Archive for the ‘Web’ Category

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Test For Streaming Audio

October 17, 2008

This is a test for audio linking to the gpfault.org site.

This is the web location of the below files:

http://www.gpfault.org/audio/podsandblogs/

If you visit this site it will show you all the audio stored on the server.

To link audio:

Open Bracket audio location/filename.mp3 Close Bracket

It will look like this, just with brackets on each end:

audio http://www.gpfault.org/audio/podsandblogs/sbtechno.mp3

From Homestarrunner.com: Strong Bad Techno

From Sifl & Olly: Performance Art

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MOVING TO GPFAULT.ORG

March 28, 2008

For our one (and only) reader that is a bit confused as to the complete and total lack of updates, well, we moved. Head over to www.gpfault.org our new home for all things tech with podcasts featuring yours truly and Ivan.

www.gpfault.org
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Amazon Attacks Apple’s iTunes

January 29, 2008

Amazon MP3Christmas has come and gone and many individuals are now in possession of fancy phones and stylish media players, all in need of new music.  You could go to the local record store, and actually purchase a CD.  Of course, then you need to go through the arduous (5 minute) process of ripping that music into a format that the new player can handle.  Why not simply download a few songs instead?

Nothing is ever quite as easy as it should be so now begins the which-song-in-which-DRM-format-will-work-with-my-new-player game.  Apple, Microsoft, SanDisk, Creative and other manufacturers of portable media players all support some form of DRM (Digital Rights Management) that prevents you from using the music in a way that is deemed ‘naughty’ by the record companies.  iTunes was the first to champion the idea of this music-with-a-catch mentality, and with its ubiquitous iPod™ seemed to have the market all wrapped up… that is until customers became tired of not being able to actually listen to the music in places other than at their computer or on the iPod™.  In response to this anti-DRM feeling, Apple decided to offer DRM-free music, for an additional price and at suspect levels of audio quality.  Enter the Dragon, or river if you will… Amazon.

Amazon MP3 PlayersEverything e-tailer Amazon has announced the unveiling of its MP3 download site, Amazon MP3, which features songs that are available in “high-quality and free of DRM software, which means they’ll play on any player including iPods™.”  Amazon MP3 is currently offering free songs from Dashboard Confessional, Sophie Milman and Los Straitjackets among others to introduce you to their newest service.

Tech blog Endgadget points out that it is an early version of the software so there may be issues that crop up periodically.

“Sure, it’s beta but so is that gMail account you’ve been using for the past 4 years.” Endgadget

Very true.