What is it:
The MinkSonic Jukebox is an open source windows application
that provides MP3 library management, ID3Tag editing, and MP3 frame error
detection & removal. Both a windows "explorer-like" interface and a
web browser interface are provided. Both interfaces allow users to easily
browse/search through an MP3 collection, and request songs in a jukebox
fashion. Songs are played back using a
Winamp plugin in the order that they
were requested. Once all requests have been played, the jukebox "shuffles"
through the rest of your MP3 collection. The jukebox also learns what you
like so it can be set to only shuffle through your favorites.
Released version 1.10. Bug fixes, faster startup and more track detail columns.
See Change History for details.
Released version 1.0. Bug fixes, better installer.
Released version 0.93. Bug fixes.
Released version 0.92. More bug fixes, better folder scanning.
Released version 0.91. Fixed one critical and a couple annoying bugs.
Finally released version 0.90. The application was completely
re-architected to use the Berkley DB embedded database. This allows
large MP3 collections without the painfully slow startup times.
Besides the quicker startup times, the main noticable difference is
that the server now runs in the taskbar so you don't need the explorer
window (now called the "Admin" window) up all the time.
The foundation is currently being re-written to support the use of
database storage instead of a single XML file. This will significantly
improve the startup time and the memory footprint for large
When the new release (0.90) is available, backward compatibility will
only be maintained for version 0.86 so anyone using older versions
will need to upgrade to 0.86 first.
Version 0.90 will be licensed under a GNU license instead of a BSD
license so that we can leverage existing toolkits under the
GNU license rather than writing everything from scratch.
Released version 0.86. It contains some bug fixes and a couple
improvements to web interface.
Web-based interface allows browsing,
searching and requesting of jukebox tracks via a web browser.
Tray icon allows the webserver to keep running
without the Admin window open, and provides a handy menu for invoking the
web-interface to browse the music, starting playback thru Winamp, and
invoking the Admin Window.
The explorer-like Admin Window allows music to
added or removed from the jukebox, asl well as the track information such
as artist, album, title, year, etc to be edited.
The customizable detail view remembers the user's preferences regarding
sort order, column order, and column widths. Multiple items can be
selected so it's easy to do things like change the artist or album name
for a group of tracks. The changes are written to the underlying files'
ID3 tags (both ID3V1.1 and ID3V2 tags are supported).
Allows MP3 files to be scanned
for MPEG framing errors, and allows those errors to be fixed by removing
the offending frames.
Allows MP3 files to be renamed based on artist & title.
Hard drive(s) and/or folders can be scanned for MP3's or MP3 files can be
dragged into the jukebox from windows explorer.
Search allows users to easily locate tracks based on the artist name,
album name, title, or comments.