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LinuxPlanet: Review: MusicMatch Serves Up Tunes for Linux

Mar 16, 2001, 16:06 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

"...MusicMatch Jukebox 6.0 and MusicMatch Jukebox Gold 6.0 for Linux are both graphical music playing applications from MusicMatch. Each is similar in function and design, with the difference being that Jukebox Gold has the added feature of being able to burn CDs and Jukebox does not. For this added feature, MusicMatch has tacked a reasonable $19.95 (US) price tag onto the Gold edition, while the base model is completely free of charge."

"MusicMatch runs on Linux thanks to the auspices of WINE. While this normally gives me the willies, I have to say that this was the smoothest installation of a WINE-using app I have ever seen. The program ran flawlessly in terms of functions, though there was significant delays as the various windows and dialogs were jerkily painted on the screen. Strictly in terms of performance, this was the most disappointing part of using MusicMatch on my machine. The good news is, that while the interface was slow and jerky, music playing and recording were not hindered at all."

"Installing MusicMatch Jukebox (mmjb) went off without a hitch, and after the first-time start, it successfully found all of the MP3s on my machine, storing them in its own music library. A word of caution: be sure you have a symbolic link set from your CDROM to /dev/cdrom. mmjb does not look for any devices on its own, so it's a symlink to /dev/cdrom or nothing. It didn't, for instance, locate my SCSI-emulating CDRW at /dev/scd0 on its own."

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