CcHost FAQ

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Where is the FAQ for

It is located here There is much information at the aforementioned link which can help in answering your questions.

How may I contribute?

There are so many ways to contribute to the development of ccHost. One of the best ways is by submittig bug reports and filing feature requests. Other ways to contribute are to contribute code (patches), to answer questions on the mailing list and on the chat channel. Doing any of these tasks drastically helps development.

What is the goal of the ccHost Project?

Please see CcHost#Project_Goal.

Are ccHost and ccMixter the same thing?

ccMixter is one installation of the ccHost engine. ccHost can be installed for free by anyone onto a web server with Apache, mySQL and PHP and works both on Linux/Unix and windows servers.

ccMixter is the original concept for a site that would be like the "friendster for music." It has evolved much and eventually the decision was made to generalize the engine that powers ccMixter so that it could be used anywhere on multiple file formats.

Does ccHost Cost anything?

No, it does not cost anything to download, install and use it.

What file formats does ccHost support?

Currently ccHost is optimized for audio formats, yet has generalized architecture "under the hood" for other types of formats. Of particular importance will be extending the system so that multiple file formats such as SVG, text, and other documents can be used in a similar fashion.

Supported Formats

  • AIFF Audio (aif)
  • Java (AU) Audio
  • FLAC Audio (flac)
  • MIDI Audio (mid)
  • MP3 Audio (mp3)
  • OGG/Vorbis Audio (ogg)
  • Real Audio (rm)
  • WAV (Riff) Audio (wav)
  • Windows Media Audio (wma)
  • ZIP Archive (zip)
  • Windows Video (avi)
  • Quicktime Video (mov)
  • Real Video (rmvb)
  • Windows Media Video (wmv)
  • Windows BMP Image (bmp)
  • GIF Image (gif)
  • JPG Image (jpg)
  • PNG Image (png)
  • Flash Video (swf)

Upcoming Support

  • XML-based filetypes
  • Old Microsoft Office File Formats (DOC, PPT, etc)
  • PDF
  • Add your file format needs here...

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