jOggPlayer 1.1.4 review

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jOggPlayer is an open source platform independant Graphical Ogg Vorbis Player

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 1K
Developer: Tom Gutwin
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jOggPlayer is an open source platform independant Graphical Ogg Vorbis Player. Developed using Java, so if your system has a Java2 VM you can use this app. You can now listen to your Oggs using an app that is NOT bloated. In fact this app/let should be able to run on a web page after you set your java security permissions.

I programmed this because I wanted a Java Graphical Vorbis Ogg player. I did it for myself and thought I would share it with you. My first priority was to get something that worked and looked reasonable. There are still some outstanding issues that I want to fix or work on. Don't expect a WinAMP style playlist, Playlists are harder to be made than the actual player.

Here are some key features of "jOggPlayer":
plays files from your hard drive or
plays songs from a URL
plays streams from jRoar ogg streams (version 1.1 only)
individual file play or multiple file looping play
sequential or random play
in applet volume control that goes to 11!
visual song progress indicator
playlist songs have a favourite selection box (version 1.1 only)
displays ogg file information comments in a mouse-over popup window (song name, artist etc.)
unlimitted size playlist that can transparently include files and/or URLs
user selectable directory recursion on file load... just choose a dir from the load file dialog
can load a file, URL or a whole directory of files on startup
can save and load your playlist to a file
can read your m3u playlist for ogg files
user selectable fonts, colours, and background textures
needs Java 1.2 or higher
works behind a proxy/firewall (see the starting documentation)
PLUS it sounds great!

Java 1.3 runtime environment
or Java 1.2 *** with the java sound extension

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