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PJS-Release baikal-pre1 out. eisbaer - 2003-01-19 08:16
Polar Jukebox System released on SF eisbaer - 2001-01-14 16:05
Main - What is the Polar Jukebox System?
The Polar Jukebox System is a set of Perl scripts that allows you to manage a sophisticated jukebox on your linux box.
All Software is terminal based, a web-frontend is under development.
The core features are:
The reason I started this project is that I always wanted a easy-to-use music collection, and I reached that goal with the PJS.
I started programming in late 1998 and kept programming from time to time. Now I think the PJS is ready for the public, even
not everything that is possible has been done - but it works!
- Riping/encoding of audio CDs (with CDDB support) into the PJS with jrec
- Easy management of a big CD Collections with jplay
- Playlistgeneration and -management
- Automatic playlists (alltime charts, newcomers, rarely played...)
- Special play modes (random, linear...)
- Export of CDs to CD-R
- Database (postgresql) storage of the track and CD information
The PJS runs under the GPL (GNU Public License) an can be installed on computers running
Debian GNU/Linux, other distributions are not supported
till now, and I still need help for packing the PJS to others dists.
The PJS consists of the following applications:
|jplay|| A pine-like player for the CD's stored in the jukebox.
jplay is a user friendly frontend for parts of the PJS with the following features: |
volume control, playlistselection, playlistgeneration, CD listing, status-display and much more.
|jrec|| Transforms the CD in your CD-ROM drive into a bunch of mp3-files and stores the title information (artist, album, songtitle, songlenth...) into the database. The song-information is either fetched automaticly from the CDDB or from the keyboard.|
|jget||Connects to another PJS via ssh and transfers the remote CD to the local system.|
|jfunc||Commandline-options for the jukebox (newplaylists, start-stop player, volume-control...).|
|jdel||Removes CD's from the local system.|