Oh yes I also know more sites that allow the same thing using Winamp. (I never liked Real Player. Not even when I was sighted).
But I know some sites that were using a standard streaming server then they've switched to use a Flash inaccessible player, because they didn't like that there were a lot of users that used to access the streaming URl without even visiting their web page and without seeing their advertising. No advertising, no money, so why should they care that their service is not accessible for everyone as long it brings money?
Octavian----- Original Message ----- From: "Jim Dunleavy" <jim.dunleavy@xxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2007 6:28 PM Subject: Re: protecting streaming mp3 files with asp.net?
Hi Teddy, The BBC's web-based radio player is quite accessible. You can try it at www.bbc.co.uk, pick a channel, select the "listen again" link, select a radio program. That player streams realplayer audio but bypassing the player and ripping the stream to your hard drive is trivial, so it's no protection against downloading but only gives a fig-leaf of protection and raises your implementation costs. --Jim ----- Original Message ----- From: Octavian Rasnita <orasnita@xxxxxxxxx> To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 8:34 PM Subject: Re: protecting streaming mp3 files with asp.net?I think this has no copyright relations. Copyright is something enforcedbylaw while this type of protection is a technical protection. The persons that need to use this type of protection usually care moreaboutmoney than about accessibility for the blind or about usability and their first goal is to force the listeners visit their site and watch their advertising and not to make the sound as friendly and easy to listen as possible. They are not bad. They are just trying to earn money like everybody else. If a sound is protected by copyright only, and let's say that certainsoundis free to listen just once then it requires payment, then that sound canbeput as a simple free file anywhere on the web. If the visitors willrespectthe law, then they will download the file, listen it with Winamp or something else, then they would delete it if they don't want to pay. If the visitors don't respect the law, it is not nice to skip the law and make your own police, a technical police in this case, but... it worksthisway, so nobody cares about those who have accessibility problems. Or by the way, because I might not know too much about those web-basedmediaplayers, is there such a web based media player that can allow a blind person using Jaws to fast forward or rewind, or stop, pause and restartthesound again? Octavian ----- Original Message ----- From: <james.homme@xxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 9:17 PM Subject: RE: protecting streaming mp3 files with asp.net? > Hi, > There could be a copyright issue with this. > > Jim > > James D Homme, , Usability Engineering, Highmark Inc., > james.homme@xxxxxxxxxxxx, 412-544-1810 > > "Never doubt that a thoughtful group of committed citizens can changethe> world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." -- Margaret Mead > > > > > "Graham Hardy" > <graham.hardy@gma > il.com>To> Sent by: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > programmingblind-cc> bounce@freelists. > orgSubject> RE: protecting streaming mp3 > files> with asp.net? > 10/30/2007 03:10 > PM > > > Please respond to > programmingblind@ > freelists.org > > > > > >> Hi Andy - Why would you want to do this? From a usability point of > view,> it> isn't always pleasant to have to sit in front of a computer to listen > to> files; I would much prefer to listen to them on another device. Indeed,I> find that I almost never make use of streams that cannot be downloaded,so> it is likely to repel some of your visitors. Of course, it depends onthe> actual content: for instance, books must never be streamed (what if you> wanted to stop halfway and then resume a few days later?), whereas > music> seems more workable this way, as does live content. -Graham. > > From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Andy B > Sent: October 30, 2007 11:07 AM > To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: protecting streaming mp3 files with asp.net? > > Hi... > > I have to stream mp3 files from an asp.net 2.0 website. I am trying to > figure out how you can let any visiter to the site play them but not > download them. 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