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Critical Metrics Has Been Updated

crit_mOne of my favourite sites, Critical Metrics, has been updated. I love it because I ALWAYS hear a track I really like, and I can play it in the background whilst I type this.

On the plus side, the new interface is simple and makes it easy to create a playlist or, do what I do, and simply play everything.

Only, there is a major downside – the unnecessary addition of streaming video with each track… since I play the playlist in the background the video is completely superfluous. But as a result of the video being streamed, the buffering has become really bad, and now the audio stops and starts a lot. Which has now got so annoying I’m going to have to switch it off….

Do they really think people sit and watch the videos all day? Why not have an option to turn them on or off?

I’ll give it another go in a day or so, just in case it was my connection, but if it keeps happening then I’ll be really sorry to leave but there are plenty of other, good but not as good, alternatives.


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Neil Cartwright founded Million Media in 2006 with the aim to help people understand digital marketing and use it to their advantage. The vision hasn't changed but the technology has.

One comment on “Critical Metrics Has Been Updated

  1. Joey Anuff
    October 26, 2007

    Hey neil — thanks for writing us up and bearing with the site as we retinker. Wouldn’t say we’re done yet; sorry for the variable performance.

    As it happens, we recently added the ability to choose your playback preference between Yahoo! Music, YouTube and Rhapsody. Login and go to PREFs to check out.

    If you’re mostly using CM for background listening, you’ll want to drag Rhapsody to your top position, which will make the player default to hi-fi Rhapsody streams.

    We’ll soon be giving you the option to disable particular sources or eliminate video playback altogether. Hope you stay tuned…


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