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Wood Miles It seems to have a nice interface; but, that is only one aspect - what is critical for maintaining a well organized collection is the track/tag editor. This feature is the prime element offered between the free to everyone version and the $29.00 version offered here. When I used the download link provided I was able to download a combination version. However, when I installed it I was able to install the free to everyone version. There was no trial period for the version offered here. (Have I missed anything?) Track/tag editors vary form excellent to a total-waste-of-time-and-effort so there is no way for me to evaluate the merits of spending $14.50.
May 5 2010 at 1:48pm Copy Link
A. Goyal Wondering if the sale is also on the Network edition that allows upto 5 users in the household? My take on this software- 1. Helium has a useful feature to convert WMA to MP3. My voice recorder only outputs in WMA so this will allow me to bulk convert all files at once into MP3 to be able to play in any gadget. 2. Look n feel of screenshots is not bad. 3. My songs collection is mostly international so I can't expect Helium to fix tags or improve broken MP3's
May 8 2010 at 11:44pm Copy Link
A User
A useful blog?  Written by someone who set up a blog just for the purpose of that review, has no user profile, no other blogs and writes such a glowing report that the software writer's mother could have written it..... Yeah. that's not suspicious at all....  If I want reviews written by the makers, I'll go to Amazon :-)
May 9 2010 at 8:08pm Copy Link
Fredrik Heidgert I agree with this blog post feeling written by us, but it's actually not. We are offering a fully working copy for reviewing purposes or magazines and bloggers to help spread the word of Helium Music Manager (see more http://www.helium-music-m...e-version/ ). We hope to get good reviews of course, but never say that they need to be. It happens that people create a new blog just to gain a free license and we regret that.
Imploded Software - May 9 2010 at 8:54pm Copy Link
Fredrik Heidgert In answer to "Wood Miles": Helium Music Manager is available in three different versions, where one is totally free but with limited functionality. The free version contains all tagging facilities, including downloading of information from various online sources (see plug-ins: http://www.helium-music-m.../plug-ins/ ). We even offer a spreadsheet mode tag editor which - in our point of view - offers the fastest and most user friendly tagging on the market. The Premium and Network versions adds more ways of browsing your music as well as more advanced features and tools. More information about the different versions is available here: http://www.helium-music-m.../download/ Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
Imploded Software - May 9 2010 at 8:55pm Copy Link
Fredrik Heidgert >>Wondering if the sale is also on the Network edition that allows upto 5 users

Yes, this edition is also for sale with the discounted price.
Imploded Software - May 9 2010 at 8:56pm Copy Link
Markus J No hotkeys in Windows 7? Perhaps in HMM 7.1 RC2? But there's no download link. Many media players/organizers don't work with microsoft wireless keyboards.
May 9 2010 at 9:51pm Copy Link
Fredrik Heidgert Hotkeys in Windows 7 is available in next version of Helium Music Manager (version 7.1, which is currently undergoing some final tests and tweaks before it will be released).
Imploded Software - May 9 2010 at 10:55pm Copy Link
Neville Franks HMM looks like it has potential however a "Quick Start" guide would be a real plus. The manual is more of a reference and is missing "How To Use It" it information. I also find accessing on-line manuals slow and cumbersome.

I started "Download Album Picture" and it has been running for over 20 minutes and looks like it will keep going for some time yet. It appears to be in an endless loop. I can't see any way to stop this process and Cancel isn't working. I killed HMM and restarted it and tried "Download Album Picture"again. It stopped after a few minutes however when I select a photo and press OK or double click on a photo it isn't appearing as the picture in "Album Information". Further if I press "Next" in "Download Album Picture"it starts searching all over again!

HMM is a program I would really like to like but am having trouble.

Oh and the Download links on the HMM Web site take you to a Purchase page!
May 10 2010 at 10:06am Copy Link
Fredrik Heidgert Neville Franks: We realize that Helium Music Manager can be hard to grasp at first and we intend do improve the documentation over time (video tutorials are on the way). About the problem with the "Download Album Picture" feature, please contact our support at  and we will look into your problem right away. Don't hesitate to ask if you have any further questions.
Imploded Software - May 10 2010 at 10:20am Copy Link
Greg Brown Mr. Heidgert: Having a problem with my order. Tried to do a Paypal transaction, but never actually ended up at Paypal for some reason, then got a message saying something to the effect of "unfortunately the paypal transaction for your order has been delayed. We will inform you as soon as we have received your payment."  Since I never put in my PayPal info, that's not going to happen. My order # is 330696015. Thank you.
May 10 2010 at 4:58pm Copy Link
Fredrik Heidgert Greg Brown: Please contact us at: And we will make sure that you can still take benefit of the discount deal.
Imploded Software - May 10 2010 at 6:42pm Copy Link
Adrian Williams I've used Helium MM for years. Brilliant. Great discount - Try it, I'm sure you'll buy it. tagging mp3's couldn't be easier.
Jul 21 2011 at 11:35pm Copy Link
Richard Holler For those of you who already use it, how does Helium stack up against Winamp?
Jul 22 2011 at 4:28am Copy Link
Albert C. HMM looks like an amazing app so far! ^_^ Would like to ask if the iPod sync feature needs to have iTunes installed or not. Thanks! ^_^
Jul 22 2011 at 4:42am Copy Link
Fredrik Heidgert Albert: You don't need iTunes to sync to iPods. Note that we don't support the latest firmwares on iPods and iPhones. We have a separate streaming application for iPhone users to fill this gap.
Imploded Software - Jul 22 2011 at 7:36am Copy Link
Albert C. Thanks Fredrik for taking the time. I just tried HMM 8 in a XP SP3 machine and an iPod Touch 3G. It doesn't detect the iPod at all. Maybe you could tell me if I'm missing something in my setup. As you said iTunes isn't required, I didn't install it. Thanks! ^_^
Jul 22 2011 at 10:11am Copy Link
John Tompkins I just went to the Helium site and it says that the Helium Music Manager is a free download...? Is that a different version from that being offered here?
Jul 23 2011 at 7:20am Copy Link
Fredrik Heidgert Absolutely. There is a free version of Helium Music Manager but the ones being offered here are the Premium or Network versions. You can read about the differences here: http://www.helium-music-m...-versions/
Imploded Software - Jul 23 2011 at 8:53am Copy Link
Fredrik Heidgert Albert: There is a guide on how to successfully connect iPod devices to Helium Music Manager here:
Also, you can't run iOS 4 or later, because Helium Music Manager won't recognize these devices due to Apples closed system.
Imploded Software - Jul 23 2011 at 8:55am Copy Link
Robin Edwards Hi there, since I need to quickly find out if Helium can do what I need, can it convert my tracks to a custom MP3 compression and rename and copy the files to a custom directory structure in one go? I think the answer is yes but don't have time to test.
Jul 23 2011 at 10:18am Copy Link
M M The description of the program says that you can "Import tunes... off of physical media like audio CDs, records, and even cassette tapes". Does it indeed import from cassette tapes. All I can find looking in the free version is import from CD. Thank you!
Jul 23 2011 at 3:26pm Copy Link
John Gee Bought the program and have the Premium license key. But only download avail is the free version. License email shows no download instruction. Do I download the free version and apply license to that. Instructions could be more clear!
Jul 23 2011 at 8:17pm Copy Link
Fredrik Heidgert Robin: The Device synch tool can do all of this.

