As a plethora of polished, capable jukeboxes currently crowd the market, it's nearly impossible for a bare-bones, almost featureless offering such as AdvaPlay to keep pace. Upon launch, the application brings up a chart-like window that lets you add playlists or popular audio file types such as MP3, WAV, and WMA. You can play tunes directly from that screen, or you can switch to the more colorful skinned mode, which is basically a bright orange oval with the bare minimum of controls. The inclusion of a skin editor is a nice touch, but that's one of the few pluses AdvaPlay has going for it. The app lacks even basic icons for fast-forwarding or rewinding songs, and a shuffle mode, an equalizer, and visualizations also are absent. Needless to say, you can forget about advanced features such as a converter, a ripper, or a burner. In the final analysis, we can't think of many folks who will benefit from this jukebox in its current form.
AdvaPlay is an advanced audio player for Windows with many great features. It can fade out a song and mix the last seconds with the next one, and it supports end types that let you tell AdvaPlay what to do after each song (as in, fade out and start the next one, stop and wait a few seconds, or wait for a keystroke). AdvaPlay has three interfaces, and it can run from the system tray. It includes its own Web server, AdvaWeb, which allows you to administer the player from any computer in your local network or even over the Internet. AdvaPlay has a built-in database system that supports MS Access databases to let you easily add songs (as well as information) to the database and use them later in playlists. AdvaPlay has a special AutoPlay function. When active, AdvaPlay will automatically insert random songs from the database into the current playlist. AdvaPlay also can accept requests. You can request any song from the database just by connecting to AdvaPlay's built-in Web server using any regular Web browser.