Bar-like JukeBox for your desktop
Universal JukeBox is a music player that gives you something a little different than most music players.
Visually the player is a little mixed. The now playing top panel is a great looking LED style display, which is fully color customizable. The wave display is pretty but a little pointless, as you can't do anything with it.
Below, there are three windows, one to display scanned folders, one for playlists and another for the current playlist. These are much less pretty. You can search for music folders which Universal JukeBox will play from, create playlists, toggle play modes and search your library for tracks.
The options menu is long, and has some nice features, like cross fading and a hot key setup.
You can't drag and drop files and folders into Universal Jukebox, which is a shame, as the search and scan functions are really efficient. There is also no equalizer, which will disappoint some users.
The most unusual feature of Universal Jukebox is 'Party Mode'. It's impossible to skip tracks in Party Mode, just search for and select upcoming tracks, kind of like a real jukebox. This could be a nice way to play music at a party.
Overall, Universal Jukebox is a quirky music player. It is not as intuitive as the competition, and is unlikely to become your main player, but the efficient search and JukeBox like features make it an interesting option.