MaFt wrote:i disagree. MM works. full stop ('period' if you're american). likewise MusicMatch Jukebox USED TO work and worked very well, however, when they started adding new (pointless) features and adding fancy looks to 'keep it fresh' the main purpose of the software suffered and myself and a few others i know stopped using it for this very reason. it became unstable with relatively small libraries (2000 tracks) all because they wanted to 'keep looking fresh'
what new features do you feel MM lacks? it's a music player and library management - and it does these excellently. i for one cannot think of any new features (other than video but this is proposed for v4 anyway) that i would like to see.Sebastian78 wrote:1) There have been no new features implemented
2) Even if you use a different skin, the same modules are still there
3) MM has a cramped look, with these elements taking up more space than needed
4) It has an old way of presenting the music you are listening to
5) The skin "gallery" is appalling and an industry worst
6) The implementation of "ad-ons" is horrible, ad-on gallery as well
7) The last major version move, kept to many old of the old elements and not adding enough freshness
1 - what new features do you want?
2 - which 'modules' don't you want to see? i use all of them - folder list, library, now playing and artwork
3 - i disagree. the 'elements' take up the right amount of space and are adjustable if you want to resize them anyway?
4 - how, exactly, can you 'present music in a new way'?! i need to know artist, title and the artwork along with track time and position. not sure what else you can add?!
5 - i don't use skins so i can't comment
6 - works well for me...
7 - again, which 'old elements' don't you want? i'm sure if any 'old elements' were removed there'd be a LOT of users who use these and would be complaining...!
It's mainly the look and feel of MM that I'm being a bitch about. It looks a bit stale and I can only compare it to Win XP vs. Vista/7/Snow Leopard. Even if I don't like the way Apple restricts user input and adjustability (you HAVE to do it their way), I can't deny it looks ooooh so good.
I DO like the way Songbird looks and feels. It's crisper and sharper and doesn't have that "Windows" feel that MM3.X has.
Secondly, MM WORKS PERFECTLY. I haven't encountered a single bug in a long long time. Kudos to the development team. I DON'T want a bloated MM that does all, focus on what works and make it better.
I would like (and I have stated this on old old posts) a function to have two or more views in MM. It's not always I want all the functionality, sometimes I just want to play music. Then I could focus on the library, not all the buttons and sliders and nodes etc. Sometimes though, I would like EVERY function as a button, like when I'm editing id3 or cleaning out my collection. What about a way to switch between a) advanced (the way it is now) b) Basic (library view) c) Flatscreen version (When you use your flatscreen as a jukebox). This is "new" functionality to me. Having MM start in a basic mode, would help the transition for new users coming from other players. Right now, it CAN be somewhat overwhelming.
I would like tabbed view, instead of or in conjunction with the node view.
I would also like the have separators in the Library view/list between albums or artists and not just an ENDLESS list. More like "Show Album Art List" without the album art.
Better syncing with Android...like Spotify has implemented with local library support.
Better implementation of ad-ons and an automatic update function.
Better skinning library
I would like to have a function, where MM automatically discovers an external harddrive ie. I have added songs from an external hdd. When it's not connected, the songs just dont appear and not greyed out like now.
I like the way I can find out about the artists in Songbird/Spotify
What about better integration of Last.fm, song recomendation etc?
I would like the ability to adjust buttons in a skin, like in Firefox ie. removing elements or adding them if they are not present.
Smaller sliders, ie not taking as much space on the screen (I'm on a 13.3inch laptop)
I would like the album art to automatically adjust, ie not leaving space on a side when rezising it. It would also be nice to have the album art frame as an empty cd cover and the art "inside".
I would like the developers to become millionaires because EVERYBODY want to use MM!!!