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#370561 - 23/02/2018 17:41 Recommendation needed...
Ladmo
addict

Registered: 04/09/2004
Posts: 516
I am looking for software that would emulate a jukebox in functionality. I would like to have it 'read' the mp3's on a dedicated hard drive and then list them and allow selection and play with either a number selection or a mouse click.

And of course, since I am still poor, a freeware, shareware or very inexpensive would be a bonus.

Thank you.

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#370562 - 23/02/2018 20:17 Re: Recommendation needed... [Re: Ladmo]
canuckInOR
carpal tunnel

Registered: 13/02/2002
Posts: 3152
Loc: Portland, OR
Originally Posted By: Ladmo
I am looking for software that would emulate a jukebox in functionality. I would like to have it 'read' the mp3's on a dedicated hard drive and then list them and allow selection and play with either a number selection or a mouse click.

And of course, since I am still poor, a freeware, shareware or very inexpensive would be a bonus.


It's not quite "jukebox", but I'd say Kodi is your best bet.

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#370563 - 23/02/2018 21:24 Re: Recommendation needed... [Re: Ladmo]
mlord
carpal tunnel

Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 13863
Loc: Canada
Or just about any file manager on any o/s platform?

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#370564 - 23/02/2018 21:50 Re: Recommendation needed... [Re: mlord]
canuckInOR
carpal tunnel

Registered: 13/02/2002
Posts: 3152
Loc: Portland, OR
Originally Posted By: mlord
Or just about any file manager on any o/s platform?

At its most simplistic, sure. But will a file manager queue up a file in an already opened media player? Or would it start a new media player so you have two competing audio tracks playing simultaneously? Or will it replace the currently playing track in the already open media player? I don't know -- the bash command line is my file manager. smile

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#370565 - 23/02/2018 22:10 Re: Recommendation needed... [Re: canuckInOR]
tfabris
carpal tunnel

Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31141
Loc: Seattle, WA
Originally Posted By: canuckInOR
But will a file manager queue up a file in an already opened media player?


On Windows, WinAmp (at least, the old old version I'm using) will do that. It's a configuration option, I think the option is called "enqueue as default action".
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#370584 - 27/02/2018 18:59 Re: Recommendation needed... [Re: Ladmo]
JBjorgen
carpal tunnel

Registered: 19/01/2002
Posts: 3475
Loc: Guadalajara, MX
Out of the box a bit, but perhaps try Plex with a cheap Roku stick or something. The remote would be a super easy way to control the Jukebox and would eliminate the need for a separate computer. All you'd need is the display. You would also get the UI with all the pretty cover art and metadata and stuff that you'd want in a Jukebox.
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