iSlsk 0.2b

iSlsk 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

Known issues:
– 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.

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  1. You have the worng icon up for this app. =]

  2. Yepp no problem.

  3. utahiphone says

    cool app…
    too bad we cant import downloaded files back into itunes when the iphone/ipod is synced.

    none the less killer!

  4. Hi from Switzerland! Why cant we import back into iTunes? Isn’t that possible?

  5. Before you sync your iTouch/iPhone to iTunes, you must first SSH into the device and retrieve the songs. If not, iTunes will delete the songs you downloaded.

  6. Kristian says

    Just a small warning here. I am sure that using this program is violating several different copyright laws, and I am therefore pretty surprised that it showed up on this site. I would definitely include a disclaimer on the review saying that you can only use this program to legally download free music or music that you own or otherwise have permission to download – otherwise you people may get into trouble for endorsing piracy.

    Sorry for being a poopy-head – just don’t want to see this site going down for something like that!

    • From the soulseek website:”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.” and “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.”
      no disclaimer needed…

      if you don’t know about soulseek maybe you should check that out.

    • This is correct, this goes for all the emulation apps too like NES.

  7. guys… i just have a fast Q. ….. where does islsk get his music from…

    i know its other users…. but is it other “IPHONE USERS”… or “PC USERS” …. and if its iphone users… could you plz show me where is the file that is shared with other islsk users….


    • it connects to the soulseek network. so you are d/ling from PCs.
      this app doesn’t support uploading of your songs yet. which is why its getting a lot of crap from normal soulseek users who all have to share.

  8. regarding pulling the songs back into your computers itunes… when you SSH into the music folders on the iPhone.. they are labeled in that annoying mac way ie: F01, F02 etccc.. and all the track names are garbled. anyone know how to single out the newly downloaded tracks?

    interestingly enough.. i noticed if you DONT import the song from islsk to the iphones ipod, it will show up in the “downloads” music folder through SSH.. but once you import into the iphones ipod.. its then removed from that folder and filed into that impossible to find file system…

  9. i t seem to get this app to work!!!! i have a folder in /var/mobile/Media/Downloads (755 permissions), but every time i download song, it says inished and thats it. Doesnt show up in the Downloads tab in iSlsk, the SSH’ed Downloads folder, or in my iPod!

  10. might want to give iPhone PC Suite for windows XP a look.
    it can import songs nicely

  11. wait so even if we import the songs 2 the ipod off islsk we cant sync 2 itunes? bc in the downloads folder when i ssh’d into it had nothing exept album and folder files, no songs

  12. just realized this annoying bug where it screws with the listings of songs names, but not why im posting.

    you can use sendsong to send songs to your e-mail that you d/led and get them off your phone that way also.

  13. hi

    I can not open an accout, what do i do ?