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My Floola gives me a warning that says “your copy of floola will expire soon and wont be usable anymore, please get an updated version on http://www.floola.com“
i dont know why floola says that, because its a free software, and its the latests version on the web, i even download it again and replace it, it gives me the same warning.
please someone can explain me this? if i dont download another version i wont be able to use it anymore? what if for some reason i cant be connected to internet, the older versions wont work?
i repeat, i use the 5,7 version, the last i found on the web.
Thanks and apologize for my english
I’m going to assume that the expiration warning is just a post-install bug. Sometimes it comes up for me and sometimes it doesn’t.
I downloaded the newest version and placed a copy of the floola-win folder on my C drive. Then, I checked the version# on the floola.exe file and it shows up as version 5.7 so maybe it’s verifying something other than the version# on the exe file.
Hello and thanks for answer…
well it can be a bug, but its strange because it shows up just now, i had this version (5,7) of floola for a while (since the first release) and it didnt show that message until July 2…
On the other hand, your floola still works? for how long are you using it (with the warning)? cause the warning says “…wont be usable anymore…” that part scares me…
I will update Floola soon, anyway sooner than app expires.
what means that “expires”?
anyday floola can simply stop working?
that means i am forced to update floola?
the “expiration” is some kind of “warranty” ??
anyway, thanks floola and keep the good work! great program!
Apple often changes iPod database format. To avoid users to break their music library with an old version of Floola which does not support latest Apple modifications, it has been choosen to make it expire after a while. Some like this, some don’t, but till now it’s proven to be working. The app is free after all…
Well, as iTunes 9.2 was screwing up people’s iPods left & right due to Apple’s short-sided decision to again emphasize support their newest products at the expense of their existing iPod’s out in the wild, it doesn’t surprise me that Floola would have difficulty keeping up.
Personally, I suspect that a good number of “Floola corrupted my iPod!” claims are more due to Apple modifying iTunes than anything else. I used to use PodPlayer until upgrading to a newer version of iTunes prevented it from working anymore. In some ways, I still prefer it but Floola’s pretty good too.
However, there is always inherent risk with using any program other than what Apple proscribes so any blame starts and ends with the user who decides to use an iTunes alternative that lacks Apple’s blessing.
i totally understand that, it is MY risk to use floola or any other program, its just i want to know what are the limitations of the program cause i use ipod as a disk and transport music on diferent computers… so i need to know if someday floola stop working and, if i dont have internet or other program (like itunes), simply i couldnt get the music from the ipod.
now i understand… well… its a good idea… thing is… i dont even have instaled iTunes.. xD
i think i use it a year ago… to format mi ipod, and since that time i have used floola…
if i dont use iTunes… it should be no problems with the database, no?
thanks all for your answers!
Seeing how ppl complain about it from time to time, maybe you should just change the phrasing, from something like “your copy of floola will expire soon and wont be usable anymore” to something more along the lines of “This version of floola is getting old, you are recommended to get a new version online to keep up with potential iTunes changes” or something like this…