“What’s that all about? Well, it’s obvious. Muxtape has a problem with Vivendi Universal, EMI, Warner Music and Sony BMG’s RIAA.
“So? Doesn’t everyone? Except Vivendi Universal (France), Sony BMG (Japan and Germany), EMI (Britain), and Warner Music (US), of course.”
But as we, and many others, have oft pointed out: Big 4 efforts to muscle anyone or anything which looks even remotely like a competition are a total waste of time.
Stomp one application and 10 more spring up.
Now, “With web music fan favorite Muxtape currently out of commission due to ‘a problem with the RIAA,’ an open source —- if no more legal —- alternative has appeared,” says SitePoint.
It’s called Opentape and it’s a, “free, open-source package that lets you make and host your own mixtapes on the web,” says the site.
Upload songs (via web or FTP), reorder, rename, customize the style, and share what you like on other sites with an embeddable player, it states unashamedly, going on »»»
Opentape’s creation and design are proudly inspired by Muxtape‘s success and sleek interface. We were sad with it’s untimely shutdown and wanted to let the web mixtape movement continue.
We’ve built Opentape from the ground up (last piece directly lifted from Muxtape is the rearrange tool, if you’d like to help us rewrite this contact us).
The demo mixtape is basically a straight up clone of the Muxtape site, says SitePoint.
“The software uses PHP 5, Apache, and requires curl.”
Click here for the Opentape Demo! (Resets every 15 minutes, admin password “test”, link on the bottom.)
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