M M: Insertion of cassette information is made manually and cannot be as automated as inserting CD's for example.

John: We're sorry for the confusion. Just download the Free version and you will get the option to unlock it to Premium or Network directly from the installation.
Imploded Software - Jul 24 2011 at 7:06am Copy Link
Brian H Hi- I am very interested in this product! Could this be used as "iTunes" replacement? Does it support apps, as well as music? Can it synch music/photos/contacts/documents/apps to iPhone/iPod/iPad without iTunes? Thanks. -Brian
Jan 11 2012 at 10:28pm Copy Link
Fredrik Heidgert Hi Brian,

Helium Music Manager cannot be considered to be an i Tunes replacement I'm afraid. It focuses entirely on music.

We do have two iPhone/iPod Touch apps, one remote control:

and one streamer which will stream music from your own music library:

It doesn't support apps but plug-ins can be used to download information, album and artist pictures from various online sources such as, Amazon, Google, Yahoo and Discogs.
Imploded Software - Jan 11 2012 at 11:09pm Copy Link
Techtoysavvy I really want something that can fix my wma, m4a and other tags. I want to fix the broken and incorrect tags without harming the good tags. I do not want songs from Hotel California re-tagged to several different greatest hits and soundtrack compilations. What databases do you use? Can you automatically identify mistagged songs from their signatures? See my posts on yesterday's Tune Doctor. I have turned down Tune Up and it works. I also use J.River. It would be great to download lyrics.

If you do these things then I will try your program. If you can't save me the time. I am jaded after trying Tune Doctor yesterday and Tune Up does more harm than good to my collection.
Jan 13 2012 at 12:33am Copy Link
Cheryl Rutherford
An EXCELLENT manager with fabulous tagging. I have used the FREE version and am now going to purchase it ;-))

It is so much better than MusicMatch, which I also have, but it is flaky with Windows 7.
Jan 14 2012 at 12:01pm Copy Link
Ron K If I understand correctly, the network edition is essentially a central library, and I see that it permits 5 connections. If I want to use Helium Premium as the desktop clients, do I also need to buy separate licenses for those?
Jan 14 2012 at 1:29pm Copy Link
Luther I downloaded Helium and began adding files over half an hour ago. my progress is 15 of 15873 files. I'm thinking it should be done sometime next 4 months.

There is no way I can evaluate this in the 9 hours I have left.

Suggestions from Helium would be appreciated.
Jan 14 2012 at 3:33pm Copy Link
Techtoysavvy bought the network edition. will take a look.
Interesting to move database to central SQL server.
Jan 14 2012 at 8:29pm Copy Link
Fredrik Heidgert Ron K:

The Network license permits you to install the software on up to five computers, and connect them to the same central library. You do not need any additional Premium licenses for this.
Imploded Software - Jan 15 2012 at 5:48am Copy Link
Fredrik Heidgert Luther:

Adding 15 000 files should take under 3 months actually so something must be wrong,. ;-)

Sounds like it halted on one of the files. It should be able to continue, though, skipping files it have problems with. Please contact us and we will see to helping you out. You can still use the coupon code to get the discount if you're still interested.
Imploded Software - Jan 15 2012 at 5:51am Copy Link
Radek Nurkowsky Super!
Jul 20 2013 at 3:52pm Copy Link
Daniel . I can't wait for this :)
Jul 20 2013 at 5:38pm Copy Link
Software Babe I purchased VERSION 8.4 back in January, 2012 for $14.50 and it was worth it. Wouldn't pay any more for it, but it really does its job well.

What version is this freebie for? It says versiobn 8, but is this for an earlier version before 8.4?

Jul 21 2013 at 9:14am Copy Link
Daniel . What happen to the network version? I saw that listed 24 hours ago and now it not there :(
Jul 21 2013 at 6:46pm Copy Link
Boris Bogolubov Thank you. I like Music
Jul 22 2013 at 2:17am Copy Link
luke g they relly got problems with making the deals
Jul 23 2013 at 2:56am Copy Link
Adrian Miller Seems like another fail here....
Jul 23 2013 at 5:37am Copy Link
Arlene Manduca Can't get it. Third time in a month.
Jul 23 2013 at 5:50am Copy Link
d. grind You guys have posted this deal a number of times always with the same
"*** We're Sorry, but there is currently a problem with this deal which means that we cannot bring you the reduced price! We're working on getting this fixed. Please check back soon. If we can't fix the problem we usually run the deal again. ***". Why don't you get your service and equipment upgraded to the point where you can actually deliver the goods as advertised? This just makes you look like a bunch of bozo amateurs. Do you think customers would pay to purchase products that cannot even be delivered for free? I appreciate the effort but I can't use this product if I can't get it.

Thanks anyways...
Jul 23 2013 at 6:25am Copy Link
F13Reboot Bitsdujour team, again joking with the users? 17h to end and "We're Sorry"? Why do promotions, which you can not do, because you still have some problems?
Jul 23 2013 at 6:30am Copy Link
Richard Smith It would seem to me, if there is a problem with the deal, it should just be taken off-line. That would save a lot of frustration for those who want the deals.

Thank you.
Jul 23 2013 at 9:25am Copy Link
Matzel Please clarify such problems before the deal.
Jul 23 2013 at 9:29am Copy Link
Plantagenet Happy to wait.
Jul 23 2013 at 10:36am Copy Link
Doug Myers This is the same kind of problem with the Free Script Fonts. Issues which can not be resolved should just have the offer pulled. I got bored waiting on the script fonts and will end up getting bored here. Maybe if we started "unliking" Bits on Facebook????
Jul 23 2013 at 11:11am Copy Link
Thomas K Seems a GREAT deal but a shame its offline
Jul 23 2013 at 11:48am Copy Link
Richard Nagle What going on ....
Was waiting for this this stinks...
Jul 23 2013 at 12:18pm Copy Link
Pat ONeil I just discovered a couple of music programs both of which I like, one is Songbird and the other is Nigtengale both seem very good for storing and playback, I haven't tried burning a cd yet. If you want a reall good but huge program get's free but a very large program.
Jul 23 2013 at 12:23pm Copy Link
Thomas K Another great alternative is also Musicbee.

If they cannot offer Helium today perhaps they can get the MediaMonkey Gold version as a 100% discount :-)
Jul 23 2013 at 1:06pm Copy Link
Daniel . Bitsdujour, please explain, Thank-you :)
Jul 23 2013 at 5:00pm Copy Link
Val Pope This kind of "advertisement" is happening a lot and for a while on BitsDuJour ...
These guys from Helium Music Manager, and others, must be paying a bunch of money for such advertisement...because: Negative advertisement for a unknown or little known product is a good advertisement, and that is so, because many people take it personally and can not ignore it and keep their mouths shut!

