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I would say it happens to me more often than not, Annoying.
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^^ There's a thread in the DJ Forum somewhere with people complaining about the same thing.

My biggest Beatport gripe atm is damaged tracks, two tracks in my last order were unplayable. Where the hell is their quality control?

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really, didn't see. Any issue with broken tracks I have been able to associate with bad connection. But this is no longer a problem.
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It's a fucking ballbag that the new beatport is HTML5 but still requires flash to play the tunes
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really, didn't see. Any issue with broken tracks I have been able to associate with bad connection. But this is no longer a problem.

Not damaged as in cut off (although that's been a problem in the past, I always verify the play time advertised on the beatport website to make sure it's not a dodgy download) my last order had one track with constant crackling noises throughout, and another with a very audible squeal.

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It's a fucking ballbag that the new beatport is HTML5 but still requires flash to play the tunes

I know, it's better than the whole thing being in Flash though.

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maybe I should email them and whine, perhaps ill get a discount?
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am i the only one who prefers the OG beatport?
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I know, it's better than the whole thing being in Flash though.

True.

I hardly use it anymore, just keep lists of everything I want to check out and do it manual styles on sites like Juno, Juno Download, Chem Records.

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am i the only one who prefers the OG beatport?

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i don't get it - what is so bad about flash? i find the flash beatport site nice and simple. easy to navigate my way around it
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i don't get it - what is so bad about flash? i find the flash beatport site nice and simple. easy to navigate my way around it

http://www.granneman.com/webdev/grap...rongwithflash/

It runs like shit, is process intensive thus chews through your battery, crashes, is slow and generally a rubbish platform for web development.
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I finally had a tinker around on the weekend, doesn’t seem like much of an improvement…it’s fucking stupid to move away from Flash to HTML, but then still require flash to listen to tracks…why bother?

Also, I thought I saw mentioned that they were that they were going to show the BPM on the new site? I couldn’t see anywhere it was listing a tracks BPM
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OK...was expecting it to be listed in details, not have to play each track for that to come up.

Like if you list all "House" by tracks, it should be a field there...so if you're specifically after some slow mo disco shit, you dont have to play each track to load it to find it's the wrong BPM and move on...be able to target tracks by BPM
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I finally had a tinker around on the weekend, doesn’t seem like much of an improvement…it’s fucking stupid to move away from Flash to HTML, but then still require flash to listen to tracks…why bother?

Less flash is better than all flash. The performance is so much better.

I pretty much use Juno and Juno Download exclusively now though.
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http://www.granneman.com/webdev/grap...rongwithflash/

It runs like shit, is process intensive thus chews through your battery, crashes, is slow and generally a rubbish platform for web development.

I don't know what you mean by "it runs like shit" The new Beatport is way slower to load song previews than the old flash site, and i have never in the 4 or 5 years of using Beatport had it crash on me, are you trying to tell us this always happens to you? I hate the new site, it's so clunky and slow and looks fucking awful.
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I'm loving the new Beatport

Only grumbles are that it still requires the Flash plugin (fucking GASH) and the colour scheme isn't easy on the eyes (after 2-3 hours a night of solid surfing)

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The old beatport did seem easier to navigte, but not annoying enough to bothe going back to the old site. Might try that Australian site that a guy on here is always reccomending. Will find out name and edit post.

Edit. Dance Music Hub, may not be Australian have just seen a guy in this forum who seems to have some connection with it talking it up. Worth a go anyway.
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DMH is owned by StoreDJ, founded after vinylwarning closed it's doors from memory.

I had a look, but seemed a bit clunky to navigate. I have a healthy My Beatport catalogue built up and it'd take a bit of time to recatalogue everything on another site (Haven't really seen anything quite as intuitive as My Beatport on any competitor sites either)
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I don't know what you mean by "it runs like shit" The new Beatport is way slower to load song previews than the old flash site, and i have never in the 4 or 5 years of using Beatport had it crash on me, are you trying to tell us this always happens to you? I hate the new site, it's so clunky and slow and looks fucking awful.

i agree. i'm still using the old site
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Well my only gripe with the new site is not listing the Key and BPM on the main page…like you bring up New Releases by Tracks rather than release, and even when you play one of those tracks and it loads up the top of page, it still doesn’t display the Key/BPM…you have to click on the track itself, load into a new page, to get this information…hopeless! Needs to be displayed on main page (Artists, Track Name, Remixer, Label, BPM, Key) so you can actually go hunting for specific Key tracks/BPM ranges.

