Muziic media player streams audio from YouTube

Posted on March 10, 2009. Filed under: Bangalore News | Tags: , , |

By Brad Linder, Downloadsquad.com

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Muziic is one of the most interesting desktop media players I’ve seen in a long time. Too bad it probably won’t last. The site looks a lot like your average iTunes/Winamp/Songbird style music player. It lets you create playlists, search your library, and browse by category.

But here’s what sets Muziic apart from the crowd: The music isn’t stored on your computer. The application’s music library comes from YouTube. In fact, there’s a tiny little video window that plays the music videos that go along with each song. You can click that window to open up the video in a larger window.

The developer behind Muziic says that since the audio is all coming from YouTube, where it’s available to stream for free, that the program is free and legal. But that doesn’t mean it’s not a violation of YouTube’s terms of service. The company pays music studios a royalty for the rights to stream music. And Muziic lets you listen to that music without being exposed to the ads on YouTube.com.

So it’s probably just a matter of time before Google attempts to shut Muziic down… or maybe the company will attempt to purchase the application and keep it alive as an ad-supported utility.

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