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stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, August 22, 2006
10 years ago14,281 views

in google reader is (nearly) the same player (podcasts):


stefan2904.googlepages.com/scr ...



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John Welch [PersonRank 3]

10 years ago #

I believe they used this for the voicemail feature for a short time. For some reason they pulled it.

Sander [PersonRank 4]

10 years ago #

They still use it for voicemail

Tadeusz Szewczyk [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Is this more a bug or a feature?

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

> I saved the flash file and I use it on my site

I don't think it is legal. You can't just grab content from other sites and use it. This flash application is property of Google. But there are couple of similar Open Source projects you can use, for example musicplayer.sourceforge.net/

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

That's odd. I get a Quicktime plugin icon with a question mark in the middle for your example. And I still get this even if I copy the URL and paste it into a new browser. However, if I remove the URL from the query string, it shows the Flash based player. Weird.

Jason Schramm [PersonRank 5]

10 years ago #

And it's legal to use Google's bandwidth in order to stream mp3 files? I doubt they planned that either.

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

> I don't think it is legal.
i also think so. but why is the player able to play every mp3 file. i think it will be much better to ban all not google domains.

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

> And it's legal to use Google's bandwidth in
> order to stream mp3 files? I doubt they planned that either.

It's the same problem like with graphics. Hotlinking is against netiquette, but downloading someones picture and using it on your site without person's permission is highly illegal. Use Open Source version and everything will be ok.

> i also think so. but why is the player able to play every mp3 file.
> i think it will be much better to ban all not google domains.

Google use this player to play not only voicemail, but also mp3 files from RSS feeds – from other servers, so they can't ban them. And this fact doesn't make using it on your site without their permissions legal.

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

> Google use this player to play not only voicemail, but also mp3 files from RSS feeds

yes, you are right. i forgot this feature.
but i think there are ways to block this for not authorised use.

PS: Philipp, thanks for the Icon. (-:

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

It has been there for a long time actually, at least since late July.
>>And it's legal to use Google's bandwidth in order to stream mp3 files?
Think about the Google Video Player(Flash) we embeded in our sites.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

It's strange
someone mailed me this morning about that, but I thought it wasn't new. For example, a friend of mine sent me a MP3 about a week ago, and I was able to listen that directly, because it's the same system used by Google Talk "voicemail"...

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

i an pd talked about this a few days ago. so i donĀ“t think its new. but new here.

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

I tried something like this when they did the MP3 player in their blog (it was "Lost and Found" promoting Maps for Mobile) Then the .swf file was removed and I couldn't use it any more.

Bas [PersonRank 2]

10 years ago #

offtopic.. How do you get an icon?

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

> offtopic.. How do you get an icon?
See Forum Rules – blogoscoped.com/forum/rules.ph ...

Mathias Schindler [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Loading the page from a browser that does not have Flash (yes, it happens!) results in Firefox asking me to download a file (audio.swf).

This is getting quite annoying, albeit not as much as Flash/Shockwave.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Google could simply have the SWF check the referrer. If it's *.google.com, it must be their own app embedding it... if not, it could turn itself off. Then again, I don't think they mind this, really – it's apparently based on the same technology Google Video uses, and they offer people to embed Google Videos on their site. The only caveat is that they can add ads anytime (audio or video)! But of course, I'm not suggesting inclusion of the MP3 player, it's definitely nothing official...

/pd [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

we all have to go back to the source of the code..which we disccussed here.

blogoscoped.com/forum/47942.ht ...

Amit , actually cut a hack for embedding .swf files..but if you review the code base .swf is for voicemail player correct ??

Philipp is right – voice mail funcationlity will need to check the referrrer.

SCJM [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

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pasting so i can right click save

IG [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

mail.google.com is blocked by my proxy at work, so all I get is "Access Denied".

NateDawg [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

[put at-character here]ig, mail.google.com is blocked at my work as well, give mail.google.com a try. I've been doing this for a year and it works great. (note the https)

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

i see, there are more parameters.

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?backgroundColor=0xEEEEEE
&autoPlay=true
&audioUrl=

Tintin [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

Any option to autostart ???

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