you don't mind being shared. In fact if it is for promoting a band, that is actually the best way to promote is to let them have a release or two but if they want more then they have to buy a CD. The other way is to go ahead and take the big plunge by copyrighting the songs. Copyright is pretty much the only legal protection a band has. One other suggestion may be to set up links to little 30 second samples of your songs to give them a little teaser and then give them the option to buy the CD. That will also save on the amount of bandwidth usage needed, because you are not having to serve a continuous stream 24/7.

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----- Original Message ----- From: "black ares" <matematicianu2003@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2007 1:46 AM
Subject: Re: protecting streaming mp3 files with

I don't think there is a way to preserve streams in mp3.
evry thing you do somewhere there must exist a mp3 file which must be downloaded on the client computer and played.
You can try to make a realmedia stream (played with real player)
and that is based on downloading couple of bytes playing them, delete them and redownloading. You can do this even with mp3 if you use a streaming server (shoucast or vlc) Also you can do it in flash, but I can get out any sound from a site which plays it in flash. you must never forget aabout the fact that a good sound card can record from the stereo mix input that mean it records the sound which is played on the computer. And in front of a such easy way to have your songs evry kind of protect failed unless you want to distorsion the sound of music.
But even this can be solved with a sound editor.
So if your band is so good that one wants its songs people will find way to steel it from you

----- Original Message ----- From: "Andy B" <a_borka@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 21:20
Subject: RE: protecting streaming mp3 files with

How did you do this? was just wondering. I don't have the money to get flash
or anything like that. I use and c#...

-----Original Message-----
From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bryan Garaventa
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 3:14 PM
To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: protecting streaming mp3 files with

Does your server run PHP?

I've done something similar at , however,
I've used both Flash and PHP separately.

For instance, for the online player, I'm using the Wimpy Player, which isn't
mine, but a Flash mp3 streaming utility that uses PHP to run.

For the default player streaming, I'm using a standard m3u playlist. The url
for each of the audio files within the m3u playlist point to a particular
PHP file, which then redirects the header to the proper audio file.
When someone tries to open the url manually though, it gives an error

Hope this helps,


----- Original Message ----- From: Andy <mailto:a_borka@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> B
To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 11:06 AM
Subject: protecting streaming mp3 files with


I have to stream mp3 files from an 2.0 website. I am trying to
figure out how you can let any visiter to the site play them but not
download them. Most of the examples out there show how in flash, but is
there another way?

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