[LINK] Qtrax

Scott Howard scott at doc.net.au
Sun Jun 22 21:10:56 AEST 2008

On Sun, Jun 22, 2008 at 10:24 AM, Rick Welykochy <rick at praxis.com.au> wrote:

> With a catch. From their FAQ:
>   "You can then play these files anytime you want in the Qtrax player.
>    You must be online to play Qtrax files."
> They still don't get it, do they?

It's a beta.  It also says that will support offline playing in the future
(although the DRM implications and no iPod will probably be a show-stopper
for most people).  Remember this is Web 2.0 - there's no need to wait until
you're anywhere near feature complete before you release!

> You cannot directly transfer to another user. Oh wait, you can,
> via P2P technology. Oh, no you can't. You can only send them a
> link to the file so they can download using client-server. So it
> ain't P2P. Or is it?

Most P2P programs use some form of client/server download for the initial
metadata, then peer-to-peer for the actual data download.  I'm presuming
this is the same, and the link you can send is a link to the
tracker/DRM/metadata server.


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