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Old 29th December 2005, 22:15   #1
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Predixis MusicMagic

So, I want to know the public opinion. I have my own and well, I want to know what the concensus is. Please post here.

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Old 29th December 2005, 22:19   #2
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I think it is bloatware, Winamp's shuffle mode is good. Predixis needs lots of time to shuffle playlists, I guess it's needless for most users.

I'm sorry, but thats my opinion.

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Old 29th December 2005, 22:22   #3
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Never tried it. The long wait times complained about by other forum members prevented me from even bothering. Beside, as Koopatrooper said, shuffle gets the job done just fine for me. My music probably doesn't vary enough for it to be of much use, anyway.
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Old 29th December 2005, 22:33   #4
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i've only ever had it installed for testing since i don't really use the ml (other than for storage of some pre-defined playlists) and likewise, shuffle/my own plugins for selecting music/albums to play fit my needs more than enough

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Old 11th January 2006, 18:05   #5
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predixis

It just gummed up the works. I have 3000 songs and it never got thru all of them in two days of trying. I uninstalled winamp and then reinstalled it and ignored predixis, it is not a good addition to winamp.
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Old 11th January 2006, 18:18   #6
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their servers cannot handle winamp user load IMO, it seems like when i used the standalone right before it started being packaged with winamp as a plugin, the server was a little quicker...

Its a nice addition for those that want automatic playlists. It will be nicer when you can create playlists longer then 20 which is too small!

Entire 700MB playlists would be cool to have to burn.

It still has some needed work, there are a few display glitches that annoy me.
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Old 11th January 2006, 19:13   #7
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I checked it out when it first was bundled, and it, well, just didn't seem to work. :<

I don't even install the ML now, as I really don't use it. Predixis seemed like a good idea, but with all the feedback I read, about it taking forever to scan your media, i've stayed away from it.

Also, like others, shuffle is perfect enough for me.
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Old 11th January 2006, 19:17   #8
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Why use it if DrO's Playlist File Remover does a better job for me? Shure it takes a while for me to create a list of all my songs but I rather do it once and use shuffle + that plugin.

Predixis MusicMagic is always ticked of in my installer just because it's a 3rd party plugin and not a built in library feature (or a in-house plugin).

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Old 11th January 2006, 19:20   #9
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from what was touted by certain people before the 5.1 release when predixis was added to what was delivered with it and subsequent releases, i have to personally say it is a big disappointment, let down and has soured my opinion of it due to certain well publicised issues (if you can find the plugin i recently made you'll understand, heh)

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Old 11th January 2006, 19:23   #10
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Old 11th January 2006, 19:25   #11
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nah, even newer than that

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Old 11th January 2006, 19:27   #12
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Old 11th January 2006, 19:31   #13
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kill....something...... v1.0
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Old 11th January 2006, 19:59   #14
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http://nunzioweb.com/daz/files/Kill_Predixis_v1_0.exe

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Old 11th January 2006, 20:01   #15
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Same issues as everyone else.

Tried it once, didn't like it and no longer even bother to install.

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Old 11th January 2006, 20:20   #16
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Old 11th January 2006, 22:29   #17
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I use it occationally, although being an album man, it's fairly worthless to me.


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Old 11th January 2006, 23:20   #18
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100% CPU usage for a week? No thanks.
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Old 12th January 2006, 09:48   #19
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bwahahaha. so true.

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Old 12th January 2006, 12:19   #20
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heh, craig just had to paste that link
for those who do install it, it will delete the relevant dll (and unload it if gen_ml has already loaded it) and then my one will tell winamp to unload it so it'll never appear in the preference listing (pure evil you could say, heh). after a little chat with craig last night i may make a 1.1 that does a full removal of all of the plugins settings and folder (evil i know but you have to be at times, heh)

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Old 12th January 2006, 15:22   #22
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yup, that's me, heh

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Old 12th January 2006, 21:09   #23
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I'm pretty happy with MusicMagic, at least since the last batch of bug fixes. It took about a month to do the first half of my music library (before the update), and 2 days to finish it.

A few weeks ago, I made a big playlist based on 10-15 songs that I really like. Started with those songs in a playlist, and added the musicmagic results for each one to the playlist as well. I had to get rid of a bunch of junk, but I was pretty happy with most of the results. It helps me become more familiar with the music that I've collected over the years.

