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11:20 am on Apr 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I've put a small website on web1000.com wich is a free
webspaceserver with no banners or popup ad's.

I am a musician who put a track there to listen to it for record labels and friends with a little info...

Now the problem is, I loaded up everything with smartftp and the website works, only that mp3 link won't open directly when you click on it, you have to rightclick on it and than download it wich is annoying, especially for record labels, because they are laisy ;o)

Is someone here knows a simple solution to this newbie website creator problem?

(I have another webspace by my own provider wich works normal and directly begin to play when you click on it, but I cant' use it because that another project)

Some said that Lycos doesn't have that prob but than you have banners etc...

Thx for a bit of helping me out!

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1:27 pm on Apr 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Welcome [webmasterworld.com] to WebmasterWorld, Distorted66!

It could be that the server does not have the MIME type configured for MP3. IMHO, MP3's are generally downloaded and then listened to. If you want, you can convert the MP3 to a Real Media (.rm) or Windows Media streaming file (.asf?) that will launch and play automatically.

HTH

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Blobfisk, thx for welcoming me.
I hope I can make this work like you said, with some tool I will search for now on http://www.tucows.com. I let you know if this happens to work.

Bu what I'm also concerned about is that that 1000webs.com webspace
put my mp3 stream down after a few listensessions from some people.

Wich way is that best way to go then, the .rm or the .asf way? Or does that make not any sense at all if that server works with maximum download/stream marges?

thx ;)

[edited by: korkus2000 at 2:38 pm (utc) on April 1, 2003]
[edit reason] delinked url [/edit]

2:35 pm on Apr 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to the board Distorted66,

I thought it should intiate a download when you click on the link no matter the mime type. Are you linking to the mp3 like <a href="song.mp3">listen</a>? Are you looking to stream the mp3?

>>Bu what I'm also concerned about is that that 1000webs.com webspace
>>put my mp3 stream down after a few listensessions from some people.

I don't understand can you elaborate.

7:32 pm on Apr 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Thx Korkus2000

Yep, Its a free website and a guy who is also a musician with some mp3 demos online there, says that it has shut down his download possib. after 2 downloads sometimes. I do not have notcied it for now on mine so...
Sorry I am completely new to this. I made a simple page with Frontpage with some paintshop artwork for my new project.

Do I put that code you said there , somewhere in my frontpage code from taht page where the mp3 is in? And does it work than? Maybe streaming is the best solution in my
case.

Thx again you Pro's

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you need to do five things:

1. Save your .mp3 (done presumably)

2. Create a .txt file using notepad (or similar). The text in this needs to be a link the the file:
[yoursite.com...]

3. Save the .txt file then change the extension from .txt to .m3u

4. Upload the .m3u file

5. Change the link that points to your song from where it's pointing now to whereveryourm3ufileis.m3u

Viola, that should do it. You'll be able to stream using Windows Media Player.

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Liquidstar:

thx for helping me out, but that hasn't work on that server either.
I made another webspace by Lycos, now it works like a breeze ;-)

<snip>

here is that problem server (but still free webspace) :

<snip>

I made an .asf file for the lycos account from a .wma wavelab encoded .wav file with this tool:

[psychology.nottingham.ac.uk...]

Maybe now I can protect it a little better with the trick of liquidstar.
But it's OK for me like that. If it comes on a cd, it'll be dowloaded too.(at least I hope so)
;-) that means that I'm famous than. hhh!

Liquid, with that streamtrick you said, is it un-downloadable then?But than I have to return to mp3, or...?

(it's for using it so, that the record labels see that it is a little protected there, that's all...)

thx for helping me out.

[edited by: korkus2000 at 6:06 pm (utc) on April 2, 2003]
[edit reason] No personal URLs please [/edit]

6:12 pm on Apr 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

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fairly protected. There are ways around everything, but it is protected from most people.
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That's what I also heard about somewhere.