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Encyclopedia > Dell Digital Jukebox

The Dell Digital Jukebox or just Dell DJ was a brand name for a series of Digital jukeboxes sold by the Dell Computer corporation. An embedded hard drive-based player (Apple iPod) An MP3 CD player (Philips Expanium) A flash-based player (iBox Mediaman) A digital audio player (DAP) is a device that stores, organizes and plays digital music files. ...


The Dell DJs are engineered by Creative Technology and based on the same hardware and software platform as their Creative NOMAD/Creative Zen digital audio players. For example, these devices also use a single Texas Instruments TMS320 processor as the main CPU, and the user interface such as the menus, playlists etc is very much the same. Creative Technology Limited (SGX: C76, NASDAQ: CREAF) is a listed manufacturer of computer multimedia products based in Singapore where the firm was initially founded by Sim Wong Hoo (born 1955) on July 1, 1981. ... NOMAD Zen Xtra (60GB) The Creative NOMAD was a digital audio player (MP3 player) series created by Creative Technology, discontinued in 2005. ... The Creative Zen is a line of digital audio players produced by Creative Technology and a branch off the earlier Creative NOMAD brand (the other branch being the MuVo series). ... Texas Instruments TMS320 is a blanket name for a series of digital signal processors from Texas Instruments. ... CPU redirects here. ...


On February 6, 2006, Dell announced the end of production of hard drive players and continue to only sell their flash-based player, the DJ Ditty. Dell spokesman Liem Nguyen commented, "We transitioned our lineup away from hard drives to focus on flash players." On August 24 of that same year, Dell announced that they also discontinued the DJ Ditty in the face of competition from Apple Computer, manufacturer of the iPod, and other MP3 player manufacturers.[1] "It (DJ Ditty) will end of life and when the supply runs out we will not have a follow-on product to that music player," Dell spokesperson Venancio Figueroa said. February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dell Inc. ... August 24 is the 236th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (237th in leap years), with 129 days remaining. ... Apple Computer, Inc. ... A white 5th generation video iPod with a sleeve and earbuds. ...

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Models and history

A first-generation Dell DJ.
A first-generation Dell DJ.
  • The first-generation of Dell Digital Jukeboxes started out with two models: a 15GB version for about $199 and the 20GB version that cost $250. These initial models featured voice recording; MP3, protected and unprotected WMA, WAV file playback; and use as an external hard drive (pending driver installation).
  • The introduction of the second-generation of Dell digital jukeboxes began with 5GB Dell Pocket DJ (see below). Features unique to this second-generation of players are its smaller physical size and firmware that achieved Microsoft PlaysForSure certification. Since then, Dell has produced 15GB, 20GB and 30GB versions of their players.
  • On September 2005, Dell introduced the Dell DJ Ditty, a 512MB flash memory based player. Features unique to this model (apart from its storage medium) is smaller physical size and integrated FM tuner.
  • On October 11, 2005, it was revealed that, both Sirius and XM (with partner Samsung) will offer an MP3 satellite player this fall. Now Dell has announced that it will upgrade to a third-generation DJ and Pocket DJ with capability to play XM radio streams pre-recorded on an accompanying dock system. A color screen will replace the monochrome display.
  • On February 6, 2006, it was announced that Dell has discontinued their hard drive based players, and will not release any future models at this time. Many are still hopeful that the earlier announced XM player will still be released sometime in the future.
  • On August 18, 2006, Dell discontinued production of the Dell DJ Ditty.

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Dell Pocket DJ

5GB Dell Pocket DJ.
5GB Dell Pocket DJ.

The Dell Pocket DJ is a pocket sized player released by Dell in 2004. It holds 5GB (2,500 songs) of memory for $199, which is the same price as the 4GB Apple iPod Mini, which is now discontinued. The Pocket DJ has a 10 hour battery life and charges through a USB plug either through the computer or electrical outlet. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2584x3408, 944 KB) Summary Obtained from Dells Image bank/Press kit at: http://www. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2584x3408, 944 KB) Summary Obtained from Dells Image bank/Press kit at: http://www. ... Dells, see Dell (disambiguation) Dell Inc. ... The iPod mini was a smaller version of Apple Computers iPod portable audio player. ... Note: USB may also mean upper sideband in radio. ...


The Pocket DJ is compatible with many music stores and formats, such as WMA (Windows Media Audio), and MP3. It also sports a blue 160 by 104 pixel screen, although easy for most people to read in the daylight, it can be difficult to read at night, because the blue reduces the clarity of the screen. The buttons also light up on the front, providing easy navigation. The buttons include, Back, Home, Previous/Rewind, Play/Pause, and Next/FastForward. Windows Media Audio (WMA) is a proprietary compressed audio file format developed by Microsoft. ...


If you view the Creative Zen Micro, the interface looks very similar, except the Pocket DJ does not have voice recording or FM tuner. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Creative Zen. ...


Similar to the iPod's click wheel, the Pocket DJ has a small scroll barrel that can be used to scroll through playlists, etc. When you scroll to a song, you push down on the barrel and a menu comes up asking you if you want to play the song, add it to a playlist, delete it, etc. You can bypass the pop-up menu by pushing the Play/Pause button. A white 5th generation video iPod with a sleeve and earbuds. ...


Dell DJ 20 and Dell DJ 30

A Second-generation Dell DJ.
A Second-generation Dell DJ.

The Pocket DJ has three siblings: the DJ 20, which holds 20GB of music, DJ 30, which holds 30GB of music, and the new DJ Ditty, a flash based player which holds 512MB of music. Image File history File linksMetadata Dj_front_20. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Dj_front_20. ...

The Dell DJ Ditty Flash MP3 Player.
The Dell DJ Ditty Flash MP3 Player.

