question about http://www.pandora.com/

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  1. D1G1T4L

    D1G1T4L Active Member

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    http://www.pandora.com/

    does anyone know how this website work? it's pretty damn tight, if i wanted to design soemthing similar to this, how/where should i start? (i understand that it pulls out the information from a database etc, but do they actually store all those songs on their server? that would be crazy)
     
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    yea i wanna know where the music is physically
     
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    wow this is a pretty cool site ;) thanks!
     
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    here's a nice tip for you: all the songs pandora plays are stored in your temp folder. all you have to do is change the filename, add ".mp3", and change the tag. only while its open, it wipes the folder when it closes.
     
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    It can be done many ways. All you really need to know is how to stream the data efficiently and the rest is cake. And, ugh, yes... All songs are stored on their server or at least they're mirrored to other servers. Or, they have a liscence with some music company to stream off their servers.
     
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    how did you find out about this?
     
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    well lets say i decided to do something similar, would i have to contact some music company and make a deal with them or what?
     
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    Most likely. If you want to create something similar I would probably keep it private among friends or co-workers and not to the public like Pandora does. There is too much risk involved not to mention I'm sure licensing is quite costly.
     
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    i am sure they make money though, otherwise they wouldnt really stay in business unless they are already rich somehow
     
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    Yes, they make money now. In the beginning? No, they lost money. Infact, they probably invested a lot of money to get it going and get paying subscribers. Cost of licensing plus advertising is very costly. If you want to go public, prepare to spend a nice chunk of cash... and I'm not just talking about a few hundred dollars.
     
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    yea i understand....
     

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