KSCD plays cd's allright, but it just isn't a particuly good player overall. There are players that are very much better. KSCD doesn't react quickly enough for my liking, and feels sluggish. It's also devoid of a lot of the features that I looked for (such as per-cd play lists).
The differences between players aren't as large, or as noticable as between for example word processors, and therefore it may seem that some of the reviews are unusually harsh. I'd encourage you to get a couple of the players from the top half of the list, and see for yourself how they compare to kscd.
As for the players that got 0's because I couldn't get them to work - a small explanation is needed. We were two reviewers originally, but the other one didnt' have time to do more than two reviews. If he had been able to participate more, there would have been significantly fewer 0's for this reason. Being hardware related, my particular setup caused some of the problems. It was for this reason that it was intended for those players to be reviewed by Azazel, and not me.
However, I still feel that if an application does not work, then a zero is justified. The site, and reviews are meant for end users, and if the programs don't work - the players shouldn't get anything more. Playing a cd is something that I take for granted on my machine, and a task that most players handled fine.
Rikard (the reviewer)
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