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J. River Media Jukebox

At a Glance
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J.River Media Jukebox is the cure for the media player that ails you. This freebie strikes a pleasing balance between compactness and features. The full-featured Media Jukebox lets you manage and play your media collection, rip and burn CDs, play DVDs, import and play podcasts--pretty much does anything you want in a jukebox. So you'll be able to create custom playlists, and use EQ, DSP and audio effects. Media Jukebox also includes automatic lookup of CDs and albums, and populates your music tracks with the proper tags. And it supports all popular music formats.

One of Media Jukebox's strengths is its simplicity. If you feel that Windows Media Player has become increasingly bloated, you'll welcome Media Jukebox. And if you've got an iPod and are sick of iTunes, you can use this program to manage your iPod library and synch between your PC and your iPod. It will synch to some phones as well.

-- Preston Gralla

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At a Glance
  • Generic Company Place Holder J. River Media Jukebox

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