SoulseeX

Get music via P2P

Three, four years ago Soulseek was THE online network to find and exchange music. Looking for some obscure, independent title, you name it, you'd find it on Soulseek. Now, with the likes of Last.fm, Deezer or Pandora, there's many more ways to find and listen to music online. Yet Soulseek remains an excellent P2P network to download tunes. While the Soulseek client is easy to download and run on PC, Mac users have it a bit tougher. You'll have to use an alternative client such as this one, SoulseeX. View full description

PROS

  • Quick connection to Soulseek network
  • Chat with other users

CONS

  • Not updated for a while
  • Multi window interface can be confusing
  • Quite buggy

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Three, four years ago Soulseek was THE online network to find and exchange music. Looking for some obscure, independent title, you name it, you'd find it on Soulseek. Now, with the likes of Last.fm, Deezer or Pandora, there's many more ways to find and listen to music online. Yet Soulseek remains an excellent P2P network to download tunes. While the Soulseek client is easy to download and run on PC, Mac users have it a bit tougher. You'll have to use an alternative client such as this one, SoulseeX.

The application allows you to view and manage your transfers, see other users that are connected and even chat about latest tunes or suggestions on what to download. SoulseeX is organized in a multi-windowed interface, which some users hate. I'd prefer everything to fit into one window, but still believe that the multi-window feel gives you more freedom to organize it on your screen.

In terms of performance, SoulseeX is known to be a big buggy and can crash every now and then. It does connect quickly to the Soulseek network though and is easy to install. The really worry with SoulseeX though is that it hasn't been updated since April 2006, meaning any bugs you have with your current version will remain.

Although a bit buggy and fitted with an awkward interface, this remains the best Soulseek client for Mac.

SoulseekX is a client for the Soulseek peer-to-peer filesharing network, written in Java (at least 1.3) with Swing-GUI designed for MacOS X.

Soulseek(tm) is a unique ad-free, spyware free, and just plain free file sharing application. One of the things that makes Soulseek(tm) unique is its community and community-related features. Based on peer-to-peer technology, virtual rooms allow you to meet people with the same interests, share information, and chat freely using real-time messages in public or private.

Soulseek(tm), with its built-in people matching system, is a great way to make new friends and expand your mind! Soulseek(tm) does not endorse nor condone the sharing of copyrighted materials. You should only share and download files which you are legally allowed to or have otherwise received permission to share. By using this network you agree to this and the other rules which are linked to from this page.

The intention of Soulseek(tm) is to help unsigned and/or independent artists find a place in the ever-growing music industry, in a place where discussion and the creation of music can take place. Use of this network for what may be deemed illegal in nature may see users prosecuted by law, and the owners and/or operators of the Soulseek(tm) network do not offer protection from said incidents.

SoulseeX

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— User reviews — about SoulseeX

  • mrmahi

    by mrmahi

    "mac issues"

    seems that compared to pc users my lists of available downloads is very minimal. perhaps i have some settings wrong????... More.

    reviewed on August 22, 2011

  • inesgeada

    by inesgeada

    "Can't open program..:("

    downloaded it, opened it, saw little window with icon and 2 text docs.. clicked on icon to run it. the icon appears lit ... More.

    reviewed on May 26, 2011

  • gensmiley

    by gensmiley

    "Seems very different from Soul Seek"

    Is it possible to download full LPs? With Soul Seek it was standard, here all I see are single songs. More.

    reviewed on January 3, 2011

  • MildlyFrustrated

    by MildlyFrustrated

    "Question"

    How does one delete transfers that are idle or otherwise unnecessary? Otherwise, program does what it's billed to do. More.

    reviewed on December 26, 2010

  • anjmorrison

    by anjmorrison

    "Download music - how to?"

    Just downloaded SoulseeX and can search just fine, but I cannot figure out how to download my selection. What am I missi... More.

    reviewed on December 25, 2010