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Dot-Tunes announces iTunes-based file-sharing

updated 09:55 am EST, Tue November 29, 2005


Dot-Tunes has launched a dedicated specifically for iTunes users. The software enables users to share music from their iTunes library with others. Dot-Tunes Client users can connect to the Tracker and retrieve a list of available servers and click on a server to connect and begin downloading or playing tracks -- straight out of iTunes. Dot-Tunes was apparently "conceived by a group of professional musicians who use iTunes for storing their own copyright music and recordings." The software is available for both Mac OS X and Windows.

by MacNN Staff





  1. siMac

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I give it 48 hours.

  1. outZider

    Joined: Dec 1969


    This was done before..

    And Apple sued them after about a week for violating the terms of their development agreement for iTunes.

  1. ibugv4

    Joined: Dec 1969


    havent run it yet..

    but i venture to think it's not illegal to read the XML library file and/or the "Music" folder on any Mac/PC and share it that way. Furthermore, it's not illegal for another application to add a song into your own library. I can see how this can be done to be legal.

  1. phillymjs

    Joined: Dec 1969


    RIAA knee-jerk lawsuit... 3.... 2.... 1....

  1. bigpoppa206

    Joined: Dec 1969


    nothing to do...

    with the RIAA and everything to do with Apple. I agree with outZider.

  1. DOT-POD

    Joined: Dec 1969


    It's listed at

    Hi all,

    DOT-TUNES is listed on the Apple web site so they must be ok with it.

    Get into it!



  1. ovrlrd

    Joined: Dec 1969


    The only knee-jerk here

    The only knee-jerk here is people not realizing what this program does. It does not let anyone share iTunes Music Store purchased songs, so Apple will not care. It just reads the xml file that iTunes has and shares all the files in it's own seperate program. It runs completely seperate from iTunes and does not require iTunes to run on either client or server side. There is some similar ways to do this without paying for this software, but this software just makes it easy to do and it's cross platform.

  1. DOT-POD

    Joined: Dec 1969


    FREE File Sharing Network

    The latest release of DOT-TUNES has an extended demonstration period!

    The usual 10 minute demo period has been removed and you can now test this software with all features until the end of December 2005.

    The usual 10 track demo restriction has also been removed so you can publish all your tracks without any demo feature restrictions or time limits.

    All you have to do is add your server to a Tracker to activate the extended demo. When the server window appears, simply click 'add to tracker', then add your server to the tracker and all demo time restrictions will be removed.

    The DOT-TUNES Tracker is like a directory of available servers. It allows you to retrieve a list of available servers and connect using the free DOT-TUNES Client software. Then you can easily connect and discover new music and new artists from all over the world.

    In January 2006 there will be a price increase so we recommend that you register this software now at the reduced price.

    Have a great holiday and a fantastic New Year."

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