AIMP v4.11 Build 1841 Updated

billon on 8 Oct 2016
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  • Released on 8 Oct 2016
  • Suggested by eldad

AIMP is a skinnable audio player similar to Winamp that supports most audio formats, as well as Internet radio. Features include a mini-player, colorizing of individual skins, equalizer, visualizations, playlist, global hotkeys, library, and plug-ins capability. The application also includes a built-in tag editor, alarm clock, and auto-shutdown.

Alternatively, AIMP Portable is stealth and automatically adjusts paths.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: For Win2K: GDIPLUS.DLL
Stealth: ? No. Writes to registry if run with admin rights. See this forum thread.
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware (donate)
How to extract:
  1. Download and run the installer, choose a folder of your choice (outside of the Program Files directory) and select Portable version
  2. Launch AIMP.exe
Optionally, you may delete the uninstall.exe file.
Similar/alternative apps: Foobar2000, Xion
What's new? See:
http://www.aimp.ru/index.php?do=changelog

48 comments on AIMP  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Chrysant 2008-10-14 15:53

Works like a charm! Lesser memory and processor usage then Winamp. Nice design. Recommendable!

Gopher 2008-10-14 16:21

I wish it was stealth. I'm sticking with the good old XMplay.

adi 2008-10-15 15:18

This player it is Amazing. Good Work !

Ignatiu 2008-10-27 03:13

Great player, I'm using it for about a half a year, and it's working much better than Winamp.

ghostza 2008-12-30 01:51

Install it from the installer to portable device with portable option.

How easy !

Dino 2009-03-20 02:02

I've tried most audio players. AIMP player is simply the best. Small in size great in features and also consume less memory. Only wish the help will be in english.

sgz 2009-09-16 12:33

AIMP has a portable option in installer. There is no need to use any tricks.

terryp 2009-12-02 05:55

Really nice and fast mp3 player. Looks and sounds great and has excellent features. Makes many of the other popular players seem bloated and buggy.

AncientImages 2009-12-08 11:39

Simply the best Winamp-style audio player out there.

Chanio 2009-12-10 23:54

Now, the installer asks if we want to make a portable application. So, it omits creating the extensions associations or mime/types and installs all in one folder.
We should also uncheck the explorer shortcuts.

itwriter 2010-01-06 11:27

Sorry, AIMP. You're not as tiny as XMPlay, or as full-featured as Winamp. I like you very much, but you come third.

Ruby 2010-01-06 18:28

Admin/Mods, It should be noted/corrected in the Synopsis that the Converter & Recorder are now a separate/standalone download labeled AIMP Tools (same V & Build #).
Maybe a second entry should be added to reflect.
Please delete post upon updating.

Portable Paul 2010-01-07 05:12

I'm going back to xmplay. I love the interface and the skins but there's no way to check for updates. "IMPORTANT NOTICE YOU MUST UPGRADE" nag message is worse than adware. There is no option to disable it. You are forced to update, which is a full:download zip, extract executable, run installer, select folder, select plugins.... etc... nothing is retained or preselect based on your 4 day old still running version.

MarkB 2010-01-10 13:13

Apparently there are people who use software without having a look at the manual, Help, list of plugins, the program folder(s) or other essentials first. These are often the same people who moan and complain. AIMP's automatic update can be disabled by disabling the updater plugin (aimp_update.dll). And there is no need to keep the plugins you don't need, is there?

By the way AIMP has a tabbed playlist interface (XMPlay hasn't), allowing you to open several playlists and folders simultaneously. And AIMP has a lot of other extras, such as a WYSIWYG skin editor, utilities etc. If you don't need them, yes in that case XMPlay is an excellent choice. And XMPlay has one big advantage: radio streams can be saved 'raw'.

iam 2010-02-16 20:32

I agree with Mark B. Apparently Portable Paul has not done any real portable installation of AIMP. I have taken every AIMP update and never lost any settings yet. I either use the portable install to a temp location or use Universal Extractor, extract all the files, shut AIMP down, copy all files over the top of what is already there, start it up, and it is as if nothing is any different. Both ways work very well. And yes, I turned off the updater plugin, I don't get any nagging, it's very easy to do.

jack 2010-05-18 04:16

Best out there. Completely portable, including playlist creation with relative paths. (relative paths for the playlists is an option that must be set in the "options" panel.)

MarkB 2010-05-24 00:03

One feature were XMPlay scores: gapless playback. It is implemented extremely well in XNPLay. AIMP lacks that feature completely, although it uses the same audio engine (Bass audio library) as XMPLay afaik.

