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iTunes front-end with windowed, fullscreen, and kiosk modes.   Shareware ($19.95)
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Billboard is an iTunes front-end with fullscreen and window views. Perfect when playing DJ at parties, hanging out with friends, or just lounging around the house. Simple, elegant, and readable at a distance.

In addition to beautifully showcasing album art from your local iTunes library, Billboard will seamlessly download album artwork when listening to Internet radio, including special support for RadioParadise.com
What's New
Version 1.3:
  • Partial rewrite of Display Engine for improved performance (Note: Some "advanced" Presentation options removed as a result)
  • New: Onscreen keyboard for users of Apple IR Remote and touch screens
  • New: Browser now lists unchecked songs, added optional "Show List Checkboxes" setting to Browser
  • New: iTunes Genius, experimental support. Apple IR Remote users can activate genius by holding the center button when the Browser is closed.
  • New: Radio now uses iTunes Store as an additional provider of artwork / track info (previously only used Amazon)
  • New: Smooth scrolling in Browser/Info, both now support PgUp/PgDn/Home/End
  • Update: Browser has smarter caching of album art & icons
  • Update: Browser has more Genre images/detectors
  • Updated Tunelinks menu, fixed MySpace search, added Bandcamp search
  • Fixed: Apple IR Remote again works under OS X 10.7 and later, and now wakes screen when being used
  • Fixed: Properly handles "Music" Library playlist
  • Numerous other bug fixes and minor improvements
Version 1.3:
  • Partial rewrite of Display Engine for improved performance (Note: Some "advanced" Presentation options removed as a result)
  • New: Onscreen keyboard for users of Apple IR Remote and touch screens
  • New: Browser now lists unchecked songs, added optional "Show List Checkboxes" setting to Browser
  • New: iTunes Genius, experimental support. Apple IR Remote users can more...
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • iTunes 9.0 or later



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Billboard User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Raykeys commented on 12 Jun 2010
this is a great idea and the addition of the lyrics makes it well worth the 20 bucks to me anyway
one more addition if possible would be an information page for loading reviews and additional articles about album or artist that can be read over length of several or all songs on album
cheers
ray
[Version 1.1]


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Eggshell commented on 24 Dec 2009
very eye pleasing and feature complete iTunes front end , wish it was a little snappier
[Version 1.0]


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Leo Spill commented on 06 Apr 2009
'USD $9.95, that's 50% off the final price of $19.95! '


I hope that the forthcoming plan to ask $20 for this, is a joke.
Who in their right mind would pay twenty bucks for this.
It doesn't actually do anything !

IMHO - Keep it at $10 and set it up for a 50% off sale
as a MacUpdate Promo immediately.


Twenty dollars for this - Is the developer mad ?
[Version 0.9]

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Tomis (developer) replied on 06 Apr 2009
There are more features planned which will make it into the final 1.0 release, a few of which are mentioned at the blog post announcing this release. I suppose I should have made that more obvious. Thanks for the feedback.
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gcoghill commented on 06 Apr 2009
Will this allow one to play iTunes movies full-screen on a secondary monitor without the main monitor going all-black?
[Version 0.9]

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Tomis (developer) replied on 06 Apr 2009
Sorry, Billboard is just an iTunes status display and controller. However, you can use QuickTime Player (possibly Pro-only?) to watch movies fullscreen without blanking out other monitors.

I'd suggest you send a feature request to the iTunes team via http://www.apple.com/feedback/, this is a feature I'd like to see as well.
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gcoghill replied on 06 Apr 2009
Thanks for the info. I've already submitted a feature request to Apple on the iTunes thing.
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gcoghill replied on 06 Apr 2009
Thanks for the info. I've already submitted a feature request to Apple on the iTunes thing.
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Alsenmyr commented on 09 Mar 2009
It's very seldom you run across a program that does EXACTLY what you're looking for. Billboard is one of them.

I wanted a program that displayed my iTunes songs on my second monitor, which in my setup is a TV in my livingroom. This way I get the song information when listening to my iTunes songs in the livingroom, relaxing or having a party.

I can't say enough how much I love this program.
Fits like a glove!
[Version 0.8.5]


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sunburn commented on 06 Mar 2009
Billboard is very cool indeed. One minor quibble: when iTunes is paused, it detects this right away. Great. However, when iTunes starts playing again, it doesn't detect this until the next track starts. is there any way to get it to notice that iTunes is playing again before the next track starts?
[Version 0.8.5]

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Tomis (developer) replied on 08 Mar 2009
Thanks for the feedback. The next release should make it more responsive and fix this issue.
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studiodave56 reviewed on 20 Feb 2009
Works very good on my G4 powerbook 1 Ghz with two monitors. Nice that it switches from left to right about every 20 seconds (adjustable would be good). More different transitions would be good. Changing the text font and size could be good as well. CPU usage is only about 6% until the switch then it jumps to 60% during the switch, not terrible but maybe could get better.
[Version 0.8]


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Brionybob commented on 20 Feb 2009
Insists that iTunes isn't open.
[Version 0.8]

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super-pauli commented on 21 Feb 2009
I'm having the same problem: "itunes closed" although it is not and even playing a song...Would be great though to get it working, as i like the idea of having a fullscreen itunes cover art display...
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+23
axe commented on 15 Mar 2009
Needs to be in the Applications folder to work.
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Version Downloads:684
Type:Multimedia Design : Audio
License:Shareware
Date:26 Aug 2012
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $19.95
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Billboard is an iTunes front-end with fullscreen and window views. Perfect when playing DJ at parties, hanging out with friends, or just lounging around the house. Simple, elegant, and readable at a distance.

In addition to beautifully showcasing album art from your local iTunes library, Billboard will seamlessly download album artwork when listening to Internet radio, including special support for RadioParadise.com


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