Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Frustrations with downloads

For those of you that don't know, a few months back, the government ruled that Limewire, a music downloading service, had to shutdown because they deemed it illegal or something.

When that rule came down, I searched for a new downloading site, which resulted in limewire's sister program, Frostwire. Strangely enough, Frostwire was like going back in time with limewire. Seriously, everything that limewire had fixed in updates and whatnot since I started using it, frostwire hadn't gotten around to it yet.

I'm not sure whether it is just the fact that everyone is know downloading their music on Amazon or iTunes, or if they just don't use the service, but there were certainly a lot less songs to find, and when I did find them, it would take forever and a day to download. Even worse, some of the would be some random limewire announcement, rather than the song I thought I was downloaded.

Finally, I had enough, and searched for another program. There were plenty out there, but one that stood out for me, and I subsequently downloaded, was imesh.

This program seemed to have everything one would want. Hell, even the files downloaded would have the cover art.

All seems hunky-dory, right? Well, 3 big strikes came.

Strike 1:all the files were in wma format and couldn't be switched over to the ipod. i did try to convert them with a program, but there is some kind of block that won't let them change.

Strike 2:I was under the impression that the service was free, but it turns out that it was a free trial. this would be fine and dandy, except that it was never said that it was a trial. WTF?!?

Strike 3:now all the files that I downloaded seemed to have had their license expired and can't/won't play! Ugh! What makes matters worse is that some of these songs are about as hard to find as a needle in a haystack!

Oh well, I'm sure there is something that can be done...I hope. In the meantime, thanks for listening/reading to me rant about this!


manong calbo said...

I'm using torrent to get the songs that I want :)

Mystery Man said...

torrent? see, i can never find what i'm looking for on those things, but i guess i may just have to suck it up and deal with it