As of Saturday, July 22nd, 2006, is seems the AllTunes servers are down.
Now, seriously, how much freaking maintenance can really be going on? Is the service a target of hackers or something?
I was able to connect, I was able to order & download, but there were problems. Some songs wouldn’t download at all. Then downloading became very, very slow – like 8Kb/s slow. Didn’t want to wait two or three hours for a handful of songs, so I stopped the downloading, quit, and tried to start up again.
Now the AllTunes client can’t connect to the servers – I’m getting a “network error.” Tried to download a new client, in case that was it, but my browser can’t connect to their servers, either. They are really down.
Every time something like this happens, we all get scared AllTunes has been shut down permanently. But it would seem as though they’ve always had technical issues, even when they were still “under the radar,” as it were.
Still, I just put money into my account, and I want to spend it. It’s hard not to be anxious about the service.
Oh, and why is it that AllofMP3’s web site works, but AllTunes doesn’t? Do they not keep their files on the same servers?