Soulseek 2015.3.25 Beta for Windows

by Nir Arbel

Avg. Rating 4.4 (129 votes)

File Details

File Size 6.3 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 52,671
Publisher Nir Arbel
Homepage Soulseek

Publisher's Description

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.

Latest Reviews

smaragdus

smaragdus reviewed v2015.3.25 Beta on Jan 29, 2016

Soulseek at version 2016.1.24, the program has improved a lot since my last review.

Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v2014.2.14 on Feb 28, 2014

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

Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v2013.7.8 on 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.

smaragdus

smaragdus reviewed v2013.7.1 on 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.

Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v2013.7.1 on 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.

TGB72

TGB72 reviewed v1.57 NS 13e on Jan 14, 2010

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

RhysWW

RhysWW reviewed v1.57 NS 13e on Jun 14, 2009

Great program!! I've used it for years now and it finds all the obscure stuff that others like Limewire can never find! No adware or viruses! and perfectly easy to use!
Only downpoint is it doesn't search for alternative sources like Limewire does, so if the user goes offline you have to find the file somewhere else, but hey, I think its well worth it!

Psychocrusha

Psychocrusha reviewed v1.57 NS 13e on Jun 4, 2009

This is a great program. This has became my number one for finding music.

some guy

some guy reviewed v1.57 NS 13d on Apr 16, 2009

ok prefer Ares or frost wire over this

anonymous_user

anonymous_user reviewed v157 NS 13c on Aug 15, 2008

Very good app for finding music. Ugly as hell though.

Avg. Rating 4.4 (129 votes)
Your Rating
smaragdus

smaragdus reviewed v2015.3.25 Beta on Jan 29, 2016

Soulseek at version 2016.1.24, the program has improved a lot since my last review.

Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v2014.2.14 on Feb 28, 2014

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

Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v2013.7.8 on 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.

smaragdus

smaragdus reviewed v2013.7.1 on 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.

Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v2013.7.1 on 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.

TGB72

TGB72 reviewed v1.57 NS 13e on Jan 14, 2010

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

RhysWW

RhysWW reviewed v1.57 NS 13e on Jun 14, 2009

Great program!! I've used it for years now and it finds all the obscure stuff that others like Limewire can never find! No adware or viruses! and perfectly easy to use!
Only downpoint is it doesn't search for alternative sources like Limewire does, so if the user goes offline you have to find the file somewhere else, but hey, I think its well worth it!

Psychocrusha

Psychocrusha reviewed v1.57 NS 13e on Jun 4, 2009

This is a great program. This has became my number one for finding music.

some guy

some guy reviewed v1.57 NS 13d on Apr 16, 2009

ok prefer Ares or frost wire over this

anonymous_user

anonymous_user reviewed v157 NS 13c on Aug 15, 2008

Very good app for finding music. Ugly as hell though.

skapig

skapig reviewed v157 NS 13b on Aug 1, 2008

Nice to see that it's still under development. Not the greatest interface, but certainly does the job well.

This version feels zippier than the older one I had been using. However, the one major annoyance the carries over is that any click on a list box item produces a ding sound.

sooti

sooti reviewed v157 test 12c on Jan 21, 2008

NO JUNK! (unlike gnutella)
Alot of high quality music (most aren't that 128 kbps junk)
alot of rare and underground music
NO SPYWARE

and as far as i know the RIAA hasn't really taken a big interest in sewing people using this...

Great for singles mainly

RWW

RWW reviewed v157 test 12c on Nov 28, 2007

Best of its kind! It appears some people have diarrhea of de mind.

arjesus

arjesus reviewed v157 test 12b on Nov 5, 2007

the best sharing program, indeed. i just love the browse system!

ixxy

ixxy reviewed v157 test 12b on Nov 5, 2007

@darkripper

Does your review have a point? Or should I continue thinking you're a little mentally challenged?

Great program, one of the better p2p clients out there.

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