what would the hurdles be to implement streaming features to select tracks from artists' own choosing? being a torrent site, i know that none of the files shared here are actually stored on the server of panda.cd, but as this is such a great place to discover new/underground/amateur talent, would it be possible to have a streaming facility which allows the viewer a one click simple way to sample a new band?
there's no real hassle with downloading a torrent obviously, but i just wonder if removing the time/effort taken to listen to a new band would help increase the amount of interest/sharing that takes place?
i don't know much about server costs etc, so i expect there may be some type of additional costs with all the extra storage space you'd require that make it unfeasible... if so then forgive my noobishness.
anyway, i'm new here and i think you guys are doing something really cool.
I personally am working on a website for a colleague who will use this to stream his video content. It's also open source and still under pretty heavy development but all the functions described are 100% functioning it's additional features and hardware management that they're working on right now. But it I'm almost 100% that it needs DHT turned on so as a private tracker that might be an issue. If you want to send your devs on it the github link is http://github.com/feross/webtorrent/