Soulseek 2014.2.14

4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 (122 votes)

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Windows (All) / Freeware / 52,491 downloads

Soulseek is an ad-free, spyware-free file-sharing application dedicated predominantly to the free trade of electronic music and the promotion of unsigned artists. Search for and share all kinds of files, including MP3s. It also includes chat rooms, and it features a buddy list for your favorite users. The latest version includes an improved search engine and added wishlist functionality.

Reviews of Soulseek

  1. 4 out of 5 stars
    Zootopia3001

    Reviewing 2014.2.14 (Feb 28, 2014)

    Has improved some since my last review. Less quirkiness and more stable.

  2. 3 out of 5 stars
    Zootopia3001

    Reviewing 2013.7.8 (Jul 10, 2013)

    ...adding to smaragdus' comments, don't know how many times I've had to restart this new and improved piece of garbage just to get a selected file to start finally downloading. You also have to restart sometimes after initial startup just to get it to index your files for sharing, as smaragdus stated below.

    Given that this thing is now requiring constant updates, I give it 2 1/2 stars now.

    Soulseek broke the one basic rule... If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

  3. 1 out of 5 stars
    smaragdus

    Reviewing 2013.7.1 (Jul 2, 2013)

    Soulseek NS was excellent but these new Soulseek QT builds are terrible. Since old Soulseek NS does not support Unicode I decided to upgrade to the QT version (Soulseek 2013.07.01), which turned out to be a total failure. The interface is messy and confusing, it does not even have a context menu when it is minimized to tray for example, so it cannot be shut down via right click on its icon and choose 'Exit'. More, old Soulseek NS could index 300 GB for less than a minute, while this one did not manage to index anything for about an hour, I always got the message that 'It seems that you are not sharing anything'. Any time I tried to perform a search it always froze and the only way to close it was via the task manager. I tried to report the problems I had encountered in Soulseek forum but this was not possible- my old account had been deleted and I could not create a new one because I always got this message: 'The spam filter installed on this site is currently unavailable. Per site policy, we are unable to accept new submissions until that problem is resolved. Please try resubmitting the form in a couple of minutes.'. After a couple of hours I still got the same message. I did not investigate what hidden processes was Soulseek 2013.07.01 running since after a dozen crashes I gave up, uninstalled it and reverted to good old version Soulseek 1.57 NS 13e. Perhaps user 'Zootopia3001' is right and new Soulseek QT might be a BitCoin miner. The old, archaic, 4 years old and no longer supported Soulseek NS works like a charm on Windows 8 while this new version of Soulseek is extremely crash-prone, it fails to index files, it fails to search files, so it is totally useless.

  4. 3 out of 5 stars
    Zootopia3001

    Reviewing 2013.7.1 (Jul 2, 2013)

    The 'new and improved' Soulseek is such a drag on the system. Don't know what's running with it that makes it that way now, but my guess is that it's a BitCoin miner. Version 1.57 was sooooo much better.

  5. 1 out of 5 stars
    TGB72

    Reviewing 1.57 NS 13e (Jan 14, 2010)

    Soulseek 1.56 was the best p2p client of all time, 1.57 it's incredible unstable and invasive, pure crap.

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