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Thepot Player Review

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I’ve reviewed a fair bit of music software in the past, but mostly music organizing software for “normal” PCs. Back in the Viliv S5 review I mentioned how there isn’t really any optimized software for playing back music on a Windows run tablet PC/UMPC, and that in most cases you should keep a stylus nearby. The alternatives I did find were resource intensive and were in term unusable.

Turns out I hadn’t looked hard enough, and I recently came across a link to thepot player. I thought it was a joke at first considering the name, but it turns out it’s everything but a joke and a very well hidden piece of software for UMPCs and tablets. I can’t really explain the choice of names, but the company is Korean so it might be that they meant to call it “teapot” or something like that. Either way, here’s a review of a completely drug free media player for tablets with Windows.

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J. River Media Center 14 Review

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About half a year ago I did a series of reviews covering free music software applications, ranging from the free versions of commercial software to software that is free to begin with. My favorite application back then was J. River Music Jukebox, a stripped down free version of J. River Media Center. Since it was in my opinion the best mainstream application out there it’s only fair that I also take a look at the paid version. If the free version is good, the paid version should be even better, right? Read on for a review of J. River Media Center 14. Please note that since MC14 and MJ12 share a lot of features, parts of the review are similar or identical to the MJ12 review, so I suggest reading the other review first as a reference.

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Music Software Review Roundup

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Now that the major players (some pun intended) in the field have all been reviewed, it’s time to take a look at them all and decide which is the recommended choice for music organization software.

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J. River Media Jukebox 12 Review

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One of the most commonly suggested applications to review on ABi>> has been J. River’s software. Unfortunately the Media Center software is $50 and I therefore ignored it at first. Then someone linked to the free Media Jukebox, a stripped down version of the software that will only do music. Read on to see if it’s stripped down too much or still has a chance of scoring some points.

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foobar2000 v0.9.6.9 Review

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While not a competitor to any of the other music organizing applications I’ve reviewed lately, foobar2000 deserves somewhat of a “special mention” for it’s computer side music playback capabilities. Read on for a quick review-slash-walkthrough.

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WinAmp 5.56 Review

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Next up in my series of software reviews is an old champion that hasn’t changed much over the last few years. How will it hold up to the more updated music applications?

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MediaMonkey 3.1.1 Review

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Continuing my reader requested quest for the best music organizing software, I’ve made my way to one of the big ones in the field. MediaMonkey has been around for ages, and continues to stand as perhaps the single biggest independent music organizing application out there. Read on to see how it holds up.

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Windows Media Player 12 Review

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With Windows 7 just out , Windows Media Player 12 is slowly making its way onto PCs everywhere, replacing outdated version of a software mane – including me – haven’t really had much love for. Considering the amount of people using default applications, and WMP12′s ability to use Windows 7 features out of the box, I decided to take a closer look.

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Songbird Music Player Software Review

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While many people prefer to use pure MSC or MTP drag-and-drop for music organization on their players, others prefer to use MTP’s ability to talk with software to manage the content on the player with a music player. Windows Media player, Media Monkey, Winamp – there are many of these programs out there as well as programs made by the player manufacturers themselves.

One of these programs is Songbird. Songbird is an open source, Mozilla based program that both plays back music and lets you organize the music on your MTP player.

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