Jajuk

Jajuk 1.10.3

Powerful music organizer

Have you found that you've never really fallen in love with iTunes or any of the other major media players? If so then you might find Jajuk a breath of fresh air. View full description

PROS

  • Organises music quickly and intutitively
  • Completely free and updated regularly
  • Lots of features

CONS

  • Complicated to get to grips with

Excellent
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Have you found that you've never really fallen in love with iTunes or any of the other major media players? If so then you might find Jajuk a breath of fresh air.

Firstly, Jajuk is based on Java which I don't usually like but because the program does such a good organising job, it's worth tolerating the occasionally lags and sluggishness.

Jajuk is very flexible in that it can handle music in all sorts of formats including MP3, OGG Vorbis, AU, AIFF, WAV and SPEEX audio formats. The problem is that this is no simple organiser of music - it's very specialized and quite technical meaning that you'll spend a good few hours just getting to grips with its main features.

On the plus side, Jajuk is remarkably fast intuitive in the way it organises your music into different genres, bands and titles. I particularly liked the ambiance manager which allows you to make playlists based on genres of music to suit your moods. There's also a basic but functional DJ tool in Jajuk which includes a configurable crossfader for some super slick mixing and editing of your favorite tracks.

Jajuk is a very exciting alternative to iTunes although it's maybe a little too bloated with features for it's own good.

Changes

  • Jajuk requires Java 1.6 to run
  • A deep refresh will be proposed to you to take into account changes to tags and album covers if you upgrade from a pre-1.9 release. You can perform it manually from Devices view / right click / Force Refresh / Deep.
  • [Windows or OSX in Web Start mode] The first startup will take a while (in the "Initial checkups" step), as the required mplayer executable is downloaded

Jajuk is a Java music organizer for all platforms. The main goal of this project is to provide a fully-featured application to advanced users with large or scattered music collections. Jajuk supports MP3, OGG Vorbis, AU, AIFF, WAV and SPEEX audio formats. Jajuk is a Free Software published under GPL license.

Jajuk main principles are :

  • Jajuk is made firstly for advanced users looking for powerful functionalities
  • 100% pure Java but native packaging and features like tray
  • Intuitive, fast and provides multiple ways to perform the same operation
  • This is not a video or picture organizer, it is only for music

Jajuk

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Jajuk 1.10.3