The project is to design a website using PHP and mysql (or other alternatives if justified) to have the following options: Stuff on the website: The website contains relatively large amount of music albums, singles, and so on (all in mp3 format and they are all legal). Admins ability: To easily add new albums through admin pannel. Remove albums and so on. Users ability: The user registers. He/she logs in, start browsing through the albums which could be categorized based on genere (which admins choose when they are adding), year of production, or alpabetical. Then they have the option to click on any song and a flash mp3 player pops up and play the song for them. OR they can click on ADD to LIST button and that particular album will be added to the list. Once they are done choosing their songs (probably 100 songs or so from different albums) they will go to their list, and save that list with a name. That list remains in their account. Then, they have the option to have the player to play that list for them using a flash player either randomly or by the order they choose the list to be. Now, each user has the ability to have as many lists as they want, however, the amount of bw they use (minutes they can listen is limited per day and varied from account type to account type). Therefore, each user has his/her own list of "Play Lists" and can log in and have any of their lists played. There are 3 different account types, one is elementary account, users can play up to 2 hour per day, full user can listen up to 10 hours and super user with unlimited. (These times should be adjustable through admin pannel). MP3 files can be hosted on any server not just the server that the website is hosted on, the template of the website should be easily modified. The path to mp3 files should remain hidden, so no user can download any of the mp3's, they can only listen to them through flash mp3 player.
The platforms servers are running on are all CentOS servers. As far as clients, it should be cross-platform.