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SJGPlay logo Windows 3.1 compatible Windows 95 compatible Windows NT compatible

"The Audio CD and Media Player with Lyrics... And more!"
SJGPlay for Windows on my desktop SJGPlay is a full featured freeware Media Player. Originally an Audio CD Player, it has been expanded to play all kinds of media including: WAV, MID, KAR, MP3, AVI, MOV, MPG, MOD, XM, FLI, FLC, AU, SND files and more! Lyrics can be added to all the above media formats, sync'd and displayed along with the file. You can create an "Album" of mixed media formats and use it as a Jukebox! Other features unique to the Windows version include the ability to completely customize the look of the player by re-arranging the order of the sections or removing them all together, and the capability of displaying digitized album covers. All data files are fully compatible with the DOS version.

Here is a list of features. Please look at the Readme for details on new features, bugs, to-do list etc.

STATUS:

I am no longer actively developing SJGPlay for Windows. Although I won't rule out an update just yet, I am currently concentrating my efforts on Mimic, which is a Multi-component application including media player. I plan to add some of the functionality of SJGPlay (like lyrics) to Mimic in the future.

Not sure which of my software is best for you? Try HERE for a comparison chart. If you want to know how SJGPlay fit into the overall picture with my other software and how media files are played in Windows click HERE.

REQUIREMENTS:

SJGPlay is written using VisualBASIC Professional, and requires the VB runtimes to be properly installed in your system. SJGPlay will not run without the runtime files. Complete releases include all files and a setup program to install the program. Updates include only the executable file and updated documentation. Make sure you download the correct file(s)!

NOTE! SJGPlay uses Windows MCI drivers to play media files. Some media files require installation of additional drivers. See the documentation!

Windows NT/2000/XP Users:

Use REGEDIT to add the following key (string):
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\MCI32\ActiveMovie
Set the value to: mciqtz32.dll

DOWNLOAD:

Note: Download and install the appropriate complete release for your system first then as new updates are released you can copy the new EXE to the SJGPlay directory. You do not need to download the update if the full release has the same version!

Note:Win 95/NT users should choose the VB5 release as all new development will use VB5! Development of the VB4 version cannot be guaranteed!

Win 3.1x (16-bit files, VB4)
FILE SIZE VER DATE DESCRIPTION
sjgpw16b.zip1.7M0.46Oct 26/97Full Install.
sjgpw16u.zip107K0.50Jan 1/98Update. Requires full install.

Note!: At this time I am not aware of an MCI driver for MP3 files under Windows 3.1


Win 95/NT (32-bit files, VB4)
FILE SIZE VER DATE DESCRIPTION
sjgpw32b.zip1.7M0.46Oct 26/97Full Install.
sjgpw32u.zip102K0.50Jan 1/98Update. Requires full install.

Win 95/NT (32-bit files, VB5)
FILE SIZE VER DATE DESCRIPTION
sjgpw50b.zip2.7M0.52Apr 26/98Full Install. Contains VB5 runtimes
sjgpw50u.zip206K0.52Apr 26/98Update. Requires full install!

Version 0.52 marks the first full release using VB5 and may contain bugs! Please test and send your feedback so I can fix them!


MCI Drivers

If you get the message "not a registered MCI device", you need to install the proper MCI driver!

NAME DEVICE STATUS FILES SUPPORTED
Std with Win95 waveaudio
sequencer
cdaudio
avivideo
$$$WAV, MID, RMI, CDA, AVI
Video for Windows avivideoFreeAVI (for windows 3.1 users)
ActiveMovie 2
ActiveMovie 2 (local copy)
ActiveMovieFreeAVI, MOV, MP2, MP3, MID, WAV, AU, SND, AIF, AIFF, AIFC
MS Media Player
ActiveMovieFreeAs above plus RealMedia: RA, RAM, RM, RMM, NetShow: ASF, ASX, WMA
QuickTime QTWVideoFreeMOV
Xing MPEGVideo???MPG, DAT
CompCore NetToob TOOBVideo???MPG, DAT
RealMagic ReelMagic$$$VideoCD, DVD
ATI Drivers VIDEOCDwith cardVideoCD, DVD?
Mod4Win M4W_MCIBETAMOD, MTM, FAR, 669, OKT, STM, S3M, NST, WOW, XM
Autodesk Animator Animation???FLI, FLC (can't seem to find any info...)
GoldDisk Animation Animation1???AWA, AWM (any idea?)
MultiMedia Movie MMMovie???MMM (any idea?)
PhotoCD PCDFile
PCDDisc
freePCD (driver is included with WillowMedia program)