This is a kick "under the belly" from BitsDuJour against the interested people for such offers, and that's why they keep the timer going and not post the most difficult word to write, in words of course ... "cancelled" (for whatever reason, but cancelled/annulled).

I'm just a jumble marketing guy and each person may have their own opinions; opinions, which for sure, help each of them make a lot of money or gain other pursued results. ;)
Jul 23 2013 at 6:26pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale BitsDuJour fans we're really sorry we had to pull this deal last minute - circumstances beyond our control!
Believe me - we wished we could bring you this one.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jul 23 2013 at 7:22pm Copy Link
Traveler4God HI All!

Has anyone successfully been able to get this deal? I keep clicking on it but nothing happens. Is anyone else experiencing the same thing?

Very disappointed this deal got pulled and won't be happening according to what is being written here..but if it's really been cancelled then how come it's still being offered?

Thanks in advance for any help!
Jul 23 2013 at 8:43pm Copy Link
Daniel Hauser That's too bad Nico, I would've loved to see this deal go live, as I have been using the free version for a while now. It's by far the best music library database I've ever used with the most comfortable tagging tools I know of.
Jul 23 2013 at 9:29pm Copy Link
Rex C'mon guys! They made a mistake. They blew it. So what? Which of you naysayers have never made a mistake. I bet every one of you whiners are Burger King types or lower echelon types who get bitched at daily or are berated by your spouses. And, now because the Bitters erred, here's your chance to feel like bigshot! The du Jours will solve the issue and offer it again. It's free! What do you want for nothing? A rubber biscuit?

Much Love
Jul 23 2013 at 9:29pm Copy Link
Val Pope @Nico Westerdale: Thanks for a comment regarding our complaints. At least someone/few from BDJ is reading all/some of the comments. That's good to know.

@David B: The deal is off. Usually BDJ changes the yellow button with another yellow button :| ... and they add a comment under the "timer". The timer has a mind of his own and keeps on going on going until the end, because is part of the "AI (artificial intelligence)" of the website; the timer can not be stopped even by the admin or anybody else, as a matter of fact; but maybe a lousy hacker could help with that.


So if you have poor eye view or poor concentration to distinguish which is what (including colors and words), which many people have (poor concentration - I mean) you end up writing here, in the giveaway section, a good section most of the time, I might ad, with useful software too, writing comment-complaints and nobody of BDJ asks, why are there so many idiots who do not understand what is in front of their eyes ... Maybe because of the relation eye-concentration thing I wrote above? A social common problem of today. People just need more help with contrasting colors and people to keep their word and not a politician nor a marketer :P ... like the "...we usually run the deal again." Because I hope you don't. Maybe those guys had some technical issues, and it's OK to try again, but most of the time, is the human factor, and they oppose their previous decision because they feel tricked or they try to trick BDJ. Whatever the reason ... I got bored writing this comment so I leave it like this.
Jul 23 2013 at 9:40pm Copy Link
rodken Too bad, looks like useful software for free. I'm not gonna cry like a baby though (yes that's how you others sound).
Great site! I know your not happy about the problems which of course are out of your control or we would have this now. Most of us understand.
Looking forward to seeing this later!
Jul 23 2013 at 9:41pm Copy Link
Traveler4God Thanks for the info. Too bad the deal didn't work this time but I'm sure BDJ will work out the problems and have it offered at another time as they usually do when an offer fails.

Thanks BDJ for being such a great company and offering wonderful software for free and at great discounts!

One comment though, I really don't understand how come some people feel the need, or think they have the right, to be so caustic, abusive, and bullying with the comments they post. Those of you who write with such harshness really do not help the reputation of BDJ. BDJ does such a good job that they do not need bullies to defend them with mean words so, please, keep your harsh comments about BDJ or others to yourselves as they do not help promote the mission of BDJ which is providing software "for people who love software." So, please, let's be professional, civil, courteous, polite, and understand that BDJ serves people from many countries and cultures who may not be able to express themselves in the clearest way via the English language which for many is a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th language.

Well, thanks for listening! Here's trying to make the world a better place promoting peaceful and civil discourse among people!
Jul 23 2013 at 11:59pm Copy Link
dsfdg ggffg ??? 100 ???????
Jul 24 2013 at 2:15am Copy Link
luke g Not even a deal anymore ... I bet you where to busy collecting money from the paid deals ... So why bother for the free one . You're going to far make free deals or not dont make them not free while you promised it
Jul 24 2013 at 2:22am Copy Link
Arlene Manduca The principals and staff at Bitsdujour do an excellent job. They're honorable and try hard to be responsive.

It's upsetting when a giveaway or promotion doesn't work. It's frustrating and feels like a trick. Often I miss the second giveaway that works. That feels bad a second time. When it happens repeatedly is when people get particularly angry.

We all log in to be notified of a promotion. Why can't we be notified of the date we can get it, if the promotion won't work? Seems simple. They know who we are. They can see we get the software and email us a registration code for showing up when the site didn't work.

Someone should put a notice up right away saying - "The deal doesn't work and will be given to all who logged in or made comments. Done! Or "There was a problem and we may not be able to repeat this promotion." No more wasted time.

We weren't walking by and someone decided to hand us something. We are in line at our computer screens. Many all over the world in different time zones make efforts all day when the promo doesn't work. To end up with nothing is disrespectful of our time. I feel it's a valid complaint.

Paying attention to followers' experience on the site goes a long way to generate the positive buzz vendors want. They give away programs to get GOOD publicity and word of mouth.

There will always be problems. But there can always be a PLAN B safety-net to deliver what was promised to people who showed up in good faith. Right?
Jul 24 2013 at 2:26am Copy Link
luke g If you have " problems " run the damm deal again to prove that it isn't advertisement
Jul 24 2013 at 3:58am Copy Link
Malcolm Pearson Hi this is happening again you cannot deliver on what you promise why don't you confirm the deal before you advertise it it will look better for you as a company
Jul 24 2013 at 4:04am Copy Link
luke g remove the text if your not longer trying to make it free...
i'am verry dissapoited
Jul 24 2013 at 10:19am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Everyone - thanks for all the comments we do take them all to heart and we do really wish we could have brought you this one.

We've spent the day discussing how we can mitigate these types of problems so that y'all won't be disappointed in the future.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jul 24 2013 at 11:51am Copy Link
luke g If I may ask what are you going to do ?
Jul 24 2013 at 1:16pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Luke,

Thanks for asking, as you know all our deals are arranged with the agreement of the software vendor, and we work with literally thousands of them. Occasionally there are last minute technical or communication problems which mean that we have to pull a deal. We're working on changing our process of working with the software vendors so the problems happen less often, and if they do happen we have a better system of dealing with it.

