Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Music Oasis Review

Ever since Limewire shut down I've been looking for another site to find good music on.  Piratebay used to be good, but I've gotten viruses and Trojans from it lately so I've scratched it off my list.  Demonoid is really good, but you need an invitation to join.  So far I haven't gotten one yet.  (Hmmph!) 

While on Amazon.com today I saw a link for Music Oasis.  It had good reviews and the music was supposed to be "kick-ass" and "rock on!" and every other thumbs-up you can imagine.  I checked to be sure it was a safe site and McAfee showed it to be clean. 

What  mistake!  It didn't contain any viruses or Trojans (at least, none that I'm aware of), but it forces you to install the Yahoo toolbar, Yahoo as your home page, and about 6 add-ons I didn't want--all from companies selling products.  "No problem," I thought to myself.  "I'll let it install these annoying things then clean them out after I'm done loading the program."

After Music Oasis installed everything I had to get onto my Firefox add-ons and take off three programs, then get into add/remove and take out a few more.  There were icons on my desktop that needed deleting as well.  Okay, I got all that crap off, now for the music...!

I opened the Music Oasis program and typed some of my favorite bands in the search bar.  Nothing.  I saw a genres tab so I clicked that and saw Electronica (among approximately six other genres like jazz, hip-hop, pop, country, etc.)  A list of DJs came up and I didn't recognize any of them.  I checked Pop, didn't recognize a single performer.  The same with hip-hop and the others.  Talk about disappointed! 

It appears that all of these artists may be trying to advertise their music so they allow Music Oasis to hand it out for free.  Yes, you can download them onto your computer then put them on your iPod.  But if you don't know a single performer, what's the point?  Sure, I could listen to them and see if I end up liking them, but I already know what I like!

The fact that it downloaded all that garbage and I had to install it and the fact that it has no recognizable performers makes it a complete waste of time.  At least, for me.  Others may find it enjoyable.  Right now I just listen to Pandora from my computer.  I can't download the music to my mp3 player, but at least I can listen to what I want when I want.  Hopefully another free music site like Limewire will come out soon.

43 comments:

  1. I use frostwire. It doesn't have as much popular music as limewire did, but you can usually find the more popular artists no problem. Also, you can search for torrents and download them right from the browser.

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    1. HI.....I WAS GOING TO TRY FROSTWIRE ALSO. MY DAUGHTER MUST HAVE 1,000 SONGS FROM THAT SITE ON HER COMPUTER, ALL TORRENT FILES. TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT, SHE GOT SUCH A BAD VIRUS AND BESTBUY SAID IT WAS MOST LIKELY FROM THE SITE / TORRENTS. NOW SHE NEED MAY NEED A WHOLE NEW HARD DRIVE. I DID BACKUP 1/2 HER TORRENTS ON MY EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE AND SCANNED THEM. THERE WERE NO THREATS DETECTED. BUT WHO KNOWS IF THE INFECTED FILE WAS IN THE 2ND 1/2 OF HER MUSIC TORRENTS, WENT UNDETECTED, OR MAYBE EVEN CAME FROM SOMETHING ELSE. YOU CANT KNOW FOR SURE. PLEASE BE VERY CAREFUL. PS...ALOT OF THE FILES WERE CORRUPT TOO.

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    2. Sorry about that...I said in my 1st post that Norton said FW was safe but then I noticed it was rated a 2.9 out of 5 I think it is. There were tons of reviews from users of that site talking about all the viruses they got, so Idk how Norton says its safe!!??? Then I checked www.downloads.nl/mp3.html which is recommended a few posts below mine. Norton said that site was safe also. It was rated higher by consumers though, a 3.7, yet there were still complaints about viruses. You just cant win these days!! HAPPY HUNTING!

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    3. Why can't you guys try REAL PLAYER PLUS.It wins over any other media player.

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    4. I use to use bear share. I haven't been on the site for a long period of time but Ive down loaded a lot of music from this site. It was had the P2P thing going on with lime-wire and lime-wire had virus and Trojans associated with it. Now that lime-wire is gone i will download it again if it`s still available.