Note!: At this time I am not aware of an MCI driver for MP3 files under Windows 3.1

If you know of any other MCI drivers please e-mail me!


Optional Data Files
FILE SIZE DATE DESCRIPTION
samples.zip267KFeb 26/97Sample CD's and Lyrics (same as in DOS section)
covers.zip137KAug 23/96Sample Album cover bitmaps
surprise.zip226KMar 9/97Sample MEDIA files with lyrics
cd059020.t022KSep 20/97Lyrics - Candle in the Wind 1997 (Elton John)
candle97.zip80KSep 20/97Album Cover - Candle in the Wind 1997
resets.zip2KSep 29/97Midi reset files (GM,GS,PA,XG synths)

REVISION NOTES:

New in Version 0.52:
Now compiled with VB5!. Complete release available!
Support for CD+G files (as in WinCDG). Define Custom MCI drivers. Support for Tune1000 Karaoke files, improved midi support, detailed media file info.

New in Version 0.51:
Experimental VB5 release.

New in Version 0.50:
Added toolbar and MP3 playlist compatibility.

New in Version 0.48:
Added MP3 (MPEG Audio) support!!! (requires Microsoft ActiveMovie 2.0 or Mediaplayer 5.1 or higher)
Fixed runtime error (again)...
Changed A-B Repeat "A" button to depress when set.
Added A-B Repeat Zone display to elapsed section. (Drag ends of A-B Zone to adjust)
Fixed Sync button not enabling.
Fixed some text not fitting in trackbutton when very small.
Added Pause function by clicking in "Blip" section.
Rearranged buttons in "Button Bar" section.
Changed colour of button depressions in "Controls" section.
Catalog: Added "Edit" button, removed "Set Paths" button, fixed lowercase filenames causing garbage text with BMP files.
Added manual "copy to cover" by clicking cover picture.
Added restore current cover by double-clicking cover picture.
Added Misc section with "Set last path as default" option to config/paths.
Added "Use Last Mode" to Config.

Next release:

I want to improve the lyrics playback display window...
Still looking for feedback! Let me know what features you want to see! Tell me what features you really like/hate or what needs to be fixed.

HAVING TROUBLE?

Check here for solutions: trouble.htm- Updated: Oct 5/04

Alert: For some people the program runs for a while then they do something and it stops running... Looks like it's a bug in my registry/ini routine. To Fix: Win 95 users run REGEDIT and delete the SJGPlay folder. Win 3.1 users should delete the SJGPLAY.INI file in the WINDOWS directory... Hope that fixes things!

MISC:

SJGPlay: What's in a Name?

Ok, I'll admit it... I couldn't think of a really good name for my CD Player and so I left it at SJGPlay. But maybe you can think of a better one.... If you have any ideas for a new name for it please let me know! Anything at all (as long as it's not already used of course:-). E-mail me with any suggestions!

Graphics Design:

SJGPlay needs a logo and an Icon. I'm looking for some artistically enhanced individuals to submit a nice logo and/or icon (or three)... Anyone up to the challenge?

Update Notification:

If you would like to be notified when new versions of SJGPlay are released let me know which version you are interested in (DOS or WINDOWS) and I will e-mail you at that time.



If you have any questions, bug reports, or suggestions you can e-mail me at sjgray@rogers.com

A note about e-mail: I respond to every e-mail I receive within a day or two. Occasionally I receive an e-mail that I can not reply to... please check your e-mail setup when mailing via a web browser! If you don't hear from me try again in a few days.

Updated: Oct 1/2009, 4:00pm EST