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Opentape – free open source tool to create your own online mixtapes

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Opentape is a free open source package to allow anyone to create their own version of the currently defunct Muxtape online mixtape application. Download the software, unzip and then upload the files to your own webserver and you’re good to go. Your own personal playlist creator. You’ll need to upload your choice of legally owned MP3 music of course, but that’s part of the fun isn’t it?

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The interface is spartan but very usable, and there’s all the functionality you’ll need, although to make it look nice will need some design smarts. Here are some sample sites that have been made already, and check out the My Artists version here which demonstrates clearly that by shutting down Muxtape the RIAA has once again shot itself in the head and unleashed a potential avalanche of very cool alternatives.

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Take a look at the forum for hints tips and secret sauce, and watch out for the upcoming Opentape Discovery Network which will add mix sharing across the community. Very cool indeed, well done folks.

 Opentape is a free, open-source package that lets you make and host your own mixtapes on the web. Upload songs (via web or FTP), reorder, rename, customize the style, and share what you like on other sites with an embeddable player. Why? Sharing your musical taste on the web should be fun and easy. We believe there is no reason it has to stop with the shutdown of a single site, so we’ve created a free tool to make this possible. Opentape’s creation and design are inspired by Muxtape’s success and sleek interface. We were disappointed with its untimely shutdown and wanted the web mixtape movement to continue.

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.

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