That said, it's definitely not for everybody... and it's not quite as stable and feature rich as it should be.
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Old 13th January 2006, 02:31   #24
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yeaaahhh too so Evil!

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Old 13th January 2006, 04:36   #25
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I personally don't like the way it brings my computer to a near screeching halt.
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Old 14th January 2006, 10:47   #26
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I tried it when it was first included with Winamp, and it didn't support musepack. So it's completely useless for me. Even if it wasn't, it'd probably be a cute little novelty for a while that I'd get bored of quick.
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Old 5th April 2006, 16:05   #27
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I think that this is a great addition to Winamp. It took me about 3 minutes for predixis to read 2600 mp3s. I have used it on multiple computers and the first time i used it, it took the files a while for some reason, but every time since then its been a pleasing experience. Takes about 5-10 seconds to generate a playlist. Excellent technology that I use almost everyday. My only complaints are as someone mentioned, it doesnt support Musepack. Also it would be nice if it would create larger playlists. I give it an 8.
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Old 9th April 2006, 00:24   #28
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Really i only use it because it generates a random playlist based on my music library.. if Winamp had a function similar to the Party Shuffle in iTunes, i'd more than happily kill Predixis. it's too bloated and seems to slow down winamp overall.

Request: A little SmartView Query Language love.
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Old 28th June 2006, 22:57   #29
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Predixis is the most useless part of Winamp, IMHO. With 5000 songs, it would take a week of processor killing to analyze it. How much time does that save me? Nothing, no one ever spends a week total making playlists. And everytime you uninstall Winamp or do a clean install, you have to do it over again.


Useless

Please remove it.
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Old 29th June 2006, 14:46   #30
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Predixis is the most useless part of Winamp, IMHO. With 5000 songs, it would take a week of processor killing to analyze it. Useless

Please remove it.
Standing ovations.
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Old 1st July 2006, 08:49   #31
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Old 1st July 2006, 10:42   #32
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yeahhh! a last we have a victory agains this predixis!
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Old 24th February 2007, 09:03   #33
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I really enjoyed predixis when it processed my library - the mixes are really good, but I recently reinstalled and have lost my settings and the latest version is so slow at doing it again - I can't wait until the bugs are fixed
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Old 25th February 2007, 18:10   #34
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The stand-alone app is very nice, but the plugin that is included with your installation sucks terribly.

Update the plugin to provide more features, and you may see an improvement. Predixis has stated in the past that you have to update the plugin and they cannot (or something along these lines).
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Old 26th February 2007, 04:00   #35
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The stand-alone app is very nice, but the plugin that is included with your installation sucks terribly.

Update the plugin to provide more features, and you may see an improvement. Predixis has stated in the past that you have to update the plugin and they cannot (or something along these lines).
the predixis musicmagic is a third party plugin! nullsoft doesn't support it (actually, they hate it (you didn't hear that from me)). THEY CANNOT UPDATE IT!

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DO NOT PM me for tech support.
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Old 26th February 2007, 08:26   #36
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actually there's native support for them with regards to dialog resources and a few other things if i remember correctly. issues with their plugin are however down to them to resolve and there has been help offered from my understanding (we even had to manually edit their resource files so that things like the dropdowns on their preferences worked since they wouldn't do it themselves). so really it's just lack of work on their part to get things fixed up (whilst they pump up their database with winamp uder's data) - like the fabbled new version for how long now?. the plugin was potentially nice in idea but the implementation is poor (rebundling most of their own reading code instead of using winamp's native plugins - massive code duplication as a result + the extreme cpu usage is just inexcusable even with modern day processors).

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Old 26th February 2007, 10:01   #37
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I cannot use the plugin at all, because my entire library is in Vorbis format. The plugin doesn't support these files. Therefore, I use the stand-alone app. I could try and dig up the post on their forum in regards to updating the plugin, but they basically stated something like they have no control over the version of the plugin that gets bundled with Winamp, since you guys control the release and packaging (or something along those lines). They do have a BETA version, that I think I will try out. I only want to try the BETA hoping that it WILL support Vorbis, and I can sync the library of Winamp with the one in the stand-alone app!
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Old 26th February 2007, 10:37   #38
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I do like the idea of the MusicIP plug-in, but the implemention is just awfull

/me voted 'Not Great'...
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