Main competitors

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Re: Main competitors

Post by Peke » Thu May 28, 2009 7:50 am

As an ex-active DJ first thing I do with CD is to turn it around and look at track listing, I was per-listening for 400 CDs a day just to pick/buy 10 of them, so for me Album Art do not have any other feel except one when I looking thru my shelf full of CDs to pick one I'll play.
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Re: Main competitors

Post by danhackley » Thu May 28, 2009 10:06 am

Point taken Pete, but I don't think that behaviour represents the majority of users.
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Re: Main competitors

Post by Lowlander » Thu May 28, 2009 1:37 pm

danhackley wrote:Browsing visually is much more appealing that looking through a text list.
I don't know the cover of a single album I own. I also never listen to an album though.
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Re: Main competitors

Post by nynaevelan » Thu May 28, 2009 2:32 pm

Lowlander wrote: I don't know the cover of a single album I own. I also never listen to an album though.
Same here.
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Re: Main competitors

Post by Zeke129 » Thu May 28, 2009 2:47 pm

Foobar is probably MM's biggest competitor, as both programs are targeting the power user. While some people are saying that WMP is a competitor, I don't believe it is. It's a user-friendly program that does the bare minimum, so it is obviously targetted at people who don't want to / are unable to learn a program like MM.

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Re: Songbird Can't This... Can't That...

Post by dypsis » Thu May 28, 2009 3:12 pm

matrix07 wrote:but rarely get used because WAF is zero. Installing a skin will need a degree in computer science.
4. Songbird
Can't play APE..can't this..can't that.... Too early to be taken seriously now.
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My thoughts exactly.
It just doesn't do things well enough for me.

I tried Songbird, but in my opinion, it has a long way to go to reach a standard that I would find acceptable. And the playlist/ play queue is really dodgy.

You just cannot compare it with the much more mature and refined MediaMonkey.
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Re: J. River MEDIA CENTER

Post by dypsis » Thu May 28, 2009 3:18 pm

VALIS666 wrote:1. JRiver Media Center - If I ever had to stop using MediaMonkey, this is what I'd use. Great flexibility, options and a stable program.
I can't say that I have ever tried it.

How does it compare with MediaMonkey?

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Re: Main competitors

Post by KorkyKat » Fri May 29, 2009 8:33 am

Dypsis. If you like all singing and dancing then River Media Center is the one. Media Jukebox - free - is better for the purists. There's just too much going on with Media Center 13. 3D album covers which don't really work - another spin off from itoons. Links to various web sites such as Wiki,Google,AllMusic. It also stores photographs and videos and plays the latter. Lots of different types of lists such as album, artist, artist album, now playing, last played and goodness knows what else. I don't like the stupid new version which shows for example: "Desire By Bob Dylan" Who wants a BY on every album whatever happened to: "Desire - Bob Dylan"

And I detest the layering/fanning of sleeves in some of the views. What is the point? They should be there as a quick instant visual refrence - like Monkey. If you have to mouse over to watch them change it defeats the objective.

There are fewer hacks/scripts to change the functionality - unlike monkey.

As I said earlier it offers too much for those who are mainly interested in music. The skins are also very dated. And of course the size and memory footprint are much larger.

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Re: Main competitors

Post by rovingcowboy » Fri May 29, 2009 3:45 pm

what ? media junk box is still around i thought that thing was tossed in the trash years ago like version 8 when i left from there. and have not looked back. the help in j.rivers forum is not there from the developers and if you even mention another player your tossed to the ignore lists and if you say something bad about it your out of the forum. thats what it was like when i was there. sucks i even made audio visual effects for them but when they were sent in like they asked be done. the way to make them was changed in the next update. and i had to remake them again, which then was also changed again the next update. and the av's were never added in for use. unless you were being paid to make them. so the ones users sent in were tossed in the trash bin. that treatment when i figured it out. was the main reason i came to mediamonkey at that time monkey was just starting under the name mediamonkey they were not getting much downloads under the old songs database name. so they changed it. and it was by far better then the j.rivers program that was being updated every 3 to 7 days cause they could not get the thing correct. i use to be an fan for them as much as i am for mediamonkey. when i left them i switched to just as big of none user of j.rivers as they have ever had. if i could find a way to remove all my posts i did for them around the web 9 years ago i would remove them? only can hope the sites i had them on have reformatted and removed them for me.
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Re: J. River MEDIA CENTER

Post by dypsis » Fri May 29, 2009 6:41 pm

It seems like J. River is a dirty word around here. :D

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Re: J. River MEDIA CENTER

Post by rovingcowboy » Sat May 30, 2009 3:22 am

dypsis wrote:It seems like J. River is a dirty word around here. :D
not really some like it some don't like it. :-?

i despise it. :x

or in other words, if it went on a waltzin' Matilda with me it would end up in the bog and not come back. :wink:
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Re: J. River MEDIA CENTER

Post by dypsis » Sat May 30, 2009 4:21 am

rovingcowboy wrote:
dypsis wrote:It seems like J. River is a dirty word around here. :D
or in other words, if it went on a waltzin' Matilda with me it would end up in the bog and not come back. :wink:
I am surprised that you know that tune mate. :lol:

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Re: Main competitors

Post by KorkyKat » Sat May 30, 2009 2:43 pm

Being slightly oblique ( I can you know! :D ) the other downside to J River software is doing a search on your hard drive. Type in River and you get a zillion files containing the term river such as driver. Ditto the registry. Oh....such a painful task.

Now if you type in Monkey the search pain is over in seconds. I can't imagine Microsft naming a driver Monkey!

Save the planet - adopt a Monkey.

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Re: J. River MEDIA CENTER

Post by Nebbin » Sun May 31, 2009 2:35 am

dypsis wrote:
rovingcowboy wrote:
dypsis wrote:It seems like J. River is a dirty word around here. :D
or in other words, if it went on a waltzin' Matilda with me it would end up in the bog and not come back. :wink:
I am surprised that you know that tune mate. :lol:
As one of our unofficial national anthems, it seems to be remarkably well known outside of Australia - which probably means there's too many rogue Aussies running around the world landscape :) One thing though, you're more likely to leave it in a "billabong", than a bog 8)

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Re: J. River MEDIA CENTER

Post by rovingcowboy » Sun May 31, 2009 8:50 am

Nebbin wrote:
As one of our unofficial national anthems, it seems to be remarkably well known outside of Australia - which probably means there's too many rogue Aussies running around the world landscape :) One thing though, you're more likely to leave it in a "billabong", than a bog 8)
oh i knew that but i am ashamed to say it. ? i couldn't spell the dadgum word? and burl ives sang it up here, had a huge hit with it. 8)
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