Again really sorry we couldn't bring you this one.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jul 25 2013 at 8:04am Copy Link
opayq opayq Nice :)
Sep 4 2013 at 7:51am Copy Link
joan collins Nach 2 Stunden wieder deinstalliert. Vollkommen ungeeignet für grosse Sammlungen. Kann z.B. Winamp nicht den kleinen Finger reichen.
Grauenvolle und unübersichtliche GUI
Bedienung total umständlich
Bei den Einstellungen blickt sowieso keiner durch
Fazit: Macht was es will aber nicht was es soll.
Dafür normal Geld zu verlangen ist unverschämt - aber ich nehm´s nicht mal geschenkt.
Sep 5 2013 at 2:34am Copy Link
Matzel @ joan collins
Winamp for big collections?
Or in german: Die Anzahl der Skins entscheidet über die Qualität des Programms ;-)
Sep 5 2013 at 3:42am Copy Link
joan collins @Kennwortvergesser:
"Winamp for big collections?" - Warum nicht? Habe keine Probleme damit.
"Die Anzahl der Skins..." - vollkommener Schwachsinn! Die Bedienbarkeit ist für mich ausschlaggebend - und die ist bei Helium unbefriedigend. Alleine die "Seitenleiste" mit Alphabet etc.: vollkommen unnötig - in Winamp ein paar Buchstaben ins Suchfeld und ich hab´ was ich will...
Ansonsten: Bei Titel aus dem Net lege ich keine eigenen Album-Ordner an sondern nur einen Interpreten-Ordner und obwohl darin alle Dateien und Bilder klar beschriftet sind übernimmt Helium nur das erste Bild im Ordner für alle Dateien. Würde sich vielleicht in den Einstellungen ändern lassen, aber sich da durchzuackern - nein, danke. Zahlt sich dafür nicht aus.
Sep 5 2013 at 4:16am Copy Link
Daniel Hauser @ joan collins : I can't disagree more about your conclusions!

Yes there are other pieces of software out there, that work better as a pure music player. I've used WinAmp in the past and don't see many ways around FooBar2000, but WinAmp isn't that bad either. Still, to me the Helium Music Manager has a different purpose and I feel confirmation by the availability of additional software like Helium Streamer and Helium Remote. What's left for the Music Manager is the management of your music database and the back-end for all your music playing software.

My collection is about 3,500 albums large - most of which I've collected painstakingly over the years - and I couldn't be happier with this application for the following reasons:

x) The Music Explorer lets me browse by several categories like artists, albums, song titles, genres, release and recording years, date added, etc. I can view favorites of any kind (artist, album or song) or view the data in user defined views.

x) The advanced search contains an extensive query editor, where I can refine a search bit by bit and save it for continued use.

x) Keeping the database serviced and complete is easy with plugins for external services. Whether it's about images from Amazon or Google, artist or album information from Discogs or LastFm, these tasks can largely be automated and allow for a comprehensive music database with interesting, important and helpful data.

x) To me however, the most interesting bit about the Premium version are its available database formats. If you ever wanted to reuse all this data about your music, then you've found a way with this application. I've written a (remote) music player application, which directly reads from the MySQL database. This effectively lets me piggyback on Helium Music Manager's various data collection functions without the need to write (and maintain) any code for that.

I don't think WinAmp is capable of a tenth of that and neither are other management applications like iTunes or MediaMonkey. Then again, I haven't kept up to date on those alternatives, so I wouldn't know about recent developments. Why trade in Helium for an inferior product?
Sep 5 2013 at 4:21am Copy Link
Jan-Christoph Ihrens @joan collins: Ich finde es eher unverschämt, eine derart negative Bewertung über ein Produkt zu schreiben, das man offenbar kaum getestet hat. Die Suchfunktion funktioniert z. B. auch in Helium bestens - wer die alphabetische Auflistung nicht nutzen möchte (wie auch ich), muss das auch nicht tun. Und zumindest ich komme mit der Bedienung bestens zurecht...

Ich nutze WinAmp als unkomplizierten Player und Helium für die Verwaltung meiner Sammlung und kann Daniel Hauser nur in allen Punkten zustimmen.
Sep 5 2013 at 6:01am Copy Link
Aquarius Gabriel It doesn't work...when i click "Get it for free" it just lags for minutes without doing anything.Please fix that.
Sep 5 2013 at 6:25am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Aquarius Gabriel - The issue you mention is consistent with using FireFox (especially when having a lot of add-ons installed). I suggest clearing your browser cache and try either Google Chrome and if that doesn't work, please try Internet Explorer.
BitsDuJour Admin - Sep 5 2013 at 6:32am Copy Link
joan collins @Daniel Hauser:
"I don't think WinAmp is capable of a tenth of that..." - LOL!
Browse by artists, album, song titles in WA you don´t need because you have a own window for each of this categories and can look into very fast.
Also the search is (for me) easier.
WA works with Gracenote but I don´t need lot of the external services (Amazon, Google etc.) because many of their informations are wrong. That´s why I never use "auto-tag" - I write my tags itself (have than one "format" and not one with big, one with little letters etc.). Also images: If you add them automatically many are not right (Kann natürlich das Programm nichts dafür - liegt an den Services).
The database-function: I don´t need.
Helium an inferior product? No, I will not say - but I don´t like it because many other tools (WA or another) works also or better.
Sorry for my english!
Sep 5 2013 at 6:42am Copy Link
Adrian Miller At least this time, unlike several weeks ago when BJD posted it and then failed to provide it and pissed off a LOT of people, it works

Second time was a charm.....
Sep 5 2013 at 7:12am Copy Link
Jan-Christoph Ihrens @joan collins: Doch, selbstverständlich. Aber "Bei den Einstellungen blickt sowieso keiner durch" und "Würde sich vielleicht in den Einstellungen ändern lassen, aber sich da durchzuackern - nein, danke" klingt eigentlich eher nicht nach eingehender Beschäftigung mit der Software.

Ist ja kein Problem, wenn man darauf keine Lust hat, allerdings wäre es dann fair, den Beitrag nicht so klingen zu lassen, als wäre es die schlechteste Software des Universums. Das ist Helium nämlich definitiv nicht. Ich habe damals vor dem Kauf einige vergleichbare Produkte getestet, und da stach Helium schon positiv hervor, während die Konkurrenzprodukte durch Instabilität, haarsträubende Bugs und äußerst eingeschränkte Feature-Sets "glänzten".

Etwas mehr Objektivität und Zurückhaltung bei der Wortwahl wären aus meiner Sicht daher wünschenswert. Es hat sich leider im Netz durchgesetzt, das alles entweder supergut oder extrem schlecht ist - ein paar Nuancen dazwischen wären schön, zumal anderen dann die Entscheidung auf Basis solcher Rezensionen leichter fällt.
Sep 5 2013 at 7:18am Copy Link
cyanic Just wondering, do we get a copy of Helium Music Server (which is not Helium Music Streamer)? It seems to be that the server can be downloaded from the developer's customer area, but with us not given access to the area, we can't really download it.
Sep 5 2013 at 8:21am Copy Link
Fredrik Heidgert Hi!