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First Party Software

Dell supplies two pieces of software with the purchase of a Digital Jukebox: The "basic" version of Musicmatch Jukebox and Dell DJ Explorer. The Musicmatch Jukebox software is used to copy, manage, and transfer music to the Dell DJ while the Dell DJ Explorer allows for the Dell DJ to be used as an external hard drive and provide more intuitive procedures to renaming, reordering, and simply putting songs on the music player by copying and pasting songs from the hard drive into the mp3 player. Dell Inc. ... Y!Music Musicmatch Jukebox, made by Yahoo! Musicmatch, Inc, is an audio player that contains a powerful media library. ...


Third party software

Beside the Dell included DJ Explorer program that is use to transfer music and data, there are other transfer and track/file management programs

  • Free software:
    • Gnomad is a DJ Manager for Linux (homepage)
    • Neutrino is another DJ Manager for Linux (homepage)
    • XNJB is a DJ Manager for Mac OS X (homepage) note: OS 10.3 and later.
    • Nomadsync is a DJ synchronization tool for both Microsoft Windows and Linux (homepage)
    • Creative Nomad Jukebox KIO::Slave is an integration driver for KDE (homepage) which should also work with the Dell DJs.
  • Proprietary software:
    • Dudebox Explorer (now known as Deubox Explorer) by Red Chair Software (homepage) is a transfer program for Microsoft Windows. This $25 program includes a file streamer and it can convert your MP3 player into a file server that you can access over the Internet.

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References

  1. ^ Robert McMillan (2006). Dell Dumps the DJ Ditty. PC World. Retrieved on 2006-08-24.

2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... August 24 is the 236th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (237th in leap years), with 129 days remaining. ...

See also

An embedded hard drive-based player (Apple iPod) An MP3 CD player (Philips Expanium) A flash-based player (iBox Mediaman) A digital audio player (DAP) is a device that stores, organizes and plays digital music files. ... NOMAD Zen Xtra (60GB) The Creative NOMAD was a digital audio player (MP3 player) series created by Creative Technology, discontinued in 2005. ... The Creative Zen is a line of digital audio players produced by Creative Technology and a branch off the earlier Creative NOMAD brand (the other branch being the MuVo series). ... A white 5th generation video iPod with a sleeve and earbuds. ... iriver (formerly iRiver, full name iriver Limited), daughter company to ReignCom, is a consumer electronics brand founded in 1999 and headquartered in Seoul, Korea. ... Rio Carbon 5GB model The Rio Carbon is a line of digital audio players produced by Rio, similar to Creative Technologys Zen Micro or Apple Computers iPod mini. ...

External links

  • DJ Life - Dell has released a new website specifically designed for the Dell DJ's
Dell, Inc.

Corporate Directors: Donald J. Carty, Michael Dell, William Gary, Judy Lewent, Klaus Luft, Alex Mandl, Michael A. Miles, Sam Nunn, Kevin Rollins. Dells, see Dell (disambiguation) Dell Inc. ... A corporation is a legal person which, while being composed of natural persons, exists completely separately from them. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Donald J. Carty (born 1946) was the chairman and CEO of AMR, the parent company of American Airlines, from 1998 to 2003. ... Michael Saul Dell (born February 23, 1965 in Houston, Texas) is the founder of Dell, Inc. ... Judy Lewent is the current EVP and CFO of Merck. ... Michael A. Miles serves on the board of directors of Time Warner, Sears Holdings Corporation, Dell Inc. ... Sam Nunn Samuel Augustus Nunn (born September 8, 1938) is co-chairman and chief executive officer of the NTI (Nuclear Threat Initiative), a charitable organization working to reduce the global threats from nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. ... Kevin B. Rollins is the president and CEO of Dell Computers INC. Prior to becoming CEO in July 2004, Mr. ...

Desktop/Laptop Computers: OptiPlex | Dimension | Precision | XPS | Latitude | Inspiron
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Servers: PowerEdge | PowerVault | Dell/EMC
PowerEdge is the name given to all of the servers produced by Dell, Inc. ... Dell PowerVault products include disk enclosures, disk arrays, tape drives, autoloaders, tape librarys, Network attached storage and Storage area networks. ... The Dell/EMC brand is reserved for products that result from Dells partnership with EMC Corporation. ...

Other: Axim | Digital Jukebox (DJ) | Monitors | Dell On Call
The Axim Family of personal digital assistants is Dells line of Windows Mobile-powered Pocket PC Devices. ... Dell currently sells LCD-based computer monitors. ... Dell On Call is a limited and fee based service that covers certain computer issues as an extension to Dells normal limited hardware warranties. ...

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Dell Digital Jukebox - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (863 words)
The Dell DJs are engineered by Creative Technology and based on the same hardware and software platform as their Creative NOMAD/Creative Zen digital audio players.
Dell spokesman Liem Nguyen commented, "We transitioned our lineup away from hard drives to focus on flash players." On August 24 of that same year, Dell announced that they also discontinued the DJ Ditty in the face of competition from Apple Computer, manufacturer of the iPod, and other MP3 player manufacturers.
Dell supplies two pieces of software with the purchase of a Digital Jukebox: The "basic" version of Musicmatch Jukebox and Dell DJ Explorer.
Digital audio player - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1569 words)
The Personal Jukebox (PJB-100), manufactured under license by HanGo Electronics, had 4.8GB of storage space, which held about 1200 songs (or 100 CDs, hence the name PJB-100), and was the beginning of what would be called the jukebox segment of digital audio players.
Generally speaking, digital audio players are portable, employing internal or replaceable batteries and headphones, although users often connect players to car and home stereos.
While today's digital audio players generally do not support MOD files directly, progress is being made on that front with projects such as the TRAXMOD [3] digital audio player.
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