Jukebox is a good player. It is big, however,
and not that pretty. While it shows your player, your playlist, and your library,
its mock-wood paneling make it resemble a circa-1970's turntable. Just because
it isn't the best-looking thing out there doesn't mean that it isn't a good program.
It is easy to use, and also gives you some options not found on most players.
For those of you with a CD-R drive, this program can make an audio CD of your
playlist, and print labels for it. Another option, which is not that impressive
but very convenient is the ability to print your music library or playlist. The
full version of Music Match Jukebox enables ripping MP3s from audio CD as well as
some other bonus features, but that costs $29.99.
- Music Match Jukebox
It looks big and clunky, even on the small view, but it gives you some
uncommon yet useful options
like something that fell off the Starship Enterprise. This player and its
curvy space age design, however, are a little rough around the edges (both figuratively
and in looks). The player is rather hard to figure out, and has some
buttons that don't do anything and some buttons twice. It also has equalizer bars
with no labels, so you have no idea what part of the sound you're adjusting. The
green and black player looks okay with a black desktop, but anything light colored
reveals pixelated edges. The program does have an interesting feature where
it docks on the top left corner of your active window, making it accessible and not
in the way of programs. K-Jofol also has a varitey of skins and plug-ins.
The visuals are weak compared to those of Winamp and
by aEGiS cORP.
If you're looking for something a little Star-Treky, this might do...
- But you could
still do a lot better.
It all comes down
to what you want. Winamp and Sonique are the
two best-looking and easiest to
use of the players. Each has a ton of options to play with as well. PCDJ
is a neat program, but I wouldn't use it to play MP3s. MusicMatch
has some perks, but it is still does not compare. K-Jofol just looks weird.
If all you want to do it listen to music, follow the crowd. Go with Winamp or
Sonique and you won't be dissappointed.