Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1210 posts

Uber Geek


#27072 13-Oct-2008 12:38
Send private message

Hi all.  I know this post will be off-topic, sorry about that.

I just need advice about computer music playing software, and I figured that someone on Geekzone might know where I should look.  Basically, I want to run background music in my computer workshop, and I'm trying to find out the best and simplest way to autorun tracks from an attached USB drive.

Advice would be appreciated. :-)




'Ask not what you can do for your country: ask what you can do for me'. Donald J.Trump. US President 2016 - 2020.

 

 

 

 


Create new topic
307 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #170840 13-Oct-2008 12:59
Send private message

I have been using Winamp for the last 5+ years .. Its been great

Hawkes Bay
8477 posts

Uber Geek

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #170844 13-Oct-2008 13:43
Send private message

iTunes Party Shuffle feature is awesome. I am a big fan of iTunes, never had any major issues with it, (on Windows, and more recently my Macbook).







 
 
 
 


98 posts

Master Geek


  #170846 13-Oct-2008 14:02
Send private message

I second Winamp.

37 posts

Geek


  #170897 13-Oct-2008 17:14
Send private message

I have used a lot but I like Winamp the most as it plays soooo many formats, playlists are easily done and the Media Library is set up well.



1210 posts

Uber Geek


  #170898 13-Oct-2008 17:16
Send private message

Thanks for your comments, guys: I was leaning towards WinAmp.

But I can't figure out how to configure it to do what I want.

Ideally, I'd like to:
Turn on the computer
Turn on the USB drive (it's an old, powered version that causes probs when left on at boot)
Turn on WinAmp

...and then, magically, the music will begin to play.  Randomized, shuffled, continuously until shutdown.

Is this possible?

BTW: Thanks TonyHughes.  But I'd rather not get involved with anything Apple :-)




'Ask not what you can do for your country: ask what you can do for me'. Donald J.Trump. US President 2016 - 2020.

 

 

 

 


37 posts

Geek


  #170901 13-Oct-2008 17:24
Send private message

On the bottom left is a button called "Library". There go to Media Library Preferences and under "Local Media" select to watch the folder on the USB drive where the music is. Just play around with it, its really easy.



1210 posts

Uber Geek


  #172242 20-Oct-2008 13:30
Send private message

Thanks everyone who responded.

I fooled about with WinAmp for a few days but ended up confused and irritable (a not unusual condition these days) so I went to BSPlayer and was amazed to find how easy it was to set up.

My take on WinAmp is that it might be rewarding for folks who are prepared to devote a lot of time to studying it thoroughly, but it's far too complex for someone like me, who just wants to load a bunch of tracks, start 'em playing in the background, then forget it.




'Ask not what you can do for your country: ask what you can do for me'. Donald J.Trump. US President 2016 - 2020.

 

 

 

 


Create new topic




News »

Pre-orders for Huawei MateBook 13 open now
Posted 14-Aug-2020 14:26


Freeview On Demand app launches on Sony Android TVs
Posted 6-Aug-2020 13:35


UFB hits more than one million connections
Posted 6-Aug-2020 09:42


D-Link A/NZ extends COVR Wi-Fi EasyMesh System series with new three-pack
Posted 4-Aug-2020 15:01


New Zealand software Rfider tracks coffee from Colombia all the way to New Zealand businesses
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:35


Logitech G launches Pro X Wireless gaming headset
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:21


Sony Alpha 7S III provides supreme imaging performance
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:11


Sony introduces first CFexpress Type A memory card
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:05


Marsello acquires Goody consolidating online and in-store marketing position
Posted 30-Jul-2020 16:26


Fonterra first major customer for Microsoft's New Zealand datacentre
Posted 30-Jul-2020 08:07


Everything we learnt at the IBM Cloud Forum 2020
Posted 29-Jul-2020 14:45


Dropbox launches native HelloSign workflow and data residency in Australia
Posted 29-Jul-2020 12:48


Spark launches 5G in Palmerston North
Posted 29-Jul-2020 09:50


Lenovo brings speed and smarter features to new 5G mobile gaming phone
Posted 28-Jul-2020 22:00


Withings raises $60 million to enable bridge between patients and healthcare
Posted 28-Jul-2020 21:51



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.