Helium Audio Server only works together with Helium Music Manager Network so there is no need to download it for those who claim this deal.
Imploded Software - Sep 5 2013 at 8:53am Copy Link
Perry DeJesus Hello,

Still waiting for a serial number...downloaded and installed, but no serial
number. can you help me with this.

Sep 5 2013 at 12:54pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Perry DeJesus - I have just resent you the receipt email.
BitsDuJour Admin - Sep 5 2013 at 2:11pm Copy Link
Perry DeJesus Hello,

Don't understand what's happening...received your comment and reply, and thanks.

However, still not receiving the serial number, also when i install Helium i receive an error message telling me it cannot locate or create a new database and i must uninstall then re-install. After doing that, i once again receive the same error over and over. Any ideas?
Sep 5 2013 at 2:27pm Copy Link
Hank Friedman I also could not go to your website until I used Internet Explorer.

I downloaded the program hours ago and still have not received the serial number.

Please send it to me.
Sep 5 2013 at 3:59pm Copy Link
Daniel . @Daniel Hauser, How did you make that php software? I would like to do the same as well.
Sep 5 2013 at 5:04pm Copy Link
PC Thanks to BDJ and Imploded for this software - and I have a question: got it downloaded/installed/registered with no problems (I use Windows 7 and Firefox). When Helium launched and I was fiddling around with it looking through some of my music, Zemana AntiLogger alerted me that Helium was trying to take a screenshot. I blocked it and am reluctant to use it now. Why was it trying to capture my screen?
Sep 5 2013 at 8:22pm Copy Link
Fredrik Heidgert @Daniel

Yes we will! You will be notified by e-mail once next version of Helium Music Manager Premium and Network is available. We always offer 50% discount no upgrades (both from older to newer versions, and also from Premium to Network).
Imploded Software - Sep 5 2013 at 11:05pm Copy Link
Fredrik Heidgert @P. Brown

Helium Music Manager does not take screenshots that the user does not allow. There is actually only one place where a screenshot may be taken in the program and that's when a crash occurs and a dialog comes up that lets the user report the issue to us. In this dialog the user will be able to choose whether he/she wants to include a screenshot of when the problem happened. This can sometimes help us greatly in finding and eliminating bugs. But as I said, no screenshot is ever taken apart from this.
Imploded Software - Sep 5 2013 at 11:08pm Copy Link
Hank Friedman 7 hours ago, I emailed you to let you know that I downloaded your software, but I still have not received an email with the registration code.

And time is running out!

I hope that you read this and respond (since you didn't last time).
Sep 5 2013 at 11:45pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Hank Friedman - I have just resent you the receipt email.
BitsDuJour Admin - Sep 6 2013 at 12:31am Copy Link
PC @Fredrik Heidgert

Thanks for your reply. Actually, there was no crash - Helium was up and running fine - and no dialog box popped up. I was simply scrolling through some of the options, etc. at the time of the Zemana alert. I'll contact Zemana and continue to search for info.
Sep 6 2013 at 12:53pm Copy Link
T Smith did not work the 1st time around on BDJ...

did not get the email the 2nd time around until gone...

so anyone else get it?

Sep 7 2013 at 10:53am Copy Link
Jan-Christoph Ihrens @"Daniel .": Daniel Hauser didn't say anything about PHP, it could as well be an application written in C, C++, C#, Delphi or whatever. ;-)

Apart from that, I don't completely understand your question. If you're able to program in PHP/MySQL, what information do you need?
Sep 7 2013 at 11:05am Copy Link
Chuck Brotman Like "T smith" I got the email from BDJ with the Helium promotion, yet when I went that same day, to get it, I was informed that it was expired! I check for BDJ noifications AT LEAST once a day, usually more, and no It wasn't lost in my spam folder...

Chuck Brotman
Sep 7 2013 at 1:01pm Copy Link
Hung Van choi nhac tuyet voi
Aug 26 2014 at 4:09pm Copy Link
Daniel . It's nice to see this deal come back again :)
Aug 27 2014 at 12:39am Copy Link
Arnaud Annecy Good Software, good remember :D
Aug 27 2014 at 1:51am Copy Link
Patrick Le Cléach Bonjour,
Il m'est impossible de copier-coller le code de validation
Aug 27 2014 at 4:44am Copy Link
Chris @ Patrick Le Cléach

The copy & paste worked fine for me. Try copy and then ctrl+v to paste it.
Aug 27 2014 at 8:17am Copy Link
Patrick Le Cléach C'est précisément ce que j'ai fait sans succès !
Aug 27 2014 at 8:34am Copy Link
Software Babe I purchased Helium Music Manager 8.4 back in 2012 and you sent me a FREE upgrade to version 9.0 and it never worked. I was told to just install v9 and it would replace the updates on top of v8.4. IT NEVER WORKED. I had to uninstall it all and reinstall v8.4 just to get it to work properly as the screen would freeze as it loaded.

Will this new version 10 replace v8.4 or will I have to uninstall again and just use this latest version. I do NOT want to go through all that install/uninstall again.

I have an HP Elite PC with W7, AMD 64-bit with 16 GB memory and all the latest updates.

Aug 27 2014 at 8:38am Copy Link
Ron Cavin I have over 3000 mp3 files on my computer, Helium found them all and cataloged them, but when I tried to play any of my files, helium says that EVERY SINGLE MUSIC FILE I have is a wma protected file and cannot be played!!!
This is total bull, because i KNOW my files, only about six of them are protected wma files, and I long ago moved those off my pc to the cloud until the time I can find a license for them.
This Helium took forever to finish loading and installing, and needless to say it took another forever to find and list all my music files...I am extremely frustrated and irritated at this waste of my morning, since apparently Helium can't tell it's a** from a hole in the ground! My music files are NOT wma, they are ALL mp3s with no restrictions on playback, copying or any other type of restriction. I OWN THEM ALL, bought and paid for, and if I can't even play them with Helium then the software is no use at all to me.
Aug 27 2014 at 8:38am Copy Link
sahil waste thanks for the bits,

but I don't like the second last point of The Fine Print :(
Aug 27 2014 at 10:10am Copy Link
Fredrik Heidgert Hi!

Sorry to hear about the problems you are experiencing. We would very much like to have a look at one of these files to gain a better understanding of what the problem might be.

Could you please contact us at
Imploded Software - Aug 27 2014 at 10:12am Copy Link
Stephen Stewart Waste of time; application won't start after 2 installs; already have Microsoft .net framework 4.5.1 installed.

Won't get back the hour I've wasted! :-(
Aug 27 2014 at 11:25am Copy Link
Bk Hl I have used their Audio Splitter & Joiner software == excelent ;
have not used this particular software from them.
I rarely make a comment here.
Based on the Splitter software, I can recommend them highly.
Aug 27 2014 at 1:14pm Copy Link
Patrick Le Cléach Bon,ben, d'accord, si,personne ne veut me venir en aide je vais de ce pas désinstaller ce logiciel...
Aug 27 2014 at 8:15pm Copy Link
Eustace Phenackertiban I have to take this opportunity to make a very positive comment on this software. I'm usually not shy about talking about issues when I find them, so it's only fair that I offer props when appropriate, and it's very much so now. I've never heard of these folks before, but I'll remember them now.

