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AIMP v4.50 build 2055 Updated

billon on 17 Dec 2017
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Dec 2017
  • 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: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
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
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/?do=changelog
Latest comments
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

Peter202 on 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.

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Winamp Lite v5.666 Build 3516 Updated

billon on 3 Dec 2017
  • 12MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Dec 2013
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Winamp is the grand-daddy of MP3 players. It has strong support for different skins and plug-ins, which you can download from the website.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder.
Stealth: ? No. Creates one folder and file to %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\. For full registry changes, read this.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download "Winamp Lite" installer
  2. Extract using 7-Zip to a folder of your choice
  3. Remove all files and folders that begin with "$"
  4. Create an empty file called Winamp.ini. Open this file in a text editor and paste:

    [Winamp]
    no_registry=1
    newverchk=0
    newverchk2=0
    newverchk3=0
    inet_mode=2
    [WinampReg]
    NeedReg=0
    IsFirstInst=0

  5. Launch winamp.exe
Note that the above extraction instructions are only applicable to Winamp Lite. Hank7 has kindly contributed extraction instructions for Winamp Full.
Similar/alternative apps: AIMP, foobar2000, XMPlay
What's new? See:
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?t=373755
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2013-11-21 05:48

AOL has announced that Winamp will be discontinued:

http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/06/winamp-how-greatest-mp3-player-undid-itself/
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Winamp-to-Be-Discontinued-on-December-20-2013-402176.shtml

There are petitions for open-sourcing Winamp:

PETITION - SIGN NOW to ask for Winamp to go open source
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?t=373763

AOL: Keep Winamp alive or let it go open source
https://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/aol-keep-winamp-alive-or-let-it-go-open-source

It seems 5.66 will be the last Winamp version.

Midas on 2013-11-21 14:30

The Ars Technica article posted by smaragdus above is great reading. Thanks. I was once an eager user of the free Winamp, so I have signed the petition...

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Qmmp v0.11.0 Updated

billon on 25 Nov 2017
  • 41MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Nov 2017
  • 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 GPLv2
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 unnecessary language files from translations sub-folder.
Similar/alternative apps: 1by1, AIMP, foobar2000, Spider Player Pro, Xion
What's new? See:
http://qmmp.ylsoftware.com/
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?

MIKLO on 2017-01-15 17:15

@Realist, I believe the more we have the better they will all get or they go away, after all competition makes the world go round. I would agree if all are the exact same then it is a waste, but coders usually try and add something more useful that the last version doesn't have. Just my thoughts. :)
MIKLO

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foobar2000 v1.3.17 Updated

billon on 24 Nov 2017
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Nov 2017
  • 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
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?
  • Fixed horrible, horrible bug with Ctrl+A “select all” handler in edit boxes stealing altgr+a making it impossible to type “ą”.
  • Made possible to retag MP4/M4A files without 'ftyp' header.
  • Prevented decoding of broken MP3 frames that overlap with apparent file tags.
  • Allowed decoding of WAV files with sample rates above 1MHz.
  • Converter: Made format list sorting remembered.
  • Fixed tags not being read from certain WAV files.
  • Internal fixes to allow foo_input_exe/foo_input_ffmpeg decoding of HLS & RTMP streams.
  • Added internal IMA ADPCM decoder for specific WAV files that system codec refuses to process.
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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1by1 v1.91 Updated

billon on 23 Nov 2017
  • 211KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Nov 2017
  • 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.

Category:
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?
  • Simple fast play, 3 levels (Options menu).
  • Better volume control curve.
  • Restoring list problems fixed.
  • Some corrections and adaptions.
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:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Audio/Audio-Players/1by1.shtml#download

spicydog on 2016-02-11 06:47

This is an AWESOME player!!!

No other player needed on my system ;)

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