Wimpus
Wimpus 0.99c
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Learns what you like and finds new music for you.   Free
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Wimpus Radio combines the best aspects of radio with the intelligence of your computer, giving birth to a whole new way of discovering music. In short, Wimpus exposes you to new artists who match your taste. With Wimpus, there's no reason to waste hours afer hours in front of your computer using peer-to-peer software to download illegal mp3s. Instead, just hit "Start", and Wimpus begins working for you.
What's New
Version 0.99c adds the following:
  • Fixed UI problems
  • Stability improved
Requirements
PPC, DSL or Cable connection to the Internet (dialup connections will NOT work), Mac OS X 10.1 or later







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ver. 0.x:
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Anonymous reviewed on 10 Sep 2004
Tried for 45 minutes to get this working - is it 10.3 compatible? It just keeps freezing - tried it on 3 macs.
[Version 0.99c]


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Anonymous reviewed on 31 Aug 2004
Very unstable and still too many bugs. Good idea but needs more testing.
[Version 0.99c]


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Anonymous reviewed on 05 Jan 2004
This is a great idea and the bottom line is it does what it says on the box with ease. ie you select genres and loads of brand new music is dumped straight to a folder of your choice. In tandem with iTunes it is a complete doddle to use to upgrade your mp3 music collection. (Although I dont think Ill be downloading any more Electronic.)

The main criticism I have is the lack of progress info. ie You have to go to your dwnload folder and do some arithmetic to work out how many it has still to download. It is also a bit strange to have to highlight a genre and then click an arrow. Double clicking is the way, surely?
[Version 0.99c]


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Brian-Kendig commented on 18 Nov 2003
Some more oddness: Opening the Preferences window collapses the song list, there's no About menu item, and I can't find any way to add new stations to the list it captures songs from. I really like this program, I think it's a very clever idea that's well-executed, but there are still some rough edges to work out and I can't find any email address to send proper bug reports to.
[Version 0.99c]

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burypromote
Anonymous commented on 18 Nov 2003
support@wimpus.com try that addy... or go here:
http://www.wimpus.com/support_email.php
burypromote

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Brian-Kendig commented on 17 Nov 2003
Wimpus is an intriguing application, definitely worth a try. But it has some interesting bugs, like the fact that clicking the up/down arrows in the scrollbar for the Available Genres list actually adds genres at random to the Selected list. And it's nice that Wimpus can play the songs it downloads, but there's no indication in the list of downloaded songs to say WHICH song it's playing.
[Version 0.99c]


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Anonymous reviewed on 10 Oct 2003
Sorry, we do not know what happened here with Wimpus stated as being free. I personally posted the software to MU's database and I recall perfectly well posting it as Demo software and posted the pricing plans for it.

What happened to change that post, which I carefully reviewed after posting it, is beyond me. I have no idea what happened.
[Version 0.99]


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Anonymous reviewed on 10 Oct 2003
Application must be in the Applications folder on the boot up volume. If you try to run it from another mounted volume, it immediately quits.
Macupdate staff, are you sure you want to classify this a freeware? There is a $1.00/month fee (or $25 lifetime fee) to use it. Otherwise there is a 1 hour/week limit. You might want to consider classifying it demo or crippleware.
[Version 0.99]


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Anonymous reviewed on 23 May 2003
...and 'World'
[Version 0.2c]


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Anonymous reviewed on 22 May 2003
Great concept, add punk and darkwave channels! ;)
[Version 0.2c]


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Downloads:4,700
Version Downloads:1,769
Type:Home Personal : Music
License:Free
Date:15 Nov 2003
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Wimpus Radio combines the best aspects of radio with the intelligence of your computer, giving birth to a whole new way of discovering music. In short, Wimpus exposes you to new artists who match your taste. With Wimpus, there's no reason to waste hours afer hours in front of your computer using peer-to-peer software to download illegal mp3s. Instead, just hit "Start", and Wimpus begins working for you.


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