MusicMatch Jukebox lets you record, organize, and play digital music. Lets you record your favorite songs from your CDs to high quality digital music files, stream music from the Net to your MusicMatch player, download music online and organize your digital music into a powerful Music Library on your PC. Gives you high fidelity, high quality and high speed you won't find in any other jukebox software.
Reviewing 10.00.4040 (Feb 21, 2007)
I used to love MMJB, used it all the time, with a database of 13000 songs. Now, it is very poor. There are numerous examples of problems, but here is one that shows how the basic programming is wrong:
I use AutoDJ classic: I choose to pick all the songs from 1957. There are 4 artist and 4 tracks, but it says incorrectly, there are 8 artists and 8 tracks.
I then add a second criteria, picking only those tracks with a release year of 1957 and a rating of 3. There is only one, but it says there are 1361 tracks, cleary wrong.
This is just one example of bad programming: it crashes, it is slow, will lose artist from its display (even when in the database), often reducing the DB size to exactly 5000 (a mgic number?), even though it had 13435 yesterday and will have 13435 tomorrow.
Reviewing 10.00.4040 (Dec 20, 2006)
i really love musicmatch alot. i have been using it since the early days. i know there ppl out there who still love and use musicmatch because of its superior library management and tagging capability despite being a big application. please do not apply this update. stay with build 4033 version. it take a longer time to switch between tracks. and if you have logitech dinovo cordless desktop musicmatch double skips the tracks when u use the media button in the keyboard. so please stay with build 4033.
Reviewing 10.00.4040 (Dec 6, 2006)
Versions 7.5 and 8 are the best of all similar programs. Version 9 is more bulky without any essential advantage for the user. Version 10 is more bulky but not better. I agree and do not repeat what is already said here (edited).
Reviewing 10.00.4040 (Dec 6, 2006)
Last really good version was 7.5. Every release since then has gotten slower and more bloated. I bought the lifetime upgrade at version 4, so I do feel I got my monies worth, but it is sad to see Yahoo take the thing over. :(
This install is 30+ meg and takes FOREVER compared to earlier versions. I've worked with version 4033 and this 4044 seems slower, if that's possible. Forced a long reboot just to get the thing going.
At least it did recognize my code key and the Plus version was properly in place after install. I had 7.5 installed previously and installed this right over the top.
It did NOT properly read the entries in the Library and I had to drag and drop them back into the Library display on the interface.
Skin selection is pretty pathetic, with all but one being color variations of the same basic theme.
The thing is gosh-awful slow too, and it really doesn't have any innovation in it regarding helpful features. Almost all the updates since 7.5 seem to be related to commercial tie-ins.
It's sad that this thing never was allowed to continue developing in a useful way.
Reviewing 10.00.4040 (Dec 5, 2006)
The only change here, I believe, is the version number. This program, "Winner of PC Magazine Editors' Choice Award - seven times in a row!", hasn't won much of anything lately. It used to be the finest out there, but, while I wish I could say that other players have caught up, it's been much more a case of Music Match stripping out previously supported features (cdplayer.ini is a biggie), while adding megabytes of blooooaattt. I was actually a bit surprised that they bothered to update it, as Yahoo! was in the process of replacing this with Yahoo! Music Engine. Coincidentally, today Yahoo! announced a huge "realignment" of their consumer businesses and I wouldn't be a bit surprised if they are getting ready to scuttle their music offering, by either discontinuing it or spinning it back out as a separate (Music Match?) entity once more. Food for thought.
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