Partner search engine not as user friendly as the 7digital one

Bug #528398 reported by Dave Morley on 2010-02-26
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This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubuntuone-music-store
Medium
Matt Griffin

Bug Description

Binary package hint: rhythmbox-ubuntuone-music-store

Using 7digital if you can't find an artist you can type the name of the track into their uppermost search box and most times locate the artist through this search method. It also returns 3 layers of search Artitst first, then album, then tracks.

However the partner search method doesn't allow for this. You need to go back to the main search modify for track over artist and then re-search for the track instead of artist.

There is also no method of searching for the monthly (by the look of it) free downloads.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Feb 26 11:57:20 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Netbook 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Alpha i386 (20100212)
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
Package: rhythmbox-ubuntuone-music-store 0.0.2-0ubuntu3
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_GB.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-14.20-generic
SourcePackage: rhythmbox-ubuntuone-music-store
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-14-generic i686

Dave Morley (davmor2) wrote :
Dave Morley (davmor2) wrote :

Had a word with popey (thanks for the ideas to make this more obvious)

So if I search on Amazon, magnatune, jamendo or 7digital themselves for guns 'n' roses november rain (for example) I get a break down of the group, the track and all at the top of their lists.

However if I do this in the rb plugin I Guns 'n' Roses and no mention of the track at all.

I'm assuming this is not the behaviour most users will be used to.

Even 7digital own site search does a better job of handling these requests.

Try any request of artist and track on any music site search. You will see what is expected as a search result.

Stuart Langridge (sil) on 2010-03-25
Changed in rhythmbox-ubuntuone-music-store (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Matt Griffin (mattgriffin)
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: 7digital
Coffeecat (coffeecat) wrote :

Well - more than a year has gone by, and no action. Let me rephrase "not as user friendly". No - HOPELESS. Particularly for a classical music lover such as myself. Until now I have been reduced to searching on the 7digital.com site, taking a unique string from the album that I wished to purchase and then searching in Ubuntu One Music Store (UOMS) for that. Until this morning, that is. Found this on 7digital.com:

http://www.7digital.com/artists/various-artists/pomp-and-circumstance-1/

I defy anyone to find that in UOMS using Rhythmbox or Banshee (Maverick and Natty respectively). Eventually, using Banshee in Natty, I went to Amazon MP3 Store, found the album within one minute, logged into my Amazon account and paid for it within another minute and downloaded within 5 minutes. And I saved 50p into the bargain!

I don't mind that UOMS is generally 50p an album more expensive than Amazon. I'm happy to pay that in order to support Canonical and however much goes upstream to gnome, but I can't do that if I can't find what I want to purchase.

Sorry - you are in danger of losing customers to Amazon. This really needs to be addressed.

Coffeecat (coffeecat) wrote :

Oops - this particular album was the same price in 7digital.com and Amazon, but the principle still applies. Many 7digital albums are more expensive than in Amazon but I'm happy to pay if I can actually find the album.

dobey (dobey) on 2012-05-22
affects: rhythmbox-ubuntuone-music-store (Ubuntu) → ubuntuone-music-store
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