DSound v0.4: New IPFS Nodes spread globally, instant playback, higher curation votes, post formatting, several bug fixes and much more to come!

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Hey my DSound tribe! :)

You waited patiently for DSound new version and here it is! This is the second release of 2018, and the last release before the first Beta, packed with loads of cool stuff! :)

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What is DSound?

DSound is a decentralized web application, developed in Javascript and React, that allows anyone to upload, listen and discover music and other sounds stored on top of the IPFS Network. It uses STEEM blockchain as a persistent database, and by posting the sounds the authors can earn rewards in STEEM cryptocurrency, when other users like their content, which can be exchanged easily to US Dollars, Euros or any other currency, similar to Steemit.com for blog posts.

Check DSound Intro post for more details

About @dsound delegations and curation

My huge thank you to everybody who delegated to @dsound! It makes a huge deal for the curation effort! :)

Due to these DSound is able to continue spreading love to our hundreds of content creators and to support many contests and similar events on the Steem blockchain.

The Top Delegators

Besides our institutional delegators, these guys are the top 10 delegators as of today:

  1. @vachemorte
  2. @theturtleproject
  3. @freetousesounds
  4. @harrisonmir
  5. @atomcollector
  6. @humanabstract
  7. @polarity
  8. @terranoise
  9. @danstatus
  10. @jonmagnusson

Please go check out these guys! They are artists and content creators in DSound that want to support the curation effort... Thanks a lot guys for giving back to the platform! :)

And to all the other people that didn't delegate yet, please do so... It is very important to build a strong curation account to build up our power to keep this platform with great incentives to our artists and sound creators!

Higher curation votes

The current low value of STEEM has had an impact on the use of Steemit as well as many of the dapps, DSound is not an exception. But many great artists and content creators continue to use DSound and publish content daily even in these difficult days, so my huge thanks for these guys who make DSound what it is!

As the losses in value of STEEM resulted fewer publications and also in the much lower payout of the great content in our loved platform... We and the curation team decided to strengten the @dsound votes a bit to make the payouts more interesting to our great content creators. We'll correct the voting percentage in relation with the Voting Mana of the account to always be able to make the most of our delegations and give the best rewards possible.

Curation team

It's great to see that our curation efforts continue to produce great results! :)

It is such a big deal for us, as curators in the platform, to get to the Trending or Hot pages and see only great content coming out of DSound, with such proportionate and interesting payouts. We're really proud of the achievements of curation in these last months...

DSound is this! <3

DSound Discord Server (the tribe gets connected)

If you're learning about DSound now or you didn't connect yet, please join our Discord server at:

https://discord.gg/hSsBw3b

There you'll find a few channels to have everybody from our community getting together and making DSound even better.

We invested a significant effort in organizing this community server and now we have rules, a set of channels where people have great chats, or support help and suggestion of features... Thanks to all participants!

Thanks also to our moderators who have done a great job in keeping this a great place to hang out! Also check their work on DSound since they are content creators as well:

@maelstrohmblack
@juliakponsford
@jamesub
@archaimusic
@jamesub
@jeffandhisguitar
@darrenclaxton

The steemit.chat channels continue but are only checked from time to time now...

What's new in DSound v0.4?

So now are you ready to find out what else is packed in this new release? Just grab a cup of coffee, sit down and relax...

New IPFS Nodes spread globally and instant playback

We implemented DSound's own IPFS nodes network, that counts with nodes spread around the globe for faster access and availability:

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Now all content on DSound will become more accessible and all the new content will play instantly on every part of the planet! :)

Also we aim to have extended the period of time that the content is available on the IPFS network. Since DSound cannot host content forever due to Intellectual Property laws and other, now any content will be available for at least two weeks. It might be longer in periods of lower volume.

This will also enable the new developments already in preparation for the first beta and it will extend the way content might be hosted forever in other ways, more on that soon... ;)

Post formatting

Formatting in DSound description or comments was not like Steemit. Some of you like to publish rich content in your posts and had to edit your posts in Steemit after posting in DSound, so that you could get your post to look like the way you wanted. Now you can do it on DSound! The formatting is now the same on DSound and the pictures, links, youtube links, or any other content you post will be accepted and visualized as in Steemit.

Unlimited editing (new in HF20)

Yes, Steem HF20 enabled the edition of any of your posts, regardless of it's date, and DSound is already allowing it too... So any of your older posts can now be edited.

This is great to be abe to update your sounds in other posts after payout...

