How Play Order is Determined
Ultimate Jukebox differs from other music players in the way that
it handles track selection. Most players only offer a playlist and
some sort of random song selection and maybe the option to choose
tracks based on genre and other TAG data.
Ultimate Jukebox has a multi-layered playlist implementation.
This means that Ultimate Jukebox uses multiple "internal"
playlists which have an order of precedence. These are (from Highest
to Lowest) :
- The Queue : this is the only list
visible in the main display window (at the bottom). The tracks that
you select using the various Track Location
methods will end up in the queue. Adding a track to the queue does not
make it play immediately - the track that is currently playing will
finish, then the first song in the queue will be "dequeued" and played.
If there are no tracks left in the queue, track selection is passed
to the next playlist level.
- The Stacker : the stacker is an
implementation of the Global List (see below) but only for the virtual
CDs and playlists that are in it. If the stacker is enabled, and is
not empty, then track selection will not be passed below the stacker.
- Playlist Collection : These are
playlists that have been saved and are preloaded when Ultimate Jukebox is started. You can switch between preloaded lists or turn them
off. If there is a preloaded list activated and set to 'loop' (repeat),
track selection will not be passed below.
- The Global List : this is a list
representing your entire music collection. If track selection reaches
this point, tracks are chosen at random from the global list.
Ultimate Jukebox was designed to turn your PC into a fully functional
jukebox. It will bring your entire Mp3, OGG, WMA & WAV music collection
together in an easy to use and intuitive interface, and will give you
instant access to your entire music collection.
The task of locating the music you want to hear becomes a simple and
logical process. With multiple playlist levels, multiple track selection methods and
full screen capability, Ultimate Jukebox is the perfect addition to your HTPC (Home Theatre PC) and
home stereo system.