I am in the process of building a website(it is already 50% done) where artists can upload their music and sell them to the public, at the moment I am struggling with which method I should use to play the mp3s.
I thought about playing half the files in normal 128Kbit/s using a flash player but bandwidth wise...it is not too good.
I have been on other website and noticed that when the artist upload his music there is an encoding process taking place, each files uploaded at 128 or 256 Kbit/s are lowered to 64Kbit/s, Do you know a good software that would handle many users uploading songs at once and would encode the lot?
Also I would like to know if anyone of you knows how to create a web based radio using my artist songs, I cannot find any good software for Linux.
The most important is the encoding, I haven't got a clue!
I need a very reliable software that can do the job,
-Would you have the server encoding the files?If yes,how hard woul it be for the processor?
-or would you play half of the file mp3 instead?this also means more bandwidth...not too good.
Thank you so much for your help!,