cripples player due to pressure from a record label

A recent update of the until-then-excellent player was a downgrade in features. I had assumed this was either by a mistake or just due to my laziness for not searching vigorously enough where those features had been moved to.

I just found out those features have simply been stripped from the player. Yup, gone.

And guess who’s behind it?

We were asked by a major record label to remove these features and it was a choice between removing the features or not receiving their music any more, as well as being sued.