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YEAH
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      09-12-2004
Hi!

I want to create a website from which people should be able to request a
piano accompaniment for Christian songs they want to use in their worship
services. The idea is that they say what song they want, I play and record
it, and make it available for them as an mp3-file to download it. And all
that for free!

Technically, it should work like the following:

- The user signs up for my service and creates a user account with password

- The user fills a form through his user acount to request a song they want
me to play

- I should see that form somewhere in an administrator account

- I record the song in mp3-format

- I upload it somewhere to the website

- I make that song available to the user by posting the link to that song
into the user's account

- The user logs in, sees the link and downloads the song


My question is: how can I do that I know, a very broad question... I have
basic html skills, I have created a website before, but only using html
files. For this project I would need much more than that, I just don't know
what I know how to program in C++ and Java, if that's an advantage...

I basically want to ask you guys to tell me roughly how I can approach such
a project. I am willing to learn new stuff (CGI, Perl, PHP, ...) if
necessary, but it would be easiest and fastest for me to just use some stuff
that is already available, if there is something for my needs.

Thanks for your help!

Cristian



 
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Neal
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      09-12-2004
On Sun, 12 Sep 2004 06:23:39 GMT, YEAH <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> Hi!
>
> I want to create a website from which people should be able to request a
> piano accompaniment for Christian songs they want to use in their worship
> services. The idea is that they say what song they want, I play and
> record
> it, and make it available for them as an mp3-file to download it. And all
> that for free!
>
> Technically, it should work like the following:
>
> - The user signs up for my service and creates a user account with
> password


Can be done with a CGI or even PHP as I understand, though I'm not an
authority.

> - The user fills a form through his user acount to request a song they
> want
> me to play


Simple with a Perl script (CGI) emailed to you.

> - I should see that form somewhere in an administrator account


How about your email address?

> - I record the song in mp3-format


No advice needed.

> - I upload it somewhere to the website


Again...

> - I make that song available to the user by posting the link to that song
> into the user's account


Might want to post it to a random URL and email them the link.

> - The user logs in, sees the link and downloads the song


Not even needed with my solution!

> I know how to program in C++ and Java, if that's an advantage...


Advantage over me. I can't program a microwave.

> I basically want to ask you guys to tell me roughly how I can approach
> such
> a project. I am willing to learn new stuff (CGI, Perl, PHP, ...) if
> necessary, but it would be easiest and fastest for me to just use some
> stuff
> that is already available, if there is something for my needs.


Keep it simple. You're not going to get immense traffic, right? Seriously,
how many people need this? So you could get by with a simple email-sending
CGI for song requests.

If it's bound to be more complicated than that, then I'll shut up.
 
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      09-12-2004

"YEAH" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Hi!
>
> I want to create a website from which people should be able to request a
> piano accompaniment for Christian songs they want to use in their worship
> services. The idea is that they say what song they want, I play and record
> it, and make it available for them as an mp3-file to download it. And all
> that for free!



Since its all being done for free...why not take requests and then post them
on a public "download" page for everyone?

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Sam Hughes
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      09-12-2004
"YEAH" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in news:LXR0d.2184$5t4.1473@trnddc01:

> Hi!
>
> I want to create a website from which people should be able to request
> a piano accompaniment for Christian songs they want to use in their
> worship services. The idea is that they say what song they want, I
> play and record it, and make it available for them as an mp3-file to
> download it. And all that for free!
>
> Technically, it should work like the following:
>
> - The user signs up for my service and creates a user account with
> password
>
> - The user fills a form through his user acount to request a song they
> want me to play


Instead, have no user accounts, just a form for requests, including a
field for the user's email address.

> - I should see that form somewhere in an administrator account


Okay. Or an email box of yours (because that solution is easier to do,
since scripts already exist)

> - I record the song in mp3-format


Okay.

> - I upload it somewhere to the website


Okay.

> - I make that song available to the user by posting the link to that
> song into the user's account


Since there are no user accounts by my model, post them in an
alphabetized repository, and email the user the location of the file.
It's not enjoyable for people to have 20 zillion places that may have
messages they need to check; it's much simpler to have it sent to their
email address. And this way, with a publicly accessible repository
(possibly made with some PHP and a database), you won't get multiple
requests for the same song.

> My question is: how can I do that I know, a very broad question...
> I have basic html skills, I have created a website before, but only
> using html files. For this project I would need much more than that, I
> just don't know what I know how to program in C++ and Java, if
> that's an advantage...


That's a great advantage, because now you have much less to learn. Other
languages just require a different syntax. PHP should be easy to pick
up... Just start at http://us2.php.net/tut.php for an introductory
tutorial.

 
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Cristian
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      09-13-2004
Thanks for all your responses! I think I'm going to use an email form for
the requests, as all of you suggested.

I have one more question though: I want the requester to be able to send me
the sheet music of the song as an image file, if available. How can this be
accomplished? The user should be able to send the file through the form. I
should receive then the file as an attachment in my email inbox. Is that
possible?

Thanks!

Cristian



"YEAH" <(E-Mail Removed)> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
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> Hi!
>
> I want to create a website from which people should be able to request a
> piano accompaniment for Christian songs they want to use in their worship
> services. The idea is that they say what song they want, I play and record
> it, and make it available for them as an mp3-file to download it. And all
> that for free!
>
> Technically, it should work like the following:
>
> - The user signs up for my service and creates a user account with
> password
>
> - The user fills a form through his user acount to request a song they
> want me to play
>
> - I should see that form somewhere in an administrator account
>
> - I record the song in mp3-format
>
> - I upload it somewhere to the website
>
> - I make that song available to the user by posting the link to that song
> into the user's account
>
> - The user logs in, sees the link and downloads the song
>
>
> My question is: how can I do that I know, a very broad question... I
> have basic html skills, I have created a website before, but only using
> html files. For this project I would need much more than that, I just
> don't know what I know how to program in C++ and Java, if that's an
> advantage...
>
> I basically want to ask you guys to tell me roughly how I can approach
> such a project. I am willing to learn new stuff (CGI, Perl, PHP, ...) if
> necessary, but it would be easiest and fastest for me to just use some
> stuff that is already available, if there is something for my needs.
>
> Thanks for your help!
>
> Cristian
>
>
>



 
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