The Music N***
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Kiosk-mode mp3 player suitable for parties.   Free
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The Music N*** is a simple replacement for iTunes, suitable for parties. It lets your guests queue up songs while locking the screen (kiosk mode) and disabling the playback controls.

The Music N*** should be able to play iTunes Music Store files (those with DRM), but I haven't tested this because I've never bought any songs from Apple. But I know it won't play over AirTunes since that's a closed feature of iTunes. There are third party ways of getting around this. The Music N*** requires at least Mac OS X 10.3 and it might not be able to read iTunes Library files before
What's New
Version 1.7:
  • Support for unicode on Mac OS X 10.3
  • Fixed bug where songs with &'s wouldn't play.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later



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MacUpdate-Warren commented on 29 Jun 2012
I love rooting through old app listings and finding apps like this. Those stars in the app name -- so bizarre! Haha.
[Version 1.7]


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Tekl reviewed on 12 Jul 2010
I love this simple app. It still seems to work with iTunes 9.

But I'm missing Genre browsing and the display of the rating or filtering out bad rated songs. Also displaying the year would be nice.
[Version 1.7]


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EbErT commented on 16 Jan 2007
I loved this application as a light alternative to itunes, until it stopped working with itunes7 files.

It would be really great if it did again!
The only other major thing I would change about it is the option to Hide the app, whether this be password protected or not, its a good function.

-EbErT
[Version 1.7]


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bob51dole commented on 11 Jun 2006
Only real issue i've found is that when you lock the program, it is still very easy to use the computer. When you click to unlock the machine it brings up the dock, and a person could open an application, which brings up the menu bar, allowing access to the apple menu and the ability to open system prefs, shut down, log out, etc. Other than this, works great.
[Version 1.6]


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bob51dole commented on 11 Jun 2006
Not bad. Excellent for parties, makes it easy for people to hear the music they want to hear.
[Version 1.6]


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waterboy1628 commented on 11 Jun 2006
who cares if he wants to use asterisks instead of the word nazi?

i don't care in the least either way.
[Version 1.6]


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Macenthusiast commented on 11 Jun 2006
Oh, stop it with all the politically correct mumbo jumbo. I suppose you've also got issues with the 'Soup Nazi' from Seinfeld fame. Get a grip -- the word's obviously used in *that* vein, and by all means shouldn't be censored.

Censoring something like that is way over the top.
[Version 1.6]

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Brionybob replied on 11 Jun 2006
I do apologise. And the Hitler icon really sets it off and disassociates it from the Second World War in any way. Clearly it's a Seinfeld reference; silly me!
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Macenthusiast replied on 11 Jun 2006
And, after the name and Hitler icon, do you find any other logical links to WWII in the subject matter? I couldn't find any.

As for a reference to Seinfeld, I didn't say he specifically made reference to some of the content in the show -- it was simply in similar vein.

It seems as if the author is making a veiled reference to Apple in this particular instance.
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Brionybob replied on 11 Jun 2006
Besides the two examples? How many do we need - does it have to have an 'Extract Gold Filling...' option under the File Menu before I'm allowed to call it bad taste?
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Macenthusiast replied on 11 Jun 2006
You've got to be kidding. You've never heard of sarcasm or irony?

Are you sure you don't belong to the NCAA committee trying to force Florida State to remove Seminoles as their team name? ; )

(That was a joke, in case you didn't catch my sarcasm.)
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Brionybob replied on 11 Jun 2006
Yes, I was kidding. That was sarcasm, or irony.
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krabbe replied on 13 Jun 2006
This is not at all about political wellness or censorship. On a global scale, the allusion to Seinfelds soup nazi is an inside joke - you can´t expect everybody to catch it. In Germany, for example, Seinfeld is known only to a few coach potatoes who spend their sunny weekends watching TV. It´s simply not popular at all. Therefore nobody thinks of the soup nazi, when reading an application named music nazi, but may well remember those idiots still proclaiming that Hitler was doing fine proving their ideas by beating up any person they´re in the mood to dislike.

I felt offended too, then I looked up the Seinfeld story and now I think it is a funny application name - inside the US.

Developers should not be bound to figure out any way they might irritate somebody on this planet in advance. But IMHO they should try to understand upcoming complaints and respond to them in a sensitive way. It´s no censorship at all to tell somebody that his joke is not that good in every place. And this one really can be irritating.

Sorry to say, but a software called "music nazi" would spoil my party, for I would spend all night explaining the Seinfeld story to every single guest. No dancing at all - while this is a music player.
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Brionybob commented on 11 Jun 2006
My prejudices over the stupid name mean I'm not even going to download this. I suggest a complete name change, and perhaps a look at a history book.
[Version 1.6]

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Syrinor replied on 11 Jun 2006
It must suck getting offended all the time and not letting yourself download things.
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nexialys commented on 11 Jun 2006
... next time, just choose a proper name for your apps BEFORE the release...

you knew from the begining that the word 'nazi' would be a problem... this is lamer!

btw, good idea... just need some tweaks and a better interface!
[Version 1.6]


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Version Downloads:2,275
Type:Multimedia Design : MP3
License:Free
Date:14 Jun 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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The Music N*** is a simple replacement for iTunes, suitable for parties. It lets your guests queue up songs while locking the screen (kiosk mode) and disabling the playback controls.

The Music N*** should be able to play iTunes Music Store files (those with DRM), but I haven't tested this because I've never bought any songs from Apple. But I know it won't play over AirTunes since that's a closed feature of iTunes. There are third party ways of getting around this. The Music N*** requires at least Mac OS X 10.3 and it might not be able to read iTunes Library files before iTunes 6.

If you are like me and have no hip hop music and a guest complains, you can have him bring his CDs in from his car and import them into your iTunes library. Then you can 'Reload iTunes Library' from the 'File' menu (command-R) and the new songs will be available from within The Music N***, without the music ever having to be stopped.

Warning: As part of kiosk mode (where screen is locked), the Finder is stopped. So make sure you aren't doing any Finder operations (like copying files). When The Music N*** unlocks, the Finder is restarted. If this fails for some reason you can restart the Finder by hand by clicking on the Finder icon in the dock. Stopping the Finder is not good, however the alternatives are worse.


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