Thursday, January 27, 2005
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Dudebox has some great features. Aside from the basics that include viewing the audio files and their properties on your DJ, you can edit your tags, rename tracks, and auto-synch music from your PC to your DJ. The entire application is integrated into Windows Explorer in a seamless way as well. Dudebox also lets you do everything imaginable with your Playlists and supports streaming of your music library from the DJ through your PC through various music players like RealPlayer, WinAMP and WMP.
So what about Dudebox's web interface? Yes, I said "web interface". The Xtreamer interface allows you to manage, play and stream your music through the browser of your choice...way cool!
At the risk of sounding like an infomercial, I have to say: "But wait, there's more!". Dudebox supports transcoding from one music format to another on the fly. You can keep hiqh quality reference files on your PC and then transcode to .mp3, .ogg, or .wma when you want to take your music on the road. There's also the "DudeboxSQL" database engine that allows you to run reports on your music, perform advanced searches and output data in text and XML formats.
Dudebox Explorer is available from Red Chair Software for $25 and it is well worth every penny (and then some!) if you have a Dell DJ.