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  2. Cool! I'll definitely check out Frostwire. Thanks for the tip. :)

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  3. Thanks for saving me a headache as I almost pushed install and thought I better search for a review first. Thanks!

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  4. Same here Bob. Thanks Kelly for such a detailed review. Shout out to Dur... Thanks :)

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  5. My son downloaded Frostwire on my pc and there was a virus. It would not let me open ANY websites but one trying to sell me virus software. It took a few days before I was able to find the source and remove it. Most anti-virus would catch it, but mine was out of date. Couldnt update it because this virus wouldnt allow any web pages to open. I just deleted frostwire after dealing with the virus. I frustrated!

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    1. Always download & save the software or any software you don't feel comfortable with to your desktop & then scan it with your antivirus software first.

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  6. Frostwire is not the cause! The program works for downloading music. The virus could have came from anywhere, so don't blame it on frostwire :).

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  7. http://www.downloads.nl/mp3.html

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    1. Tried that link and I got a server error... is there a similar site?

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  8. thank god for google and review sites I was tempted because I wanted to remix some music but forget that ha thanks

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  9. Frostwire Update: I've been using it for a few months now and am pretty happy with it. Sometimes not much will come up when I do a search, but if I close the program and open it back up that often helps. Thankfully, I haven't had any problems with viruses like Sandie did. Yes, it could have been something else, though you never know. Maybe she got a bad file?

    One thing I did note on Frostwire is you need to pay attention to the song information before downloading. A lot of them will say something like, "Due to a court settlement users get an iPad" or words along those lines. Those are bogus "songs" so avoid those.

    Any more tips from users?

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  10. thank you for the review, i was going to download it also but thot it wld be good to get an opinion first. also, if you dont mind listening to music online, although pandora is great, i know that it sort of randomizes within a group and you cannot chose a specific song to listen to. i've found www.playlist.com is a great site that lets you search their entire net based database and find almost any song and srtist and add them to playlists that you create, which you can later add to a website if you want. i use it all the time, and actually prefer it to pandora.

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  11. oh and, if as nameless said, you want to do some remixing or editing, i have to say i am definitely a fan of audacity. its easy to use and offers a lot of features, and is freeware.

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  12. U can get demenoid downloads by using a torrent downloader and torrent site. Bit comet (among others is an excellent downloader. Torrent sitea are varied and numerous. Isohunt (my fav) and mininova don't require any registration but will give better speeds to members. They are also much safer than p2p sites such as frostwire (Limewire revamped) and sharezaa. Most p2p services have little to no security, and can be total virus farms. The advantage to a p2p site is that u can download single songs, where as a torrent generally is full albums.

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    1. Huh???? Frostwire is a Bittorrent site Isnt it? I read it was a P2P, but the file extensions are .torrent. So you said torrent sites have more security than P2P sites? How is that if they are ILLEGAL!! I STRONGLY URGE EVERYONE TO READ THIS FROM WIKIPEDIA ABOUT WHAT CAN & HAS HAPPENED TO USERS OF TORRENT SITES. (SCAREY!!) I read p2p SITES ARE MUCH SAFER. Sorry but you need to copy n paste this.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_issues_with_BitTorrent#Sweden:_Pirate_Bay THIS HAS SEVERAL BITTORRENT SITES IN THERE, NOT JUST PIRATE BAY. THE LAST THING YOU OR I NEED IS FOR OUR ISP PROVIDER TO SNITCH ON US! (SORRY ABOUT THE CAPS!)

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    3. P2P is just another name for torrenting. It is almost all about illegally downloading music, movies and games from other people's computers to your own without paying for them. P2P stands for person to person or people to people. A torrent site merely serves to connect you to other people offering the file you are looking for. With most P2P software you are connected to multiple people's computers getting some of the files bits from each of them simultaneously. The bits come flooding in very rapidly, in a "torrent" if you will. Common wisdom is that it is a great way to get your computer infected. Many people participating in P2P music and movie sharing have been taken to court. Everyone sued has settled, usually paying thousands of dollars, or has lost in court and held liable for hundreds of thousands. There were 14,000 cases in 2010 just withe the music industry.

