Boombox Online Radio Player

Boombox Online Radio Player

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 131 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1
  • Total Downloads:
    428,331
  • Date Added:
    October 21, 2003
  • File Size:
    6.36MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    46
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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All things considered, BoomBox Internet Radio Player is a useful tool for music seekers. The program is now free and doesn't contain adware, although you still should be alert during installation, as the program bundles an online casino program. However, you can easily get around installing it simply by unchecking the correct box. On the plus side, the number of available radio stations is enormous, and, in addition to genre details, the program tells you which song currently is playing on each station. Though not always accurate, the Now Playing feature still will give you a sense of the rotation on a particular station. Stations stream through media players such as RealPlayer and iTunes, and you can start recording at any point. BoomBox Internet Radio Player's comprehensiveness, smooth buffering, and recording functionality could appeal to audiophiles looking for alternative sources for new music.
 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.4

    out of 131 votes

    • 5 star 65
    • 4 star 14
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 45
  • All Versions

    3.4

    out of 131 votes

    • 5 star 65
    • 4 star 14
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 45
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1 stars

"I did not fully install or add additional software."

June 26, 2011  |  By deanks

 |  Version: Boombox Online Radio Player 1

Pros

None. I did not want to take the chance on installing the additional software.

Cons

Do you want additional software?

Summary

If you're a gambler you may take a chance on this.

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1 stars

"R.I.P. BOOMBox"

February 20, 2011  |  By David_Tower

 |  Version: Boombox Online Radio Player 1

Pros

BOOMBox was a useful compliment to WinAmp and other players about ten years back.

Cons

Program launches but finds no stations. (Windows 7)
BOOMBox has been at v1.0 since at least 2003. CNET's developer URL is useless.
Searching Google I can find no evidencce that BOOMBox is being maintained or supported in any way.

Summary

Dead.

I suggest trying RadioSure, Tapin Radio, Screamer or vTuner
http://www.vtuner.com/app.html

vTuner is best known for its integration into high-end home theater products from Denon and others,

The Internet radio tuner is only as good the codecs it supports and the frequency of its updates and revisions to its list of stations. The more the better.

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1 stars

"Disappointing"

September 26, 2010  |  By meliel

 |  Version: Boombox Online Radio Player 1

Pros

The program did not work and has a primitive UI. The only pro was the editors choice which convinced me to try the program. The editor who chose it was probably hung over.

Cons

This program loads illegal online gambling software and encourages its installation. It even put a link for the install in my Start Menu. Do not install this program.

Summary

This product does not work. This product is a conduit for illegal online gambling. It is a disgrace to cnet that they gave it an editor's choice.

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1 stars

"Didn't Work for me."

April 05, 2010  |  By MrAndyLA

 |  Version: Boombox Online Radio Player 1

Pros

Not sure...

Cons

Downloaded and installed okay, but when I tried to use it, it would neither list any stations or let me manually search them.

Summary

Perhaps its user error or my machine, but for the moment it doesn't work.

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1 stars

"Piece of crap"

February 16, 2010  |  By dougdownload

 |  Version: Boombox Online Radio Player 1

Pros

It is free, but it's not worth it.

Cons

I installed it and ran it, selected ROCK stations and it didn't find any. So I tried TALK, none found. I couldn't get it to find a single station.

Summary

Not worth your time.

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1 stars

"didnt work"

August 27, 2009  |  By daveguy76

 |  Version: Boombox Online Radio Player 1

Pros

its free so at least I didnt pay to find out it didn't work

Cons

it found 0 stations for any category I tried, uninstalling as I type this

Summary

doesn't work sorry

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1 stars

"Did not work"

July 21, 2009  |  By chameleon95815

 |  Version: Boombox Online Radio Player 1

Pros

It did not work. The program came up but would not play any stations

Cons

Did not work

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1 stars

"Doesn't Work!"

May 06, 2009  |  By ignorantmonkey

 |  Version: Boombox Online Radio Player 1

Pros

Used to be great. I had it on my older computer. Now this is a new one with a fresh Windows XP installation and have just downloaded it but doesn't work. When you click to get the available stations always says that it found 0 stations.

Cons

Doesnt work. Can't find any station. I'm with internet access. FOllowed all the recommendations and just ZIP...ZERO!

Summary

Won't find any station no matter what you do.

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5 stars

"One of the best I have used.."

May 03, 2009  |  By bob allenm

 |  Version: Boombox Online Radio Player 1

Pros

One of the few that can obtain song title & artist from station it is playing and use it to name the file that it recorded. Excellent and detecting end of songs and starts a new file.

Cons

Nothing to complain about.

Summary

I highly recommend it. Even though you get saddled with a Casino web site when you install.

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3 stars

"It worked very well and had alot of stations."

January 31, 2009  |  By mabocc

 |  Version: Boombox Online Radio Player 1

Pros

It was very good although some of the stations disappeared after a time,.

Cons

It seemed to stop working , especially the manual search yielded nothing for the beatles. However perhaps my copy got corrupted some how and I may retry it in the future.

Summary

When it worked it was terrific. Luckily I book marked alot of the stations to winamp.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher JAJSoft
Publisher web site http://www.jajsoft.com
Release Date October 21, 2003
Date Added October 21, 2003
Version 1
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Streaming Audio Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 6.36MB
File Name BOOMBox_Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 428,331
Downloads Last Week 46
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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