On Friday 14 March 2003 07:59, Levi Burton wrote:
I'm not sure it has to be. To an extent you can trade bandwidth for CPU and
I actually had this idea about six months ago, which I'm not going to have
time to write the software for in the foreseeable future, called MusiCVS.
Basically it would be a way for musicians collaborating on a project to
upload their tracks in some lossless format like SHN, and download Ogg
streams of mixes of the other collaborators' tracks to play to, like a guide
vocal except with other instruments. Ogg has this ability to store a high
bandwidth version of something and strip out a lower bandwidth version for
streaming or whatever, but more interesting is the possibility of allowing
people to actually mix the other collaborators' tracks together using some
web interface that lets you preview your mixes using streaming Oggs. None of
the original files would ever be altered so if people disagreed on a mix you
could have multiple mixes.
It was kind of an ambitious idea and would still be fairly bandwidth intensive
once you got a few projects going, but not as bad as a fully uncompressed WAV
file trading thing. I hope to still pursue it one day if no one else has
implemented it by then.