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Author Topic: Software Recommendations - As close to a modern bar jukebox as possible  (Read 5076 times)

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I know you probably get a lot of requests for software recommendations, but I'm pretty specific about what I want and would appreciate some direction.

I already have a touchscreen jukebox that I built a few years ago.  
After trying 5 or 6 programs, I settled on The PC Jukebox because it seemed closest to what you find in bars and would be easy for my guests to figure out.

It's worked great since I built it, but after adding the last batch of albums, it became bogged down and slow, like I passed some sort of limit.
I went from 22,000 songs to 25,000 songs, which isn't a big leap, but the change in performance is drastic.  
(been building my collection for a long time, all full albums from the original cd, no crap off the internet until Amazon mp3 came along)

The computer is running a 2.0Ghz single core AMD Sempron w/1GB RAM.
I Installed The PC Jukebox on my dual core laptop to see if it performed better, and it did not.  ???

Is there any touchscreen jukebox software out there that is quicker to scroll album covers and doesn't look like mp3 managment software.
I can't stand the "jukebox" software that looks like itunes or media monkey.

What I like about The PC Jukebox is that it looks like a real touchscreen jukebox and allows me to choose what buttons I want guests to have access to.
Anything out there similar, but better performing?

(I tried touchtraxx, but don't care for it)

« Last Edit: August 03, 2010, 05:04:07 pm by BadMouth »

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Re: Software Recommendations - As close to a modern bar jukebox as possible
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2010, 08:17:26 pm »
Dual core was a cheap way for computer manuf. To get a little more life out of slow processor speeds. You will probably notice that you dual core is probably 2.0 ghz.

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Re: Software Recommendations - As close to a modern bar jukebox as possible
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2010, 06:03:04 pm »
freeboxjukebox.com thats the one you are looking for, with 25 dlls donation, you can get the full piece and free updates, the trial its fully functional....

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Re: Software Recommendations - As close to a modern bar jukebox as possible
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2010, 10:03:53 am »
im using skjukebox 3.o

the 4 versions skip songs

you have to fix the onscreen keyboard but that s easy

it has two es on it you need to change the second e to an r then its all great

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Re: Software Recommendations - As close to a modern bar jukebox as possible
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2010, 02:28:23 pm »
freeboxjukebox.com thats the one you are looking for, with 25 dlls donation, you can get the full piece and free updates, the trial its fully functional....

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Can't say enough good things about the software, Barry Barcrest, and the team there. They have a good forum with active members. Great stuff. One of the best endorsements that I can give is that my jukebox sits in the gameroom and people who have never seen it walk up to it and play some songs. They usually ask questions like "Is this free?"

You can't see the jukebox software as much here, as I was showing off my jukebox and not the software, but I think you see enough


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Re: Software Recommendations - As close to a modern bar jukebox as possible
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2010, 06:46:30 pm »
I use E-touch which is the new name for the freebox software.   Closest to a commecial touchscreen bartop that you will find.

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Re: Software Recommendations - As close to a modern bar jukebox as possible
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2010, 08:10:04 pm »
Thanks for the replies!  :cheers:

leapinlew, thanks for posting the video.  It looks like what I want.
The video on the second screen is an impressive touch.