FL4SH – The Seeqpod Replacement?

Finaly, finally, a trustworthy seeqpod.com alternative.

If you’ve never used Seeqpod.com, you really missed out. It was an internet search engine that let you put playlists together, listen to music and videos, pulling all its content from 3rd party sites. Apparently, it was cited by some angsty US lawmaker for promoting illegal file distribution, although ther were no links whatsoever to download the content it was pulling. Alas, seeqpod.com is down, and has been as such for several months, leaving my ears hungry.

Until a few days ago. I got an email from a friend telling me to check out Fl4SH.com. I was a bit skeptical, as I get a lot of spam (as you might immagine), but the site is perfectly legitimate, and looked sleek enough to keep me interested.

Fl4sh works similar to Seeqpod; type in an artist, album, or song into the search box, and any song related to your search appears in a search list. Click the song, click play, and it streams directly to your computer (via flash).

One thing I noticed is that often enough, their album artwork never shows up until you play the song. Even then, it only appears in the media player box at the top of the page, not in the search list. Hmm.

Without an account, the site restricts your use to just playing songs, which isn’t such a bad thing, seeing signing up is totally free. An account allows you to create playlists, which come in handy if you use Fl4sh a lot.

Issues?

When I didn’t get a verification email immediately, I just tried to sign in. And it worked. Hmm. Not such a big deal, but I don’t want people making accounts under my name. It DOES nag you to register until you do, however. Sadly, I’ve yet to receive a verification email, dispite various resend requests.

When I contacted the site’s owner, he responded quickly, and was helpful, so I wouldn’t worry too much about technical issues. There are a few bugs to the site, mainly minor flash issues, that can usually be fixed by refreshing the page. One thing that botherd me was the fact that if you go into your user control panel or the ‘Manage Playlists’ page, there’s no obvious way to get back to the music searching page. To do so, either go back to fl4sh.com, or click the logo in the upper-left hand corner.

Conclusion…

In all, I can’t wait to see the site really take off. After seeqod closed, I’ve been looking for a good online music player, with a large enough library to accomodate my expansive musical tastes. Well, ok, maybe thats putting it a little self-righteously, but still, Fl4sh definitely meets my standards, albeit slightly buggily. Check it out… its worth your time.

  • Lol

    thats a coo website

    • http://www.technoheads.org Salem

      I know, isn’t it?

  • AGM

    a replacement must be created immediatly youtube quality is sooo poor.. and ppl must have something to listen to on the fly.. The most important part is got to be no strings attached…

  • no flash

    I need something that does not need flash to use on my iphone.

    • http://www.technoheads.org Salem

      Agreed… I have to say, I miss seeqpod. If ONLY it was hosted in Sweden or something, then we wouldn’t have this mess.

  • Disappointed

    WTF?! The FL4SH.com site is hosed. Not working today. Searches bring up blank pages and my playlists don't play anything. It just keeps cycling through all my songs but doens't play them.

    • http://technoheads.org Salem

      As of late, I've actually been using Skreemr.com, which seems to work well,
      minus the playlist features.

  • Seb_or_Sam

    It's almost there. It's just a bit ugly. But finally, we have SOMETHING.

    • http://technoheads.org Salem

      Actually, and this works on iPods if you use the safari download plugin and
      such, try out Skreemr.com. It doesn't have playlist functionality, but it
      works pretty damn well.

  • jazzlistener

    FL4SH.COM is a pile of crap. I don't understand skremr.com it seems to be only a search engine. Any direction from anyone about that…

    • http://technoheads.org Salem

      Well, it IS a search engine, but for music (which was seeqpod, minus the
      playlist). What were you looking for?

  • John Doe

    The site is run by a kid named Jeremy, also known by the alias “Jetamay”, Coder and Global moderator for MPGH.net. Good kid.

    • http://technoheads.org Salem

      Never knew that. MPGH is certainly a good site. I used it for Combat Arms
      hacks for a while, I'm sorry to admit. xD

  • John Doe

    The site is run by a kid named Jeremy, also known by the alias “Jetamay”, Coder and Global moderator for MPGH.net. Good kid.

  • http://technoheads.org Salem

    Never knew that. MPGH is certainly a good site. I used it for Combat Arms
    hacks for a while, I'm sorry to admit. xD

  • Dbsbmx98
    • http://technoheads.org Salem

      Does that actually let you download the music?