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foobar2000 v1.3.2 Updated

Checker on 11 Apr 2014

Foobar2000 is an audio player with low memory footprint and native support for most popular audio formats. It includes replay gain, audio normalization, equalization, and more. Play list 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
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?
  • Improved handling of FLAC files with malformed cuesheets.
  • Improved ReplayGain scanner performance on CPUs with 8 and more threads.
  • Updated FFmpeg to 2.2.1.
    - Very old Vorbis files are once again playable.
Latest comments
lautrepay on 2012-11-02 09:33

@abc: Considering Winamp's video playback quality, perhaps it is preferable to keep foobar2000 as it is...

thegodofdeath on 2013-09-20 10:53

i use Musicbee , has got excellent tagging abilities, a great theater mode and is class to watch

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Ubiquitous Player v2014.4 Updated

Checker on 7 Apr 2014

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.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Wine
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 Music player, Image viewer, Notes (you can highlight notes with ! prefix).
  • Faster resizing and window handling.
Latest comments
rodger123 on 2012-09-18 23:00

Guys I will say OK!Now I understand(but I dont)
No more beer.

MIKLO on 2013-05-24 22:17

Checker maybe you could suggest they put in an app that can decipher relevant comments :) even if someone has imbibed their favorite adult beverage,just a thought.

Fixitman on 2014-02-20 03:50

Milko! Milko! Oh sorry. Hey, Isn't this pretty much the same idea as the Google OS, only running on Windows (which has all those items already?)
Not saying anything about the looks or function of it, whatever floats your boat.

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SMPlayer v14.3.0 Updated

ashghost on 2 Apr 2014

SMPlayer is a feature-rich, skinnable player that views most media without any dependency on installed codecs, as well as streaming media, Youtube, and DVD video. Audio, video, and subtitle settings for individual files are all remembered between sessions so you can start again exactly where and how you left off. Supports subtitle downloading, audio and subtitles delay adjustment, video equalizer, playlist support, and much more.

Cross-platform with a client available for Linux. SMPlayer is an interface frontend for MPlayer and mplayer2. Alternatively, SMPlayer Portable is stealth and adjusts paths. X-SMPlayer is also available.

Languages: 30 including Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Chinese, and Japanese

System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: None
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes. Under Options, Preferences, select Advanced, Advanced, and make sure Pass short filenames (8+3) to MPlayer is selected.
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the portable 7z package (32- or 64-bit)
  2. Extract using a 7-Zip-compatible program to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch smplayer.exe
Similar/alternative apps: VLC, PotPlayer
What's new?
  • The control for fullscreen mode has been rewritten and improved. Now it is displayed over the video.
  • (Windows) New option in Preferences -> Subtitles to enable or disable the use of the Windows font directory. Disabling this option prevents the annoying font scanning.
  • Some presets have been added to the audio equalizer.
  • (Experimental) Possibility to play (non-protected) blu-ray discs.
  • Better support for multimedia keys. This can help control SMPlayer with a remote control.
  • New option in the playlist preferences for adding automatically other files in the folder to the playlist.
  • The option "Move the window when the video area is dragged" has been fixed.
  • (Windows) Now it's possible to open Windows shortcuts (symlinks).
  • Better support for Youtube.
  • (Windows) Better screensaver disabling.
  • Many bugfixes.
  • Possibility to compile with Qt 5.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2014-04-01 22:18

The new version number scheme is ridiculous, from 0.8.6 to 14.3.0- absurd and stupid.

JohnTHaller on 2014-04-02 17:10

smaragdus - I believe the version is now date-based like Ubuntu and others use. So it's Year-Month-Revision. 2014, March, first release in this case is 14.3.0.

smaragdus on 2014-04-02 22:34

I know, but such a versioning shows nothing about the history/maturity of the product. If it was 0.8.7 or 1.0.0 it would be OK for me.

