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Jukebox is a small, lightweight, flexible
jukebox program designed specifically
for hardware or software playing MIDI files. I
designed this program because the software synthesizer that comes with
Windows (Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth) is so awful. When I started making video games I found out that
the Java Virtual Machine has its own software synthesizer, and it
sounds pretty good.
It started off innocently enough, it was just going to
be a small program for my own personal use, but like everything I do it
got out of hand and now I have a full fledged piece of jukebox
software. If you're interested in how I made this, check out the design page in
the Computers section of this
- Stylish, easy to use interface
- Very lightweight, uses only 150 kB of disk space
- Written in Java, so it's compatible with everything,
just download and go
- Plays MIDI type 0, type 1, and karaoke files
- Uses its own software synthesizer
- Comes with built-in help
- Save and load custom playlists
- Random and repeat play
Practically nothing. Approximately 4 MB free memory,
less than 100 MHz of CPU cycles, and 150 kB of disk space. You will
need the Java virtual machine to run
this. The newest version at the time of this writing uses approximately
30 MB of disk space and 30 MB of RAM.
The great thing is, you don't really have to install it.
Just download the package, unzip it and click on jukebox.jar.
If you'd like a more permanent installation, follow
Move the Planet Fox folder to C:\Program Files. Depending on the
version of Windows you're using you might have to change the
permissions of C:\Program
Files\Planet Fox\resources for the program to be able to write
its configuration file.
To do this in Windows 7, right click the folder, select Properties, click on the Security tab, then click on Users (ComputerName\Users) in the Group or user names panel. In the
panel Permissions for Users,
the Allow option should be
checked for Write. If it
isn't, click the Edit button,
select Users (ComputerName\Users),
click the Write checkbox and
click OK. It should look like this.
Once you've done that you can copy the shortcut, General
MIDI's Jukebox.lnk to your Desktop or Start Menu. If you want to
install the program somewhere else besides C:\Program Files you'll have
to make your own shortcut. I've provided an icon (print.ico) for you to
use if you want to do that.
Primary: General MIDI's
Jukebox, v 1.0 (Zip, 72kB)
Mirror: General MIDI's
Jukebox, v 1.0 (Zip, 72 kB)
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