New Music Features July 6, 2006 2:57 PM   Subscribe

MeFi Music rev 2 feature blowout!!! Things added today:
- New Charts showing top favorites/playlists added in just the last three days (for new, awesome stuff you might have missed) and favorites/playlists from your contacts (what your friends like, you probably like too).
- playlists have podcast feeds, so you can just add it to iTunes and download the songs directly. When you add new songs to your playlist, iTunes can recheck and pull down those new ones as well.
- tag pages have podcast feeds and an embedded player. Want to hear everything tagged with hiphop in iTunes? Now you can.
- songs/comment history has been added to user pages, including a podcast feed for each and every user so if you want a copy of every song ever done by say, cortex, you can. Also added the embedded player to song history pages.
- more fixes coming later today, but I wanted to get the word out on the new features.
posted by mathowie to Feature Requests at 2:57 PM (52 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

el coolo grande!
posted by blue_beetle at 3:20 PM on July 6, 2006


I go on vacation for like a week, and this place gets totally awesome all the sudden. I don't understand any of the new music stuff, and it looks like it is going to take me weeks to read all the Meta threads about it, but I am listening to some pretty damn fine mefi-made music right now. Thank you Metafilter. Thank you for rocking.
posted by ND¢ at 3:23 PM on July 6, 2006


Hey, who let all these ponies in? I swear, I didn't ask for this much!
posted by arcticwoman at 3:29 PM on July 6, 2006


Hey, can we get a popup player, too? I keep navigating away from the page that I'm listening to stuff on.
posted by Plutor at 3:39 PM on July 6, 2006


Please, I mean. Shit I'm a dick sometimes.
posted by Plutor at 3:47 PM on July 6, 2006












(speechless)

Oh, how's the bandwidth for music.metafilter going matt? Do we need to "pony up" some donations ourselves?
posted by Jimbob at 3:47 PM on July 6, 2006


for flash player request, try the forums for the player I downloaded, and let me know if you see anyone that got fly-out playing to work.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 3:55 PM on July 6, 2006


[this is awesome]

I especially like that we can now find every song by a particular user. Thanks!
posted by raedyn at 3:56 PM on July 6, 2006


Matt, great job on the music page.
It's super slick and super fast.
Perfect interface.

I've gotten good feedback on my own music and found great music by other mefites there as well.

Very enjoyable A++
Would do business again.
Fast shipping!
posted by Espoo2 at 3:58 PM on July 6, 2006


Rock. And. Roll.

Integration with My Comments and My Posts? Deliniation of favorites on the savedfavorites page? And a brown and white spotted Shetland named Princess?
posted by cortex at 4:06 PM on July 6, 2006


Music has been added to My Comments and My Posts pages.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:25 PM on July 6, 2006


"what your friends like, you probably like too"

You don't know me + my friends very well. Heh.

Thanks again, Matt.
posted by Eideteker at 4:31 PM on July 6, 2006


Minor nitpick... in the playlists box on the track pages, you can't tell the difference between a title that wraps to two lines and two different tiles. Maybe set the line spacing lower and use a para instead of a br after each line.
posted by smackfu at 4:32 PM on July 6, 2006


(It's particularly bad on this page, since someone used a title that wraps through four lines.)
posted by smackfu at 4:34 PM on July 6, 2006


Is it by design, mistake, or haven't gotten to it that favorited songs don't show up on favorites. Because if it says my contributions have been favorited 20 times, and 5 of those are music, it'll only show me 15 favorited things now, which is not what I'd expect when clicking on the 20. If it's not going to be integrated, please separate it from the total or otherwise note that the tally is off and why.
posted by Eideteker at 4:35 PM on July 6, 2006


Have all the old favourites and playlists been deleted and reset? Because, y'know, I was at number 4 in the playlisted, and now that weird Ludwig_van guy is there.
posted by armoured-ant at 4:41 PM on July 6, 2006


Actually, I just checked, and the number of playlists that, for example, Sobering Up is listen on in the sidebar of it's post page differs from the number reported on the Top XX listings.
posted by armoured-ant at 4:43 PM on July 6, 2006


songs and comments from the Music section are now shown on the pages that list your stuff favorited by others, and stuff favorited by your friends, so it should work now Eideteker.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:44 PM on July 6, 2006


And now you can ignore me, because I just saw the 'past 3 days' bit.

I am stupid. Please delete me, let me go.
posted by armoured-ant at 4:44 PM on July 6, 2006


Actually, I just checked, and the number of playlists that, for example, Sobering Up is listen on in the sidebar of it's post page differs from the number reported on the Top XX listings.

The list on the front page is only playlists/favorites from the past 3 days, instead of an all-time list like it used to be.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:55 PM on July 6, 2006


Sweet. I also ask for integration on the MyComments.

Oh, and this one isn't your fault, Matt, but to all of those who would upload music— make your tags correct, yo. I hate fixing shit, and it makes my Last.Fm all screwy.
posted by klangklangston at 5:06 PM on July 6, 2006


iTunes podcasts OSX with Apple computers!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:07 PM on July 6, 2006


I also ask for integration on the MyComments.

