The team at USC Radio Labs [http://www.uscradiogroup.org/labs] has been working to solve a pretty exciting problem: converting 60k+ audio files from WAV format to something more internet-ready. For context, in the 1990s, many radio stations started moving towards automating their music programming. The benefits were clear:
Amazon Web Services offers a suite of tools for podcast producers to distribute their audio online. There's CloudFront for caching, S3 for storage, Glacier for long-term storage, Elemental for real-time distributing, Tailor for server-side ad insertion. I thought it would be to fun to show how to use Elastic Transcoder
You will need the requests library to capture album artwork from Fetch Art [http://beets.readthedocs.io/en/v1.3.17/plugins/fetchart.html]. pip install requests Install requests library for Python.We need imagemagick to do some image processing. I use Homebrew package manager to install imagemagick. Here's how
Here are a list of interesting music projects. Classifiers and Curators * Music Map [https://developers.musimap.net/] is attempting to create a database that organizes music into emotional categories. Geocaching * Track Dropper [https://vimeo.com/14712960] is a geo caching game that is really novel. Social Listening * &chill [https://andchill.
ISRC stands for International Standard Recording Code [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Standard_Recording_Code] is pretty much like the audio equivalent of a GS1 US [https://www.gs1us.org/] for barcodes and product identification. According to GS1 US: > GS1 standards allow you to easily identify, manage, and share
Adobe Flash may be dead, but Adobe Media Server carries a lot of compelling features. This entry aims to identify a few of those essential features so that you can use this information while shopping for a better solution. The Challenge of Cloud-Based Radio Here's a quote from Apple's documentation.
I've written about 8 or 9 streaming music players in the past six years, and considering how quickly client-side technology changes, I figure I'll have to write a few more before all browsers start fully supporting HTML5. But in the meantime, while researching how to develop a streaming player using
Amazon acquired a company called Elemental [https://techcrunch.com/2015/09/03/amazon-acquires-elemental-technologies-for-a-reported-500-million-in-cash/] back in 2015 and has now released a suite of products to help broadcasters (big and small) distribute and syndicate video online. Think of Elemental as Amazon's in-house solution to Adobe's defunct Flash Media Server [https://aws.
I like this quote because it helps me understand the trade-off music will experience as it transitions from an analog medium to a digital one. > It could be argued, then, that as the formats music is stored on become less material and increasingly stripped of visual dimensions (album covers, reproduction