The purchase process went very smoothly, no Facebook "likes" needed, just straight to the check out process and the download link. File downloaded quickly, and by the time I got it the registration code was in my inbox. Installed quickly, activated smoothly with copy/paste, then the magic. It found 4769 files on my external archive drive in a shockingly small time, less than 15-20 minutes or so. It played every one I tried to play, and the search function was very fast, returning the four copies of "Tainted Love" I had in four different locations, with the name in four different formats, in just a second..

I haven't tested the rest of the program yet, because I wanted to come back and post this before the offer ends. If you haven't yet grabbed this gem, DO IT, NOW, before the offer ends. If you have a sizable collection, you WANT this program, believe me. Recommended!
Aug 28 2014 at 12:05am Copy Link
Que La @Patrick Le Cléach - I have just sent you an email regarding the issue you mentioned.
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 28 2014 at 1:06am Copy Link
Patrick Le Cléach Bonjour,

Le problème a été résolu. Merci !
Aug 28 2014 at 5:43am Copy Link
Juan Carlos User Mi piace molto
Jul 14 2017 at 10:25pm Copy Link
Howard R I was unable to find the download link for this software but clicking "send receipt" resolved the issue - Howard:)
Jul 15 2017 at 2:00am Copy Link
Fredrik Heidgert Hi Howard!

Thanks for your interest in Helium.

I pretty sure BitsDuJour supplies a download link somewhere during your sign-up, but here is a working link just in case:

Hope this helps!
Imploded Software - Jul 15 2017 at 2:15am Copy Link
Howard R Thanks Fredrik for your reply:) - Clicking "send receipt" resolved the issue as there is a download link there. Many thanks for the link that you provided - Have a good day - Howard
Jul 15 2017 at 2:19am Copy Link
Daniel . I just got my product key but I don't have a download link. Is there a bug in the system?
Jul 15 2017 at 2:21am Copy Link
Constantin Florea I am sorry about the issue with the download link. It is fixed now. If you would resent the receipt email, it will now contain the Download button.

Also, for easier reference, you may use the following download URL:
BitsDuJour Admin - Jul 15 2017 at 2:26am Copy Link
Ozzy User Hi.
I downloaded and installed with no problem. But although i write my name, email and serial number given, i cannot unlock premium features. What am i missing?
Jul 15 2017 at 2:26am Copy Link
Fredrik Heidgert Hi!

The license information needs to be exactly as you received it. It is case sensitive so your best option is to copy and paste it.

Make sure you don't get any leading or trailing spaces.

Also make sure that your name and e-mail address is exactly as registered here on BitsDuJour.

Kind regards

Fredrik Heidgert
Imploded Software
Imploded Software - Jul 15 2017 at 2:30am Copy Link
Daniel . Thank you Constantin Florea, the email has the download link in it :)
Jul 15 2017 at 2:32am Copy Link
Ottavio I'm really disappointed by this version. Version 10 was much better
Jul 15 2017 at 4:01am Copy Link
Howard R I find that this is a useful program...

Installation and registration was smooth. View options are clearly displayed in an optional left display menu. The interface is attractive. There is a decent variety of tools.

The software is user friendly for beginners. Although there is no direct help menu, there is a link under HELP to both support and an active forum. The ability to repair broken MP3 files I find useful.

Virus Total showed no indication of malware or viruses (0/62)

Many thanks for this offering - It is a keeper for me!

Jul 15 2017 at 4:42am Copy Link
john User Cannot enter licence details, Yes, did copy/paste licence exactly, entered my name and email address, but the "ok" still greyed out. Please help
Jul 15 2017 at 4:56am Copy Link
Howard R Hi John:) Maybe this is not relevant at all. Are you sure that the entered email address is the same one that you registered here?
Jul 15 2017 at 5:04am Copy Link
john User Hi Howard,
Yes, everything looks ok, but no "ok" activation mmmm
Jul 15 2017 at 5:12am Copy Link
Josh User Wanted more info on Helium Streamer... got a 404 -
Jul 15 2017 at 5:33am Copy Link
Luis User Thanks for the offer but Helium is quite slow and somewhat cumbersome. Maybe it's okay for an small library but not for my 25000 titles.In short it is just another one but not better that the free MM.
Jul 15 2017 at 5:43am Copy Link
Kat D Josh, scroll down to middle of this page:
There is some info on Streamer there.
Jul 15 2017 at 5:45am Copy Link
Colin McAllister So you have to buy Helium Streamer for $9 in order to get Helium Premium for free? When I click "Get it for free" I am sent to an order form...
Jul 15 2017 at 5:54am Copy Link
singularity Is this lifetime or for v12?
Jul 15 2017 at 5:54am Copy Link
Mike Henning Have the same registration problem as others.
Name exactly as on bdj. Email also.
Registration also greyed.
Can you help please?
Jul 15 2017 at 5:54am Copy Link
Daniel User I downloaded and installed the software, but I did not received any registration key to unlock the premium features! Very disappointing!
Jul 15 2017 at 6:05am Copy Link
Howard R Quote - john User "Ah ah, Sorry folks, silly me, was using my business email address instead of my personal one.
All good now. Thank you Helium , bitsdujour and all you good people."


That is easily done John:)
Jul 15 2017 at 6:07am Copy Link
Fredrik Heidgert You don't have to buy Streamer to get Helium Premium for free. Please check where you are clicking :-)
Imploded Software - Jul 15 2017 at 6:07am Copy Link
MBe What is with paypal? The payment doesn't functionate from Germany...
Jul 15 2017 at 6:16am Copy Link
Serious Noize I copied & pasted the license key and entered my name and email in the "Unlock Premium", but the software has the selection "OK" unable to select.

Am I doing something wrong?
Jul 15 2017 at 6:42am Copy Link
Loyal Customer Unfortunately, this player doesn't do it for me.
Downloading, installing, and activating Premium was fine, and easy. No issues.

- Navigation menu on the left (I know I can hide it): There is no text to tell the user what each icon is for when you hover the mouse over an icon.
- The interface should be cleaned up. Too much clutter.
- In the options, there are far too many parameters to select, and many, if not most, of them are confusing and not clear what they do. Why all of this??? Simplify it. Take a look at the Options in other respected players.

Major problems (deal breakers):

1) You cannot import a playlist that is already created (.m3u lists).
2) You can't add a file. It only adds folders.

These last 2 items make it useless for me. I already have numerous playlists with thousands of titles in each one, and it would take weeks, if not months, to recreate them.
If there is a way to do the above 2 items, it is not obvious or clear to me.
There is hardly any decent music player that lacks these 2 features.

Thanks for the offer, though.
Jul 15 2017 at 7:04am Copy Link
Fredrik Heidgert For those of you that are unable to unlock the program, please double check which email address and name that is registered with BitsDuJour. License keys are generated using your name and email address here and will work as long as the name and email matches the generated license key.

