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Popcorn Time for music is here

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Asif WILSON Khan, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. Asif WILSON Khan

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    Aurous , a new music streaming service wants you to fall in love with BitTorrent all over again. The desktop app, which was launched today on Windows, OSX and Linux is an interface that makes searching through the sea of legally hazy music files easier.
    Built by by Andrew Sampson and a developer going by the name ?Dana? in Miami, the paired down interface looks a lot like Spotify?s. The initial version allows users to search by artist, song title and album name, in much the same vein as fans of old mp3 download services like Limewire would do. However, instead of downloading a copy to your desktop, you simply stream the music, confounding the issue of legality.
    However, the project, which had originally started out as a crowdfunding campaign last month, was quickly closed and all backers refunded, suggesting it had run into legal trouble. But the developers remain confident.


    ?Even if as a project, development stopped and we shut down our website, the app would still continue functioning without any problems,? developer Andrew Sampson promised in a statement.
    Beyond basic streaming, Aurous promises zero intrusive ads, a thinly veiled jibe at the free versions of streaming services like Spotify. You can even import your playlists from the likes of Pandora, YouTube and elsewhere straight into the app.
    Aurous also offers support for FLAC, WAV, OGG, OPUS and even WebA formats, making people?s libraries available online to others. It?s even customisable. The plugin API allows users to make tweaks to the interface, or even develop on top of the existing code.
    But while the popularity of Popcorn Time has been a consistent thorn in the side of the film industry, the music industry has found a way to convince many of us to pay for music.

    That?s largely down to the film industry?s insistence on geo-fencing and services like Netflix bloating their catalogues with B-movies and low quality versions of their films.
    Also, the impact on piracy to individual musicians pulls on the heartstrings far more than it ever would to a faceless studio, or the astronomical salaries of actors and actresses in Hollywood.
    Will Aurous be a runaway success, or has it come a little late in the day for illegal music?

    http://thenextweb.com/apps/2015/10/13/popcorn-time-for-music-is-here/
    http://20khz.gizmodo.com/this-slick-new-app-is-like-popcorn-time-for-music-1736238317
    http://bgr.com/2015/10/13/aurous-popcorn-time-for-music/


    The Site: https://aurous.me/
     
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  2. EatSleepSEO

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    It'll be interesting to see how long they stay up, streaming to me is pointless though, everything I want to either watch or listen to I have downloaded. My music library consists of over 100,000 mp3's and thousands of movies.

    My computer is more like a server instead of a PC.
     
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  3. bmminc

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    So...Pandora...

    or am I missing something?
     
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    Yes, what you're missing is the fact that Aurous doesn't have ads while with Pandora you're hearing an ad every 2-3 songs (If you're not a paid subscriber).
     
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    it could be a great tool in an ideal world where RIAA and similar doesn't exist, but they do

    the article writer doesn't seem like the brightest mind, streaming is downloading, just because you don't have it physically on your machine after the streaming finished, you still listened to it, which leaves a trace
    i can't see how this tool would be more legal than the mentioned limewire (which got shut down), i can't possibly imagine how the founders didn't see this from the very beginning and why they just backed up later

    i just tried it though, it also has the function to share your music library with anybody on the network, it's bretty gud :)
     
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    This is what I've been looking for!
    Goodbye spotify
     
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    Lol I forgot pandora had ads. I only listen on my desktop and My chrome extensions and Adblock removes them. :)

    i really think hunk the music industry should embrace free sharing of music. My favorite artist did this and he is making money just fine.

    He he uploaded whole albums for free and even provided source files for fans to remix lol

     
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    Do they support downloads? I'm still downloading them so it's gonna take a while
     
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    Maybe I'm missing something, but how is it different from legal apps like Rdio? Personally, I'd rather pay a small monthly fee and be able to actually save my music, rather than have to stream it every time.
     
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    I have replaced my music collection with Spotify Premium. This looks a good free alternative, but its too new to tell if its worth the change.
     
  12. kastio

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    It's hard to get into this market already. I mean will it last? Take a look at Popcorn time... if it becomes too popular it will digs its own grave.