Internet Radio<br />Web Programming<br />Dustin J. Fleury<br />12/5/2009<br />
What is Internet Radio?<br />Allows you to listen to streaming music in a lossy codec.<br />i.e. WMA, MP3, OGG Vorbis etc....
How does it work?<br />Browse to the Internet Radio Providers website<br />i.e. http://www.grooveshark.com<br />Type in th...
Comparing two giants:<br />Two Major Sites to Compare:<br />GrooveShark™<br />Pandora™<br />Different strengths and weakne...
Comparing services: Grooveshark™<br />The GrooveShark™ Interface<br />
Comparing Services (Cont’d)<br />Pros Of GrooveShark:<br />Easy to use<br />Well Laid out <br />Takes up entire screen<br ...
Radio feature intends to imitate music Genome Project.
Music is not necessarily similar.
Not as advanced as Music Genome Project
Some songs incomplete or poor quality</li></li></ul><li>Comparing Services: pandora™<br /><ul><li>The Pandora™ Interface</...
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  1. 1. Internet Radio<br />Web Programming<br />Dustin J. Fleury<br />12/5/2009<br />
  2. 2. What is Internet Radio?<br />Allows you to listen to streaming music in a lossy codec.<br />i.e. WMA, MP3, OGG Vorbis etc..<br />Often better then traditional radio quality<br />Differs from traditional radio<br />Offer recommendations<br />Some better then others<br />Different Methods of Delivery<br />Direct Web Delivery, URL into a Media Player<br />
  3. 3. How does it work?<br />Browse to the Internet Radio Providers website<br />i.e. http://www.grooveshark.com<br />Type in the specific artist or song title<br />Depending on the service similar music is played or that specific song or artist is played.<br />Random or Popular music as an immediate option<br />
  4. 4. Comparing two giants:<br />Two Major Sites to Compare:<br />GrooveShark™<br />Pandora™<br />Different strengths and weaknesses<br />Direct web delivery approach <br />Through interactive web applets <br />
  5. 5. Comparing services: Grooveshark™<br />The GrooveShark™ Interface<br />
  6. 6. Comparing Services (Cont’d)<br />Pros Of GrooveShark:<br />Easy to use<br />Well Laid out <br />Takes up entire screen<br />Search field right in the middle<br />No limit to skipping songs<br />Often lots of hard to find content<br />Appears to be user added<br />No audible ads<br />Small sidebar of ads<br />Can be removed<br />Radio feature is nice to play (nearly entirely) random music<br /><ul><li>Cons Of GrooveShark:
  7. 7. Radio feature intends to imitate music Genome Project.
  8. 8. Music is not necessarily similar.
  9. 9. Not as advanced as Music Genome Project
  10. 10. Some songs incomplete or poor quality</li></li></ul><li>Comparing Services: pandora™<br /><ul><li>The Pandora™ Interface</li></li></ul><li>Comparing Services (Cont’d)<br /><ul><li>ConsOf Pandora :
  11. 11. Song skips limited to 11 per day
  12. 12. Strict licensing when compared to GrooveShark
  13. 13. Full CSS take over of Ads
  14. 14. Modify entire Pandora page and player to suit the ad
  15. 15. Audible Ads
  16. 16. Music Selection
  17. 17. Difficult to find more obscure material
  18. 18. Typing a song name won’t necessarily play it.</li></ul>Pros Of Pandora:<br />Easy to use<br />Utilizes the Music Genome Project<br />Specific songs are chosen based on actual attributes<br />I.E. “This song has been chosen because it features a similar melody to such and such.”<br />Radio feature<br />Users listen by creating a station based on some music they like<br />Radio suggests songs based on that.<br />
  19. 19. Conclusion<br />Use Both!<br />Pandora<br />Great for discovering new music suggested by the music Genome Project based on what you like in the first place.<br />Songs are chosen based on actual musical content – Impressive!<br />Lots of Ads and terrible song skip limit in place<br />11 Songs per day<br />All songs seem to be complete and good quality<br />Once you discover it… use GrooveShark to play it.<br />GrooveShark<br />Great to play music that you know for free<br />Often has hard to find music that Pandora won’t even offer.<br />Streaming somewhat similar music based on the long-tail of other users thumbs up or down.<br />Radio feature seems more of an after though, songs determined by what users listened to after your song and whether they clicked thumbs up or down.<br />
  20. 20. Citations<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pandora_music_service<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lossy_compression<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_radio<br />http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-12519_7-9987201-49.html<br />http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/reviews/4206694.html<br />http://www.commonsensemedia.org/website-reviews/pandora/index.html<br />http://www.grooveshark.com<br />http://www.pandora.com<br />
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