What is the Sajber Jukebox?
The Sajber Jukebox is a mpeg layer 3 player with a graphical user interface. It's based on Woo-jae Jung's splay for the audio and QT's graphical
library for the interface. It has the following features:
- Supports mpeg layer 3. The support for mpeg layer 1 & 2 and wav files is still in there, but untested.
- Playing of the 'net. By using normal http addresses, ie http://whatever.host.on.the.net/~someguy/song.mp3, you can play without having to first download.
- Forward, Rewind, Pause, Seek. The Sajber Jukebox allows for moving backwards and forwards in the song [unless its streaming, then rewind wont work]. By pressing on the progression bar you can make swift jumps to any place in the song of your liking.
- Mixer control. The Sajber Jukebox comes with a mixer control that allows you to change bass, treble, volume and pcm/dsp setting at any time without having to start a second program.
- Three types of browsers:
- File Browser. A local filemanager type of browser, which allows you to click around on your local system and select songs you wish to play.
- Standard Database. A database which allows you to recursively scan the harddisk or a directory structure in search for songs. The database is sorted by group, album and songname and makes it easy to keep track of your songs, unregardless of where on the harddisk they are located. It also supports http references in addition to ordinary files.
- Http Browser. This browser allows for playing songs of the net, and scanning home pages for songs. By giving the Http Browser an URL to a page, it will retrieve it and search it through for any references to playable files.
- Selections. You can select songs from any number of browsers, and play them with repeat and random.
- Configurability. The Sajber Jukebox is easy to configure, and provides a graphical interface instead of having to figure out how various options in the obscure rc files works.
- Saving. Selections, Standard Databases, Http Browsers and configurations can be saved to disk for easy retrieval, or autoloading at startup.
- Realtime threads. If you're a daredevil who believes that everything else on your machine oughta come second to the playing of audio, you can configure your player to use realtime scheduling.
- Bookmarks. You can save and edit bookmarks to various http or local locations for swift jumps around the filesystem or the world.
- Progression bar and timer to keep track of where in the song you are.
- Easily change between different databases and browsers.
- A smaller Player's window, with the basic functions which wont cover the entire screen.
- A computer and a soundcard.
- Linux, 2.0.* or 2.1.*
- QT, version 1.2.
- linuxThreads, version 0.6
The Sajber Jukebox was originally developed by Joel Lindholm (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The last version (1.08) was released in February, 1998,
under the GNU General Public License.
It seems that the jukebox is unsupported by the original author. The original website can (it seems no longer)
be found here http://kewl.campus.luth.se/~wizball/jukebox/index.html,
I made a local copy here. I, Nerijus Baliunas, am maintaining it now.
2000.08.28. CVS version now has LIRC support by Pablo d'Angelo.
2001.04.01. Version 1.09 released.
Sourceforge The Sajber Jukebox Project page