mp3 streaming

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by OJG, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. OJG

    OJG Guest

    At this time I have mp3 files on my website and people download the music in order to listen to it.

    How can I change this, so that people can listen to the music via streaming, but never get hold of the actual mp3 files. In other words; can listen, cannot save.

  2. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    It's not possible! People can record what they can hear, one way or another. Accept it. Currently there is still no reasonable copy prevention that doesn't turn your sound to slop. Your best protection is to copyright your material and to phonogram your recording. If somebody wants to steal what you have done, they will figure out a way, so just stay in the closet and never come out and in that way no one can hurt you, including the boogie monster.

    Ms. Remy Ann David
  3. OJG

    OJG Guest


    if you go to

    and click the "Rush Radio" link on the left, you get a page with a small window that allows you to listen to six songs - indirectly.

  4. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    So, like I said.....I had no problems recording the 6 songs complete with the announcer voice over and your question was??????????

    Hapily recording flash audio at full band width! No 16k 128kb/s cut off.

  5. GavinMajesty

    GavinMajesty Guest

    Dude, fact is... Even with copy protection, all you have to do is set cubase to record the output nof your soundcard and you're lft with an MP3 on a track which is what i think Remmy did?

    There is no such thing as 100% copy protection.

    Your best bet is making a flash player, try, hey might have one.
  6. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Feb 10, 2001
    Check out Wimpy Player
  7. OJG

    OJG Guest

    Thanks everyone for your help.

  8. johnReeve

    johnReeve Guest

    Man, this forum is way unhelpful.

    I just dropped by and there is a lot of legal mis-information, bad advice about zoning, bad advice about contracts, &c, &c.

    And here in this thread, there is even stupider advice.

    Of course you can't keep people from copying stuff.

    But it is way basic to stream stuff in ways that don't leave an obvious, immediate copy on the desktop.

    Just encode wma files for windows media player, and then either invest some money in a real server (which is expensive really does make it difficult to copy media) or put the link in an xml file (like an asx file) that tells WMPlayer to stream the progressive dopwnload rather than to download then play.

    This leaves a copy on the computer, but it is in temporary internet files and is not obvious to most teeny-boppers.

    here is an example. You can save the file itself to see how simple its contents are and see what kind of traces it leaves on your harddrive:


    google wmv streaming progressive, and look for the microsoft page on how to enable asf.

    There are other ways to stream a progressive download in other formats, but that is just the one I use.
  9. OJG

    OJG Guest

    Thanks for your help John.
    I have been spending some time trying to get the code for streaming. I got some php code that does the streaming part. It's obvious that anyone can make a recording of anything that they hear on their computers, but most people don't have top end gear as people in this forum do, and so it is less of an issue. My regular visitors are spiders and robots of sort that crop mp3 files and that's what I am trying to protect myself from at this point.

    Thank you for your help.


    Don't get pissed if the moderator locks this thread. They do this over here.

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