Several minor bug fixes and improvements

Minor fixes here and there and improvement in flow of upload, to stay at upload page to correct anything in case of error publishing...

What about the first Betarelease?

Yes, the first beta is in "the making"! :)

We decided to publish it in two phases due to the major changes that we implemented in it, and to enable users with all the new tested features already ready for deployment...

This 0.4 includes the base changes in DSound IPFS nodes infrastructure and the handling of content in a distributed maner globally so that it gets accessible instantly. This is a much needed improvement, since the public IPFS network has been very unreliable in terms of connectivity and availability. It also serves as the basis for the new stuff that will come in the first beta later on this year!

I'll be announcing what is comming on SteemFest3, so please stay tuned to my next posts about it...

Final words

Once again DSound is one step closer to be the platform that frees us all and allows us to do what we love: music, sound design, recording, remixing, mashups, podcasts, or whatever is your thing... :)

I am really proud of this improvement in the accessibility of your content almost instantly now. Let me know what you think about it or any problems you still might face playing sounds on DSound.

We are starting implementing some marketing initiatives. Started a DSound Facebook page and also got some marketing material done for SteemFest3 and other events, like some DSound stickers:

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We will be pushing this marketing to another level and bring DSound to the masses after the release of the first beta.

Please pass the word to your friends! If they produce great content, they will produce even better in DSound! ;)

TL;DR

Many thanks to all DSound delegators.

We and the curation team decided to strengten the @dsound votes a bit to make the payouts more interesting to our great content creators.

It is such a big deal for us, as curators in the platform, to get to the Trending or Hot pages and see only great content coming out of DSound, with such proportionate and interesting payouts.

Join DSound Discord server to stay up to date and access support.

We implemented DSound's own IPFS nodes network, that counts with nodes spread around the globe for faster access and availability

Formatting in DSound description or comments now is like Steemit. No more missing images, links or wrongly formatted content.

Yes, Steem HF20 enabled the edition of any of your posts, regardless of it's date, and DSound is already allowing it too.

Minor fixes here and there and improvements.

I'll be announcing what is comming on first beta at SteemFest3, so please stay tuned...


If you would like to delegate to DSound, please do so. The community will be very grateful and the curation initiative will do great use of it!

And If you trust me and approve what I do in the Steem ecosystem, please give me your Witness vote to help me continue...

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You can vote for me as a Steem Witness here: Vote with SteemConnect

... but if you prefer the oldfashion way, please go to:
https://steemit.com/~witnesses

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or if you cannot find me on the top 100 anymore (I hope you do, but votes come and go...)

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Thanks a lot to all fellow members of DSound tribe, all steemians, developers and music addicts like me for your support and encouragement on this project!

Peace! :)

"Music is what feelings sound like"
DSound <3 Music

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YYESSSSSSS!!!!!!

Been waiting for these changes for a long time. It's going to make dsound so much more usable for all of us. Fantastic work @prc!

Will start getting everyone to add the dsound tracks to AtomCollectorRecords.com again now that we have instant play!

Yes, yes, yes!! AWESOME! :-)

Earn $INDIE & AIRPLAY Listening To Music!

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Thanks for everything my friend! :)
You have been a great help in spreading the word about DSound and a big part of it's success too! Thank you as well! ;)

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Thanks mate! :) Let's keep it up!

This is excellent Pedro. Just tested instant play and works perfectly.

Great work. Looking forward to what comes next in the beta...



Thanks a lot my friend! :)
It was quite a bit of time in research on IPFS and experimenting to reach to this solution, but it was worth it I think! The playback issues were a big issue since the beginning and had to be solved for good... And think they are now. ;)
Beta will be annouced in SteemFest3, so you'll get that info pretty soon too...

Hi Pedro - just watched your presentation at SF3 on livestream - exciting times ahead...

Ahh it's working lovely prc :)
Super fist bumps sent to you and your team.
I will continue to spread the word to all that I meet.
Cheers for your ongoing support man.
And big hugs to the dsound tribe :D

Thanks a lot my friend! :)
Great to know that it works as well on your side of the planet! Big hug and loads of positive vibes buddy! ;)

Yes, will be showing friends and colleagues how sweet it runs :D
Congratulations!
All good over here buddy.
Cheers for your continued support and sending great vibes back!
Here's to Dsound!!
Waheeeeey.
Yeeow.

@prc Thank u for creating the amazing Dsound platform for blockchain musicians so great to hear finally things are moving to higher levels and kudos on the new updates! The upgraded Dsound is Fire, Keep up the great works! Thank u

hey....why don't you contact Gimba to join Dsound...he is in troubles to sell his music

but he is kind of known so it would be great that you would give him a 100% vote each time....at least something higher than the normal.

