Jukebox Software

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Jukebox software is designed to allow your PC to act and look like a jukebox. Much like game emulators, there are graphical user interfaces (GUIs) to enhance this effect. Jukeboxes often require you to rip your music from CDs to your PC.

Software is available for several different operating systems and may or may not be freeware. Often, if the software is freeware, a donation link is present on the homepage of the software to allow you to show your appreciation for the developer's efforts in creating software that frequently rivals and/or bests commercial software!

Jukebox software may also be "skinnable", meaning the appearance of the software may be changed by the end-user based on their preferences. This may take the form of preset skins within the software, or the ability to develop and share skins with other end-users.

Lastly, touchscreens may be utilized if the software supports it, and can be used to eliminate the need for buttons or a keyboard/mouse combination altogether.

List of jukebox software

Below is the jukebox software comparison table for Windows only. SilverJuke now exists to Mac, and Doscab is for DOS.


Please be aware that this may be incomplete! The individual pages will have the software's homepage for you to verify any information or questions you may have!


Software Format1 BYOAC2 OS License3 Skin4 Monitor Media5 Resolutions6 Main Control(s)7
Arcade Jukebox Singles Mark OS windows icon.gif Freeware Basic Monitor horizontal icon.gif mp3 400x300 640x480 800x600 Joystick Trackball
Aussie Juke Both AussieJuke OS windows icon.gif Freeware Basic Monitor horizontal icon.gif mp3, wma (audio) and mpg, wmv, avi (video) files 800x600+ Joystick Mouse
Arcade Music Box List Space Fractal OS windows icon.gif Freeware Full Monitor horizontal icon.gifMonitor vertical icon.gifMonitor dualscreen icon.gif Many9 cdg radio video 320x240 400x300 640x480 ANY Joystick Spinner
DAM Jukebox Singles DamSoft OS windows icon.gif Freeware Basic Monitor horizontal icon.gif mp3 1024x768 Buttons
DWJukebox (DOSCab/WinCab) Both Chris OS windows icon.gifOS DOS icon.gif Freeware Full Monitor horizontal icon.gifMonitor vertical icon.gif mp3 ogg mid MonitorLess, Any6 Buttons Joystick Keypad Touchscreen7 Mouse
E-Touch Album Barcrest OS windows icon.gif Shareware Full Monitor horizontal icon.gifMonitor dualscreen icon.gif mp3 m4a wma cdg video 800x600 1024x768 ANY Touchscreen Mouse
Juke Blaster Pro Both Steve OS windows icon.gif Commercial Basic Monitor horizontal icon.gif mp3 wma Auto size Touchscreen, Keyboard, USB Coin Acceptor
Jukebox Arcade Both NebulaSleuth OS windows icon.gif Freeware Full Monitor horizontal icon.gif WMP 1024x768 ANY Mouse Trackball Buttons Touchscreen
MultiJuke Multi Space Fractal OS windows icon.gifOS linux icon.gif Freeware Basic Monitor horizontal icon.gifMonitor vertical icon.gif Many9 cdg MonitorLess, 640x480+ ANY Joystick Spinner Keypad Trackball
Nowtro Jukebox Singles AdamMF OS windows icon.gif Commercial Standard Monitor horizontal icon.gif mp3 800x600+ Keypad
SK Jukebox Album SalmonKing OS windows icon.gif Freeware Basic Monitor horizontal icon.gif WMP video 800x600+ Keypad Mouse Touchscreen
SKG Jukebox Album SkepticalGeek OS windows icon.gifOS linux icon.gif FOSS Basic Monitor horizontal icon.gif mp3 ogg flac 800x600 up to 1920x1080 Keyboard Mouse Touchscreen


Virtual Music Jukebox Album VMJ Team OS windows icon.gif Commercial Standard Monitor horizontal icon.gifMonitor dualscreen icon.gif mp3 wma wmv 800x600 1024x768 Keypad Touchscreen Mouse
Software Format1 BYOAC2 OS License3 Skin4 Monitor Media5 Resolutions6 Controls7
AlbumPlayer Album - OS windows icon.gif Shareware Standard Monitor horizontal icon.gifMonitor vertical icon.gif Many9 cdg video 800x480+ Touchscreen Mouse
BoxEasy Album - OS windows icon.gif Shareware Basic Monitor horizontal icon.gif mp3 ogg wma m4a 1024x768 1280x1024 Keyboard Mouse
GlobeCOM Jukebox Album - Web10 Freeware Advanced Monitor horizontal icon.gif mp3 800x600+ Mouse
J River Media Center Both - OS windows icon.gif Commercial Advanced Monitor horizontal icon.gifMonitor vertical icon.gifMonitor dualscreen icon.gif mp3 wma ogg + supports plugins Auto size Touchscreen, Infared Remote, Web Remote, Keyboard, Mouse
Jukebox Jockey Media Player Both - OS windows icon.gif Commercial Standard, Web based homepage Monitor horizontal icon.gifMonitor vertical icon.gifMonitor dualscreen icon.gif Music, Video, Karaoke (mp3, wma, mpeg, mp4, + much more) 800x600+, ANY Touchscreen, Infared Remote, Keyboard, Keypad, Mouse
Jukebox Simulator Album - OS windows icon.gif Shareware Basic Monitor horizontal icon.gif mp3 1024x768 Keyboard
MP3 Susi Album - OS MAC icon.gif Freeware None Monitor horizontal icon.gif mp3 ?  ? Mouse
Title Track Album - OS MAC icon.gif OS windows icon.gif Commercial None Monitor horizontal icon.gif mp3 wav aiff sd2  ? Mouse
The JukeBox'er Album - OS windows icon.gif Shareware Advanced Monitor horizontal icon.gifMonitor dualscreen icon.gif wma mp3 ogg wav cda cdg radio video 800x600+ Mouse
Nordbeat's Jukebox Album - OS windows icon.gif Shareware Standard Monitor horizontal icon.gifMonitor vertical icon.gif WMP AMP 800x600 1024x768 Touchscreen Keyboard Mouse
The PC Jukebox Album - OS windows icon.gif Commercial Standard Monitor horizontal icon.gif mp3 wma wav video 1024x768 Touchscreen Mouse
PartyTime Jukebox Album - OS windows icon.gif Freeware Basic Monitor horizontal icon.gifMonitor dualscreen icon.gif AMP 800x600 1024x768 Touchscreen Keyboard
Python Jukebox Album - Web10 Open Source - Monitor horizontal icon.gif MP3 more?  ? Mouse Touchscreen


