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January 10, 2005

Update: Stream Your Music with Webjay

A big thanks to Lucas Gonze, who runs Webjay.org, for responding to my Friday, Jan. 7, post on How to Stream Audio From Your Web Site. As I've discovered, there are a lot of quirks with using m3u files from your own server.

Lucas made me aware of a nifty little utility on his site that can "make these problems go away." What Webjay.org does is help users create playlists of media files across the web. It doesn't host the files. Instead, it links to them and creates streaming playlists of the songs you choose. Very cool.

Here's how to use Webjay to stream music from your own web site ...

Let's say the full URL to your MP3 file is http://mydomain.com/mysong.mp3

What you do is add that URL to the web address http://webjay.org/insta.m3u?url=

So the final link in your HTML would be http://webjay.org/insta.m3u?url=http://mydomain.com/mysong.mp3

Once again, I'll use my own audio as an example. Only this time, I'll stream a couple of original songs. This first one was just recorded last month with my friend Mike Silverman. I was aiming for a Crowded House/Squeeze vibe on this song:

Sin On Your Face (note that it's Sin and not Sit)
Listen HiFi OR Listen LoFi

Yes, I wrote the song and that's me on vocals and guitar. And here's a more rockin' tune from my old band Roomful of Jimmys, circa 1998:

Another Day Behind Me
Listen HiFi OR Listen LoFi

Did that work better than the streams on my previous post? I think it's a pretty cool utility. Thanks to Lucas Gonze and Webjay for providing it!

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posted by Bob Baker @ 1:49 PM   6 comments


6 Comments:

At Jan 10, 2005, 5:41:00 PM, Blogger Ronald said...

Hey I just checkedout your songs and I was quite impressed. You write some good stuff. I just started getting into writting at an old age I also just started playing guitar again.Trying to catch up to young is all but impossable. But you keep up the good work,you teach me alot.I love your site.
Thank you for everything
Ronald Leslie

 
At Jan 10, 2005, 6:16:00 PM, Blogger Lucas Gonze said...

Thanks for the shoutout, Bob.

 
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At Mar 8, 2005, 1:41:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice Blog. I was just checking out Indie ElaCid from The Underground (www.cidstudios.com) - he's is an awesome composer, I like that tune 'Least Resistance', like the piano playing in it and the hard bassline. Sounds great in the car.

 
At Apr 29, 2005, 1:07:00 PM, Anonymous John Garcia said...

awesome blog. hmm, with this in mind, how would one go about creating an m3u playlist via the webjay url?

would it be compsed in the same way as a traditional m3u file?

 

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