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bluDDL

bluDDL

bluDDL is a robust Digital Download System for the storage, management and delivery of music and other digital media. bluDDL’s support for the Amazon Cloud provides a cost-effective foundation for storage and delivery of digital libraries, and it’s adaptable framework makes it a great solution for any web site.

Choose bluDDL to integrate music previews, free MP3 downloads, and online music sales into your site. It’s especially designed for independent music labels and artists who desire to manage their own digital music sales and delivery. 

Digital Media Orchestration

  • Media File Processing
    Audio and other media files can be ingested and processed by the bluDDL Orchestrator individually or in a batch. Audio files can be processed by album or as individual tracks.
  • Media Formats
    bluDDL handles MP3, WAV, AIFF, OGG and other audio file formats.
  • Media File Storage
    bluDDL supports the FTP and Amazon S3 protocols. Media files are processed then pushed to a remote server or an Amazon S3 bucket. Files can also be stored on the local server.
  • Smart File Handling
    bluDDL is robust enough to handle processing and connection problems and will flag any failed transfers and re-push at a later time.
  • Notifications
    Detailed notifications are provided of all batch processing, showing the status of all media files in the batch.

Digital Media Management

  • Artists, Albums & Tracks Management
    Digital Assets and all related data can be managed through a web browser. bluDDL provides a user-friendly interface for managing multiple artists and all the related albums and tracks. Manage all the details - artists bios, album descriptions, track info, and other meta data - necessary for the promotion, sales and distribution of digital music.
  • Media File Uploading & Processing
    bluDDL makes it very easy to upload, process and manage digital assets.
  • Customizable Management Interface
    The management interface is customizable to precisely match the site's content requirements.

Digital Media Distribution

  • Direct Distribution
    Media can be distributed directly through your web site.
  • Distribution Methods
    bluDDL provides multiple distribution methods, including integrated music previews, free MP3 downloads, and online music sales.
  • Secure Distribution
    bluDDL has multiple levels of security to protect your media. Restrictions can be applied to each distribution method. Each distribution is tracked from start to finish.
  • Albums & Track Downloads
    Albums can be distributed as a single download or as individual tracks.
  • Easy To Use
    Media files are distributed to visitors and customers through a web browser. The user experience is familiar and does not require Flash, other browser plug-ins, or a desktop application.

Web Publishing

  • Adaptable Framework
    bluDDL is more than a media management system. It provides a framework, or foundation, for integration of media distribution into a web site, and it can be adapted to a project’s business and design goals.
  • Artists, Albums & Tracks Publishing
    bluHQ provides the ability to publish artist and album details, including track listings and info. The display of all details - artists bios, album descriptions, track info, and other meta data - can be precisely customized.
  • Audio Preview Player
    The bluHQ Audio Player provides for the previewing of music directly through a web site.
  • Free MP3 Downloads
    Albums and tracks can be offered to visitors as free downloads. bluHQ provides the ability to control which albums and tracks are available for free download.
  • Innovative Digital Download Sales
    bluHQ provides the ability to integrate digital download sales into a web site. A unique innovation of bluHQ is the ability for customers to purchase packaged music, merchandise and digital downloads all in the same shopping experience. bluHQ supports Miva Merchant and other shopping cart systems.
  • Searching
    All digital assets and related data are fully indexed and searchable. bluDDL provides the capability to customize the search to the specific needs of a web site. Search terms submitted by visitors are logged.

Integration

  • Amazon Cloud Storage
    bluDDL integrates with Amazon’s Simple Storage Solution (S3) which provides a cost-effective way to distribute content and off-load a web site’s storage bandwidth usage. Digital files are auto-magically pushed by bluDDL to the cloud.
  • Miva Merchant, E-commerce
    bluDDL provides the ability to integrate content with the Miva Merchant and other E-commerce shopping cart systems.

Accessibility

bluHQ supports 508 Compliance in the following areas:

  • All images, links and other dynamic/embedded content will be properly formatted with text-only alternatives and titles/labels
  • JavaScript will be used in place of Flash, where necessary, and should degrade gracefully.
  • Website will be navigable without a mouse.
  • Site will be coded with web standards in mind, and the final output will be validated CSS and XHTML.
  • Use of industry standard electronic forms that allow people using Assistive Technology to access the information, field elements, and functionality required for completion and submission of the form, including all directions and cues.
  • Readable pages that do not require use of scripting or style sheets.
  • Use of alt tags and other image cues.
  • Provides printable and text only views of pages.

Technical Standards

  • All Site Content Is Dynamic And Managed Through bluHQ.
  • XHTML 1.0 Strict, CSS Level 2 Compliant
  • Strict Separation Of Markup, Style & Behavior
  • Clean Semantic Markup
  • User Interface Degrades Well
  • Search Engine Technical Optimization
  • Browser Compatibility: Firefox 3, Safari 4, IE 7, IE 8, iPhone Safari
  • PHP 5.2+, MySQL 4.1.x+, Apache 2.x+
  • jQuery 1.3, jQueryUI 1.6
  • All Javascript Methodology Built Upon jQuery Framework
  • Utilizes Unobtrusive Javascript & Flash Techniques
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aeon blurb

We are developers, designers, illustrators, copywriters, strategists, lovers of our community, idealists, and learning new things each day-ers. Our services are many - web site design and development, content management systems, custom web software development, Miva Merchant and e-commerce development, project management, strategic planning, branding and design - and our approach is harmonious. At Aeon Blu, we’re passionate about creating precisely-tailored solutions that are just right for you.