dTunes offers search & discovery service and allows iPhone users to download music & video directly to their iPhone.
However, one of the major concerns of this app is the piracy issue.
For music discovery, dTunes connects to music streaming site, SeeqPod by default within its built-in
mini browser and searches for free music (in the format of mp3) based on your
Once you find the desired music, just tap on it. dTunes allows you to either download it to the iPhone or play it directly in its media
player via streaming. The integration with SeeqPod.com is pretty neat. Search
for free music takes only a few seconds.
MP3 files downloaded are put under /var/mobile/Library/Downloads. dTunes
comes with a "Browse" option to navigate all mp3 files under that folder. Tap on
the mp3 file to play back it in media player. One cool feature introduced in
the dTunes v2.6 is "Random Shake". It’s now possible to shake your iPhone to skip to the next random track.
dTunes also comes with discovery service for Video. By default, it’ll connect
to tinytube.net for video search. The user
interface is the same as that in music search. You can either download videos to
the iPhone or play it directly using streaming.
You can also download torrents directly to iPhone via dTunes. dTunes has
teamed up with iTorrentRelay and offers support for downloading Torrent files.
iTorrentRelay is a web-based application built into dTunes that lets you manage
and download Torrent files directly to iPhone. The Torrent files has been
converted to a format suitable for iPhone and ready for dTunes to play back.
iTorrentRelay, however, is not a free service. They are currently charging USD$9.99
One of the limitations of the iPhone app is that it cannot play digital content that has been synced to your iPhone from iTunes music library (not sure if it is some technical limitation).
Overall, dTunes is a nice application to find music and video. dTunes is a free
application on Cydia (available via modmyi source). If you want to give dTunes a
shot, you will need to jailbreak your iPhone first in case you haven’t already.
But one of the major concerns of this app is the piracy issue, the app uses search and discovery service Seeqpod. Their FAQ says:
Is it legal to use SeeqPod?
Yes. Search engines are legal. Futher, we do not host content on
our servers, and we strictly adhere to the Digital Millennium Copyright
Act. And along with other search engines, otherwise known as
‘information location tools’, we are a member of the Computer and
Communications Industry Association, which advocates fair use of
copyrighted content on the Internet and free speech, shielding search
engines from liability.
SeeqPod does not support or facilitate the illegal download of copy written material or digital content.
However, the music industry doesn’t seem to agree, Seeqpod was sued by Warner earlier this year, so please proceed with caution and only download legal music and videos.
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