December 10, 2011, LHUPATECH has just released a new skin for DW Jukebox! The skin is wide screen and
that's the 2nd "No credit" DW Jukebox skin since the begining of making skins for DW Jukebox now called "EZ Playing" (EZP)!
EZ PLAYING VERSION - NO CREDIT NEEDED!
PRESENTATION OF THE DW JUKEBOX SKIN PROJECT
The present skin is made from the first computer jukebox template family in the PDF format by LHUPATECH ("LHUPA" at the era) in 2003 called "Scanlog" that stands
for "Scan Logic For Multimedia" (Here, in the model name "LHUPA Scanlog II 40 EZP", the number "40" stands for 40 selections per page on that DW Jukebox skin.). So, the first PDFJS jukeboxes were
in a book principle structure as a regular PDF book within embedded multimedia (audio-video) content (a new Adobe feature for PDF documents for the era in 2003!) and this type of interactive
multimedia PDF documents was called "Juke Katalog" for its analogy to a product catalog except in that case, it was music or video (embedded .mp3 music or .mpeg video) built-in the interactive
PDF document in a regular book principle. The music or video was embedded in clickable multimedia fields placed at a specific area on the pages of the PDF document as a jukebox selecting panel
or "index". The clickable music or video was on the title number i-e "A 1" or "101" towards the titles of the title strip. The original PDF jukebox model (The background of the present DW Jukebox
skin) was "LHUPA Scanlog II 140 Juke Katalog" or model number "LWB 140 PCP" a 140 selection PDF jukebox built in a six page catalog type PDF document. The Scanlog family has been built until
2007 with the third generation of the family i-e "Scanlog III" also used on the DW Jukebox! Despite the new PDFJS jukeboxes are more complex with new features as "Automatic Selector Music
Loading System" (ASMLS) and the cluster mechanism (a virtual jukebox mechanism), the "Juke Katalog" remains an interesting type of PDF jukebox and will be built again as possible! The term
"Juke Katalog" has been kept for the authenticity of the model! That's the third DW Jukebox wide screen skin by LHUPATECH!...
FEATURES OF THE "LHUPA SCANLOG II 40 JUKE KATALOG EZP" SKIN
- Wide screen
- Truly SIMPLE!: Uses only the most used functions as numeric selecting, radio, page navigator (previous, next page buttons) and CMGP/POP (Coming Up/Popularity) button!
- "EZ Playing" feature (Use no money or credits, easy to use by using huge buttons on top, large title strips for clarity and easy reading!
- Only .bmp (Bitmap) imaging used instead regular LHUPATECH's .png imaging for the most reliable wide screen image quality experience!
- Built on the Seeburg beveled facing jukebox "Magna Star" (SB-100) principle for its attracting colorful design!
A TOUCH OF "SEEBURG"!
You should notice the Seeburg jukebox inspiration in that model family! About twelve models of PDF jukeboxes in the "Juke Katalog" series are inspired of 1970's Seeburg jukeboxes especially
the Seeburg Marauder/Bogy (SX-100), Carnival (SL-100), Magna Star (SB-100), Topaz (100-77D), Celestia (100-78D), Seeburg Da Vinci (100-79M), Disco (SMC-1), Phoenix (SMC-2), Prelude
(SMC-3) and other beveled facing jukebox models made by Seeburg in the 70's and late 80's. You should also notice that the present skin is inspired from the Seeburg Magna Star jukebox with
its characteristic transparency effect on the selecting panel i-e "index" and title strips. Here, in the model name "LHUPA Scanlog II 40", the number "40" stands for 40 selections per page on
that DW Jukebox skin. Notice the characteristic selecting control panel of that skin on the top of the screen! Other models more closer to the Magana Star should be available soon!
SOUND EFFECTS USED FOR THE SKIN PROJECT
So, all the sound effects were built according to the sounds of such modern "chariot" mechanism jukeboxes sometimes with beep sounds of "touch tone" panel keyboard buttons! The "LHUPA
Scanlog II 40 Juke Katalog" skin features "all-electronic" beep sounds on all buttons including the invalid button selecting alarm. The mechanism scan and record play sound effect features a
"clean-cut" with no "scratches" record begining with a clear "pop" as the tone arm touches the surface of a "brand new" record!
TEMPLATE USED FOR THE SKIN PROJECT
LHUPATECH works only on HoundDog63's DW Jukebox skin templates for his 16-9 screen DW Jukebox skin projects for the precision image of these templates! Until june 2010, LHUPATECH has
built only 4-3 screen skins whatever for PDFJS or DW Jukebox because LHUPATECH hasen't wide screen monitors to work on wide screen skin projects.
Special thanks to HoundDog63 for the bright idea to build 16-9 (wide screen) skins for DW Jukebox! Either, LHUPATECH (Me), would like to thank him for the use of its wide screen DW Jukebox
skin templates in my wide screen projects! Special thanks to Ray Larabie (Ray Larabie Fonts) for the redistributable free .ttf font so called "FakeReceipt": a particular "dot matrix" font that
matches perfectly any LHUPATECH's DW Jukebox skin do be redistributed all over the internet troughout the official dwjukebox website or other dedicated websites as BYOAC. This will avoid any
possible copyright concerns about fonts in that skin!
I hope the you'll like it!