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Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, September 18, 2008
11 years ago3,081 views

This is presumably some kind of commercial advertising deal with Rhapsody, since a link to "get unlimited plays" is displayed in several places at various times while you use the player.

More interesting (to me) is that you can play YouTube videos right within the Yahoo results. Not in a popup player, not at the bottom of the screen, but directly inline.

For example:
search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A ...

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

SWEET! I think this is such a great idea. I don't get the "25 plays left" part either. I've tested about 10 artists so far and only one of them didn't have music associated with it. So playing 9 songs should have dinged my plays left but it stayed at "25 plays left".

Cool that you can also link the music player on your site directly. I just hope they come up with a better looking player that pop up if you do put it on your own site.

mediaplayer.yahoo.com/

Google should partner with iLike.com for something similar to this. Or better yet, Buy Pandora.com so 1) Pandora can stay alive with all the internet radio fees 2) They can bring music functionality to search results too. :)

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]Roger Browne, it also does that for Metacafe videos.

<<Yahoo! Search Video Player

Discover new content for your media-hungry mind! Watch music videos, news, sports, comedy, movie previews and more – right from your search page.>>
gallery.search.yahoo.com/appli ...

>>

Doesn't work with a few of the other popular video sites though: Google Video, Veoh, Myspace , iFilm, DailyMotion.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

<< You can listen to the full song, in partnership with music service Rhapsody. >>

64kbps – not that great.

Hanan Cohen [PersonRank 7]

11 years ago #

The FoxyPlayer is probably a result of Yahoo! buying Foxytunes, an Israeli startup that made a Firefox plugin by that name.

foxytunes.com/

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

<< I don't get the "25 plays left" part either. I've tested about 10 artists so far and only one of them didn't have music associated with it. So playing 9 songs should have dinged my plays left but it stayed at "25 plays left". >>

The first 30 seconds are free.

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]Ionut, Isn't 64kbps better than nothing?

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Radio.Blog.Club has a lot of 64kbps MP3s and there's no limitation for the number of plays.

radioblogclub.com/

Thomas Kane [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Yes it is, 64kbps works well.

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