ShoqBox Buddy is a free program
to manage audio files on the Philips ShoqBox also known as the Philips
"Personal Sound System" e.g. PSS110 or PSS120.
I wrote this program because of my intense dissatisfaction with the "MusicMatch"
software that comes with the ShoqBox.
I could go on about my feelings regarding this piece of software but if
you've used it you will know.
A basic problem with the ShoqBox
is that it is not enough to simply add files to your ShoqBox using Windows
There is a file called MyDb in your ShoqBox which must be updated in order
for ShoqBox to be aware of the files.
ShoqBox Buddy maintains this database for you.
ShoqBox Buddy is entirely
It is fully functional, contains no spyware, collects no information on
you or your computer, does not nag you, etc...
The program was originally a command line program but I built a friendly
interface to it in the hopes that it will be useful to more people than
This is my first experiment with producing free software and as it took
me quite a while to produce I hope that you will encourage it's further
development by donating
to the cause.
You can download the ShoqBox
ShoqBox Buddy has been designed
to operate entirely by dragging and dropping files.
However, if you add files to your ShoqBox using Windows explorer ShoqBox
Buddy will update you ShoqBox's internal database to reflect the current
contents of your ShoqBox.
The following drag and drop
functions are possible:
- Copy songs onto your
ShoqBox by dragging MP3 and WMA files from windows onto the ShoqBox
- Copy folders onto your
ShoqBox by dragging the folder from windows onto the ShoqBox Buddy
this will add all the files and automatically create a playlist containing
those files with the name of the folder.
- Import playlists onto
your ShoqBox by dragging M3U files from windows onto ShoqBox Buddy.
- Delete songs from your
ShoqBox by dragging songs from file list to the trash icon in the
bottom right corner.
- Create a playlist
by dragging songs from file list to a blank spot on the Playlist area
on the right.
- Add to a playlist
by dragging songs from file list to an existing Playlist on the right.
- Delete songs from playlist
by dragging songs from a playlist to the trash icon in the bottom right
- Delete playlists from
your ShoqBox by dragging playlists to the trash icon in the bottom
- Change playlists
by dragging songs from a playlist to another playlist.
- Reorder playlists
by dragging songs from a playlist to another position in the playlist.