If you like quizzes in general and have a medium to large sized music collection at your disposal, you might fancy running the mp3 quiz software to combine both passions. Mp3 quiz is a free software for Windows that can be used to create mp3 quizzes from locally hosted music collections. It can be played with one or multiple players.
Here is how it works: You need to download the freeware for Windows from the developer website. You may need to install the quiz software with elevated rights, this was the case on my 64-bit Windows 7 test system.
First thing you need to do after starting the program is to click on the Options button to configure the settings. Here you can configure the root folder of your mp3 collection, sub folder inclusion and the difficulty setting.
You can add players in the main menu. Just write each player's name in the form at the top and click the add player button to add them to the game. You start the game with a click on the next button.
The program picks music tracks randomly before the quiz interface is displayed. The current player can pick a skill level from eight different levels. Easier skill levels add less points to the score of the player than more difficulty skills. The intro skill for instance plays the first seconds of a song and awards four points to the score of the player if answered correctly, the slow skill on the other hand while awarding 12 points for a successful answer plays the song in slow motion making it much harder to identify.
The program displays multiple choice answers. To make it more difficulty, players need to select both the artist and the song title to score. Players can play back the song normally after they have answered the quiz question or simply continue and load the next player's question.
Windows users can download Mp3 Quiz from the developer website. The software is compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit editions of the operating system. It requires the Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0 or higher.
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