Archives for the month of: August, 2012

MoodMixes is now available, fully translated, in German and Spanish.

We also have people who can answer your emails in those languages.

If you visit MoodMixes from Germany, Switzerland or Austria, the site should automatically be in German. If not, you can choose “Deutsch” from the bottom of the MoodMixes home page, or simply visit http://moodmixes.de

If you visit MoodMixes from Spain, Mexico or a Spanish speaking South American country, the site should automatically be in Spanish. If not, you can choose “Español” from the bottom of the MoodMixes home page, or simply visit http://moodmixes.es


German:

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Spanish:

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We now have video tutorials at MoodMixes for all the common ways you’d want to download music from our web site into iTunes and your iPod or iPhone.

Each video also has a short bullet-list of instructions, both to remind you of the steps, or if you’d rather speed through the instructions.

You can see all the videos under the “tutorials” section of “info” when you’re logged into MoodMixes:
http://moodmixes.com/m/tutorials

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We’ve also added them in the interface itself, so you can see them when you might need help:


Downloading a playlist of songs into iTunes and your iPod:

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Downloading an entire album into iTunes and your iPod:

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Subscribe to a MoodMixes show, so that you automatically get daily fresh music in iTunes and your iPod:

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Under each show, you’ll now find easy instructions (and a video) to help you automatically sync MoodMixes’ music to your iPod or iPhone.

Once you set this up, new music is every day downloaded onto iTunes on your computer. Then, whenever you sync your iPod or iPhone with your computer, the new music is automatically synced too.

To find these instructions, look at the bottom of the “ten shows” page, where you’ll see:

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and in the “download” section of the “all shows” page, you’ll see:

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if you click on the “Show” link (next to “Add this show to your iPod/iPhone”) , you’ll see concise text instructions.

In addition, we’ve made a Youtube instructional video, if you prefer watching a video to reading text.

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Here is what the text instructions look like:

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In an effort to simplify the “music” feature at MoodMixes, we’ve removed three of the less frequently used features, and created a new set of “settings” for those of you who want the features back.

Also, we’re just about to release a newly-created set of playlists, especially tailored toward MoodMixes use, which does a much better job of organizing our music than “all genres” or “collections” ever did, so this gives us an opportunity to clean things up and simplify.

This is what the music page now looks like (look at the menu on the left):

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The menu is now 3 items shorter. Namely, we’ve removed:

1) Collections: this was a general “concept” to the album, such as “Woman singing electro-pop”

2) All Genres: this contained about 30 sub genres of albums, but not necessarily that well organized

3) Hot Artists: the albums that are most popular at the moment

Of these 3, only “hot artists” is still available, though it is deactivated by default.

Under the “settings” page at http://moodmixes.com/m/settings (under the “info” section) you’ll now find this:

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which allows you to hide features you don’t want to use, or don’t want your staff to use.

You can even go so extreme as to disable all menu features, in which case only the 10 default moods will be available for your staff to choose from. You might want to do this if you want to keep tight control over what music is played.

Alternatively, you could create your own shows, and then hide all the menus except “Your shows” so that your staff can only play the music you’ve personally selected.

Note: we’ve also renamed some of the menu items for clarity. The “top shows” menu choice is now labelled “ten shows” to make it clear that there are more (i.e.: vs “All shows”), and the “Main Genres” choice is now labelled “Albums” because that’s the main place you would go if you wanted to find entire albums to download.