Great news P. Looking forward to grabbing a beer in two weeks!

Thanks a lot my friend! Sure, also looking forward to it! :)

You bet! :)

All good news here. Thanks for your work with this awesome platform.

Looking forward to hearing the Steemfest updates. Have a great time there and on your tour :)

Thanks a lot buddy! :)
Yes, please stay tuned, because there will be loads of new and innovative things coming up in Beta...

Brilliant post mate!
Glad to see that Dsound has stuck by us musicians here in Steemit.
I personally really appreciate your support and the vote reward I get has kept me uploading and creating through these hard times.
Enjoy your time at SteemFest too!
Cheers again brother!
DC

PS. Instant playback is now GREAT!
Click the pic to Play the Song!



Hey my friend, thanks a lot for your words! :)
I find that instant playback is even more important with your songs mate! Because they provide instant love back to the listener. What a great song my friend! Big hug ;)

Cheers mate!
That's a very nice compliment!
Much love!
DC

Upvoted and resteemed. Great job! I am very glad to hear about these enhancements; we need something like this. But in regards to why content cannot be hosted forever? Why not? If DSound has any resemblance to SoundCloud, then, when people upload to there, they expect their content to be available for the foreseeable future for anyone to access. So what laws prevent you from doing the same thing? I'm just wondering, not criticizing. Thanks

Soundcloud is not Blockchain based and if a content that is published by a user is infringing any IP of a label or artist, then they receive a claim and can takedown the content. DSound, on the other hand, is Blockchain based, so if I would receive such a claim I wouldn't be able to take down the content and I would be easily prossecuted in the same ways as Napster guys or many other did. I don't want that, so that is why DSound will not host content forever, but user can do it themselves! ;)
Hope this clarifies the idea of IP compliance behind DSound... Thanks a lot mate! :)

It does make sense. That's why we need more interplanetary file system nodes.

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Exactly! :)

But if some random person just spend one up, how would you guys even be aware of it? Does it work like the non blockchain-based Federated Network? I don't think so.

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Each IPFS node is self suficient.

Stoked about the new update, my dude.

Not as stoked that -five- people set their delegation .001 steem higher than mine to remove me from the top ten. Well played, gents. = )

Thanks a lot my friend! :)
ahahah :D wasn't aware of that "competition"...

great... thank you for your efforts @prc

Thanks a lot my friend! :)
Thank you for being part of the journey! ;)

thank you ... cheers 😀

Yes!!! Freaking amazing! Big up to the @dsound family :)

Thank you my friend! :)
Sooo excited to finally meet you in person in a couple of days!!! ;)

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Sounds good really am happy about the editing part :)

Thanks my friend! :) How are you doing?

Recovering from the hurricane mess and the loss of one of my pooches taking it one day at a time. Thank you for asking.

Sending good vibes to help you out in those hard times! All the best my friend...

Thank you <3

Great news, Dsound all the way

Thanks a lot! :)
Great podcasts, by the way! ;)

Excellent Stuff @prc I love Dsound ... This is great news mate :)This is the reason I came here . Fantastic Platform !!!

oh yeah, exciting times :)

Thanks mate! :)
Yes, my friends, and you're part of it! ;)

very interesting news , I will be with dsound forever

Thanks mate! :) Yes, let's keep it up!

extraordinary action, continues to grow @prc @dsound, witness. and I am proud of all my friends' artwork. we love @dsound true musicians are connoisseurs of imagination. cherrs thank you @prc

Thanks a lot! :) DSound is a community thing, and that is our highest value! ;)

Cool mate ! :)
what do you think about quality dsound? is that all of the priceless genres that are specialized in this community?

Please reply the message I sent to your Soundcloud account...

I can't log in to my soundcloud account again. and I want to hear your assessment of my music. I need encouragement to improve the quality of my music. and I think you are more experienced friends.

Interesting the development of this DAPP. I should look the poscast side of it.

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Thanks mate! :) Please do so! ;)

Since DSound cannot host content forever due to Intellectual Property laws and other

Can you elaborate on this?

Already did up in the comments... please check it out. :)

Upvoted and Resteemed! Thanks for the update....Dsound is the main reason I use the STEEM blockchain now.

Thanks a lot mate! :)
DSound will have a blast these next months, I am sure of it! So many great things coming up... Beta 1 is just the beginning... ;)

All these new features are amazing and I can't wait to get a sticker at Steemfest! See you there :)

Thanks a lot mate! :) Sure you can have as many as you wish! ;)
Thank you for the DSound exclusive! Great showcase of our great content creators...

