MP3.com Thursday released a Linux client version of
Beam-it, its proprietary software that allows consumers to store their CDs on
“Our technology infrastructure is designed to work unilaterally with many
operating systems, including Linux, Windows and Macintosh,” said Michael
Robertson, chairman and chief executive officer of MP3.com (MPPP). “Everyone should take advantage of this great service, and we’re especially pleased to offer
it to a community that’s helping to shape the future of computing.”
The new Linux version of Beam-it, along with the Windows and Macintosh
releases, is available to registered My.MP3.com users.
Beam-it is the verification component of MP3.com’s My.MP3.com service that
gives users virtual access to their CD collections. Users simply place a CD
in a computer, and after Beam-it verifies the CD, its tracks are made
accessible via the user’s My.MP3.com account. It uses a proprietary
verification and security process that lets consumers play their CDs anywhere
using My.MP3.com via listen-only audio streaming.
Once the CD has been verified and stored in the My.MP3.com account, owners can create a virtual
jukebox, make customized playlists and use MP3.com to listen to their entire
CD library seamlessly using any Internet access.