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umfumdisi
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Greetings humans and aliens alike!

The old CD Swap was great, and I still have my discs. I'm taking TheGovernor to work with me tomorrow, f'r instance. However, it's clear that music exchange and listening in general has moved beyond disc-based operation.

In any case, I wanted to float the idea here of starting a digital music swap because exchanging music with others is a great way to find and appreciate new types of music and artists. Also, it encourages a sense of community on the site, so that's good, right?

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1) How will it work?

That's a great question. Right now, my idea is for us to simply email mp3s to each other. Gmail, for example, has a 10MB limit per email for sending files (is that still correct? i think so). A 10MB limit obviously has disadvantages -- one file per email (mostly) is the biggest. However, Gmail is free; they offer a crapload of storage; they have never seemed to care much about what I'm sending.

Of course, you don't have to use Gmail, you can use whatever email service you like, Hillary. However, I would think it would need to be able to handle at least a 10MB file. That size still allows for a decent bitrate and length of song.

2) What are the other options?

Create a playlist with YouTube links. Send the links to the videos/songs by email. Simple, efficient. The major disadvantage here is that the receiver then does not have a physical copy of the song. Yes, there are ways to get them from YT, but not everyone knows about those or wants to do that.

Another disadvantage to YT is that not all songs are there. Some groups actively remove content from the site due to copyright concerns and etc. If you want to send The Beatles or Radiohead, you may be out of luck.

3) What about torrents?

Possible, yes, but would seem to involve more work than the options above. Then there's the whole "possibly getting banned/fined by your ISP and/or sued" thing.

4) What about combining 1) and 2) then? 

Fine with me, but I'd like input from other users who would like to participate in the swap.

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My main focus here is to keep the music swap simple and fun. Going digital also (almost totally) eliminates cost, so that's a positive.

Another positive is that with cost virtually eliminated, everyone can swap with everyone else instead of having to break up into smaller groups (still talking about music here -- not sex).

And if old timers like me want to turn YT links into physical copies and burn CDs, they can do so at their leisure while reminiscing about the olden days and telling everyone how much better music swapping was back then. :)

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So, please let me know what you think and if you want to participate in the new, improved Stripcreator Music E-Swap. Thanks!

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11-02-16 10:41pm (new)
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umfumdisi
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PS - I sent pms for this post to a bunch of strippers who've swapped in the past. If I forgot you, I'm sorry. If I pmed you twice, I'm double sorry.

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11-02-16 11:15pm (new)
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brycekain
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Gmail accounts can handle sending and receiving up to 25 mg per email. When I send out songs to people via gmail, I can usually send up to 5 good quality songs (compressed @ 128) per send.

At any rate, I'm up for going via email as long as it doesn't flood my inbox. 

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11-02-16 11:28pm (new)
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TheGovernor
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Hey good to see you're still about, I've been toying with the idea of some sort of digi music swap myself for a while, maybe some sort of collaborative playlist on one of the spoitifies or some such. 

Dropbox may be a shout if you prefer 'Physical' copies, you get 2gb of space free, and can share files / grant folder access,  or even google drive (5gb and essentially the same shenanigan) Very easy to share folders, average cd's worth at high bitrate comes to no more than around 140mb so there'd be plenty of space to throw a few around in.  

11-03-16 2:39am (new)
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DrPedantic
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umfumdisi wrote:

PS - I sent pms for this post to a bunch of strippers who've swapped in the past. If I forgot you, I'm sorry. If I pmed you twice, I'm double sorry.


That really ought to be written PMs, possibly including an apostrophe beween the last two letters.  Unless you mean ...

OW!  I'VE GOT SOME GODAWFUL CRAMPS!

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11-03-16 6:47am (new)
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evil_d
Riding through your town with his head on fire

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Dr. Pedantic, I'm ashamed of you for suggesting using an apostrophe to pluralize.

I was going to suggest Dropbox (or a similar service) too.  I'm not sure how setting up a shared space works, but I assume it's possible.  Would require all participants to get a Dropbox account.

Another option is to have Somebody™ buy web hosting for a few months and give out FTP passwords to all the participants.  This is the largest amount of work for one person, and it wouldn't be free, but it might be the most convenient option for everybody else.

I'm fine with the torrents option too.

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11-03-16 7:35am (new)
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brycekain
AFallenMind.com

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I like the email idea best, though doing a Spotify list also works for me, too. I use Spotify all the time.

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...and if you liked that one, here's a link to my other stupid ****.

11-03-16 9:21am (new)
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umfumdisi
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Maybe I want to send everyone PMS. :]

Well, 25 MB for Gmail is more manageable. So, let's keep that an option for now.

I'm not on Spotify. I do have Dropbox. Wasn't sure about how everyone felt about signing up for such things. And Spotify doesn't have everything, either, but I did hear they just got a bunch of Neil Young (minus Crazy Horse).

 

Thanks for the responses. I'll give a little more time for other people to chime in, but I do want to make this happen. The Swap was one of my favorite things from the yesteryear of here. And it's been 5-6 years since the last one...

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11-05-16 9:19pm (new)
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evil_d
Riding through your town with his head on fire

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I just remembered that Dropbox does have the ability to detect and remove copyrighted files.  Read one of these articles for an explanation:

https://techcrunch.com/2014/03/30/how-dropbox-knows-when-youre-sharing-copyrighted-stuff-without-actually-looking-at-your-stuff/

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/179495-how-dropbox-knows-youre-a-dirty-pirate-and-why-you-shouldnt-use-cloud-storage-to-share-copyrighted-files

The second article says you can get around this by putting your files in a password-protected ZIP archive, which seems like a good solution to me.

I don't have a Dropbox account, and in general I try to limit the number of services I sign up with, but for this, I'd be willing to make a throwaway account with whoever, as long as it doesn't cost money.

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11-07-16 7:54am (new)
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umfumdisi
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So far we have TheGovernor, brycekain, evil d and myself. I also received a pm from a potential stripper who's not keen on using the forums but has been active on the site for a long time.

1) Let's try the DropBox route.

2) Just remember to put everything in a password-protected .zip file.

3) If problems arise, we'll figure it out.

4) If you don't want to do DropBox for some reason, let me know. Also let me know how you pefer to receive your files. I'm flexible -- can't say the same for the others.

5) I'll give everyone a couple of weeks to get ready, and we'll make sure anyone else who wants to join up is joined. Then I'll post a thread for the official start of the swap. Thanksgiving is coming up for us in the States, so I'll likely post the Sat or Sun after that (Nov 26-27).

Thanks!

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Chicken Feather Bed Bugs Bunny Hop Sing Out Side Street Walker Texas Ranger Cookie Dough Boy Wonder Years

11-13-16 7:32am (new)
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