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kayle12 05-14-2003 11:53 PM

MusicMatch 8.0
 
Hello,
I need Help! I just downloaded MusicMatch 8.0 the New one and it won't let me use it with my code from Apple. It says mine is for 7.5 plus not anything newer. Can anyone help! Is anyone having the same problem? Thanks a lot Kayle :)

portersa 05-15-2003 12:05 AM

Try installing the version from the iPod (7.50.5002) first and then install 8 on top of it. I got it to upgrade, but it wouldn't work with my iPod. I recommend 7.50.3103.

kayle12 05-15-2003 12:10 AM

Okay will try. I thaught 7.10.405 came with the iPod. Why didn't 8.0 work? I want to experiment. Thanks Kayle

ashawley 05-15-2003 12:23 AM

I don't think they've released an iPod plugin for version 8.0

Adam

kayle12 05-15-2003 12:28 AM

Thanks Adam

themantis 05-15-2003 12:15 PM

MusicMatch 8.0 Upgrade
 
It seems that 8.0 might be available to docking iPod owners for free, but not to owners of scrollwheel or touchwheel iPod owners.

Yet another slap in the face for Windows iPod users.

I consider 8.0 to be just a bug fix for a problematic, sloppy, unacceptable MusicMatch7.5. It is ridiculous that Musicmatch will not allow iPod owners, who undoubtedly make up a large portion of their paid customers, to continue to receive software updates.

I am now no longer recommending iPod to my friends because it seems that neither Apple nor Musicmatch is willing to support its customers with software after as little as one year of product ownership. Unbelievable.

Apotheos 05-15-2003 03:05 PM

Wow. I mean, double wow.

It would seem that iPod for Windows is no longer a really tenable proposition. Until Apple either gets a better third party, or releases iTunes for Windows, I will no longer be recommending Winpods, nor purchasing them for gifts.

portersa 05-15-2003 03:21 PM

I wouldn't go that far
 
I LOVE my iPod, and I wouldn't want someone to not use it becasue of crappy Windows apps. My reaction at first was that MM 7.50.5002 (version on the new iPod cd) needed a lot of help. After working with tech support for a few days, I was given a new version to install. The "new" version has an older build number, but I'm told really is a newer build. I installed 7.50.3103 the other night, and I havne't had any problems with it since. It syncs in a matter of seconds for few changes, or minutes for whole albulm rips. I haven't heard back from MM tech support as to if this version is readily available.

I don't know why Apple would take a great device and pair it with inferior software. In one way I guess it points out how good iTunes is, but at the same time it is obviously frustrating/discouraging new iPod owners.

Give 7.50.3103 a shot before you make any final decisions. :)

Wolfman200 05-15-2003 05:32 PM

Where can people with docking ipods go to upgrade? I have a 15 gb., and when I use MM to search for updates, it's says there aren't any. By the way, where can I download that version you guys were talking about?

portersa 05-15-2003 06:00 PM

The other night I did a check for updates and it installed 8. I got 7.50.3103 from tech support after putting up a stink for a few days. I recommend sending in a tech support request and asking for it. Can't hurt.

Outrager 05-15-2003 09:00 PM

Does Apple tech send you a link to the download for 7.50.3103 or do they e-mail it to you? If it's a link can you just share it?

figured 05-17-2003 12:44 AM

i own the old 10gb i am happy that the key doesnt work with the new version of music match. I have hated the program from day one. It is one of the worst music programs i have ever used. I would rather use eph pod or Xplay both are much superior then crappy music match.

TheSunTheSea 05-17-2003 01:09 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by figured
i own the old 10gb i am happy that the key doesnt work with the new version of music match. I have hated the program from day one. It is one of the worst music programs i have ever used. I would rather use eph pod or Xplay both are much superior then crappy music match.
I disagree. It's not "the worst music program" at all. FOR THE IPOD, yes it's not a good application. The synching is slow and can get sloppy at times. But in terms of organizing music and playing them, MusicMatch is truly one of the better apps out there. I use EphPod to synch and manage my iPod, but I'll never stray away from MusicMatch to play my music.

danothemano 05-17-2003 01:36 PM

I agree, I've tried others and find MM to be the best for me. I don't have any problems with iPod and MM.

pank2002 05-17-2003 04:22 PM

I upgraded my version - i have a gen3 ipod. However when i first updated with my key, it would let me. I didnt use the version from the cd either. I think i saw on ipoding that one could just send a email to musicmatch to get a new key.


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