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  13. Hey fyi, I just downloaded a program from the gofree.com (the same site that offered music oasis) and I almost had the same problem except I read the entire page and realized there is and accept or decline on every offer. Just decline them all and you won't have the mess to clean up! I'm trying out a fake photoshop today called gimp, I hope its a good as the real thing...

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    1. Gimp rocks! Gotta admit it's a very little bit clumsier than Photoshop, but it has the same general functionality and it's completely free! Photoshop will break ya!

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  14. I use sites like Beemp3.com or Mp3raid.com or Dilandau they are really good and so is imesh

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  15. Thx for the review! Saved me a headache!!! :') Frostwire it is then.

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  16. When installing, each screen comes up for all the add ons mentioned. At the bottom it has two buttons on the right side...Decline and Accept. Hmmm I clicked decline, and did NOT get ONE addon! Amazing what happens when you watch what you click, not just go blind to accept. Music selection is not great, but can't seem to fdind any good ones anymore!

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  17. Macy, I also downloaded gimp and the first time I stopped it because I missed the decline and accept I know several people who use Gimp in place of photoshop and really like it. I am also looking for a place to download music from and Imesh comes up at times. I tried to download it and had a lot of problems had to delete it but it was in several places on my computer though I never actually installed it since my computer went wacko right away. That is why I am here reading reviews now. Thanks!!

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  18. You can create free streaming playlists on www.spotlite.biz It is a pretty cool site, links to YouTube but in a very easy way. I heard that next week they will be launching a free user account were you can save your playlists you create.

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  19. A good site you should try is aimini.net but it doesnt work for ipod

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  20. Thanks for the review. Grooveshark and Spotify are both good websites to listen for free to a wide variety of songs, and you can listen to exactly what you want (individual songs, albums, etc.) No free downloads though, which in fairness to the artist is how it should be, in my opinion.

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  21. The New version of Frostwire is a bust. It forces you to use torrent sites, you get sent to Piratebay which is defunct, etc. The single MP3 downloading days are gone, in spite of the wicked viruses p2p sites contain. Anybody have experience with single mp3 downloads, and where I can get those now?
    Thanks!!

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  22. Wish I would've seen this before I installed! WOW, what a headache!!!

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  23. another great site is torrent-finder.info it has more torrents than any other site. and a site that has great movies is torrenting.com

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  24. Macy .. Gimp is freakin awesome, I use it all the time and still learning neat tricks.. its a must have

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  25. i started using bt-junkie, not so bad. its been a few yrs now and i haven't had too many problems (nothin' serious). You need utorrent to transfer the files though..GL

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  26. I have been using Shareaza and have been satisfied with it. Gives you the choice of listening, buying or downloading songs. My only downsize to it is that for some reason it knocks off my home page and puts their own on my PC. I then have to change it back to my preferred home page.

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  27. Thanks for the insight, btw if you get internet download manager, IDM you can record music from any where, if you can hear or see it, you can download it, then use freemake video converter, and change to other formats, like 3gp to mp4 or mp3 or to avi etc. I paid for my IDM 24 dollars, there are crack versions also though like frostwire, I have been 100% happy with IDM.

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  28. Our Information Age is a certainly a thing of wonder! This sharing of experience is such a committment of time to help eachother though most of us will likely never meet, even as we may tread the same places, even in an on-coming or intersecting manner. Thanks.

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  29. I've tried Music Oasis myself and I am not too happy with it. I would go to find artists like Marty Haugen or Michael W. Smith, only to get no results on either one of them. I myself use Frostwire and it's pretty good. I'll have to reinstall it though, because I uninstalled it when I installed MO, thinking MO would be better, but boy was I wrong! I would NOT recommend Music Oasis to anybody! Very pissed off user indeed.

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  30. Hi! Stumbled upon your site and wanted to drop you a line. Loved this post in particular. You're an awesome writer. I'm working on my own music festival blog that centers around travel and thought your blog would be great to reference for future posts.

    Should also mention I started following you, drop me a link and follow back if you can! Cheers :)

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  31. Good review. I have never thought of using Music Oasis.

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