Good news, I used to get stuck when trying to play more often than desired.
I will be testing the new version as soon as I have free time.
Added to my voted witness list.
Cheers

Thanks a lot mate! :)
This was really the top priority to get solved, so that was why this update took a bit of time, but it was worth it I think! ;)

Awesome I can't wait to try it, thanks for the update!

Thanks a lot my friend! :) Please share in Discord your findings...

This is huuuuge, love it all day long 😃 Go home Marcelo! prc for president ;) awesome work my friend 🤗

ahahahah :D Thanks a lot my friend! :)

This update looks like magic!!

Thanks mate! :) That was the idea...

the idea worked!

Thank you so much brother!! <3 this was a great news I read on steemit! :D thanks for all the supports and all the kind and hard works that you do!
keep up the good work!
<3

Thanks a lot my friend! :) Looooved your collab with Shavon @soundlegion! ;)
You guys are the reason of all my energy! Thank you

its really great to know that you loved the song, thank you so much my friend, it means much to me :D , she wrote a great message and performed it really amazing, I loved the song too <3
peace & <3

Awesome! Looking forward to seeing these improvements! Thanks for all your hard work!

Thanks a lot mate! :) Will keep pushing it forward!

cool. i look forward to trying out the new bells and whistles. and i am motivated to make some more music. i love how the track art can be an animated gif. so cool

I-N-S-T-A-N-T-A-N-E-O-U-S!
Great Work, my friend, I clicked "play" mere seconds after finishing uploading and it played smoothly right from the start, without any pause or interruption! You outdid yourself!

Sweet update bro, they play so much faster now, that's super exciting to jam out too now. High five bro, Be well and prosper as who you are indeed.

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Wohoooooooooooo this made my day, also yes I am those kind that like to meticously edit posts so happy to see the editor integrated. See you at the round table at steemfest and hope you get to see me live Friday Night.

Awesome!!! Thanks for all you do to help the music community!
Just increased my delegation to help out.....also I'm glad your Witness is back up!

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Koolness! Nice 1 PRC man love what you are doing for the artists and community with Dsound! Brilliant! Big thanks from me! Cheers Kurt :)

hey @prc i have a steemit account but dsound is not allowing me to create an account. i login and it keeps just bringing me back to the original login page. can you help meout

Congrats. I definitely look forward to using dsound again. I have so many new songs to upload.

Thanks a lot! :)
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Absolutely amazing @prc! Finally all content is playable! I'm very happy to listen to every single piece. That's a huge improvement.. and i think most wanted the last months from both artists and listeners beside the availability of tracks. Now i can think of restart my DSound Top5. I'm excited to see the upcoming beta, great work, great speech at Steemfest, thank you!


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Great to know that my work of the last couple of months trying to find a solution for the IPFS sync problem was successful! :) Thanks for your kind words mate!

Muito fixe man! bons updates, fico curioso pelo beta. Obrigadão por todo o trabalho que tens feito nesta area! grande abraço :)

Thanks for the update. I'm especially excited about the new IPFS nodes. It will be great to keep folks on here listening to music rather than having to provide an alternative. Thanks for everything you are doing for us :-)

Just delegated another 40 SP as a thank you!

Thanks a lot mate! :)
You and many other that share great content are the ones that inspire me on keep pushing DSound further! It's amazing to have such great content our platform... ;)

Can you tell me why all my audio tracks on DSound have disappeared?

DSound only seeds your sounds for a limited period, now around 15 days... After that period you can re-upload your sounds or you can run your own IPFS node and seed your sounds forever from your local machine. Please check DSound v0.3 announcement for details...

Thanks for explanation! I hope you are considering removing these limits in the future otherwise DSound will never reach the level of mass adoption that SoundCloud has.

There will be much more options to host the content forever in DSound soon... stay tuned! ;)

Thanks! This is good news...

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why are dsounds undownloadable? (they download a weird text file) I have found some quality songs I would like to save for my itunes @prc

Amazing update Pedro!! Love the post editor change now and will let you know if I have any issues when trying it out. This is really exciting and I hope everything goes well for dsound in the upcoming steemfest!

I have just delegated 50SP and voted you for the witness thanks to help from @pennsif telling this noob how to do both of those things!

Buzzing! Yes! Haha :D

Thanks a lot mate! :)
DSound is this! Thank you for being part of it...

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