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foobar2000 v1.3.13 Updated

billon on 22 Oct 2016
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Oct 2016
  • Suggested by Barrette

Foobar2000 is an audio player with low memory footprint and native support for most popular audio formats. It includes CD ripping, format conversion, replay gain, audio normalization, equalization, and more. Playlist display and keyboard shortcuts are both very customizable. Additional functionality available via a wide variety of plugins.

The program can edit song tags (album and song name, number, year, etc.) based on the FreeDB Internet database and even rename the original songs based on these tags. A file format conversion tool is available, but must be enabled with external downloads. Can even fix some MP3s with corrupted file headers.

Windows 2000 is no longer supported but users can download the last compatible version: 0.9.4.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware (donate)
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. Select "Portable installation" and choose the destination folder
  3. Launch foobar2000.exe
Similar/alternative apps: 1by1, Boom, Winyl
What's new?
  • Corrected 1.3.12 regression causing certain DSP configurations to crash.
  • New utility commands to optimize file layout & minimize file size.
  • Improved compatibility with certain internet radio stations.
  • Updated FFmpeg to 3.1.4.
  • M4A file format compatibility fixes.
  • Enabled WavPack 5 DSD decoding.
  • Fixed a bug in Converter causing conversion to a root folder of a drive to occasionally fail.
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2016-02-20 11:36

@Emka, sorry for the delay. No, I didn`t post on the forums.

shnbwmn on 2016-07-22 12:25

Great player, especially with a few tweaks. I use Meier crossfeed[1] together with Dolby surround emulation[2]. What this does is it spreads the sound out, as if you're listening to a live performance, and greatly reduces ear strain when listening with headphones (which I do 99% of the time). Other pluses are that it uses my own music directory structure, is very fast (opens in a snap), and it uses windows native look instead of someone's idea of a great skin.


Midas on 2016-07-22 15:49

@shnbwmn: FYI, Viper4Windows is a free general purpose Windows sound processor that includes similar tweaks, among many others... (V4W homepage appears to be having issues currently, but Softpedia has it: Also available as Viper4Android.

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Resonic Player v0.8.0b Updated

billon on 16 Oct 2016
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Oct 2016
  • Suggested by two

Resonic is an audio player and browser / directory player, built around the use of a file waveform to visualize the audio. The program is designed with speed and large collections in mind. Visualizations include standard waveform, multi-channel audio, and frequency analyzer.

Supports all major audio formats (including 64-bit float and multi-channel) including MP3, MP2, MP1, OGG, M4A, MP4, AAC, MPC, MP+, OPUS, SPX, WMA, WMA Pro, WMA Lossless, WAV, AIFF, FLAC, APE, ALAC, WV, TTA, IT, XM, S3M, MTM, MOD

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for non-commercial and non-profit use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch resonic.exe.
What's new? See:
Latest comments
Midas on 2016-10-16 17:49

I'll bite the loaded question: in the case of Resonic, you do need yet another music player if you are concerned with very high quality sound coupled with some advanced features, all tied together under a beautiful UI... YMMV, though. :)

Realist on 2016-10-17 16:13


How do you measure sound quality?

Midas on 2016-10-18 08:46

It's highly subjective (see subbject of psychoacoustics) but there are objective measures that can be taken to achieve it. I still remember when the PC platform was absolutely lousy soundwise -- it has now come a long way and in terms of digital audio it is bit perfect, if you choose the right tools. EAC or CueTools for ripping and a player like foobar2000 or XMPlay (or Resonic, for that matter) for playback are sound (pun intended) starting points...

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1by1 v1.89 Updated

Checker on 10 Oct 2016
  • 207KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Oct 2016
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

1by1 is a lightweight and low-resource usage audio player that plays directories or whole drives, with optional playlist/favorites support. The program remembers last track and position, supports gapless playback or crossfading between tracks, audio enhancer, and Winamp 2.x input plugin support. Manage your collection from within the program including folder compare, delete, rename while playing, move, and more.

Supports most popular formats including MP3, OGG, MP4, CDs and more.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch 1by1.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Foobar2000
What's new?
  • Fixed VU meter ressource bug.
  • Tree menu item "Open in new Window".
  • Playlist export menu items summarized.
  • Old option "No custom draw" removed.
  • Quit after list feature.
  • Minor improvements.
Latest comments
Nh on 2015-06-28 04:57

The last version - 1.84 - does not allow to change font in Settings... \ List style.

__philippe on 2015-06-30 11:18

The official 1by1 (1.84) download link appears to be down currently...:-(

Try this one instead:

spicydog on 2016-02-11 06:47

This is an AWESOME player!!!

No other player needed on my system ;)

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AIMP v4.11 Build 1841 Updated

billon on 8 Oct 2016
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • 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.

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:
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-02-25 02:01

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.

fullbug on 2016-04-18 14:15

Great player! Thanx for sharing....

MIKLO on 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.:)

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Qmmp v0.10.4 Updated

Checker on 4 Oct 2016
  • 41MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Oct 2016
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Qmmp (Qt-based Multimedia Player) is a Winamp-inspired audio player that supports most popular formats, CUE sheets and playlists (m3u, pls, xspf). It includes visualization, spectrum analyzer, 10-band equalizer, wide skin support (including XMMS and Winamp 2.x skins), plugins, lyrics, cover art, global hot-keys, tray control, CDDB and ReplayGain support and more.

The program is cross-platform (FreeBSD, Linux) and written in C++ and Qt.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU General Public License, version 2
How to extract:
  1. Download and run the installer
  2. During installation choose Portable configuration and select a folder of your choice
  3. Launch qmmp.exe

Optionally, you may delete unnecesary language files from translations sub-folder.
Similar/alternative apps: 1by1, AIMP, foobar2000, Spider Player Pro, Xion
What's new?
  • Fixed support of skins with UTF-16 encoded pledit.txt.
  • Fixed 'index out of range' warning.
  • Fixed typo in the qsui plugin.
Latest comments
shnbwmn on 2016-07-24 13:02

Nice little player. The website has a page with plugins, but it's slightly misleading. The "Qmmp Plugin Pack" download directs to the player itself, and the others require building from source/installed dependencies.

Realist on 2016-10-06 16:25

Why do we another music player and that too which looks like WinAMP?

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