This is a Muxtape clone for the Dat network. You'll need Beaker to listen to tapes, create tapes. Mere nostalgia, let's say.
To try it out, visit dat://duxtape.kickscondor.com/.
If you don't know what Muxtape was, it was a short-lived website for sharing mp3 mix tapes. Its design was absolutely bare: just the songs you uploaded. But it functioned. You could create and listen to mixtapes in the browser. It was shuttered within the year and made an attempt to return... don't recall what happened next.
Dat seems perfect for this kind of thing. Not only could you seed the mixtapes that are shared, but you can seed the app itself!
Here's the tech behind it:
- Web File API: Files are dropped onto the web page and copied into your Dat. This local Dat is just a folder that is synchronized with any seeds out there.
- Web Audio API: This is one thing we didn't have back in 2008. I appreciate this.
A sample mixtape is at: dat://8587f38ad142911bbf29caffe6887080be3c3ff55569be03bacc197c5daa9caa/. To seed the tape on the network, click the sideways-V 'network' icon in the browser address bar. You should fine a toggle.
You currently can only edit the tape from the browser where it was created.