Seems like everyone is raving about this new music service from Yahoo. I must admit, I am about ready to change my Napster ways and look into it. Are you using it? If so, what’s your take?
You all know who I work for, so feel free to ignore me.
Okay, so I bought a Creative Zen Micro a while ago to test out the new Yahoo Music service while it was in internal beta, but I ended up hating the Zen so much I wanted to smash it with a hammer. But then I forgot to bring it back in time and I couldn’t find a sucker to sell it to so it’s just been sitting in my desk drawer instead. I finally decided that having it sit there was dumb. So I pulled it out yesterday, booted up an extra Windows PC I have for testing and installed the Yahoo Music Engine now that it’s public and loaded the player up. I have to say, it’s very, very cool.
I mean, it’s not perfect or anything, just very good. I do think the player loads up way too slowly (do I *need* all those plug ins?), the color scheme leaves a lot to be desired (I guess there’ll be skins), and the default “mini” view is far from it. I would bitch about how bloated it is in terms of memory use, but it’s no more of a memory hog than iTunes, so I won’t get nuts about it. But that’s about it. The important stuff is that the player didn’t give me any problems at all and worked and synced just like it should. [Read the rest]