After whinging last night about the lack of USB support in consumer CD jukeboxes, I decided to do another online search to see what kind of options exist out there. A couple of interesting ones stuck out:
Wintrack JukeBox – Apparently has a custom connection between the S-Link port on the jukebox and the printer port on the PC, and it’s relatively inexpensive. The downside is that it’s not only supported on Windows XP.
StreetFire RBX 1600 – A dedicated hardware solution that again uses the S-Link port. The big downside here is that it’s $750.
And both of these seem to require their own software applications to manage the music, i.e. no apparent Windows Media Player integration. Just what I need — yet another piece of music management software with its own database.