Silverjuke Album - OS windows icon.gifOS MAC icon.gif Commercial Advanced Monitor horizontal icon.gif AMP 640x480+ Touchscreen Mouse Keyboard
Tunez Album - Web10 Open Source - Monitor horizontal icon.gif mp3 ogg  ? Mouse
Touchtone - - OS windows icon.gif Shareware Basic Monitor horizontal icon.gifMonitor dualscreen icon.gif AMP video 1024x768 Touchscreen Mouse
YoDJ Album - Web10 Freeware CCS9 Monitor horizontal icon.gif Many 10 From 640x480+ Mouse/Keyboard
ZenPoint DigitalCenter Multi - OS windows icon.gif Commecial Full Monitor horizontal icon.gifMonitor dualscreen icon.gif Music, Video, Karaoke (mp3, flac, ogg, wma, mpeg, mkv, mp4, + much more) From 800x600+, any Touchscreen Mouse Keyboard Remote Iphone IPad

1) Format Orientation:

With type of format do the software use. This tell it Singles or album based (or both). There are some exceptions:

  • Arcade Music Box use a list based screme like Mamewah, but it support both Singles and Albums formats.
  • Wincab/Doscab acts best as a singles-based jukebox (it is very popular), but it also supports album as well.


2) Byoac Member?

If this software is registered and supported by a BYOAC member, the name is showed here.


3) License:

  • Freeware: is fully functional without payment. A nag screen or ads are not considered a loss of functionality.
  • Shareware: has limited functionality until payment is made.
  • Commercial: software is fully functional for a limited time, after which payment must be made.


4) About skinning:

How can the software being skinned and changed?

Grade Fonts Background Elements Resizeable Moveable Resolutions
Font Only Yes Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Basic Maybe Yes Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Standard Yes Yes Some Some Fixed Fixed
Advanced Yes Yes All Some Some Fixed
Full Yes Yes All All Most Any

Note:

  • Basic: Only the background may be changed or colors adjusted, but not the fonts or control placements.
  • Standard: A software may only support one "Some", not the both.
  • Advanced: A software may only support one "Some", not the both.


5) Media:

  • If WMP (Windows Media Player) or AMP (Winamp) are listed, that jukebox software is simply a frontend for those programs and handle all formats and codecs WMP/AMP support. WMP/AMP are REQUIRED for the jukebox software to operate.
  • If video and/or image is listed, the individual page will list all video or image file types supported.
  • Some software may support MP3+G (a karaoke system), wich is stated as cdg (but they may need to being ripped from the cd).

6) Resolutions:

  • If software has a + after the resolutions, this meams it uses an autoscaling scheme. You can show it on a higher monitor, but the skin may just be rescaled.
  • If software stated with any, this mean any resolution is supported by a added skin.
  • DWJukebox autoscales all skins to all resolutions and orientations; skins designed specifically for very low resolutions (320x240) are included.
  • Other software may look best at the stated resolution(s), even if it supports any resolution with a new skin.

7) Controls:

  • Main Controls marked in bold indicate the controls the software was originally designed for and works best with.
  • Buttons is typical used for limited use like insert a letter and number (like D3 to insert a song).
  • Joystick is meant for using with arcade joystick (and few buttons), but technical been a keyboard encoder and/or gameport.
  • Keyboard shortcuts (Skip, Pause, Show Queue etc) are not counted as main controls, due nearly all software support it in many ways. Some software can have many shortcuts.
  • Keypad support in many software can also been remmapped.
  • Mouse can been a trackball as well (if mouse course is hided, use trackball term insted).
  • Touchscreen support in DWJukebox is limited to DOS and Windows XP.

8) Web based skin:

  • Some application can used as webbased software. So skins is based on css in that case.

9) Many Extensions:

  • These software support many extensions as it could listed here. So they may support 10+ extensions.
  • Arcade Music Box and Album Player is based on BASS engine, and support these extensions as well.
  • Bass is an external engine, Bass wich also supports a variety of extensions and is included with the software. Some software is based on it, but not all software support plugins (like The JukeBox'er).

10) Webbased:

  • These software is writting in a web based language, like php perl and python. because of it, it good to use with a Apache server or like that. It should of course run on all platform (a least on Windows, linux and Mac)

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