Just my few little tit bits to ad on to this topic while it still seems to be hot.
I remember reading this thread quite a number of weeks ago, and remember reading about stream rippers from Germany.
I refreshed my listening stats last night, and had three listeners from germany, strangely all tuning in at the same time. so thought I'll do a little experiment. I was doing my 80s show for the week.
Talked up the intro every second to third song, and vola, they had all disappeared. They came back about 30 minutes later. I again started talking up the intros, and incredibly they disappeared...... again! The only genuine listener here seems to be the swiss guy, but here are the IP addresses if anyone is interested to compare notes.
Country IP Address User Agent Agent Type Listen Time
CH Switzerland 18.104.22.168 Unknown Unknown [player] 12 mins, 3 secs
DE Germany 22.214.171.124 Winamp 5.50 Player Player 4 mins, 59 secs
DE Germany 126.96.36.199 Winamp 5.50 Player Player 51 secs
DE Germany 188.8.131.52 Winamp 5.50 Player Player 51 secs
Hope this helps.
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