Kind regards

Fredrik Heidgert
Imploded Software
Imploded Software - Jul 15 2017 at 7:13am Copy Link
Serious Noize Thank you Fredrik Heidgert. I got it to work thanks to your suggestion.
Jul 15 2017 at 7:16am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Daniel User, I checked your Purchases page:
and noticed that there is no purchase for this offer in there. This means you must have used another email address to participate in this promotion. If you could let us know at the email address you may have used, then we will be able to resend you the receipt email.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jul 15 2017 at 7:23am Copy Link
Jul 15 2017 at 7:43am Copy Link
clinton stewart Just to add the other comments
Details entered either typed in or copied & paste with the OK button greyed out
Will this issue be resolved before the expiration time
I've had this before with software downloaded and then the functions become visible when a purchase is required.
Is this another ploy to get sales by these companies......
Jul 15 2017 at 8:01am Copy Link
boo User I DID THAT
Jul 15 2017 at 8:10am Copy Link
harold short Same here cant register it, It needs to be fixed. The OK button is still greyed out all info was entered right.
Jul 15 2017 at 8:37am Copy Link
Fredrik Heidgert The keys are generated according to your user information here at BitsDuJour. If you have problems unlocking, please first check the name and email you are registered with here. If you still have problems we can help you if you file an issue here:
Imploded Software - Jul 15 2017 at 8:41am Copy Link
harold short Sorry to tell you but all the info as far as the e-mail and user name is correct in the e-mail that was sent to me is the same as in my profile on your site. I copied and past all info into program reinstalled several times still greyed out area where it says ok. Something else is wrong, maybe the serial generated that was sent.
Jul 15 2017 at 8:50am Copy Link
Morris Cox Works fine for me. Make sure that you are double checking everything. Your name and email address on the order page, the entire contents of the email, that you have the entire code selected and didn't just double click. When you go to register, make sure that the email address is the same on the order page and that the code matches the one in the email.

PS: Make sure to disable the automatic update check.

In Tools: Multiple artists: some of the replacement text is the same as the original text.
Jul 15 2017 at 9:01am Copy Link
MBe @Constantin Florea: Paypal is not working for the Streamer App.
I receive the following message:
Your PayPal Payment was cancelled. You were not charged for this transaction.
Can you please fix this, I don't want to pay by credit card, thanks
Jul 15 2017 at 9:08am Copy Link
carlos perez The OK button is still greyed out and all info was entered correctly. Please Help
Jul 15 2017 at 12:24pm Copy Link
Manfred User Paypal does'nt work in Germany

"Leider können wir Ihren Einkauf zurzeit nicht abschließen
Bitte gehen Sie zurück zum Händler und wählen Sie eine andere Zahlungsmethode."
Jul 15 2017 at 12:51pm Copy Link
clinton stewart My Apologies, I've just tried it again with copy and paste and it works perfectly, the issue was if you copy and paste and there's a space at the end of your details entered this needs to be deleted, the details are case sensitive
My apologies again
Jul 15 2017 at 12:52pm Copy Link
D User I just want out of all this, how do I request a refund? Or has ANYONE gotten this work? I've spent over 2 hours and give up. I've seen good reviews in the past for Helium, and maybe it's just my PC or something I'm too dumb to figure out. Not for me unless it works.

Downloaded & installed Helium Premium. It seems to work though it's not very consistent. Sometimes changing a view stops playing, other times it doesn't. Terrible at guessing on the artwork and titles needed, maybe my tastes are too obscure. But I was interested in Helium Streamer so I purchased that. Downloaded, installed, started the service. I downloaded the Helium Streamer 2.0 and Helium Remote apps into my iPhone from the App Store. Entered the IP address and port into the apps as shown in Helium Streamer for LAN. Can't connect. Tried the internet IP address, same problem -- just takes MUCH longer to report it. Tried clicking on the LAN and Internet address links shown in Helium Streamer, get "An Error Occurred, Unable to connect to the database, Exception of type: 'Streamer.Models.Exceptions.HeliumDbInvalidVersionException was thrown'. When I go to the Settings tab in Helium Streamer and try to Open Database, and select the database used by Helium Premium, and click Verify and Save, I get this message: Invalid database version. Expected 11.15, got 12.00. I tried to contact support on their website. Had to create an account, then to had to register the account. It won't let me do that. So there's no way to ask for my money back. Their software won't talk to itself. And yes, my firewall is set to allow Helium Streamer and yes I tried to stop and restart the service, the buttons in the Streamer UI do NOTHING but Windows 10 Task Manager lets me stop & start it. Do I need to reboot? Un-install everything and start over?

Update: I found I received an email from Imploded Software that lets me activate my account, so I posted the same information above in a help ticket.
Jul 15 2017 at 2:25pm Copy Link
Robert Kitchell I can't get the download link to work . Went to site and downloaded but key will not work How can i get it downloaded???
Jul 15 2017 at 2:30pm Copy Link
Mike Henning I tried more than 3 times, uninstalling and reinstalling.
Have even reloaded.
Nothing works.
Ok is always greyed.
Now, there remain only 9 hours.
Here in France, it is 23:30, so I think I 'll pass.
The first time, that some thing like this arrives.
Name is verified, and PW is double-clicked which limites it without any space on the beginning and the end.
Jul 15 2017 at 2:35pm Copy Link
Fredrik Heidgert Hi all!

As we said earlier, everyone with troubles unlocking will get help, but first, please note that the name, email and license key is case sensitive. Also please look at what name and email you are registered to BitsDuJour with as the license key uses that information and will only be valid together with the right name and email address.

If it is still not working, please contact us at the following address:

Imploded Software - Jul 15 2017 at 3:18pm Copy Link
Ken Stecher Installed ok. I can't copy and paste reg key and tried to manually copy key with no luck at least 3x.
Jul 15 2017 at 6:12pm Copy Link
Matthew Chittum I keep getting a warning and block from my antivirus.....Trojan:Win32/Fuery.B!cl
wanted to check this out but I am now worried about it, why is is this a problem never have had a problem with programs from Bits du Jour. If you do not answer me I will not install this and warning to everyone else if this issue is not addressed I would be be very worried / wary about installing this program on your machine.
Jul 15 2017 at 6:38pm Copy Link
Robert Hare I am having a problem. Installation went flawlessly but when I launch the program I go under the 'Get Premium Version' tab and click on 'Unlock Premium' and enter my name and email address (as registered with BitsDuJour) and the PW provided, the (click) 'OK' button never 'lights up' (my only option is to click cancel to remove the activation screen. How do I enter my information?
Jul 15 2017 at 6:47pm Copy Link
Daniel Bowen I have the same problem with trying to "Unlock Premium". I have typed my user name, email address, serial, then copied and pasted them several different times and the "OK" tab is ALWAYS dark. And yes I have double check to make sure there were no extra spaces when cutting and pasting.
Jul 15 2017 at 7:16pm Copy Link
Robert Hare Same here, Daniel. I am certain that ALL my info is exactly as it should be and the "Unlock Premium" (OK) button never lights up.
Jul 15 2017 at 7:53pm Copy Link
kiran User Add to library