DevNull 2010-06-07 02:32

I have discovered that while this app is portable, it is not "stealth". It leaves some entries in the registry:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AIMP.TDropTarget
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{0041494D-5032-4472-6F70-546172676574}

I tried doing the portable install with nothing except the English version of the help file and I still go the entries above in my registry.

The last version that seemed to be totally "stealth" was v2.51.330.

MarkB 2010-06-20 01:43

You are right, DevNull. Bad news.

Ancient Images 2010-08-17 18:18

I love this program. It's replaced Winamp as my "tiny audio player" (with MediaMonkey filling in the role as a heavy-duty iTunes replacement). AIMP2 not only does almost everything one could ask for, it looks fantastic as well--Euphoria Lux is easily my favorite audio player skin on the market.

My only problem is that it's a bit hard to look at file informat... replaygain data and whatnot. I'm just not sure how to do it, and in Winamp all I had to do was hit the little 'i' and everything I needed to know was at my fingertips.

Dudu 2010-11-12 12:30

Yes, I use this player more than one year and it's very good! Good work!
(Brazil)

Observer I 2010-12-24 03:02

Hi, try this one: http://www.aimp.ru/index.php
Just click on the "EN" (English) small square that´s placed to the right, by the top quarter of the page.
Enjoy.

MarkB 2010-12-26 14:25

AIMP v3.00 Beta 1 Build 810 is out now. Numerous new features. Not sure if all of them are improvements. Time will tell.

http://www.aimp.ru/index.php?do=lang&lng=en

MarkB 2010-12-26 14:29
MarkB 2010-12-31 20:07

AIMP v3.00 Beta 1 Build 815 as of today.

MarkB 2011-02-10 23:20

AIMP v3.00 Beta 1 Build 832 is the current beta build.

chodakowski 2011-04-26 18:41

Up to built 861

V2.61 Build 583

webfork 2011-04-26 21:30

MarkB and chadakowski: thanks for the update, but those are beta versions, which haven't been tested for portability yet

V2.61 Build 583

freakazoid 2012-02-16 20:38

Does the stealth entry need to be changed to account for v3.0?

V3.00 Build 981

freakazoid 2012-02-17 03:02

Update: lautrepay has posted his findings on AIMP3's steathness here:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=47539

V3.00 Build 981

freakazoid 2012-02-17 20:42

I've changed the filesize in this entry to reflect a full installation with one language installed.
According to the installer, the other installation options gives you these filesizes:
Normal (14.03 MB), Minimal (10.73 MB).

V3.00 Build 981

webfork 2012-11-03 16:44

Disappointed that recent updates have made this program too distracting. Can improve it by disabling annoying scrolling text animation via Options - Templates - Running Line Animation - Set Movement (for annoying file scrolling) to "Disabled". Sadly, no way to turn off the volume animation and I can't figure out how to disable the song title popping up at the top of the screen.

v3.10 Build 1074

lautrepay 2012-11-03 20:08

@webfork: Respect to the song title, Options>Plugins untick "Information Bar". HTH

v3.10 Build 1074

webfork 2012-11-06 02:41

lautrepay - cool, thanks

v3.10 Build 1074

billon 2013-06-23 01:20

AIMP v3.50 Released June 19

The main features in AIMP v3.50 (compared with v3.20):

Common: Performance has been increased
Common: Added support of long pathname (more than 260 characters), only for Windows Vista and newer
Common: Added an ability to split files by chapters (OGG, OPS, M4A and M4B are supported)

Sound Engine: Added support for i32v24 sample format
Sound Engine: Equalizer has been improved - now all frequencies are processed between sliders

Skin Engine: Potential abilities are extended
Skin Engine: An ability to dock window to the top and bottom screen edges

Player: a list of supported hot keys has been extended
Player: Equalizer settings has been added to the DSP Manager dialog
Player: Now files merge into one queue, when send it to a removable device
Player: The queue of shuffle playback is now stored on the application closing
Player: Playlist tab hint now contains information about playlist content
Player: Managing Playlists - added an ability to browse content of closed playlist (with search ability)

Audio Converter: Added an ability to save path structure during conversion process
Audio Converter: OPUS Encoder has been added

Scheduler: Alarm Clock - added an ability to execute action after pre-set time period
Scheduler: Alarm Clock - added an ability to set playlist as alarm clock ringtone