It's already done.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 5:12 PM on July 6, 2006


Thanks, Matt!
posted by cortex at 5:35 PM on July 6, 2006


Suh-weet!

I am stupid. Please delete me, let me go.

:'-(
posted by ludwig_van at 5:35 PM on July 6, 2006


*claps*
posted by eyeballkid at 5:52 PM on July 6, 2006


Awesome. Thanks for all of this. It truly kicks ass.

klangklangston, what do you mean by correct tags? Misspellings and the like? Or are there tags that people should be using that they aren't?
posted by team lowkey at 6:46 PM on July 6, 2006


I've noticed that the "level meters" don't actually meter any levels at all. They just bounce around randomly when the music is playing and stop when it stops.

It drives me crazy.
posted by delmoi at 7:32 PM on July 6, 2006


That's so deaf people can tell when the music is playing, delmoi. It's an important accessibility feature.
posted by Jimbob at 7:36 PM on July 6, 2006


why do you hate deaf people, delmoi?
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:38 PM on July 6, 2006


I don't think he can hear you.

WHY DO YOU HATE DEAF PEOPLE, DELMOI?
posted by yhbc at 8:26 PM on July 6, 2006


I'm just saying, if you're going to have a level meter, make it actually meter levels. Maybe you could add a little animated gif of like, a thumping speaker or something.


posted by delmoi at 8:40 PM on July 6, 2006


*sees blind person approaching, raises voice*

seriously though, i feel very close to you right now, delmoi
posted by cortex at 8:47 PM on July 6, 2006


Now you're just showing off, matt. I
posted by nixerman at 8:57 PM on July 6, 2006


delmoi, it's a little shareware flash player that saves me on bandwidth, is highly customizable, and looks neat. I'm sorry it didn't come with audiophile accurate EQ bars.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:01 PM on July 6, 2006


Matt: Thanks on the favorites thing. When adding a track to a playlist, can you take me back to that song's page, so I can go listen to the next song? It's kinda annoying to have to keep double backpaging. I tend to add tracks in bulk, not add one and then listen to my playlist.
posted by Eideteker at 9:08 PM on July 6, 2006


delmoi, it's a little shareware flash player that saves me on bandwidth, is highly customizable, and looks neat. I'm sorry it didn't come with audiophile accurate EQ bars.

Well, that's what I assumed. It's no big deal, just something that really stuck out to me. :P
posted by delmoi at 9:15 PM on July 6, 2006


When adding a track to a playlist, can you take me back to that song's page, so I can go listen to the next song?

Yeah, eventually when I figure some sort of ajax crap out, it'd be nice to add something to a playlist without leaving the page or pausing the song.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:30 PM on July 6, 2006


This is just...you have outdone yourself. Thank you.

*runs off to frolic through MeFi Music*
posted by LeeJay at 9:55 PM on July 6, 2006


Oh, and this one isn't your fault, Matt, but to all of those who would upload music— make your tags correct, yo. I hate fixing shit, and it makes my Last.Fm all screwy.
posted by klangklangston at 5:06 PM PST on July 6


This is a common problem even on mp3blogs. I couldn't tell you the number of times I've wanted to say, e.g., "Rev, I love your site but for the love of all that's holy TAG YOUR FUCKING FILES," or "hey, 'Artist' isn't the artist's name, and 'Track' isn't the track."
posted by Tuwa at 10:43 PM on July 6, 2006


Ah, so we're talking about ID3 "tags" and not the tagging stuff on the site, got it.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:47 PM on July 6, 2006


We are not worthy. These changes are fantastic - thanks Matt!

*goes off to start sifting through the iTunes feeds*
posted by greycap at 11:15 PM on July 6, 2006


Oooh... ID3 tags. Darn this tagging craze. It's got me all bugaboo.
posted by team lowkey at 1:19 AM on July 7, 2006


Yeah, ID3. The lack of which makes me want to stab people with my hobo knife.
posted by klangklangston at 1:32 AM on July 7, 2006


I too am prepared to hobo-knife-stab non-ID3-tagging people.
posted by beerbajay at 6:22 AM on July 7, 2006


*throws a razor-sharp can lid*

also, how cool it is that mefites put away the snark and have been, far as i can tell, 100% positive in music? i hope it stays that way.
posted by sergeant sandwich at 7:03 AM on July 7, 2006


why not have user tracks in a users profile?
posted by Espoo2 at 7:29 AM on July 7, 2006


They are, Espoo2.
posted by cortex at 7:34 AM on July 7, 2006


On the page that shows songs posted by a specific user, such as mine, would it be possible to add the title of the song? Right now it only has the description of the song.
posted by edlundart at 9:18 AM on July 7, 2006


edlundart, done.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:27 AM on July 7, 2006


Amazing, thanks! And thanks for the whole shebang. It's great.
posted by edlundart at 9:43 AM on July 7, 2006


"Yeah, eventually when I figure some sort of ajax crap out, it'd be nice to add something to a playlist without leaving the page or pausing the song."

Hey, if your kid is with computers the way I was with my parents and programming the VCR, she'll be teaching you AJAX in another, oh, about three weeks or so. =D
posted by Eideteker at 4:54 PM on July 7, 2006


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