Mixwit.com: An audiophile’s wet dream

April 3, 2008 – 11:02 pm

mixwit iconMixwit.com takes Muxtape.com over its knees and spanks it. Similar to Muxtape, Mixwit allows you to create a virtual mixtape of songs but without having to upload your own songs!

Mixwit.com is akin to walking into a record store (remember those?) and snagging all the cds, records, singles, off the shelf recording the singles you like and walking out with your radical ultimate mixtape.

mixwit graphicMixwit leverages a huge resource of music that’s available on the Internet sitting on any random website. Although there are google search methods that you can use to look for MP3s, Mixwit has made that search process easier and packaged it in a spiffy web interface.

After registering through the website, Mixwit provides you with a search interface  for your song by artist’s name or song title. You can listen to the search results and make sure the song is correct and complete. Once satisfied with the result, drag the song into your playlist. Rinse and repeat until you have your ultimate compilation! The playlist can be saved, edited later and ultimately shared out to the Internet.

The success rate of the songs I was searching for was about 95%, which is pretty good, since most of my songs that were not mainstream music.

mixwit screen cap

My thoughts

This website does seem skim on the grey area of legality, but may be skirting the issue by not actually providing a mechanism to download, but only to stream the songs that are already available on the Internet.

mixwit tapeSo, ultimately, Mixwit doesn’t host any copyrighted information, doesn’t allow you to download songs, but provides the listener the capability to stream the audio file from potentially millions of websites on the Internet. Of course, this music utopia surviving is wishful thinking on my part.

If this website becomes popular, it will catch the ire of record companies (somehow), additionally, the popularity of the website may ultimately doom the technology behind Mixwit. The streaming songs are dependent on the reliability of the songs hosted out there on a webhost on the Internet.

Enjoy it while you can, mixwit.com is an awesome music lover’s website, but the good always die young.


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