Tag Editor: The "File Size" column has been added
Tag Editor: Added an ability to resize window of "Presets Editor" dialog
Tag Editor: Rename files - added an ability to replace / remove selected characters
Tag Editor: Rename files - bilateral transliteration has been added (Russian - English)
Tag Editor: Rename files - new design
Tag Editor: Added support of "BPM", "Disc Count" and "Publisher" tag fields
Tag Editor: Added support of OPUS format tags
Tag Editor: Added an ability to calculate BPM (powered by SoundTouch Library)

Audio Library: Mark reading speed has been increased by 10 times
Audio Library: Added an ability to display rating instead of mark, if mark is not set
Audio Library: Added an ability to send files to playlist
Audio Library: The "BPM", "Composer", "Publisher" and "File Format" columns has been added
Audio Library: Added an ability to add files to data base via Drag-n-Drop
Audio Library: Added special context menu for cells of the "Labels" column
Audio Library: Hotkeys for playback control has been added
Audio Library: New design of the "Labels Manager" dialog

Custom Controls: Added support for panning gesture for listbox like controls
Custom Controls: Context menu - added an ability to scroll items via mouse wheel
Custom Controls: Context menu - auto scrolling to selected item on menu popup
Custom Controls: Now you can switch between tabs via Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab / Ctrl+PageUp and Ctrl+PageDown shortcuts
Custom Controls: Scrollbar - added an ability to jump to position under mouse cursor via mouse click with pressed Shift key
Custom Controls: ListView and TreeView - per-pixel scrolling has been added

v3.20 Build 1165

billon 2013-08-09 23:58

Updated to v3.51 Build 1288 three days ago

v3.50 Build 1277

Checker 2013-08-10 04:19

@ billon: Thanks ... and updated.

v3.51 Build 1288

smaragdus 2014-12-30 00:46

AIMP 3.60 Build 1465 released.

v3.55 Build 1350

Checker 2014-12-30 03:09

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

v3.60 Build 1465

smaragdus 2016-02-22 23:27

I am using AIMP version 3. The screen-shot of version 4 makes me vomit. Can anyone tell whether the old GUI can be restored?

v4.00 Build 1697

freakazoid 2016-02-23 03:45

@smaragdus - AFAIK, yes the older GUI can be restored.

v4.00 Build 1697

smaragdus 2016-02-23 14:11

@freakazoid
Good news, thanks. However I don't feel like upgrading because version 3 offers all I need while version 4 looks terrible,I can't stand the "modern" flat style.

v4.00 Build 1697

Enternal 2016-02-24 01:52

@smaragdu
The new version is simply just a new version that has a new default skin and a major number increment. So you could just update your AIMP3 in place and simply select the old skin (Pandemic). It works perfectly.

For fresh installs, I simply copied over "Pandemic AIO Simple.acs3" from AIMP3 skins folder into AIMP4 skins folder and it works perfectly fine.

There is no need to "stand" or "vomit" over a new default skin when you can easily change it back while keeping AIMP internals up-to-date.

BTW, there are even variations of the old skin here:
http://www.aimp.ru/index.php?do=catalog&id=0&page=0&sort=0&V=0&F1=0&F2=0&F3=0&F4=0&keywords=Pandemic

v4.00 Build 1697

joby_toss 2016-02-24 14:52

Just FYI, I've updated my AIMP PA.c version and everything was OK (old skin wasn't changed).

v4.00 Build 1697

smaragdus 2016-02-25 02:01

@Enternal
Ugliness always make me shiver and nauseate of disgust. By the way I am not using AIMP version 3 default skin Pandemic but Siveria. I have added several Winamp add-ons which work with AIMP 3 (for example for playing LA files) but I am not sure that they will be compatible with version 4 (most likely they will be). I have no reason whatsoever to update to version 4 since AIMP 3 can play all the formats I need. More- there is a moral problem- for me updating to version 4 means succumbing to the ubiquitous modern evil of flat ugliness while choosing not to update means that I refuse to accept the developer's detestable taste. If I saw AIMP version 4 for the first time I would have never bothered to test it.

v4.00 Build 1697

fullbug 2016-04-18 14:15

Great player! Thanx for sharing....

v4.02 Build 1711

MIKLO 2016-06-03 11:47

smaragdus REALLY? wow I didn't realize that looks over substance was so important to sum people. Now I'm curious what others think about the "looks" of V4 or if most just don't care like me, please don't misunderstand I understand how you feel its just foreign 2me is all I'm saying. Of course if V3 suits your needs then by all means that's the correct version for you to use, no matter what I or others think. Enjoy.:)
MIKLO

v4.02 Build 1721

Peter202 2016-11-06 10:52

Is it possible to disable the ID3v1 tagging? It's messing up the grouping of my mp3 files when i import them in the library.

v4.11 Build 1841

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