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I wasn't sure where to put this, Daniel, and it's not relevant to dub in particualar so feel free to delete it, but I'd appreciate an answer of some kind. <BR> <BR>I'm wondering how I could set up audio to be listened to in real time (I believe it is called streaming, but I mean when you don't actually have to download the sound to hear it, it will just play from the website). <BR> <BR>Perhaps this is only available from certain sites, and perhaps you need certain software to set it up, but I don't know. <BR> <BR>If it is available only on certain sites, I have a site on Angelfire, and if it isn't available there would someone point me in the direction of a free host site where it is available. <BR> <BR>That's a bit all over the place, but any help would be much appreciated. <BR> <BR> - cheers.
streaming real audio: <BR><A HREF="http://www.lysator.liu.se/~zap/tutorial/ra.html" TARGET="_top">http://www.lysator.liu.se/~zap/tutorial/ra.html</A> <BR> <BR>For mp3 streaming, here's what i found through a google newsgroup search: <BR> <BR>"Mp3s "stream" naturally when folks open them up with Internet Explorer <BR>(or even AOL's home-brewed browser)--that is, they buffer up and play <BR>like streaming Real Audio (ram files) or even Windows Media <BR>(asxfiles). With Netscape, though, Mp3s don't buffer up and "stream." <BR>They just sit there until the entire file is downloaded into cache and <BR>then they decide to play. So, the upshot here is that one needs to <BR>stream Mp3s only as a courtesy to those folks who use Netscape. And <BR>here's how to do it. <BR> <BR>You need to create a redirect metafile called an m3u. First off, <BR>upload your mp3, then open up Notepad and type a single line <BR>containing the complete URL of that mp3. For example, I have a <BR>streaming mp3 version of my acoustic 6-string guitar interpretation of <BR>that classic instrumental, Apache, housed with Netscape, and so in <BR>Notepad I typed this URL as a single <BR>line:<A HREF="http://mywebpage.netscape.com/Waucoba/apache5rs.mp3" TARGET="_top">http://mywebpage.netscape.com/Waucoba/apache5rs.mp3</A> . Once you've <BR>done that, name the file with the extension m3u. In the given example, <BR>I named my m3u file apache5rs.m3u. When you link to your mp3, use the <BR>m3u link, not the mp3. The link to the streaming Apache mp3--housed <BR>with AOL, by the way (the beauty of redirect files such as m3u is that <BR>they don't even need to be housed in the same web space as the mp3), <BR>is <A HREF="http://members.aol.com/geowrs/apache5rs.m3u" TARGET="_top">http://members.aol.com/geowrs/apache5rs.m3u</A> . That way, Netscape <BR>browsers will be able to stream your mp3s, imitating Internet <BR>Explorer's capabilities. <BR> <BR>The link to my Apache interpretation, along with another version of <BR>the same song, can also be found <BR>at<A HREF="http://mywebpage.netscape.com/Waucoba/apache1.html" TARGET="_top">http://mywebpage.netscape.com/Waucoba/apache1.html</A> , by the way." <BR>----end quote <BR> <BR>Whether a file will stream or download also depends on settings in the listener's audio player (at least in RealOnePlayer). <BR> <BR>Also note that some "free" webspace providers/mp3 hosting sites don't allow deep linking, i.e you can't link to a file on an Angelfire or mp3.com page from another site, i guess they want people to click on their fucking pop-ups and banners...like anyone ever does that anyway. <BR> <BR>Hope this helps, there are probably easier ways/software to do it, but this is how i've done it. <BR>--------------- <BR>Hurricane Mitch <BR>http://hurricanemitch.iuma.com