Music in my home is like 2 sumo wrestlers reaching for the last two-ounce bag of Cheetos. We have to have it! We have terabytes and terabytes of music and keeping it organized can be a job itself. A year or two ago, I set out in search for a solution that would allow me to store, categorize, and listen to my music. When you get to the point where you have terabytes of hard drives stacking up in a closet full of music, the old “organize under one folder” system becomes travail. I thought about buying another server to put into my server cabinet, however when I weighed the cost of my current electric bill at the time and the cost of provisioning a new server, my Scrooge McDuck character kicked in. I really did not want to spend that much money.
So after weeks of thinking and investigating, I decided to build a Jukebox System. When you hear the word Jukebox, you probably think of an old dusty cabinet with built in speakers, neon lights, and a music catalog made of paper poster board! Those days and that technology has passed (however you can probably still find one of those machines in an antique shop). I wanted it to have a modern / futuristic look. When people came into my home, I wanted them to be able to look at it and say ‘Wow, what is that’! The most important piece to me had to be the system that interacted with the user and music files. That’s right, the software. After a couple weeks of Internet searching, I landed on AlbumPlayer.com.
Their software stood out to me. It looked pretty, it had features I had not thought of, and they offered FREE skins! In fact, I was so impressed with the images posted on their site…I took a leap of faith and purchased it without trying out the demo first (I do not recommend that). The software turned out to be a perfect fit for my needs. After seeing the amount of features and extensive thought put into this product, I knew that longevity and contentment would be easily obtained.
Remember when I said I wanted people to come in my home, look at it, and say ‘Wow, what is that’? That happened on several occasions and recently I had a relative fall in love with the system. In fact, he wasn’t going to leave my home unless I agreed to build him one or give him mine. I ended up giving him mine with the motivation to build a bigger and better one. Although I no longer have the system, I did recently re-purchase another license from Album Player. Can you guess what’s next?
Personal License –> $43.68
Personal License + TunesRemote –> $58.48
Commercial License –> $77.73
- Browse your albums by categories like Artist, Genre, Composer, etc
- Create your own custom collections
- Get a clear overview of your music by having the album covers right at hand on a clean interface
- Open an album to see all tracks. As if you opened a real CD case.
- The album grid can show four cover sizes, up to 256×256 pixels
- Enjoy a fancy look even if some covers are missing.
- Multiple FREE skins to choose from
- Offers touchscreen support
- Use your iPhone / iPad / iPod or Android device to control AlbumPlayer remotely.
Everyone who came to my house would always ask where I got my system and for how much. In fact, this is the reason why I am sharing my experience with you. Its an excellect solution for those with a large music collection or looking to build a collection. Besides the minor quirks I experienced in the latest release, overall this platform is solid and built for an enjoyable experience and longevity. I would recommend this to anyone looking to organize their music collection in style!
Supported OS: Tested successfully on Windows XP and Windows 7
Try their demo and see if AlbumPlayer meets your wants or needs!