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With all of the new musicians out there, some of them have .Mac accounts but Apple hasn't really tailored .Mac for audio yet. If you place an .mp3 in your Public folder for download, it gets compressed in a Stuffit format (it isn't compressed for Mac users when they download it, but it is on Windows machines). There are a couple of different ways of getting around this.

First thing I must say is you need to compress your files down. GarageBand spits out .aiff files, and they are too big. Use .mp3 or AAC .wav or whatever. The "hardest" (meaning longest) way to do it is open your song in QuickTime and export the audio to an MPEG file, then upload it to your iDisk. From there, you go to Homepage and make an iMovie page. This will allow you to stream your songs. I got to thinking there has to be a better way to do this. Well there is.

Actually there are two ways that I found out how to do it. One is to take "yoursong" (yoursong being the name, with no spaces in the name), and place it in your Public folder, then set up a link on a webpage to look like this:
http://idisk.mac.com/username/Public/yoursong.mp3
Tip: This has to be your Public folder for this way to work, or else it will ask for your username and password. The other way of doing it is by placing your song in the Sites folder of your idisk (once again, no spaces in song name), and using the following link type:
http://homepage.mac.com/username/yoursong.mp3
All of these methods will allow you to make a website and to have links to your .Mac account to stream your music or make it available for download.
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Publish GarageBand Songs to your .Mac account
Authored by: earthsaver on Jan 28, '04 12:09:05PM

Another way to form the URL for the public folder as follows:

http://homepage.mac.com/username/.Public/yoursong.mp3

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Publish GarageBand Songs to your .Mac account
Authored by: sjmills on Jan 28, '04 08:46:51PM
You can use spaces in the actual file name if you want. Just format the URL correctly.

Real name: I like pigs.mp3
URL: http://homepage.mac.com/username/I%20like%20pigs.mp3

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Publish GarageBand Songs to your .Mac account
Authored by: jcteo on Jan 29, '04 01:19:05AM
Or you could use FileChute and URL would be automatically generated and spaces automatically quoted.

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Publish GarageBand Songs to your .Mac account
Authored by: jiclark on Jan 29, '04 09:39:34PM

So...

Who's got some songs on their .mac site???



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Publish GarageBand Songs to your .Mac account
Authored by: jiclark on Jan 29, '04 11:35:20PM
I found one! It's from this thread. By bjmorgan, it's available HERE. Nice job bj!!!

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Publish GarageBand Songs to your .Mac account
Authored by: laughlin on Jan 30, '04 03:40:40PM

Hey pretty nice song. It sounds kinda like the doors.

I don't have a complete song up yet but I messed around to see what a bass sounded like through GarageBand.

http://homepage.mac.com/metfuel/MyFreindofMiseryBassSolo.mp3



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Publish GarageBand Songs to your .Mac account
Authored by: ivanjs on Mar 09, '04 08:47:37AM

I do!
Check out the following tunes:
(Or go to www.macjams.com and search for ivanjs in "Community Creations" for more!)

Slow easy blues guitar piece:
http://homepage.mac.com/johnselvia/easy.mp3

Bass and Drums:
http://homepage.mac.com/johnselvia/bassme.mp3

Blue Sands:
http://homepage.mac.com/johnselvia/blue_sands.mp3

70s Generic Cop Show Theme:*
http://homepage.mac.com/johnselvia/copshow2004.mp3

The Cow Song:*
http://homepage.mac.com/johnselvia/cowsong2004.mp3

*Made with Garage Band and/or other Mac Audio Apps (Performer)

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Flash Gallery (Under Construction):
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Publish GarageBand Songs to your .Mac account
Authored by: JC039 on Feb 14, '05 04:34:01PM

Now after reading this I will have a whole bunch on my mac site.

Check it like on 2/15/05

http://homepage.mac.com/jc039/



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