DJ Jukebox is an essential tool for managing a song library and generating playlists.
Each song can be assigned a rating so that favorites are played more often, and that unwanted songs are never chosen. Once all of the songs are rated, DJ Jukebox will generate playlists with the perfect mix of great songs, good songs, and some average songs. The repetition prevention feature ensures that the playlist is always fresh.
Also included is an array of powerful file management tools that allow the user to easily manage their song library. This makes DJ Jukebox an important time saver, especially as your collection grows into the thousands.
# Playlist Generator
DJ Jukebox generates random lists of songs which can be delivered to a media player such as Winamp. Each song can be rated (on a scale of 0-100) to ensure that favorites are chosen more often. A rating of 0 will prevent the song from being played altogether.
# File Management
DJ Jukebox maintains a list of each song and its rating in the "Song Table". From this table, songs can be easily renamed, deleted, or rated.
DJ Jukebox can rename or move an entire directory. The Song Table is automatically updated to reflect the new song locations.
DJ Jukebox can also perform a text search and replace operation on the Song Table. Again, the song files are automatically renamed when a change is made.
# Remote Control
DJ Jukebox can listen for commands from another copy of DJ Jukebox located on a local area network (LAN). Programmable keystrokes can be sent to the server with the click of a button, providing complete remote control over the media player.
The remote control feature can be used by a dedicated entertainment server. DJ Jukebox can start automatically during bootup and begin listening for remote commands. The server does not even need a monitor.
# Rip CD's
DJ Jukebox can convert a CD into MP3 files. It uses the LAME encoder which is widely regarded as producing the highest audio quality. Features include:
Automatic slowdown and retry when sectors cannot be read
FreeDB enabled to provide album and track information
DJ Jukebox can insert commercials in between songs. The commercials can be any type of media file that the media player supports. The average number of commercials per song can be adjusted, and individual commercials can be assigned a frequency rating that determines how often they are chosen.
# Repetition Prevention
When DJ Jukebox generates a playlist, it can make sure that songs do not get repeated too often. It can also ensure that no two consecutive songs are from the same album or artist, or have the same name.
# Works with all versions of Windows® 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, and 7.
# The song list, ratings, and other settings are stored in a "Project" file. There is no limit on the number of projects.
# All songs on the hard drive can be added to the Song Table in one simple step.
# There are two ratings columns: one for when you are alone, and one for when you have guests.
# A song's meta tags (a.k.a. ID3 tags) can be viewed and edited.
# Songs that were not recorded properly can be marked as "bad". This prevents the song from being chosen for a playlist without removing it from the Song Table.
# The Song Table can be checked for errors, such as a nonexistent file or illegal rating.
# The songs can be located on a network computer (no drive mapping is required).
# If you have a separate entertainment server, it can be shut down remotely. If the server supports the Wake On LAN feature, it can be powered up remotely.
# Playlists can be saved for later retrieval.
# Identical songs can be identified and deleted.
# The complete list of artists, albums, and songs can be printed.
# The Remote Control feature can be incorporated into third-party programs. The help file describes the syntax of all commands and explains how they can be sent to a DJ Jukebox server.
# A generated playlist can be limited to a single artist of the user's choosing.
# Command line parameters can be used to generate and play playlists. This is especially useful for creating Desktop shortcuts.
Changelog for this release:
- Major interface improvements, too many to list. Added support for Aero Glass (Vista/2008/7). Improved appearance, layout, margins, skins.
- The set of tabs have been replaced by a row of buttons.
- Added the "Shell Integration" tool to the Options menu. This allows the user to integrate DJ Jukebox with the operating system's shell. If enabled, when right clicking on a song file (in Windows Explorer), there will be a menu option named "Play with DJ Jukebox". Selecting this menu option will cause DJ Jukebox to launch, play the song, and terminate. The song is played in accordance with a project's media player settings, namely "Use Non-Default Media Player" and "Use Remote Jukebox".
- Added the "Auto-Start Project" tool to the File menu. This is used to launch Dj Jukebox when the computer boots up.
- Added a graphical banner to the top of various windows.
- Added the "/PS" command line switch, which plays a specified song using a specified project's settings.
- Added the "Remote" checkbox to the toolbar, although it is hidden by default. This checkbox serves the same purpose as "Use Remote Jukebox" on the Remote tab.
- Added a high resolution shell icon for Vista/2008/7.
- CD Ripper: added the "Verify Audio Data" ripper option. When enabled, the audio data is read twice so that bad data can be repaired.
- CD Ripper: added the "Remove Spikes" ripper option. When enabled, the ripper will fix radical volume spikes that are indicative of corrupt data. Such spikes can actually damage speakers.
- CD Ripper: added the ability to display the ripped audio data in a window.
- CD Ripper: added the "Refresh CD" option to the File menu. This will reload the track information from the CD.
- CD Ripper: album and track info is now applied to WAV files.
- CD Ripper: the user is now asked if they want to add ripped tracks to the Songs Table.
- When the "Auto-Rename" feature renames a song, the change is now automatically applied to all stored playlists.
- The user may now drag and drop one or more media files onto the window caption icon. DJ Jukebox will instruct the media player to play them.
- The trial is now fully functional, but limited to 30 days.
- Numerous improvements to the help file. Added a chapter on Stored Playlists.
- The "Find All Songs" and "Add Files To Song Table" tools now include .WAV files.
- The "Picks" column is now editable.
- The "Normalize Filenames" tool will now remember the "Replace underscores with spaces" option.
- When editing a cell in the Song Table, the character widths in the editbox are now an exact match to the table cell.
- When using the Rename/Move Directory tool, and the old directory does not exist, the user is now asked if the operation should still alter the Song Table.
- When dragging and dropping files on the Song Table, .M3U, .GIF, .JPG, and .PNG files are now ignored. Also, files will be ignored if they are already in the table.
- When dragging and dropping files on the Playlist, the filepath of the files are now inserted into the Playlist instead of the file contents.
- When launching DJ Jukebox for the first time, the user is now offered a chance to choose the skin and font size.
- Fixed: the "Add Selections To Stored Playlist" tool was not splitting a joined song list into individual filepaths.
- Fixed: CD Ripper: selecting an entry from the "Filename Format" field's drop down list was not causing the "Destination" column to update.
- Fixed: CD Ripper: mono output was playing at half speed.
- Fixed: command line switches were not working if an instance of DJ Jukebox was already running.
The download is a trial with the following limitations:
# A limit of 10 songs is generated in the playlist.
# A limit of 500 playlists can be generated.
# The \\\"Edit Tags\\\" tool is disabled.
# The \\\"Normalize Filenames\\\" tool i