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The Infinite Jukebox

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Contrary to popular belief, this old geezer tries to keep up with the latest tech 'discoveries' that appear regularly in tech newsletters I subscribe to. Some Most are waaaaaay over my head, but now and then I come across something that is a pleasure to implement, and mind-blowing in its tech achievement.

A guy called Paul Lamere conceptualized and built The Infinite Jukebox for a recent Music Hack Day (MHD) at MIT in Boston.

I've been listening to this 'thing' for a couple of days now, and I'm not tired of it yet! Unfortunately you will need CHROME or SAFARI as they are the only two browsers that carry the required web audio APIs by default. As the title suggests, the music will play INFINITELY, and you will really need a trained ear to distinguish when and how it jumps to 'similar' beats.

My contribution is Samba Pa Ti - (by Santana), and I have been listening to it - on and off - for the past two (and a half) days. Magic!

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Nice!  :thumbs:

I uploaded one by 38 Special and thought after about 7 or 8 minutes the song would get old, but after 20 minutes it was still enjoyable.

I think instrumental-only plays better than one with vocals as sometimes the lyrics get chopped and reformed into a new word or sentence.  :lol: But overall it did an excellent job of jumping around the track without much notice.

One thing I didn't like was switching to another browser tab caused the music to quit playing.

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sholzy said

… One thing I didn't like was switching to another browser tab caused the music to quit playing …
Ah, yes! Forgot to mention that selecting another tab affects the play, where you may notice a pause, or skipping. Something to do with the new tab stealing focus, BUT, no mention in the FAQs about the play actually stopping! In any event it didn't do that to me.

I enjoy a v-high-speed internet connection, and bandwidth may have something to do with it …?

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The pipe is plenty big. Could be something to do with Chrome on Linux.

The browser itself can lose focus with no interruptions in music, so I'll just open a new browser window. :)  :thumbs:

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sholzy said

… so I'll just open a new browser window. :)  :thumbs:
Ah, yes, that was one of the recommendations I read …!!

Still groovin' with Santana, but I've got one or two other toons lined up. I've listened to some of the author's 'vocal' offerings, and the algorithm appears to be smart enough to pick on the right beat and tone without garbling the 'words' too much. Smart.

This really needs to be built into an app for a smart-phone. Can you imagine doing your morning run listening to the same track for as long as you are out running?

Not that I do any running, I hasten to add!!

Copyright and 'Music Police' are also thoughts that spring to mind.

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