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10-18-2010, 08:55 PM #1
Personal Music Streaming Makes a Comeback with Audiogalaxy
Audiogalaxy has release a music-streaming app thatís compatible with all iOS devices running 3.1 or higher. Ever since Google bought Simplify and ended its development, the App Store has been sadly lacking software that lets users stream their music from computer to wireless device. With the arrival of Audiogalaxy, that has now changed.
Before using the app, users must create an account with Audiogalaxy and download their desktop client software. The users hard drive is then scanned for all available audio files, unfortunately, this can be a slow process. Once this process is complete, however, users can then enjoy music (including playlists) anywhere there is Wi-Fi, 3G or Edge network connection.
Alternatives to Audiogalaxy are available, such as Zumocast, but it is primarily a video streaming app. Audio streaming is available as well, but files are not organized, as you would expect them to be. Air Video is another content streaming app, but it does not yet include audio-streaming. This feature is sure to be part of a future update.
Some Audiogalaxy users have reported problems with playlists now showing up when audio files are stored on an external hard drive. Itís unclear at the moment, if this is a widespread problem or not. Either way, itís sure to be addressed at some point.
People may remember the name Audiogalaxy from back in its heyday, when peer-to-peer file sharing had not yet become a problem for the RIAA. Originally, Audiogalaxy developed a FTP site index called The Borg Search. The company ran into problems when the RIAA started suing everyone connected with music sharing. They eventually settled with the RIAA and little was heard from them, until now.
With the demise of Simplify, itís nice to know thereís a worthy successor to audio streaming. Audiogalaxy is still in beta technically, but donít let that stop you from trying out this great free app. I have a huge music collection and until Apple ups the storage on iPhones to the TB level, I will always have need for apps like this. I just hope Google doesnít gobble it the same way they did Simplify.
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10-18-2010, 09:08 PM #2
Always better to have options.
10-18-2010, 09:19 PM #3
Cool im gonna try this
10-18-2010, 09:20 PM #4
I remember when audiogalaxy was a music sharing site. It was the best site to get 0 day releases on albums. I miss the days of Napster and Audiogalaxy.com
10-18-2010, 09:25 PM #5
Thanks for the news. I will take a look at it.
I was really sad when Simplify was taken away. I've tried a lot of different apps, but the best so far (though not as good as Simplify) is Subsonic. There are some apps for iphone, one called isub, which is good. It requires some work before it is set up, but the nice thing is, that it is not restricted to pc --> iphone, but you can also access your library through your pc's browser without installing anything on the other pc.
I've tried other apps as well, but they all share some problems with huge librarys.
Well, that is my experiences so far, but I am looking forward to try this out.
10-18-2010, 09:29 PM #6
10-18-2010, 09:52 PM #7
I think you should do a follow-up apology review for OrbLive and eat your own words for not giving credit where credit is due. Such a fantastic app really shouldn't go so unnoticed.
10-18-2010, 10:13 PM #8
I'm an Orb user too. It rocks.
10-18-2010, 10:32 PM #9
Makes a comeback? Really? Orblive and Zumocast are great. What's so bad about zumocasts organization of audio files? Ive never had a problem with it.
Can you select songs to download to your device inorder to prevent having to stream them over and over?
Not seeing what's so special about this "comeback." Seems to do less of the same. I'll have to take a look for myself.
10-18-2010, 10:43 PM #10
Cant belive I missed all this some how, Cool thanks
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10-18-2010, 11:38 PM #11
10-19-2010, 02:12 AM #12
It works! So far it works perfectly over both WiFi and 3G. The scanning takes a while when you have as much music as me, but Simplify would sometimes take days to scan my library; it really was a poorly coded app and it took >50% of my CPU when scanning... which could take days. At this rate this scan should be done by morning. My only complaint is about playlists. I would love for this app to automagically import my iTunes playlists.
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10-19-2010, 03:45 AM #13
No disrespect meant to Orblive, but the App costs £5.99 ($9.99). Audiogalaxy appears to be free. Will definitely be checking this out.
10-19-2010, 06:48 AM #14
Its cool and all but really, im sure most of you out their have old pc's laying around? What I did was make my old pc computer made it a lil nice added 2gb of ram and 3 HDD 2 100gb and 1 500gb not including the 1tb connected i set-up linuxs and am currently running that as a server for the family. It has yet to crash but i do keep no covers on it and have a nice fan running. IDK seems better then relying on someone else's server.
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10-19-2010, 07:47 AM #15
Subsonic is still the best app since Simplify if you have a huge library.
10-19-2010, 08:14 AM #16
does this first upload you all your media to audio galaxy server? or it justs streams from your media pc directly? also if it does stream directly from your media pc, why is that when you select a song to play on the phone, its keeps saying loading for almost 30 sec before playback starts,,, whats is it trying to do during that time, transcode???
10-19-2010, 09:09 AM #17
I have subsonic on my computer and I have been using iSub for the iphone for many months. I find iSub to be much better than simplify media. It plays all of my music files without a problem. I'm really surprised that this program isn't talked about more. There's another program for the iphone called Z-Subsonic but I prefer iSub.
10-19-2010, 10:49 AM #18
GREAT APP!!! just started using this and love it. works great. only thing i would like is to be incoorporated with itunes just like how simplify was.
Oh Simplify, oh how i miss you!!
10-19-2010, 11:13 AM #19
They can have my jailbreak when they pry it from my cold dead fingers.
10-19-2010, 02:43 PM #20
Just like Audiogalaxy and other apps that scan through folders and generate a library, it takes time to build the library so you just need to be patient.