Add button not working sir..

please help me

- kiran
Jul 15 2017 at 11:29pm Copy Link
john w User I havent received Unlock key yet, Had it resent and still nothing, I checked spam and trash, nothing there. i have downloaded software.
Jul 15 2017 at 11:54pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea @john w User, I checked and noticed you participated in the promotion using your email address having the letter "h" missing from the email domain name like this: I transferred the purchase to your correct account and resent you the receipt email at your correct email address.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jul 15 2017 at 11:57pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea @john w User, Also, please log out of BitsDuJour and login again using the correct BitsDuJour account. Otherwise if you continue to use this incorrect account which is associated with the incorrect email address, this issue (where you don't receive the code) will continue to come up.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jul 15 2017 at 11:58pm Copy Link
Michael User If you do not enter your name,and email address EXACTLY as you entered it at BitsDuJour the field where you enter 'enter serial / registration' will NOT 'un-gray'...once you enter name,and email addy correctly.....this includes capitalization-(case specific.) then,and ONLY then will you be able to input data successfully.I know this because I failed to capitalize my last name on first data entry attempt.I then proofread,realized my mistake,corrected it,and VIOLA !! EUREKA!!...the field to enter serial / registration would now accept input.
Jul 16 2017 at 12:43am Copy Link
harold short the code you sent was to long not right code, i corrected it myself.
Jul 16 2017 at 1:12am Copy Link
Fredrik Heidgert We have now been in contact with some of the users who had problems unlocking. In every single case they had mistakenly entered their name or e-mail wrong. Note that "Fredrik Heidgert" is not the same as "fredrik heidgert", so please verify exactly how your name is registered with BitsDuJour.

We can quickly and easily help you spot where the error is, so please contact us directly for help.
Imploded Software - Jul 16 2017 at 5:12am Copy Link
Mike Henning If i read the last user posts, i can read that the code is not correct by its length.
I have also seen that i had no answer to my posts.
Please explain how name and email could be false if i copy them from the email containing the code !
It seems a little easy to accuse the user for the notworking of the registration when some users say the same: code too long.
Jul 16 2017 at 6:01am Copy Link
Fredrik Heidgert Mike, I sent you an e-mail approximately 20 minutes ago. Have you not received it?
Imploded Software - Jul 16 2017 at 6:04am Copy Link
Mike Henning Fredrik, no, i haven't received it. There is a Michael User with answer 4 hours before, but it's not me.
I have just posted to say that there must be another reason as the name or the email.
I never had this problem, as i install often the BDJ offers.
Actually it's too late as the install date actually isn't yet valid.
Thank you for this email, but even on the site, i can only see your answer for my last post.
Jul 16 2017 at 6:14am Copy Link
Fredrik Heidgert I just double checked and it was you I e-mailed (as long as the e-mail address is correct). It was sent at 14:41 my time (GMT+1).

Anyway, could you please try to unlock using your full name as "Michael Henning". Does that work?
Imploded Software - Jul 16 2017 at 6:21am Copy Link
Mike Henning Ok, i'll try it a little later.
Anyway, i'll you you know if it works.
Jul 16 2017 at 6:42am Copy Link
Loyal Customer What a mess this offer has created!!!
Remember that lots of people here are computer novices, and making the registration process complicated means that it will bring you (and BDJ) lots of headaches.
For crying out loud, it is not a software that secures and protects the USA's gold reserve at Fort Knox!!!
It's just a music player, and there are literally dozens of FREE music players out there.
Simplify, simplify, simplify!!!
Drop the name from the registration process. The email address and the registration key should be more than good enough.
I hope that if you make such an offer next time, you'll keep this headache, and this mess in mind.

Personally, I had no issue with the registration. I also tried this software yesterday and found it far too short of meeting my needs.
The FREE players that I use have more, and better features, in my humble opinion.
But thank you for the offer anyway.
Jul 16 2017 at 11:02am Copy Link
Michael User harold short -Thank you for your kindly advice to 'learn more'...actually,that is one of my Main Objectives in Life... open-minded,and informative,people like you greatly facilitate my ken,and understanding,of things that I am not yet aware.Hopefully,I am always learning,if I am not,I am not paying attention.."Of course,that's just my opinion-I could be wrong".(Disclaimer-the possibility that I am wrong always exists.So I am NOT saying I am infallible) I do have a question for you,harold...are you saying you are infallible, ' harold short ' ???(And please don't be ' short ' with me...LOL.)
Jul 16 2017 at 1:39pm Copy Link
Morris Cox harold short, for you to have "been in this for 40 years", you would have had to been using the Internet when it first came out. I call bull.
Jul 17 2017 at 6:17pm Copy Link
Robert Hare Howdy Morris ... Well, I guess I am another you can (try to) call 'bull' on ... I have 'been in this' for ~43 years (ever since entering 10th grade at one of the country's first 'magnet School' programs in 1974-75 school year). It was at Northeast High School in Philadelphia, PA where they developed an Aerospace Magnet program that paired up our school with the University of Pennsylvania and NASA (along with the US Air Force), We communicated over what today would be considered truly 'ancient' teletype machines over Arpanet that stored data on one-inch wide paper ribbon that punched holes out on the ribbon strip to store data in machine code (looked quite similar to a ticker tape). A few years later, I was learning to use BAL (Basic Assembler Language), COBOL (Computer Oriented Business Operating Language), RPG-II (Report Program Generator, 2nd Ed.) and other languages where we used IBM punch cards (~80 characters per card) to store data sets for later entry into computers. The computers we used then were the origin for 'mounting and un-mounting' a hard drive. Each HD was a series of several thick copper plates mounted on a spindle that you had to literally mount into a well of the computer and lock in place. When using another series of commends you;d remove that drive and insert another (no small task as each spindle weighed ~45-50 lbs.). Magnetic tape storage (looked like a giant cassette player) was considered 'cutting edge' technology back then. I even remember much further back then that time (when I was ~7 years old) going with my father to 'take your kids to work day' at Reliance Insurance company where their computer used miles of thick copper wires and 100s (or 1000s?) of vacuum tubes and occupied three entire floors of their downtown office building. I have little doubt that Harold is (likely) telling the truth as well. ;-)
Jul 17 2017 at 6:50pm Copy Link
Morris Cox Robert Hare: It's rare that I meet an "Internet veteran". I am one of the Eternal September ilk. One encounters a lot of posers, like someone who claims to have a CCNA but doesn't know what a router is or claims to have 5 years of experience of something that has only been out for 2 or 3 years. COBOL is...verbose. Pascal was better. DCL wasn't too bad. tcsh is my favorite shell. Usenet used to be great. Nowadays, there's Reddit. And so on.

I really do hope Harold Short is telling the truth. Knowledge and skills goes obsolete in the tech world real fast and most of what I knew is considered ancient, like shar files. If I tell people that I core dumped Finger 3 times, they wouldn't know what I was talking about. However, knowing how things were really helps to appreciate what we have now and what is likely to come next.
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