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Re: [RedHotJazz] Re: What Happened to the "Red Hot Jazz Archives" website?

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  • Alex Hill
    Many thanks, Patrice.... As you had mentioned a universal player.. I came across this but not sure if it is viable... besides, best stick to Scott s philosphy
    Message 1 of 14 , Feb 26, 2012
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      Many thanks, Patrice....

      As you had mentioned a universal player.. I came across this but not sure
      if it is viable... besides, best stick to Scott's philosphy or policy...

      ta

      alex

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Patrice" <patrice.champarou@...>
      To: <RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2012 8:29 AM
      Subject: [RedHotJazz] Re: What Happened to the "Red Hot Jazz Archives"
      website?


      >
      >> > Apologies if it already mentioned, I wonder why does it have to have
      >> > the
      >> > tracks run by Real Player rather than Windows Media or played it in
      >> > other
      >> > program such as Quick Time, Itunes, SpiderPlayer, FLV or Winamp or
      >> > whatever.
      >> >
      >> > ta
      >> >
      >> > alex
      >
      > Sorry I missed Alex' post, but there are a couple of obvious replies to
      > this. When Scott launched the RHJ archives, the poor .ra samples were the
      > best way to allow any Web user on a dial-up connection to access an
      > amazing number of songs without waiting for at least a whole minute every
      > time. Using the Realplayer was also, and still is the only way I know to
      > keep the song playing while leaving the page, and avoid playing several
      > songs at the same time (if someone has an indication of a universal player
      > which also does that, never lanching several instances of itself from a
      > webpage, I would love to know).
      >
      > I also suspect that this mode of streaming was chosen to prevent the
      > average user from "downloading" anything, Scott's definition of his site
      > as an "only radio" means he did not intend to let visitors create their
      > own, low-fidelity collection of jazz records from there.
      >
      > (if I misunderstood your question, and it actually meant "could one read
      > these songs using a different player ?", the reply is "no" because the
      > site provides no direct access to them. With the exception of the lighter,
      > and free "Real alternative"
      > http://www.filehippo.com/download_real_alternative/ which I think only
      > works on Windows - but works fine, as far as I can remember.)
      >
      > Patrice
      >
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