We often get asked to suggest some Jukebox options for various devices, such as the much loved JUKE BLASTER we reviewed, have just had a message come through with a “few files to share”, not much information about it, except a video link and a link to the files.
This comes in a version with Hyperspin themes and artwork if adding to your Hyperspin cabinet, also comes as a standalone version, either version has the software! The people over at Touchscreen Machines (FaceBook group) are going to love playing with this one!
We had an email from SepticKebab who sent us a link here for a newer (1.8) version
Website (in French) states (translated)
+ ————————————————- —— +Retro-Jukebox+ ————————————————- —— +Retro-jukebox is a PC software under windows imitating the functionalities and the style of the jukeboxes of the 80s in pure Wurlitzer style.It is designed to be controlled with the joysticks and buttons of an arcade machine.Very simple to install, configure and use, this software will add in a few minutes a new functionality to your arcade machine mamecab on PC base under windows.+ ————————————————- —— +History of Retro-Jukebox+ ————————————————- —— +I wanted to add a jukebox to my terminal but I could not find any software that suited me so I went back to offline programming in Visual Basic 6 (retro-coding :)) to program my homemade jukebox, we didn’t have never been better served than by itself.My specifications were:– Pretty one– it looks like an old jukebox playlist– That this pilot with the joystick and some buttons of my terminal– That it manages the credits– Let it not be chi .. with messy tags or the creation of a file database. we file the base directories and it reads the folders and files.+ ————————————————- —— +Retro-Jukebox beta version 1.8 of 17/06/2014+ ————————————————- —— +Freeware from Jérôme Boulinguez – all rights reserved.– Redistribution, Resale, Commercial use prohibited without the written permission of the author– Free Software– Reproduction forbidden– Installation at your own risk although you do not risk much.– No damage can be my responsibility.+ ————————————————- —— +How Retro-Jukebox works+ ————————————————- —— +Once you have specified the startup folder, retro-jukebox will display the sub-folders and files present in the current folder.To display the images of folders and files, activate the option “show cover” then “show folder cover” & “show file cover” in in the configuration windowTo display a folder image, add a file “folder.jpg” to the folderTo display a file image, add a file “filename.jpg” (replace “filename” with the real name of the file without its extension .mp3, .avi, …) in the same folder as the file (ex: ” toto.mp3 “>” toto.jpg “)To display tagged images in MP3 files, activate the function: Show MP3 Tag Cover in the configuration windowTo launch a video instead of an MP3, rename the video with the same name as the mp3 file (ex: “toto.mp3”> “toto.avi”. The recognized video formats are avi, mpg.The pre-configured keys are:– navigation: up / down / left / right arrows– Validate: ctrl– return / cancel: space– insert a credit: 5– move from one zone to another: tabulation– open the configuration window: F2– leave: escape– Play the title Previous: F5– Stop the current title: F6– Play the current title: F7– Pause of the current track: F8– Play the following title: F9+ ————————————————- —— +Functions to integrate in the next version and correction+ ————————————————- —— +– Bug correction on the display and deactivation of video clips+ ————————————————- —— +functions offered by users+ ————————————————- —— +– deletion of playlist files– add all mp3 files in a folder at once– favorites management– replace the shortened system A + numtrack to Z + numtrack according to the page number of navigation– The coffee jukeboxes started up on their own every 3 or 4 minutes and generally played either the most listened songs or the new songs.– Is it possible to make a distinction on the new songs style background color or make appear (new) in the background.+ ————————————————- —— +What’s up ?+ ————————————————- —— +Beta 1.8 (17/06/2014):– Correction of the bug of using shortcuts for multi-touch track selectionBeta 1.7 (26/09/2013):– Use of bass.dll to play mp3 files– Fixed a lot of bugs– Start of management of RGB LED strip (not documented yet)Beta 1.6 (05/06/2013):– 2nd theme “Wood” added– Management of keyboard shortcuts for reading titles by the alphanumeric page number (ABCD) and the title number. To do this, enter [AP] in the input area provided for reading shortcut management so that the software displays the letter assigned to the page. the keyboard key to manage the page number in alphanumeric is the “page up” key (page arrow up)– Modification of the default reader keys in order to free the alphabetical keys for the management of keyboard shortcuts for reading titles by the page number in alphanumeric.– Removal of mp4 video support not compatible with the vb6 filtergraphBeta 1.5 (23/04/2013):– Playback of video clips in MPG formats as with AVI files– bug correction: video remains displayed at the end of the last clip and no return to the software.– Add readme.txt file with start of documentationBeta 1.4 (04/16/2013):– Play AVI video files (instead of mp3) if present– Play videos on the main screen or on a secondary screen depending on the position indication in the config window. if LEFT> resolution (width) of the 1st screen, then the videos are displayed on a secondary screen at the position indicated.– automatic restart of the playlist if adding new titles after the end of the reading of this one.– Start of credit management in the playlist.Beta 1.3:– Fixed some bugs– Added management of preview track / stop / play / pause / next track keysBeta 1.2:– Addition of a log system for bug detection– Touch management on virtual keyboard– Fixed some small bugs– Registration of the default theme fonts when installing the software– Removal of shading during order processing in touch mode– Management & Configuration of multi-key keyboard shortcuts in the list area– Management & Configuration of multi-key keyboard shortcut labels in the list areaThese 2 functionalities allow you to manage keys dedicated to the jukebox (example, create a control panel with the keys A and B then from 0 to 9. By clicking on A then 9 afterwards, you directly launch the piece of music present on this case like on traditional jukeboxes.Beta 1.1:– Integration of touch and / or mouse navigation (apart from the virtual keyboard for saving playlists (in the next version))– Addition of the choice of the access key to the configuration window– Addition of the “config” button in the command zone for access to the configuration window– Fixed quite a few small bugs.
Title=”Retro Jukebox Software”
Title=”Retro Jukebox Software (v1.8 latest)”
Title=”Retro Jukebox Software (Hyperspin Version)”