Chordify Blocked???

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  • Danny Gabel

    half my favorite list is now blocked????????????

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  • John

    I'm having the same issue.  Is there some status on this?  I just purchased a premium account a week ago and now everything I try to play is blocked.  Super disappointing.  Hope this is temporary, if not any chance for a refund?  Was very happy with the service until yesterday. 

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  • David

    "Ditto"  Whats up Chordify ??

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  • David

    A bit of communication would be nice. Is it only new subscribers with this problem? Like the program but if this is going to be how it is, it's kinda defeating the whole purpose. Should be playing not typing here. 

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  • Norm

    David, it is not only new subscribers. I am up for renewal next month and doesn't look good. Looks like UMG, UMPG, and VEVO have blocked Chordify from their video content...

     

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  • Elmer Tate

    this is not good,I use this all the time,Where do we go from here?

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  • Norm

    Don't know Elmer. There are other chord programs out there but in my opinion Chordify was the best for timing and accuracy. I can do without the videos if need be but as you know the song doesn't play without the video...kinda sucks

     

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  • Bill

    Really, we're paying for this service...  Are you selling us a service that's not legal?  I don't get it.

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  • Norm

    You can try contacting support@chordify.com. there are multiple discussions about the UMG blockage and 1 supposed work around. I have not tried it but I don't see where anything will come of it if Chordify is not able to remain viable with the loss of most of their artists and songs.

    It would be nice to hear from someone from the company rather than the banner stating:

    We are currently experiencing technical difficulties. We are aware of the issues and are working on it.

    It it takes an increase in subscription fees to bring Chordify back to it's working form I would be will to consider that but with no interaction from the company it is difficult to say..

     

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  • Chuck Gould

    It looks like the primary issue is the link-up to YouTube.

     

    If the service can remain viable without the videos, then I would recommend dropping the video aspect.

     

    I'd be willing to bet that most people come here to identify or confirm chord progressions. We can "watch" somebody play the songs elsewhere.

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  • Ross

    SOLUTION - UMG Blockage - Constructive Feedback

    Please have a look at my posting from yesterday under this heading.  I have got a work-around / solution.

    This gets your favourite songs that were blocked by UMG now loaded into Chordify as mp3 files.

    It works really well. It also means you are not stopped dead in the water so to speak.

    Regards Ross, a double bass player from New Zealand.

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  • Norm

    There are numerous other sites with the same basic functions as Chordify. One thing i have noticed with the Chordify issue is that yes it is a video issue however not necessarily an Artist issue. I found the same song by the same artist but apparently with a different video stream.. I.E. not UMG or the others and it worked fine. at least the one time I tried it. 

    seems there are always numerous versions of the same song by the same artist and some of them do not have the video, just the lyrics and it works just fine. so it is strictly a video content problem not an audio content problem. IMO.... :>)

     

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  • Norm

    Ross,

    Here is a thing to try... search Classical Gas by Mason Williams. try to play Classical Gas Mason Williams 1968. It won't play. Try to play Classical Gas with just the Album Cover, no video and it plays fine...

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  • Ross

    Hi Norm 

    Yes you are spot on with the Classical Gas versions.  Agree ... as we play along we don't need to see the video only the audio.

    I have 50+ Favourite tracks on Chordify in my playlist.  I've checked and some still work and some dont.  The ones that I really want to play along with at the moment I can still access but have to re-do with a new mp3 file created from the YouTube Converter software.  Hey its doesn't take too long but still is a bit of a pain to re-do.  But at least it doen't stop me dead.

    I also agree that Chordify should give us an update on this issue as to what's happening with their negotiations in the background.  Sound communication is always the right way to go.  Put a panel message on the sign-in homepage for exampe.

    What do you think?  Regards Ross

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  • Norm

    Ross,

    I replied to you via email this morning but don't see it here in our thread so I will try a do-over...lol

    Seems this morning some of the videos that were blocked yesterday are working today although a bit differently. You don't start the song from the Chordsheet Arrow, you start it from the video. If you start it from the arrow there is no sound and you can't stop it so click on the video to start it and it seems to work correctly. I have only tried a couple of the songs in my Edits and they both worked so I am thinking that Chordify may have found a solution or has come to an agreement with UMG...hopefully so.

    I found another program that has the videos and they have not been interrupted, yet anyway by UMG however the chordsheet is difficult to follow and is not always on beat...like Chordify, they have a free version and a premium pay version but I am hoping Chordify is fixed because I believe it is the best one out there

    Anyway, have a great day Down Under

    Norm

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  • Jeff Costello

    Care to share the other sites till this one is fixed ?

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  • Norm

    I don't belong to any others but I have used ChordU which isn't bad but nowhere close to Chordify...and I think Ultimate Guitar but i haven't even tried to figure that one out yet...

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  • Ross

    SOLUTION

    Many thanks Norm for your previous post about the use of the Chordify play arrow and the YouTube play arrow.

    I tried it out and it and YES this works very well.  Thanks for your input.

    For all the other watchers of this posting with 17 views so far I will copy in my Mp3 solution I worked-around a few days back.  It gives you total control over your favourites as you have a Mp3 file copy on your hard drive to upload to Chordify.  Any way here it is.  Just another solution to this problem.

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    Hello

    From my earlier post about the UMG block I have found a solution / work-around

    This is for a PC

    1) Go to YouTube and find the exact video clip / song track that you used to play in Chordify

    2) Open up a new Tab and do a Google search for

    mp3-youtube.download/en .....  this is a Youtube Mp3 Converter

    3) Go back to the Youtube clip and copy the URL link from 1)

    4) Then go back to the Converter and pase in the copied URL link.  Then hit Download.

    5) This will create a Mp3 file.  Have patience. Find the directory location on your hard drive.

    6) Go to Chordify and hit UPLOAD SONG

    7) Find the Mp3 file and upload.  Have patience and it will Chordify this song and put this into your UPLOADS section.

    8) Then you can play along as normal with the song.

    All the best from Ross, a double bass player from New Zealand.  Kia Ora.

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  • Norm

    Since you are a supposed musician, there is a song by John Rich that fits yours and Jeff's posts.....

    https://chordify.net/chords/shut-up-about-politics-john-rich-topic

    here give yourself a little practice time

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  • Walter

    I just purchased a year's subscription to Chordify today, downed 46 songs....After that I couldn't get another song, only a frog with a message to check my song request. I'm now waiting for a response from support. I'm strongly thinking of canceling while I can.

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