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AIMP v4.11 Build 1839 Updated

billon on 30 Sep 2016
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Sep 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
Latest comments
smaragdus on 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.

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.:)
MIKLO

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foobar2000 v1.3.12 Updated

billon on 16 Sep 2016
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Sep 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.

Category:
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:
    • Various 1.3.11 pause regressions;
    • “Remove tags” on MP4/M4A files incorrectly showing that the file still has some metadata immediately after the removal.
  • Flat equalizer now produces bit identical stream.
  • Prevented clobbering of iTunes “Encoding Params” tag on MP4/M4A tag update.
  • Now using WavPack5 decoder with support for files larger than 4 gigabytes.
  • Updated ZIP archive reader now supports ZIP files larger than 4 gigabytes.
  • Added support for Matroska/ALAC files.
  • Fixed:
    • Multichannel ALAC channel order bugs;
    • Multichannel WavPack in Matroska.
  • Improved handling of various malformed files (Matroska, AAC).
  • Made files with extreme sample rates (>200KHz) playable through standard DirectSound output, resampler activated automatically if needed.
  • FLAC “Remove tags” no longer erases the “tool” field.
  • Reverted 1.3.11 FLAC tag updater tweaks. Removal of padding will be added as a separate feature later.
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.

[1] http://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_dsp_meiercf
[2]http://www.head-fi.org/t/447089/5-1-headphone-experience-foobar-configuration-for-all-stereo-music-files

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: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Audio/Other-AUDIO-Tools/ViPER4Windows.shtml). Also available as Viper4Android.

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Qmmp v0.10.3 Updated

billon on 26 Aug 2016
  • 41MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Aug 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.

Category:
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?
  • Added xesam:contentCreated field in the mpris plugin.
  • Improved ape/tta detection.
  • Fixed:
    • Random stop bug;
    • Duration calculation in the mpeg plugin;
    • ADTS parser in the aac plugin;
    • librcc database path in the portable mode.
  • Updated Brazilian Portuguese and German translations.
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.

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Resonic v0.7.6b Updated

webfork on 5 Aug 2016
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Aug 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

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? 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? Release Summary

This release accumulates all the Player and Pro changes and fixes since the last official 0.7b Player release in December. It also introduces experimental WASAPI support.


Remarks
  • Recent updates of Windows Defender and Microsoft Security Essentials cause Resonic to start up very slowly, introducing lag and sluggish application performance (e.g. when switching files) prior to engine version 1.1.12805.0.
    If you are affected please open your AV scanner's settings and add a folder exclusion (exception) for the folder that you installed Resonic in (usually C:\Program Files (x86)\Liqube).
    Adding an exclusion will in any case improve overall performance in Resonic. Read more here: https://resonic.at/faq#slowstartup

New features
  • Experimental WASAPI support. Currently limited to shared mode (i.e. multiple applications can use the same soundcard, like with DirectSound) and stereo output. More features and options are planned. Please report any bugs you may find!
  • New shortcut: ALT+MENU (or ALT+APPS key) opens the main menu.
  • Bit depth column now shows a prefix for floating-point audio files (e.g. 32f).
  • A new type of icon (four lines) is displayed in the file list now for lossless and lossy Native Instruments STEMS music files.
    Read more about file list icons here: https://resonic.at/docs/file-list
  • Files copied (CTRL+C) or cut (CTRL+X) in Resonic can now be pasted in Windows Explorer on MTP USB devices like mobile phones, portable players (iPod), etc.
  • Now showing users Downloads' folder as direct-access item in Resonic browser.
  • Resonic's built-in BS2B-based headphone crossfeed (headphones button) for the reduction of super-stereo listening fatigue is now available as a VST2 plugin for use in your favorite DAW or audio editor: https://resonic.at/tools/bs2br
  • Pro: High quality version of the built-in sound bank for .mid rendering/playback which grows the overall download size by about five megabytes.
  • Pro: New global hotkeys for pitch shifting up/down one semitone/cent, and reset pitch.
  • Pro: Pitched duration label in header can now be clicked to reset pitch.

Improvements
  • Changed internal and external folder structure to be more straight-forward.
  • New folder structure for the setup version: All user data is stored in a folder called Resonic, located in your personal documents folder. Each flavor of Resonic uses its own dedicated folder (i.e., Player, Player Beta, Pro, Pro Beta), so you can safely try Beta versions without messing up existing configurations.
    If you know what you're doing you can copy your old database files (.db) to the Database folder of the new storage location.
  • New folder structure for portable version: All user data in stored in a folder called portable, located in the application folder. Storage behavior is controlled by the ResonicBoot.ini file.
  • Improved startup user interface behavior in both fullscreen and windowed modes.
  • Faster startup speed.
  • Improved startup handling, especially when launching files from Explorer.
  • Improved file list icons to be more visible.
  • Improved status bar and behavior (click to hide messages).
  • Improved header and info bar performance
  • MacOSX resource fork files are now hidden from the file list.
  • File format detection improved.
  • Ogg files with different encodings are now properly detected, e.g. Opus or Speex content with an .ogg extension, as created by some apps.
  • Improved custom message boxes (keyboard and shortcut handling, button selection).
  • More consistent copy/move behavior based on Windows Explorer: holding CTRL during drag & drop will always copy, holding SHIFT during drag & drop will always move.

Corrections
  • Fixed and improved version of startup restore (restoring the last-played folder).
  • Fixed browser not updating nodes correctly in certain cases when an external drive is connected.
  • Fixed waveform display issues with clipped 32/64-bit audio files (reported: L. Ulrich)
  • Fixed mouse cursor not being shown on waveform after the A-B button is clicked once. Besides, you can set the selection end with a mouse click, and you can alternatively press and hold the A-B button to create a selection.
  • Some UI elements were not properly updated after moving the mouse off them.
  • Fixed switch colors in global hotkeys configuration.
  • Shut up Auto-fit width not possible message on startup (annoying when maximized) (reported: S. Repp)
  • Fixed F5 refresh bug when folders have been scanned recursively via Scan subfolders.
  • Fixed a bug where certain settings were not remembered.
Latest comments
two on 2014-01-25 17:44

outskirter, head over to http://forums.resonic.at - the devs have an open ear for everything

freakazoid on 2014-01-26 03:19

Not bad. The waveform visualization is nice. A nice directory audio player to keep an eye on for sure.

billon on 2015-03-29 13:06

Resonic at v. 0.6 Beta
Also there is now pro version, maybe free will be limited in functions?

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Ubiquitous Player v2016.07.25 Updated

billon on 25 Jul 2016
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Jul 2016
  • Suggested by joby_toss

Ubiquitous Player includes a wide variety of programs in a single window. Includes a music player, web browser, image viewer, text editor, file manager, games, calculator, and many more.

Category:
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: Free for non-commercial use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch UbiquitousPlayer.exe.
What's new?
  • Improvements to File Manager, Music Player (better cover detection), Image viewer.
  • New translation: Spanish. You, too, can translate this program.
  • Bug fixes.
Latest comments
Checker on 2015-03-30 18:24

By the author of Ubiquitous Player:

I've decided to stop updating this program. In 3 years I received exactly zero feedback on it, so I guess no one really uses it.

Thanks.

shnbwmn on 2016-05-17 21:37

So ... is this program being actively developed again now?

MIKLO on 2016-08-23 14:32

WOW this is still being updated I'm surprised but anytime someone is willing to improve their software 4me its a good thing. I used this some time back it does a lot of things but to me is just way to busy although it did work well when I used. :)
MIKLO

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