We have had a request to do a review of version 0.2b of iSlsk, a P2P client. We held off on doing a review so that we could test the update. Well, it worked great on my iPhone! I was able to search, download and import files into my iPod. So, here is a quick overview of how to use this application even though we did a review of the previous version.
Enter your username and password. Once you are connected, you can go to File Search option and search for the songs you are looking for. It will then bring up a list of the files available. Tap on the one you would like to download. You can then go into the Transfers option and see the files that have finished downloading, are still downloading, the ones that are remotely queued and if the user is offline. If a file is remotely queued it means that the user only allows so many people to download the file at a time and you are in line to download. If the user is off line, the file will start to download when they come back online…as long as you still have the application open. Once a file is finished downloading, it will show up in your iPod. The thing I love about iSlsk is that you can close the application and the files will continue to download in the background. The only issues I have noticed is that the album art doesn’t show up and sometimes the Artist and song titles do not show up either. This is usually caused by the original file being labeled incorrectly. Below is a list of the bug fixes for this version and the know issues. iSlsk is available through the BigBoss source.
- Fixed the FirewireGUID error
- Fixed the import crash error
- Fixed “Transfer failed” error when trying to download an entire folder, or several files from the same user
- Bugfix when trying to import songs, where some of them werent imported and when trying again they appeared twice on music library.
- Other minor bugfixes
- After songs are imported, Artists sorting on music library gets messed up, moving artist names under the next letter. I guess most people can live with that (until I find the solution)
- When first installed, downloaded songs *may* not appear on your downoads section. Once I restarted iSlsk, everything went fine, and downloads were there.