May 072007

For instructions on installing and configuring MusicIP for use with SwissCenter, click here.

The latest version of SwissCenter (1.16) integrations support for the MusicIP application, providing a powerful “play similar songs” feature through the creation of acoustic fingerprints of each track in your collection.

When MusicIP is installed onto the same machine that is running SwissCenter an extra option is enabled which allows you to generate a random playlist of songs which are similar to a song you select.

For example, say you want to listen to a mixture of easy going music then you would simply select a base song which reflects the type of mood you are looking for (for example: Come away with me by Norah Jones). On the menu between “Play Now” and “Add to Playlist” you will see a new option :- “Play similar songs”. When you choose this option, SwissCenter (in conjunction with the MusicIP application) will start to play a collection of similar songs to the one selected (the length of the playlist, and how often an artist can be repeated can all be controlled from the SwissCenter configuration pages).

MusicIP is available as both a free download and a premium paid-for version from SwissCenter only requires the free version, however if you use this feature a lot then It would be nice to support MusicIP buy upgrading to the premium version (and no, I don’t get any commission!).