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Mac: Dot-Tunes 1.0b9 released

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Monday, May 3, 2004
News Categories: Mac Software

DOT-TUNES allows you to share any of your iTunes music tracks with others. Simply launch DOT-TUNES, select the music you’d like to share, and listen to those tracks using any web browser. DOT-TUNES was conceived by a group of professional musicians who use their iPods for transporting their own copyright music and recordings and who wanted to be able to easily demonstrate their work to clients and to share ‘works in progress’ and other original compositions with others. Beta testers needed!

What’s new in this version:

NOW Compatible with iTunes 4.5!
Has also been synchronized with DOT-POD and DOT-PHOTOS so that all features are identical apart from serving audio files or images. Also fixes an Authentication bug which prevented some users from registering.

This pre-release version only allows the first 10 tracks to be published and the pre-release pop up warning may be a little annoying (sorry about that) but if everything works well over the next few days beta testing we’ll upload a release with more functionality.

License: Shareware (Beta)
System Requirements: Mac OS X and iTunes 4

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Comments

1

I dun get it

Posted by Bubba Ray on April 12, 2004 at 9:27 AM (PDT)

2

doesn’t iTunes already do this?

Posted by dethbrakr on April 12, 2004 at 10:48 AM (PDT)

3

I realize this is a beta, but:

No prefs for look and feel of generated web page. No note about punching hole in firewall at what I’m guessing is port 9998. I’ll be interested to see what this looks like when released and how much they decide to charge for it.

Posted by me on April 12, 2004 at 10:54 AM (PDT)

4

Doesn’t this defeat the whole purpose of Apple’s online music store?  I am not sure if I am understanding this correctly, but there is no charge to “swap” songs? 

Posted by Asian_N02 on April 12, 2004 at 11:02 AM (PDT)

5

Hi all,

iTunes allows sharing across computers on the local network which are running iTunes.

DOT-TUNES allows sharing across the internet to any computer running a web browser.

Here is an example of DOT-TUNES in action: Let’s say you’ve created some original music in GarageBand and you want to make it available to your clients, or friends and family. You can’t really email huge files to all your friends - the easy way is to export your track to iTunes and use DOT-TUNES to make your music available on the web so that your, clients, friends and family can download them from their web browser.

Yes, this is a pre-release beta. You will be able to cusomise aspects of the software however our market is not the IT market who enjoys tinkering with network tools. Our market is the professional and amateur musician who wants to publish their own work without having to know anything about webservers, html files, audio streaming technology, web design, user authentication or any of that nonsense which others expect you to learn. Just use Stuffit Expander to extract the file, launch DOT-TUNES and sit back and enjoy your music playing from every computer in your house - and your friend’s house - and the office - and Aunty Beryl’s…

There is no charge for swapping songs because no one should be sharing other peoples copyright material. If you use Apache, OSX Web-Sharing, IIS, Tomcat, DOT-POD or DOT-TUNES it is your responsibility never to breach the copyright of others - yet all of these products have the right to exist for legal purposes.

We are professional musicians with currently over 600 musical works on radio and television. We use iTunes and our iPods to transport our own copyright material and share works in progress and do not participate in illegal file sharing.

Best regards


Jeff
DOT-POD/DOT-TUNES
http://www.dotpod.net

Posted by DOT-POD Team on April 13, 2004 at 6:37 AM (PDT)

6

What I can’t wait for is someone to port the Apache web server over to iPodLinux. Using ethernet-over-firewire, you can run a webserver _on_ your iPod, and not just the computer that the iPod is connected to.

I’m not saying that this isn’t also an amazing technological accomplishment, but it lacks what the iPod was designed for: mobility, by being a desktop software title.

Posted by Sraphim on May 3, 2004 at 3:13 PM (PDT)

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