Bigdave56

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SnowtapeSnowtapeReview
Bigdave56
+1

Interface pretty but the purpose of various steps not obvious. Says it has access to 'thousands' of radio stations but cannot find the main BBC 320K stream (Shows about 40 BBC stations, none of which is the right one and no way to get any useful guidancefrom the app). Importing the 320K BBC url displays in the app as Win media 56K. All other streaming apps I have tried have no problem with the same url. Multiple support requests using form on developers site have gone unanswered. You'd have a better chance of getting a personal response from the President. Worth having, but support gets zero stars.

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Version 2.1
Bigdave56
+1

It would have been clearer to say 'workflow' than 'purpose of various steps'.

Bigdave56
+1

As a user going back to iView Media days, I really, really would like to be able to recommend this due to its many unique features, but that's no longer possible due to its numerous stability and reliability issues. It has more bugs than 'The Mummy'. In the most recent fiasco, after an 'Update Folder' operation, the app randomly renamed about 400 files from a ~4000-item catalog, adding them as new files/duplicates alongside the original files in thumbnail view, and then deleted the original files when the 'duplicates' were deleted. This is bizarre and unacceptable. There are other bugs and feature deficits that have persisted since iView days. There is no 'Undo' capability for anything. Change your mind about an image you trashed? Manually put it back from the Finder, update the folder (hoping it doesn't get corrupted in the process) and way you go... at last. Accidentally drag one subfolder onto another? Same deal. Similarly, there is no QuickLook support whatsoever, and no multitouch support other than basic scrolling (no rotate, zoom etc). Since these are features that have been 'baked into' the OS for around six years, this is especially hard to understand. Other feature set improvements have been very few over that time too. I would have given higher ratings for Features and Ease Of Use if I didn't have to spend so much time dealing with catalog corruption, file duplication, phantom files and the like. This app could still be a contender if it received a serious development effort. Sadly, it doesn't seem to be getting one, perhaps 'maintenance' only. But it is worth nowhere near the $200 listed here (I got update pricing from the MS version when it broke under ML.) I regret having to recommend avoiding it.

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Version 1.4.2.40
Bigdave56
+2

I'm not superstitious generally, but I think I'll wait for 6.6.7… Just sayin'… ;-)

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Version 6.6.6
Bigdave56
+0

Why is it listed as "Intel/PPC" when Aperture is, and always has been, Intel-only? Just askin'...

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Version 1.6.0
FStreamFStreamReview
Bigdave56
+1

Glad I found FStream. It is exactly what I was looking for: A small, lightweight app that plays my favorite internet radio stations. If you want something that helps you search, categorize, or manage stations, one of the pay ware options may be better for you. But if you don't mind finding and feeding it the url you want, and don't need a bunch of eye candy and artwork, this is a gem. Kudos to the developer.

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Version 1.4.6
Bigdave56
+0

Lack of metadata and FLAC support are deal breakers for me but looks like a promising app once these are added.

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Version 2.0
Bigdave56
+0

'Visit Developer's Site' is a dead link.

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Version 1.0.1.50536
Bigdave56
+7

Still trying to figure out why a web browser should take 200MB on disk even if it does have its own flash engine. Runs fast but the bloat bothers me.

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Version 17.0.963.44
Bigdave56
+0

Very nice, have been using XLD which does a good job but you can only change conversion settings, destination, etc in the preferences which is inconvenient. MHAC allows settings to be changed more easily which is a big plus. Only thing I would ding is lack of a VBR option. Overall VERY nice and kudos to MediaHuman, they make good apps!

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Version 1.3.2
Bigdave56
+3

I wanted to like Chrome- I really did. I does load pages fast, as others have noted. But last night I was watching Netflix, and I noticed that the fan in my Macbook was blowing like crazy a few minutes in. Never seen this happen in Firefox or Safari. Quit Chrome and loaded Firefox and went back to watching. The fan quieted down in less than a minute. I did not look at Activity Monitor for the specifics but Chrome obviously puts a lot heavier load on the CPU than other browsers. I don't see why I should put up with that. I also don't see why a browser should hog 100MB of HD space, even with its own Flash engine. And as Robertcoogan observes, popup blocking is porous at best. I give it a C overall.

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Version 15.0.874.92