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RAV TUX
June 14th, 2007, 05:22 AM
Oboe Locker (http://www.mp3tunes.com/)

Inspired from the LAMP thread,
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=2840594#post2840594
I was looking for an online storage solution for my wifes music and free unlimited storage sounded good to me. I didn't take the plunge until I read an article in a Linux Magazine about how the Oboe Locker (http://www.mp3tunes.com/) devs rely on LAMP and CentOS to deliver their service.

I can verify that it is 100 % free unlimited storage of your music files, not a P2P but a storage solution.

The built in player is awesome also, and the song & album cover art ID system the best that I have seen.

I honestly have only tested this in my wifes computer, Windows XP Tablet Edition. I will try to test the service out in Linux, or at least the player.

RAV TUX
June 14th, 2007, 05:48 AM
using the Oboe Locker Player in Linux (specifically Foresight Linux)....

I have to say it works awesome, sound quality is honestly the best I have ever found. (could have a lot to do with my sound card ;)).

Anyway this is a great solution for me also, I can now listen to over 5000 songs in my wifes collection form any computer, and any OS.

We never have to worry about losing any songs if her system crashes(windows). ;)

Please note: we have the whole collection burned to CD's but this is a much more user friendly solution.

EDIT: this Oboe Locker is simply awesome, even the mini-player works great. I am impressed overall

see the screenshot below of the Oboe Locker mini-player

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/8594/screenshot1sf9.th.png (http://img143.imageshack.us/my.php?image=screenshot1sf9.png)

slimdog360
June 14th, 2007, 06:09 AM
whats the catch?

RAV TUX
June 14th, 2007, 06:10 AM
update also the


MP3tunes Sync 2.0

MP3tunes Sync 2.0 is all you need to sync your digital music collection to your MP3tunes Locker where it will be stored online for everywhere access. Features include:

Album art: See cover art for your music while you sync and listen!
Control: Sync only the music you choose, or sync it all!
Simple interface: Syncing your music is as easy as one-click.http://www.mp3tunes.com/locker/cb/downloads/#OBOESYNC2

Works in Linux also.

RAV TUX
June 14th, 2007, 06:16 AM
whats the catch?

The only thing I have found is two things.

when you first sign up they will tell you they don't have enough room for unlimited storage.
So they issue like 2 GB (or something like that). So I figured no big deal I'll try it and see if I like it.....well about a month later I got an e-mail saying they upgraded the account to unlimited storage space. So I figured awesome I don't have to buy anything. The only thing that I do notice is they don't give unlimited cover art, which to me is no big deal.

So in my evaluation I have concluded that this is a fair and honest deal. Will I ever upgrade for unlimited cover art? perhaps, but not just yet.

I honestly think this is one service that if you are so overjoyed with it, you would feel guilty not supporting these guys, or you can live with your guilt for free. ;)

Adamant1988
June 14th, 2007, 06:28 AM
The only thing I have found is two things.

when you first sign up they will tell you they don't have enough room for unlimited storage.
So they issue like 2 GB (or something like that). So I figured no big deal I'll try it and see if I like it.....well about a month later I got an e-mail saying they upgraded the account to unlimited storage space. So I figured awesome I don't have to buy anything. The only thing that I do notice is they don't give unlimited cover art, which to me is no big deal.

So in my evaluation I have concluded that this is a fair and honest deal. Will I ever upgrade for unlimited cover art? perhaps, but not just yet.

I honestly think this is one service that if you are so overjoyed with it, you would feel guilty not supporting these guys, or you can live with your guilt for free. ;)

You could also pay for Linspire if you want to support them. The same person is behind both.

go1dfish
June 14th, 2007, 06:30 AM
Glad you like it :)


I'm a dev (mostly client dev) for MP3tunes

RAV TUX: Another neat trick is to open up the m3u playlists from the full locker page in a local player (smaller playlist based players in the xmms/winamp style tend to work best for me). You can tweak the sound with the players available equalizers and such that way.

Yeah, we are a LAMP based service (with an open api: http://mp3tunes.com/api/ ), and our syncing client is written in Python :).

slimdog360: the other catches i.e. these require a premium locker ($40/year):

Accessing your devices on stuff like the squeezebox, nokia tablets etc.. (i.e. free accounts are pc only)
Syncing up individual files larger than 10 Mb (purchased songs loaded from partners like eclassical or anywherecd are not limited for free users)
Syncing up DRM'ed files for backup


More info: http://forums.mp3tunes.com/

RAV TUX
June 14th, 2007, 06:31 AM
You could also pay for Linspire if you want to support them. The same person is behind both.

LOL...I was just joking about the guilt thing.

Oboe Locker is an awesome free service, perhaps it may not be the solution for all. I just wanted to share my satisfaction with this solution.

I honestly have been searching for this service for quite a while, thought I was going to have to put something together myself.

RAV TUX
June 14th, 2007, 06:34 AM
Glad you like it :)


I'm a dev (mostly client dev) for MP3tunes

RAV TUX: Another neat trick is to open up the m3u playlists from the full locker page in a local player (smaller playlist based players in the xmms/winamp style tend to work best for me). You can tweak the sound with the players available equalizers and such that way.

Yeah, we are a LAMP based service (with an open api: http://mp3tunes.com/api/ ), and our syncing client is written in Python :).

slimdog360: the other catches i.e. these require a premium locker ($40/year):
Accessing your devices on stuff like the squeezebox, nokia tablets etc.. (i.e. free accounts are pc only)
Syncing up individual files larger than 10 Mb (purchased songs loaded from partners like eclassical or anywherecd are not limited for free users)
Syncing up DRM'ed files for backupMore info: http://forums.mp3tunes.com/

go1dfish, Thanks for bringing a voice of source to the thread. ;)

It is greatly appreciated.

Awesome service overall.

Just reading over the open api:


MP3tunes Oboe API Documentation

The Oboe Software Suite uses an open API to sync and stream music to our customers' computers and devices. The API is open so that anybody may develop their own software to sync and stream music from their locker.
This open API is provided to encourage talented developers to write plugins and software for their favorite programs and devices. The goal is to build a library of plugins and software to truly allow Oboe Locker subscribers to listen to their music anywhere, anytime.
If you are interested in using the open API to develop a new sync client or streaming plugin, you can get started right now! The documentation is provided online in two different HTML formats.
Oboe API documentation is available in two formats:
One html page (http://mp3tunes.com/api/OboeAPI.html)
Chunked html pages (http://mp3tunes.com/api/OboeAPIChunked/)Oboe Software Development Kit (SDK)
Download the Oboe SDK (http://www.mp3tunes.com/download/oboe_sdk.zip)Developer Partner Tokens

In order to use the MP3tunes API, you need to have a Partner Token. Partner tokens are free and simple to create.
A partner token is attached to any MP3tunes account, so if you don't have an account yet create a free locker account (https://shop.mp3tunes.com/registration.php).
Go to the Partner Tokens page (http://www.mp3tunes.com/partner/cb/tokens/) and generate a partner token.
Add the generated partner token to the API calls in place of <partner token>.http://mp3tunes.com/api/

I honestly would be very interesting in including Oboe Locker somehow in the next release of "Linux Nirvana" possibly even Oz Enterprise.

I am not sure how this can be done yet but I am sure there is a way to work this out.

Edit: I have e-mailed the devs to create a partnership.