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XMPlay Portable v3.8.1.2 Updated

Midas on 26 Jan 2015
  • 626KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Jan 2015
  • Suggested by Ed Brownstein

XMPlay is a skinnable audio player that plays all major audio formats and includes gapless playback, effects, equalizer, net streaming. More features are available using plugins available via the product website, including visualizations, more format support, cover art, and more. Note that the library and playlist will not work as you change PCs.

Can play MP3, WMA, M4A, OGG, and more, as well as output to WAV, MP3, and OGG (via external encoders).

Alternatively, XMPlay is natively portable but does not automatically adjust library and playlist paths: download the ZIP package, extract to a folder of your choice, and launch xmplay.exe.

System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial. XMPlay plays audio files with Unicode filenames, but seems capable of displaying only information which is encoded in the current code page i.e. if your current code page is Chinese, it won't be able to display Korean filenames or tags.
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch XMPlayPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Foobar2000
What's new? Available changelog (up to v3.8.1) is at
Latest comments
freakazoid on 2015-01-02 03:20

smargadus - To clarify, I use Euphoria exclusively in mini mode :)

TP109 - Instead of using the older version, you should report the bug on the forums.

TP109 on 2015-01-03 03:45

@smaragdus Thanks. I downloaded it. BTW, XMPlay archives older versions here:

The problem seems to be related to plugins. It's working now. See post at un4seen forums here:

Checker on 2015-01-16 19:57

There's a v3.8.1.2 available.

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OooPlayer v2.1.0 Updated

Checker on 25 Jan 2015
  • 19MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Jan 2015
  • Suggested by billon

OooPlayer is a skinnable, minimalistic music and Internet radio player/recorder trading a basic feature set for low resource usage and fast startup. Includes skins, internet radio recording, lyric downloader.

Supports mp3, aac, ogg, opus, flac, alac, ape, mpc, tta, wv, wma, ac3 formats as well as m3u and m3u8 playlists.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes. If 'check for updates' is disabled.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the self-extracting "portable" EXE and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Within this folder, create an empty text file
  3. Open the text file and paste the following content:
  4. Rename the text file to settings.ini
  5. Launch OooPlayer.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Boom
What's new? Added:
  • Music player: An option to specify window title combination.
  • Music player: An option to hide queue list.
  • Radio player: Recording radio stations without encoding.
  • General: Title text will scroll if it is too long.
  • General: Some interface changes.
  • Radio player: Lyric downloader didn't function on song change.
  • General: Some controls were not skinned.
  • General: Some interface bugs that appeared if skins were disabled.
  • General: A few small bugs.
Latest comments
Checker on 2014-08-10 13:55

@ spicydog: Yes ... and changed ;)

smaragdus on 2014-08-25 13:19

OooPlayer version 1.2 released.

Checker on 2014-08-25 15:33

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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Boom v1.0.20 Updated

Checker on 23 Jan 2015
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Jan 2015
  • Suggested by lautrepay

Boom is a lightweight and simple audio player featuring gapless playback, ReplayGain support, a convenient structured genre/artist/album/song view of the indexed files, etc. The program supports most major formats including MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, Musepack (MPC), WavPack, WAV, AIFF, MP4/M4A and WMA.

Developed by the author of foobar2000, the program includes a simplified version of it's Properties dialog that provides basic tagging capabilities.

Note: When running in portable mode, Boom will index the contents of the folder it's installed in.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download Boom.exe to a folder of your choice
  2. Create two empty text files in the application folder and name them Boom.exe.localconfig.opt and Boom.exe.locallibrary.opt
  3. Launch Boom.exe
Similar/alternative apps: OooPlayer, Foobar2000
What's new?
  • Fixed localization XML handling bugs (UTF-8 byte order marker).
Latest comments
Napiophelios on 2012-02-05 12:49

I agree,minimizing to tray and hotkey would make this perfect.
It works great from my mp3 player.It can use the random playlist the mp3 player generated so I dont miss the random button so much.

lautrepay on 2012-02-05 23:16

I'm afraid that hotkey support is not in the immediate plans of Mr. Pawlowski for Boom: "Noteworthy features currently missing:
Internet radio playback is not supported.
No easy way to integrate with Windows Explorer other than manually going through "open with" / "choose default program" for every relevant file type.
No audio CD playback."
Just a guess, but with this GUI I think the target is touchscreens...

User2100 on 2014-11-29 19:45

There are lighter lightweight players with more features, but this is a single executable player that doesn't seem to "cheat" by using OS decoders. It starts instantly and the interface looks very nice (truly minimalistic and not just tiny and clumped up). I'm very much missing a time slider though. That's not a small feature to leave out of a media player. It only has fast forward and reverse, which is not very useful for things like skimming trough mixes.

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AIMP v3.60 Build 1470 Updated

Andrew Lee on 17 Jan 2015
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Jan 2015
  • 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\\Application Data\AIMP.
What's new?
  • Fixed: Common - CUE parser does not understand commands in lower case.
  • Fixed: Common - player does not determine audio tracks in the CD-Extra disk if playback has been started from autorun menu.
  • Fixed: Common - interface hangs at some time when closing the Option Dialog with active "Skins" sheet.
  • Fixed: Audio Converter - an error occurs when trying to export to MP3 format with following settings: Stereo, VBR.
  • Fixed: Sound Engine - playback position calculates incorrectly for set.
  • Fixed: Playlist - the "Default.aimppl" file is moved to the Recycle bin after each close of the application, if the "save default playlist" option is switched off.
  • Fixed: Tag Editor - auto completion does not work for the "Genre" field.
  • Fixed: Tag Editor - an ability of removing / applying changes to the selected tag types does not work.
  • Fixed: Skin Engine - an error in playlist that leads to hide the element.
  • Fixed: Skin Engine - position of main window is changed when restore it from mini-player if task bar is placed at top edge of screen.
  • Fixed: Audio Library - playback in the audio library does not affects to the playback statistics.
  • Fixed: Audio Library - files cannot be added to the DB via drag-n-drop operation in some cases.
  • Fixed: Plugins - - some tracks scrobbles two or more times.
  • Small bugs and defects were fixed.
Latest comments
Checker on 2013-08-10 04:19

@ billon: Thanks ... and updated.

smaragdus on 2014-12-30 00:46

AIMP 3.60 Build 1465 released.

Checker on 2014-12-30 03:09

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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foobar2000 v1.3.7 Updated

Specular on 17 Jan 2015
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Jan 2015
  • 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
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?
  • Fixed FLAC seeking regression from the previous version.
  • Added support for MP4 DASH files.
  • Fixed PPHS resampler crash on extreme sample rates.
  • Fixed missing WavPack mime type handler.
  • Improved DirectSound output behaviors with low-latency configurations (mainly for new ABX Comparator).
Latest comments
thegodofdeath on 2013-09-20 10:53

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

hamasaki on 2014-08-06 09:57

For me this is the best music player. Has all the features I need, is fast, reliable and has plenty of customisable options. Excellent.

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