MJS is a console mp3-player with some special features not found in most console based mp3-players.
About oktober 2000, at my students'union you could only play tapes or compact discs. The cds had often meny scratches on them and listening to them had become extermely hard. This is when I thought that maybe it was time to do something about it.
I had this old pentium-60 lying somewhere and I had some experience with diskless linux-clients. So I decided to give it a try. After equiping the Pentium with a cheapo soundcard, nic and mda and setting up linux, I came to the problem of choosing an mp3-player.
It had to be console based to keep it simple, but it being simple to use was a must. After searching a couple of days on the internet I came up with mms (Matt's MP3 Selector). This software fulfilled many of our wishes but missed some. So I decided as it was GPL licensed to have a go at it.
At that time I didn't have any knowledge of C at all, so my efforts were done by trial and error. After about half a year I had a C++ programming class at the university and a few months later I had enough knowledge to begin seriously hacking the old program into something better fulfilling our wishes.
I added a search function, that uses slocate databases, playlist loading / saving, somewhat more studentproof interface, easier directory navigation, more configuration options and so on.
What's New in This Release:
· Added config option to remove a song from the playlist once it has been played