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In the mood for a new music player

Discussion in 'General Software' started by hellrazor, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. hellrazor

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    I'm looking for a new music player, there are a few things I want:
    • start fast
    • For it to not slow down my entire computer
    • For it to not take up my whole fucking screen
    • The default file action (double-clicking in explorer) should be to enqueue the song (this is important - I'm about to throw AIMP3 because of this shit)
    • To not look like ass
    • Good quality sound
    • Free
    • Let me manage my own damn music

    I've been looking and every once in a while something gets most of those (Winamp, AIMP3, etc.) but then does something unbearable (Winamp takes too damn long to start and hogs up too much of my precious minerals, AIMP3 won't enqueue by default, etc.) and everything else constantly tries to get me to use it's "fantastic" media library while simultaneously launching a full scale invasion on my monitor.
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    Winamp starts hella fast for me. I like audio quality above all else, and also an appropriate player for 15000 songs so winamp is ideal for me. Why are you using windows explorer for song selection anyway?
  3. AlienIsGOD

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    VLC is what i use :D http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html

    i just double click on a song in my music folder and it loads up in VLC ready to go. VLC is easily one of the best media players FREE or otherwise.
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    iTunes is probably the best and most versatile music player imo. :toast:
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    :laugh: :laugh: :roll: :roll:
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    Why not? It can sort however I need it to, I can move files back and forth, cut, copy, paste, it's only open when I need it to be, can edit tags, rename files, can play music on the fly if it's in some odd folder, etc. Why should I use anything else?

    Yeah, that's what I was thinking (I already use it for movies all the time), but it's still too big and I can't figure out how to keep it on top (quite helpful with explorer).
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  7. hellrazor

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    OK, I got AIMP3 to enqueue by default. Show's over, boys.
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    Aimp3 for the win
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    Solaris17 says thanks.
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    media-monkey should burn in hell
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    foobar requires a tonne of effort not to look like ass and its quality isnt on par with BASS based players like Aimp2 AImp3
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    Either use Winamp or Foobar200 personally. Ive been using Winamp since it came out way back.
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    iTunes works great.
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    i still use mpc-hc. plays all formats. Only thing i dont like about itunes is no flac, you need to convert everything to alac.
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    yeah but the size is too much just for music player
    i use foobar (if you dont mind with their plain looks)
    mediamonkey is nice
    or you can try all in one like vlc media player or media player classic aka K Lite :D
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    just get a better computer... problem solved....
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    @ hellrazor if you want a player that complies requirements you've listed then switch to Linux. You won't find players better than Banshee or Amarok. Their Windows versions ain't that great.



    I agree with 1freedude. I love foobar's minimalistic approach. Never cared for plugins and all that stuff.
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    changing the Os just so he can use amarock/banshe both of those are heavyer then either foobar or AIMP3 >>>:banghead:
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    Congrats. You completely missed the point.

    a) there's no universal and small player for windows which does everything
    b) best audio players can be found in Linux
    c) Linux audio players which have been ported for windows are heavy (of course they are, because they are ported)
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    VLC is awesome, easy playlist, can add whole folders
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    The best. The only one that plays .mpc without plugins.
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    Foobar 2000 is amazing. Ever since discovering it I haven't used any other music player.
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    AIMP can do that.

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