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