When I got my IPOD, it came with MusicMatch ......

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  1. Bill_D

    Bill_D Supporting Actor

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    and now that Apple iTunes is out for PC based iPod users, MusicMatch has to go. With all the attention to MP3 pirating you would think that this would have been worked out. Maybe RIAA should foot the bill for the fix since Kazaa can co-exist just fine with the IPOD badged version of the MusicMatch software.

    "As a valued Musicmatch customer and iPod user, we want to alert you to a serious software conflict caused by iTunes for Windows.

    Apple iTunes for Windows prevents Musicmatch® Jukebox from working with the iPod by deleting critical files used by Musicmatch. If you install iTunes, you will not be given a choice between Musicmatch Jukebox and iTunes - Apple makes this choice for you.

    To avoid any problems and to get the best possible experience when managing your MP3 collection and transferring music to your iPod, here is what we recommend:

    1) DO NOT install iTunes for Window on your PC if you are using Musicmatch Jukebox and wish to continue using Musicmatch Jukebox with your iPod.

    2) If you have already installed iTunes for Windows but want to continue using Musicmatch Jukebox, please follow these steps:

    · Disconnect the iPod from your computer if it is still connected

    · Double click on 'My Computer'

    · Double click on 'Control Panel'

    · Open 'Add or Remove Programs'

    · Select and uninstall 'iTunes'

    · Select and uninstall the 'iPod for Windows' item

    · Select and uninstall the 'Musicmatch iPod Plugin' item

    · Select and uninstall the 'iPod System Software Update' or any other iPod related items that might be listed

    · Select and uninstall 'Musicmatch Jukebox'

    · Close the 'Add or Remove Programs' control panel

    · Restart your computer

    · Delete the contents of the iPod directory by dragging the files to the Recycle Bin and then emptying the Recycle Bin

    · Navigate to the 'program filesMusicmatchMusicmatch Jukebox' folder

    · Delete the files, but not the folder, in the Musicmatch Jukebox folder

    · Reinstall Musicmatch Jukebox from the installation CD that came with your iPod or download the iPod software from the following URL: http://www.musicmatch.com/download/f...S=pc&OEM=APPLE

    · When finished, reboot your computer

    · When the computer finishes rebooting, connect the iPod to your system

    · Open Musicmatch Jukebox


    If you continue to experience problems or have any questions about this issue, please do not hesitate to contact Musicmatch Customer Support at http://www.musicmatch.com/form/support/index.htm.

    We hope you have the best possible music experience with the world's most popular jukebox software - Musicmatch Jukebox.

    Thank you.

    The Musicmatch Team "
     
  2. Garrett Lundy

    Garrett Lundy Producer

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    Yup, that looks confusing.

    Good thing my Mac didn't have MusicMatch on it to begin with![​IMG]
     
  3. chung_sotheby

    chung_sotheby Supporting Actor

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    I say good riddance. I am not a big fan of MusicMatch, while ITunes seems much more intuitive than any other software out there when the Ipod is used with a PC, even EphPod. JMHO
     
  4. Bill_D

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    Chung,

    You were correct. I Dumped MusicMatch for iTunes.
     
  5. Arthur Legardo

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    I actually went back to MMJB from iTunes after having problems ripping CDs into MP3s. The MP3s would have a garbled electronic noise playing over the song, it wasn't my iPod because it would play the same before I had transfered it to the iPod. The only way around it is to rip, confirm the quality of the MP3 and then re-rip if needed.

    I never really had a problem with MMJB, I tried iTunes because I was hoping to be able to download music from the iTunes MusicStore once it was open for Windows users. However, being Canadian it wasn't open to us.
     
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    Arthur, do you know when iTunes will be available to Canadians?? I'd love to get an iPod when it becomes available, but not until.
     
  7. Arthur Legardo

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    No word on its availability up here, but according to MacRumors.com negotiations between Apple and the record companies are progressing well.
     

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