Simplify Media

Simplify Media

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 18 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    beta build 904
  • Total Downloads:
    32,210
  • Date Added:
    November 09, 2007
  • File Size:
    10.74MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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Although it hasn't exactly exploded into the mainstream music-listening population at large, the music-sharing application Simplify Media has a growing network of fans. When you install it, you must choose synchronization with with either Winamp or iTunes playlists, although you can change your preferred program after installation.

After setup and a restart of your music player, you'll see a "Simplify Media" selection in your left-hand navigation. Expand it, and you can browse all of the music available from you and your friends. A separately running Simplify Media application accessible via the Windows taskbar lets you add other friends with Simplify Media accounts and customize the program settings.

Claims of resource hogging and installation headaches are somewhat valid. Installing Simplify Media on Windows will likely require Apple Bonjour. It's included in the Simplify Media installation, but the slow download and subsequent install grated the nerves. Running Simplify Media, Winamp, and Simplify Media Peer, the process that streams media from your friends or remote computers, together uses more than a fair chunk of RAM.

Make no mistake with the minor quibbles: Simplify Media is an excellent and simple method of sharing music collections with friends or yourself in remote locations. We would like to see future versions become even more stable, as well as adding compatibility with other jukebox players.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Not Available"

May 03, 2010  |  By astrid6987

 |  Version: Simplify Media 2.5 build 1433

Pros

CNet still supporting download. Is that a pro?

Cons

Unable to use it after downloading as no new users can be created as per Simply Media website. Under review... I wonder if Apple has a part in this..?

Summary

It would have been a great way to connect my laptop and work PC... maybe I should just stop using itunes instead!! -

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3 stars

"works somewhat as advertised - poor support"

October 07, 2009  |  By FillyNL

 |  Version: Simplify Media 2.5 build 1433

Pros

Does what it says on the box.

Cons

But is unable to wake a pc from standby when remotely queried.

Summary

Support options are pretty poor. Apart from a FAQ there's not too much going on. Maybe a (p2p) forum or wiki would work better.

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3 stars

"Still has bugs. Otherwise it's ok."

May 24, 2009  |  By robertrcjr1

 |  Version: Simplify Media 2.0

Pros

I like the proposed ability to access all of the music that's currently on my computer without regard to the capacity of my ipod.

Cons

Slow access between songs. Still skips sporadically.

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5 stars

"Has limitations, but is a great way to share music"

February 23, 2009  |  By explicit6486

 |  Version: Simplify Media Build 1103

Pros

Links your friends music and playlists straight into iTunes

Syncs very fast

Using this on your iPod touch is great, it lets you access your entire music library no matter what storage space your iTouch has!

Very easy installation/setup

Cons

In most cases, you have to do some convincing to sign your friends up

Although the computer program is good, the iPhone application is a good idea but not greatly executed. See the summary for more details

Summary

Although the limit is 30 friends, that is PLENTY for you to take advantage of this great music sharing program. It is great for rebuilding you music library, and the connection is very good.

It also is not a perfect application for your iPhone - When someone calls or you exit the program for whatever reason, it exits the program and does not save where you were in the middle of the song of the state of the program, so you have to start from scratch. This is pretty annoying but handy when you want to have decent, but handicapped, access to all of your music files without taking up storage on your phone.

Used best when you convince you friends (who hopefully have good music taste like yourself) to sign up with you. Also, it is nice to have a constant internet connection so you can always be sharing your music with them.

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2 stars

"Does not work"

December 11, 2008  |  By steve_rock

 |  Version: Simplify Media beta build 1010

Pros

Good idea...

Cons

I have a very large music library, and Simplify just cannot work with it ...

Summary

Maybe good for small library.

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1 stars

"loss of 12mb . "

May 16, 2008  |  By ravi_ktl

 |  Version: Simplify Media beta build 1010

Pros

loss

Cons

when i download it . it just only a file. which can't opened

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3 stars

"good"

April 07, 2008  |  By cemv209

 |  Version: Simplify Media Beta build 948

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2 stars

"Nice program, but not what I needed"

February 11, 2008  |  By polarfrz

 |  Version: Simplify Media 1.0.0.92

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5 stars

"Good"

January 20, 2008  |  By bdlover1994

 |  Version: Simplify Media 1.0.0.92

Pros

Very simple, easy to use, and works well

Cons

Not many options

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5 stars

"Brilliant"

January 03, 2008  |  By bobbobdy

 |  Version: Simplify Media beta build 920

Pros

easy to use

Cons

its to easy to use

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version beta build 904
Build 903 introduces support for Apple Lossless files, ID3v2.4 tags and, for the PC, the Winamp music player.
General
Publisher Simplify Media
Publisher web site http://www.simplifymedia.com
Release Date November 09, 2007
Date Added November 09, 2007
Version beta build 904
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows XP/Vista; iTunes 7.3 or or Winamp 5.35/5.
Download Information
File Size 10.74MB
File Name SimplifyMediaSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 32,210
Downloads Last Week 8
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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