Real Rhapsody login problems
If you're having trouble signing in to Rhapsody with the behavior that you submit your name/password and it just comes back to the login screen without an error:
Rhapsody technical support was fantastically unhelpful in figuring this out. Don't get me wrong--I don't expect them to suggest that this is the problem on a first inquiry. I do expect them to read the information I submit and not come back with asinine suggestions that make it clear they haven't read my comments AND are clueless.
An interesting side-note: because the login screen is not implemented as a <form> but using JS code buried in a separately loaded file, it's not easy to verify whether your password is submitted in plaintext or using SSL. This login problem seems to reveal the answer: upon trying to log in, I'm redirected to a URL with the password encoded in it in plaintext. (?username=xxxxxxxx&password=yyyyyyy) Niiiice. Remind me not to use Rhapsody when I'm at a public wi-fi hotspot.
Aaaand another complaint about Rhapsody: I haven't used the browser-based playback much in a long while and see that there are now ads in both the main browser window AND in the playback control window. Are you kidding me? I'm paying for this service.
I'm seriously thinking about ditching Rhapsody.