Microsoft Dancer LE - Cobey
Microsoft Dancer LE - Cobey deploys a virtual dancer to your desktop each time you play a music track on your computer. While the support for this application has been dropped by Microsoft and thus you can’t purchase any other dancers to entertain you, the program features the medium-sized edition of Cobey, a young female hip-hop enthusiast.
The first problem arises when launching the application on newer versions of Windows and the software is not able to detect the sound, even though you have music playing. This particular medium version of the dancer is yet another issue as its very small when rendered on a full HD display. Back in the day, you may have bought bigger versions, but now, this being the one and only available size, it is just one more drawback.
You can still start and stop the dancer manually, through the system tray contextual menu of the software in order to add it to your desktop. The animation consists of a bunch of various loops and sometimes, the same sequence is played twice and even thrice so that is the third problem. By this time, you would wonder what’s the purpose of this particular application.
In this specific support-discontinued state, lacking diversity and the ability to automatically capture the music that your sound card processes, it’s almost worthless, really. The idea alone of a virtual dancer popping out on your screen every single time you listen to music is bordering on pointless.
Microsoft Dancer LE - Cobey is exactly the opposite of real-life Cobey. While the young girl was a full-time college student at that time, the application barely reaches kindergarten grade. Cobey also practiced ballet starting at the age of five and has been a member of many Washington and Hawaii based hip-hop dance groups. On the other hand, the software simply does not strike as a classy program. Not at all.
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