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lameboy
post Jan 9 2009, 14:48
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Hi

Maybe this is old news, but I just read that the new "iTunes-killer" Spotify (http://www.spotify.com/en/ )
uses Ogg Vorbis (q5, ~160 kb/s) for their streaming service.

(reference: http://getsatisfaction.com/spotify/topics/soundquality )

Nice to see that they're using an open source encoder! smile.gif

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donnie
post Apr 21 2009, 09:06
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Doesn't have a native linux client, although runs fine in wine. Is it possible to download tracks? I don't want to be using their player.

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post Apr 21 2009, 09:19
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QUOTE (donnie @ Apr 21 2009, 11:06) *
Doesn't have a native linux client, although runs fine in wine. Is it possible to download tracks? I don't want to be using their player.


Don't fall into despair:

http://www.spotify.com/blog/archives/2009/...-to-developers/

http://developer.spotify.com/en/libspotify/overview/

So native linux clients are coming, many developers already, or you can make on yourself.

BTW: over 1,5 million users.... and counting. The UK passed Sweden with most users.

Spotify is using the "invite" system to limit the growing speed, so that their hardware upgrades can manage the traffic.

It's all over the press and media here.


EDIT:
And no, no download tracks, you stream them. Once a song is fully transfered to your thingy, spotify caches it on hard drive (cache from 1GB to 10%of free HDD)

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post Apr 21 2009, 09:41
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QUOTE (kerminen @ Apr 21 2009, 08:19) *
EDIT:
And no, no download tracks, you stream them. Once a song is fully transfered to your thingy, spotify caches it on hard drive (cache from 1GB to 10%of free HDD)


Well, that makes it uninteresting to me, means I can't control my music the way I like or listen to it on my portable.

It does seem like an ok concept but the adverts are annoying (both visual and audible) and the sound isn't great; I'm getting occasional interruptions. Don't know if that's my internet connection, that I'm using it in wine, the service itself or a combination of the above.
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- lameboy   Spotify uses Ogg Vorbis (q5)   Jan 9 2009, 14:48
- - HotshotGG   QUOTE Hi Maybe this is old news, but I just read ...   Jan 9 2009, 15:09
- - Synthetic Soul   I got an invite through today. Is anyone using th...   Jan 9 2009, 20:35
- - HotshotGG   QUOTE I got an invite through today. Is anyone usi...   Jan 9 2009, 20:54
|- - kerminen   Why haven't I seen more fuzz of this superb se...   Apr 19 2009, 13:20
|- - soundberg   QUOTE (kerminen @ Apr 19 2009, 13:20) Inv...   Apr 20 2009, 22:47
|- - PHOYO   Spotify is really nice! I use it daily. Groov...   Apr 20 2009, 22:57
- - HotshotGG   QUOTE It's so easy and convient to use, it is ...   Apr 21 2009, 06:41
|- - Miramis   QUOTE (HotshotGG @ Apr 21 2009, 07:41) 1....   Apr 24 2009, 21:06
|- - krmathis   QUOTE (HotshotGG @ Apr 21 2009, 07:41) It...   Apr 25 2009, 20:30
- - donnie   Doesn't have a native linux client, although r...   Apr 21 2009, 09:06
|- - kerminen   QUOTE (donnie @ Apr 21 2009, 11:06) Doesn...   Apr 21 2009, 09:19
|- - donnie   QUOTE (kerminen @ Apr 21 2009, 08:19) EDI...   Apr 21 2009, 09:41
|- - kerminen   QUOTE (donnie @ Apr 21 2009, 11:41) QUOTE...   Apr 21 2009, 10:14
|- - hybris   My impression is that the sound quality varies qui...   Apr 21 2009, 11:36
|- - kerminen   QUOTE (hybris @ Apr 21 2009, 13:36) My im...   Apr 21 2009, 12:28
|- - hybris   QUOTE (kerminen @ Apr 21 2009, 12:28) You...   Apr 21 2009, 12:35
- - odyssey   I have tried Spotify and must say i'm very imp...   Apr 24 2009, 21:31
|- - kerminen   QUOTE (odyssey @ Apr 24 2009, 23:31) I ha...   Apr 25 2009, 00:15
- - m0rbidini   I'm trying the paid version and I like it alth...   Apr 25 2009, 03:50
- - HotshotGG   QUOTE It will be. This is good news. Right now I...   Apr 25 2009, 17:14
- - HotshotGG   QUOTE Just like how many of us disagree and think ...   Apr 25 2009, 23:26
- - m0rbidini   HotshotGG, it's mostly because of licensing / ...   Apr 26 2009, 17:18
- - HotshotGG   QUOTE HotshotGG, it's mostly because of licens...   Apr 27 2009, 13:48
|- - hybris   QUOTE (HotshotGG @ Apr 27 2009, 14:48) QU...   Apr 27 2009, 14:23
- - Miramis   QUOTE Bumping up the bitrate June 25, 2009 Provid...   Jun 25 2009, 22:01
- - HotshotGG   That's the way a service should be. That's...   Jun 26 2009, 13:18
- - kerminen   Spotify has been approved to iPhone: https://www....   Aug 31 2009, 04:37
- - Nuthen   Is there any Classical available for streaming?   Aug 31 2009, 05:46
|- - filR   QUOTE (Nuthen @ Aug 31 2009, 06:46) Is th...   Aug 31 2009, 07:12
|- - kerminen   QUOTE (Nuthen @ Aug 31 2009, 07:46) Is th...   Aug 31 2009, 16:41
- - PaJaRo   First say thanks for showing me spotify, really ni...   Aug 31 2009, 14:29
|- - odyssey   QUOTE (PaJaRo @ Aug 31 2009, 15:29) First...   Aug 31 2009, 15:29
|- - PaJaRo   QUOTE (odyssey @ Aug 31 2009, 16:29) One ...   Aug 31 2009, 15:57
|- - odyssey   QUOTE (PaJaRo @ Aug 31 2009, 16:57) Have ...   Aug 31 2009, 19:10
||- - PaJaRo   QUOTE (odyssey @ Aug 31 2009, 20:10) I tr...   Aug 31 2009, 23:00
|- - Rokkaz   QUOTE (PaJaRo @ Sep 1 2009, 01:57) Thanks...   Sep 2 2009, 05:54
|- - PaJaRo   QUOTE (Rokkaz @ Sep 2 2009, 06:54) QUOTE ...   Sep 2 2009, 13:57
- - PaJaRo   I just find an open source client for spotify it i...   Aug 31 2009, 16:46
- - Miramis   QUOTE Music Labels Pressure Spotify into Dropping ...   Nov 19 2009, 20:19
- - HotshotGG   QUOTE This has been known for a while, as the serv...   Nov 20 2009, 14:37
- - Gag Halfrunt   Disturbingly, one of the people at AVGuide (TAS...   Nov 20 2009, 18:07
- - RonaldDumsfeld   Well I've amazed myself by starting to pay for...   Feb 23 2010, 23:24
- - kerminen   According to CEO of Spotify Europe, Spotify will b...   Aug 28 2010, 17:31
- - kerminen   I just noticed something that might be interesting...   Oct 3 2010, 09:07
- - Miramis   Upcoming changes to Spotify Free/Open   Apr 16 2011, 07:05
- - kerminen   Spotify opens today in the US. http://www.spotify...   Jul 14 2011, 20:29


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