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I also wish new releases were spread out a bit more evenly throughout the week so it's not like BOOM!!!! 4 Hours of new stuff to go through on a Monday night!!!

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Personally,
I think the NEW beatport is a great place to buy this release:
http://www.beatport.com/#release/the-punk-gene/404340

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I also wish new releases were spread out a bit more evenly throughout the week so it's not like BOOM!!!! 4 Hours of new stuff to go through on a Monday night!!!

The Labels set the release dates.
We use saturdays.
Lots of Labels use mondays.
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The Labels set the release dates.
We use saturdays.
Lots of Labels use mondays.

I figured that, I was just having a grumble at how long it takes me to go through Beatport on a Monday night

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personally, i find the player better than the previous. the tracks tend the load a lot quicker and the hotkey feature is a bonus

i also like the fact it loads 150 or whatever tracks per page as a default rather than 15 tracks like the old site. it makes skimming through the site a whole lot quicker/easier

give it another update or two after more user feedback and i think it will be the perfect site
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1st purchase after I log on every time does not seem to work? Works fine second time though. It also seems to cause issues with Internet connection? Have heard this from others so don't think it is just me.
Last night I noticed a massive difference in quality in some (newly released tunes), however where I was playing had crap speakers and weak sub woofers so maybe the bass heavy rather than high end driven tracks weren't being represented properly.

Might have to start purchasing WAV files, what sites do not charge extra for this? If any?
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Unless there's something physically wrong with the file itself (I've had this a few times on beatport recently) it's more than likely not beatports fault. Different producers and labels have different standards of mastering, and it's not consistently high like it was 5-10 years ago.
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Thanks man, I don't really know much about the whole production side of things, this makes sense however, I thought it may be beatport as as store bought CD's seemed to work fine, but I guess if an artist is popular enough to release a CD then it is probably produced well.
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Store bought CDs will always sound better as they aren't compressed to 320kbps, it might be similar for CDs nowadays, but back in the days of vinyl label owners would sit in the studio with an engineer and make sure the record sounds absolutely 100% perfect, now days unfortunately they don't and it's more of a quantity over quality approach.
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The quality difference is the labels fault. BP is only the distributor.
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beatport sent me a free t shirt and a card saying 'thanks for your support of the new beatport.com'.

little do they know, I hate the new site and still use the old one. suckers
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I've definitely noticed a fair bit of inconsistency with the volume levels of some tracks when they should be peaking at a certain level. I'm getting tempted to experiment with normalization to see if it can work with the problem tracks in fixing them a bit.
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How oftendo you guys receive discount coupons or free shit? I remember someone saying of they kept stuff in their hold bin for a while they usually got a coupon to encourage them to buy? I might email them and have a cry, I want free stuff too!
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How oftendo you guys receive discount coupons or free shit? I remember someone saying of they kept stuff in their hold bin for a while they usually got a coupon to encourage them to buy? I might email them and have a cry, I want free stuff too!

I must be lucky - tend to get a discount coupon at least once every 2 months or so... Or maybe that's normal and I just don't do as much beatporting as you guys, hence less unhappy about the frequency..?
Have actually missed the date of validity for my last two due to slackness in regard to checking my emails... Haha
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It's weird how the new Beatport needs Flash for the player, but I just opened it up on my iPhone and it worked perfectly.

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I must be lucky - tend to get a discount coupon at least once every 2 months or so... Or maybe that's normal and I just don't do as much beatporting as you guys, hence less unhappy about the frequency..?
Have actually missed the date of validity for my last two due to slackness in regard to checking my emails... Haha

Yeah that could be it, I'll prob make a purchase and then realise there is a coupon in my spam male folder.
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They always send out the discount codes after a month or so, use more than one account for more codes.
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They always send out the discount codes after a month or so, use more than one account for more codes.

Big +1 to this. Best way to 'cheat' the system..
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I had one about a month back, and I only buy every 3 months or so
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They seem to have a few more special promos though. Spend $20 this week, save 20% next week
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