Collaborative Jukebox
March 15, 2011 8:02 AM   Subscribe

Collaborative Jukebox
As promised, I have made available the source code for my Collaborative Jukebox project. This code will run a social website where visitors can upload music from their computer into a shared queue, which is then played in order for everyone at the same time.

For the time being, I have also set up a server at
posted by narwhal bacon (12 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

Excellent! I missed this yesterday but I'm happy to see it today. Hopefully people will run far with your source code. I'm also pleased to see Mix Party (though I'm the only one in there at the moment).
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 7:47 AM on March 16, 2011

posted by cortex at 8:05 AM on March 16, 2011

posted by memebake at 10:24 AM on March 16, 2011

I'm assuming the remove button stops the song right then, am I right?

I sure hope not but I would like to make sure.
posted by theichibun at 10:33 AM on March 16, 2011

If the song is playing, yes. You get a warning first, so there shouldn't be any accidental removals. So far, everyone has been courteous and it's only been used to remove a long playing song (with plenty of warning).
posted by narwhal bacon at 11:12 AM on March 16, 2011

Um, awesome!
posted by mrs. taters at 11:21 AM on March 17, 2011

Could your server survive an FPP? if someone were to do that, you know ....
posted by memebake at 5:01 AM on March 19, 2011

It would not survive a FPP, but the post in Metatalk is fine. I never intended Mix Party to be an open invitation to the Internet at large, rather just the fine folks here at MeFi. The code is still undergoing major development and bugfixes, and the server that Mix Party is running on is ~7 years old and woefully underpowered. :( Finally, there's the bandwidth issue. Right now, I have enough for what we're doing, but if the Internet shows up there won't be.
posted by narwhal bacon at 12:12 PM on March 20, 2011

Ah brilliant! Loved the listening room when it set up and it's great that there's now an improved version out.

Going to spending a lot of time on this and just to say that I wouldn't mind ads on the site.
posted by litleozy at 2:54 PM on March 20, 2011

I am very much enjoying the Rainbow-theme going on right now.
posted by not_on_display at 11:01 PM on March 20, 2011

In case anyone is still watching this, I just made a huge update to Mix Party that could use a few external eyeballs before I push the source out to github. I've fixed a few bugs and added some outstanding pony requests (chat history, previous played songs, etc).

Something unique to Mix Party (that won't be in the CJB source) is a Metafilter Music bot, which submits random songs from MeFi Music when people are idle and there is nothing in the queue.

Happy listening!
posted by narwhal bacon at 1:41 PM on July 4, 2011

I just saw this update here; nice to see you're still working with the project and that bot sounds cool. I'll try to pop back in there though both my home and office networks have been too slow to reliably stream anything lately... :-(
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 1:31 PM on July 8, 2011

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