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    Looking for an old-fashioned take on late 20th Century tech.
    I have audio files that old folks without computers wish to access (Church stuff).
    Current solution is hosting a Zoom meeting with dial-in access.
    However, that requires someone to 'broadcast' the audio when they've all dialled-in.

    Is there any way of automating it on Zoom, or some other way of playing the file when someone dials in to a 'conference' number and enters the ID?
    We normally drop off CDs but the current rules suggest that's not a good idea...plus it's a pain when people can be 25 miles apart.

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    Default Re: Audio files over landline

    Post the CDs?

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    The extra 250 a month would probably blow the budget!

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    Default Re: Audio files over landline

    How many will be listening as you could be looking at needing a broadcasting licence. What is the cost of that over posting the CD's?

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    Default Re: Audio files over landline

    Host it on Youtube or similar ?

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    The point is that they don't have computers/internet, so unless YouTube has a dial-in option....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1888 View Post
    How many will be listening as you could be looking at needing a broadcasting licence. What is the cost of that over posting the CD's?
    Maybe as many as 30 or so. It's limited number because most do have PC/Internet. This is just picking up the rest.
    I don't think any comms licensing would come into it, because the hosting would be done by a 3rd party and it's not really broadcasting. In fact, I'm trying to make it NOT broadcasting, in terms of people get the audio file from the beginning irrespective of when they dial in.

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    Default Re: Audio files over landline

    Just to clarify, are you effectively needing something like the old 'dial a disc'? So that the user can phone in at any [random] time, then listen to same output from the start?

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    Default Re: Audio files over landline

    Send via Whatsapp?

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    Default Re: Audio files over landline

    I’m not sure how much use this is, but BT have their own conference service. The hosting of it may be available only to business customers, but it may worth giving them a ring and explaining the situation.

    https://www.bt.com/static/i/media/pd...ss_plus_ug.pdf

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    Default Re: Audio files over landline

    Quote Originally Posted by Horse View Post
    Just to clarify, are you effectively needing something like the old 'dial a disc'? So that the user can phone in at any [random] time, then listen to same output from the start?
    Yep.
    Current hair-brained idea is seeing if my VoIP phone service can have a 50min answerphone message!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kneerly Down View Post
    Current hair-brained idea is seeing if my VoIP phone service can have a 50min answerphone message!
    That's a good bit of thinking!

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