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Rick Duval - Toronto, Canada
2004-12-04, 16:27
Maybe this has already been tried but...

Why doesn't one of the developers contact Apple about integrating Slimp3 Command line control (like telcanto does) into I-Tunes. If I were them (Apple) I'd certainly welcome the opportunity to expand my market and the useability of my product. How hard could it be?

Rick
Toronto

Laurent Perez
2004-12-04, 17:25
> Why doesn't one of the developers contact Apple about integrating Slimp3
> Command line control (like telcanto does) into I-Tunes. If I were them
> (Apple) I'd certainly welcome the opportunity to expand my market and the
> useability of my product. How hard could it be?

Considering they do sell Airport Express which is a concurrent device
to the SB/Slimp3, plus an iTunes plugin - AirTunes - that does the
server job, I would say : very.

Cheers
Laurent

Richard Duval
2004-12-05, 08:50
I wasn't even aware of that...guess your right. Point taken.

R

----- Original Message -----
From: "Laurent Perez" <hakimm (AT) gmail (DOT) com>
To: "Slim Devices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Saturday, December 04, 2004 7:25 PM
Subject: [slim] Why not contact Apple?


>> Why doesn't one of the developers contact Apple about integrating Slimp3
>> Command line control (like telcanto does) into I-Tunes. If I were them
>> (Apple) I'd certainly welcome the opportunity to expand my market and the
>> useability of my product. How hard could it be?
>
> Considering they do sell Airport Express which is a concurrent device
> to the SB/Slimp3, plus an iTunes plugin - AirTunes - that does the
> server job, I would say : very.
>
> Cheers
> Laurent
>

Richard Duval
2004-12-05, 08:50
I wasn't even aware of that...guess your right. Point taken.

R

----- Original Message -----
From: "Laurent Perez" <hakimm (AT) gmail (DOT) com>
To: "Slim Devices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Saturday, December 04, 2004 7:25 PM
Subject: [slim] Why not contact Apple?


>> Why doesn't one of the developers contact Apple about integrating Slimp3
>> Command line control (like telcanto does) into I-Tunes. If I were them
>> (Apple) I'd certainly welcome the opportunity to expand my market and the
>> useability of my product. How hard could it be?
>
> Considering they do sell Airport Express which is a concurrent device
> to the SB/Slimp3, plus an iTunes plugin - AirTunes - that does the
> server job, I would say : very.
>
> Cheers
> Laurent
>

Kevin O. Lepard
2004-12-05, 09:44
>I wasn't even aware of that...guess your right. Point taken.
>
>R
>
>----- Original Message ----- From: "Laurent Perez" <hakimm (AT) gmail (DOT) com>
>To: "Slim Devices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
>Sent: Saturday, December 04, 2004 7:25 PM
>Subject: [slim] Why not contact Apple?
>
>>>Why doesn't one of the developers contact Apple about integrating Slimp3
>>>Command line control (like telcanto does) into I-Tunes. If I were them
>>>(Apple) I'd certainly welcome the opportunity to expand my market and the
>>>useability of my product. How hard could it be?
>>
>>Considering they do sell Airport Express which is a concurrent device
>>to the SB/Slimp3, plus an iTunes plugin - AirTunes - that does the
>>server job, I would say : very.
>>
>>Cheers
>>Laurent

I agree that given the Airport Express, it's unlikely they would do
anything to harm their sales of a related hardware product, but an
iTunes plug-in would be, especially if cross-platform, a great
third-party/shareware project.

Kevin
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Jules Taplin
2004-12-05, 09:53
In actual fact... Apple are really not very interested in interoperating
with anybody. They're going balls-out to capture as much of a monopoly
in the Digital Music market as possible.

As a result, they're refusing to cross-license their 'FairPlay' DRM
implementation with anybody, which has lead to various people
reverse-engineering it, and them kicking up a right old stink.

Although if we have to pick the funniest piece of the whole debacle,
it's that it's very possible that the whole iPod/iTunes/iTMS has put
them in breach of an agreement they made with Apple Records (that's the
Beatles record label) when they settled out of court on a trademark
infringement suit. At that point, they paid a wodge of money to Apple
Records, and promised not to enter the music market. Guess they're
regretting that plan now.

(http://www.theregister.co.uk/2003/09/12/beatles_label_sues_apple_again/
for more background on that *grin*).


-- Jules


Richard Duval wrote:

> I wasn't even aware of that...guess your right. Point taken.
>
> R
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Laurent Perez" <hakimm (AT) gmail (DOT) com>
> To: "Slim Devices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
> Sent: Saturday, December 04, 2004 7:25 PM
> Subject: [slim] Why not contact Apple?
>
>
>>> Why doesn't one of the developers contact Apple about integrating
>>> Slimp3
>>> Command line control (like telcanto does) into I-Tunes. If I were them
>>> (Apple) I'd certainly welcome the opportunity to expand my market
>>> and the
>>> useability of my product. How hard could it be?
>>
>>
>> Considering they do sell Airport Express which is a concurrent device
>> to the SB/Slimp3, plus an iTunes plugin - AirTunes - that does the
>> server job, I would say : very.
>>
>> Cheers
>> Laurent
>>

seanadams
2004-12-06, 09:41
> Although if we have to pick the funniest piece of the whole debacle,
> it's that it's very possible that the whole iPod/iTunes/iTMS has put
> them in breach of an agreement they made with Apple Records (that's
> the Beatles record label) when they settled out of court on a
> trademark infringement suit. At that point, they paid a wodge of money
> to Apple Records, and promised not to enter the music market. Guess
> they're regretting that plan now.

Does anyone know what's going on with this? I would guess since we
haven't heard anything in over a year that they've settled privately...
"sosumi" indeed!