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AIMP v3.55 Build 1345 Updated

Checker on 26 Mar 2014
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • 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
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 AIMP3.exe and choose Single User Mode
Optionally, you may delete the uninstall.exe file and the temporary setup folder C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\AIMP
What's new?
  • Equalizer Presets Dialog: Alphabetical sorting of presets is default now.
  • Equalizer Presets Dialog: Incremental search has been added.
  • Player: Compatibility with the service has been improved.
  • Skin Engine: Added an ability to resize animator control.
  • Fixed: Sound Engine - ASIO - few bugs with playback resuming on some devices.
  • Fixed: Sound Engine - the program sometimes hangs during playback.
  • Fixed: Sound Engine - scratches can be heard on some tracks if the normalization by amplitude effect is active.
  • Fixed: Sound Effects - mixing options apply incorrectly.
  • Fixed: Plugins - Alarm Clock - another playlist starts playing, if selected playlist has been never activated after restart of the program.
  • Fixed: Player - The QFI window doesn't appear at the first time in some cases.
  • Fixed: Player - default folder for internet radio capture is stored to configuration file.
  • Fixed: Playlist - focus and playback cursor are reseted after synchronization with the preimage.
  • Fixed: Skin Engine - the value of the PeakSegmentation property isn't taken into account.
  • Fixed: Skin Engine - behavior of child window is broken after closing the window via Alt+F4.
  • Fixed: Skin Engine - bugs with initialization of default values for controls on program startup.
Latest comments
billon on 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

billon on 2013-08-09 23:58

Updated to v3.51 Build 1288 three days ago

Checker on 2013-08-10 04:19

@ billon: Thanks ... and updated.

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VLC Media Player Portable v2.1.3 Updated

webfork on 16 Mar 2014

VLC is a skinnable, feature-rich media player that supports a wide variety of multimedia file and streaming formats. It can play files while they download, from inside RAR files, online radio stations, convert video formats, and much more. The software can also behave as a streaming server for delivering video in unicast or multicast mode.

VLC Portable is a portable wrapper for VLC. Alternatively, X-VideoLAN is also available.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch VLCPortable.exe.
What's new? Core:
  • Fix broken behaviour with SOCKSv5 proxies.
  • Fix integer overflow on error when using vlc_readdir.
  • Fix DVB-T2 tuning on Linux.
  • Fix encrypted DVD playback.
  • Fix v4l2 frequency conversion.
  • Fix numerous issues (M2TS, VC1 interlaced, Lagarith, FFv1.3, Xvid) by updating codec libraries.
  • Bring fluidsynth back on Mac OS X.
  • Fix some Opus crashes with some filters.
  • Fix teletext crash on Windows.
  • Avoid an infinite recursion in MKV tags parsing.
  • Fix an issue with some Vobsub tracks.
  • Fix missing samples at the end of some wav files.
  • Fix divide by 0 on ASF/WMV parsing.
Audio output:
  • Fix audio device selection via command line on Mac OS X.
  • Fix audio crashes on Mac OS X.
Video Output:
  • Fix selection of DirectDraw as the default output for XP.
  • Fix transform off-by-one issue.
  • Fix screensaver disabling on Windows outputs.
  • Fix DirectDraw device enumeration and multi-display output.
  • Fix a potential crash when playing a fullscreen game at the same time as VLC.
Stream output:
  • Fix 24bits audio MTU alignment in RTP.
  • Fix record file names.
Qt interface:
  • Fix minimal size possible on start.
  • Fix a crash with the simple volume widget.
  • Fix a crash in the audio menu building.
  • Fix multimedia keys issues on Windows.
  • Fix opening of DVD and BD folders on Windows.
HTTP interface:
  • Fix album art display on Windows.
  • Update of Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, Modern Greek, Spanish, Basque, Finnish, French, Scottish Gaelic, Galician, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Nepali, Dutch, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian and Simplified Chinese translations.
  • Fix encoding for Windows installer translations.
Latest comments
I am Baas on 2013-09-23 16:34

VLC Media Player Portable is stealth. Tested on Win 7.64

giulia on 2013-12-22 08:22

is there a way to delete unless languages under windows?
i tried the folders inside locale and languages
but when vlc starts ,it has all the language in the list

SYSTEM on 2013-12-23 14:46

@giulia: If you want English, the installer of VLC Media Player Portable allows you to not install other languages.

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