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Resonic v Beta 0.6 Updated

SYSTEM on 30 Mar 2015
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Mar 2015
  • Suggested by two

Resonic is a slick audio player and browser / directory player, built around a waveform view to visualize the audio. The program is designed with speed and large collections in mind. Visualizations include standard waveform, multi-channel audio, 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
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Free for personal 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 huge release officially marks the start of Resonic's Beta phase.

    All parts of the application have been rethought, reworked,
    or rewritten from scratch.

    Besides countless performance improvements this release introduces
    an improved user interface, including all new waveform code,
    a new file list, and a new browser with folder monitoring.

Remarks
  • Meta/waveform data is currently only partially cached, i.e. after Resonic starts scans will always restart from the beginning. Full disk caching is coming in one of the next Beta releases.
  • The Sleep Timer was moved from main menu to a "zZz" button in the status bar (lower right). The timer's options can be changed any time, even while it's running. The timer can be aborted with a click on the countdown time.
  • The «Events» visualization mode for module music is currently not implemented.
  • Sound output options are coming in one of the next two Beta updates, which will be smaller and more frequent.

New features
  • Major visual and functional user interface rework (buttons, tabs, colors, etc.)
  • New powerful meta core with extensive support for a vast range of meta data stored in several important file formats. This core paves the way for many upcoming meta-related features.
  • Browser rewritten for overall improved performance, no longer blocks interface while folders are being expanded, which is especially noticeable on portable or slow devices (e.g. cell phones)
  • Browser now supports folder monitoring, i.e. external changes made to folders (create, rename, delete, etc.) are reflected in Resonic's browser.
  • Playback starts much faster now
  • Window restore much faster and less jumpy, especially when maximized
  • Folder changes much faster, less jumpy file list columns
  • About dialog (see «Menu | Help») with full list of credits
  • Improved audio drop-out stability by reading/decoding files in parallel
  • Number and size of selected files now shown in footer (image)
  • Tray icon and context menu (minimize to tray with ALT+M)
  • In addition to «Always minimize to tray» you can now also «Always close to tray», i.e. Resonic goes into system tray when you close it, or when you press the window's 'X' button (see «Menu | Interface»).
  • Playback advance now delays for a second after a file fails to play
  • New percentage mode for time display, in addition to the classic timecode. To enable it check the right-click context menu. (image)
  • New option allows you to toggle filename in main window title. To access it right-click the filename in the header and use «Show name in window title».
  • Fast clicks on file list items are now registered properly (reported: M. Lapierre)
  • You can now use the mouse wheel on certain buttons (!) like visualization type (next to volume bar) or advance mode (sequential/random).
  • You can now prevent notification messages in status bar from going away automatically by keeping the mouse on them
  • New default waveform style: «Solid», a simple but elegant single-color waveform, as seen in many classic wave editors (see «Menu | Visualization | Waveform style»).
  • Waveform peaks are no longer scanned when the waveform is invisible or when the visualization area is hidden (CTRL+F12).
    This results in a significant performance boost in situations where waveforms are simply not required, for example: You just want to browse or manage files without visualization. You just want to use the analyzer.
  • New shortcut: BACKSPACE goes up one level in folder tree, when browser has input focus
  • New shortcut: ALT+NUM* inverts the current file selection
  • New column: 'Track #', track number read from file tags, e.g. ID3 (suggested: trucmuch) (image)
  • New column: «Extension», just the file's extension. When the «Extension» column is visible file extensions in the «File name» column are hidden.
  • Bookmarks are now sorted by display name
  • Most file format plugins are now loaded dynamically and when needed, thus reducing the overall memory footprint
  • Native PCM preview support for Direct Stream Digital (DSD) formats, supporting .dsd and .dsf files and the following rates: DSD64, DSD128 (double-rate), DSD256 (quad-rate), and DSD512 (octuple-rate).
  • Seeking across files is now possible. Near the end of a file a forward seek now moves on to the next file instead of playing out the current file, which makes it easy to quickly jump across multiple files (right arrow, mouse wheel on time display, etc.)
  • ENTER or double-click on a folder now activated the file list, i.e. sub-sequent use of the UP and DOWN keys will affect the file list. To go back to the browser you can always press TAB.
  • FLAC core decoder updated to 1.3.1
  • Use ALT+WHEEL to seek in the track when mouse is inside visualization area (on waveform, analyzers, etc.). Note that ALT+WHEEL on the file list jumps between tracks.
  • Use CTRL+ALT+WHEEL to randomly seek in the track when mouse is inside the visualization area (on waveform, analyzers, etc.).
  • You can now click and hold the A-B button, then release it after a while to set a loop.
  • Update check, looks for new versions on the internet (can be disabled).
  • Dim button next to mute button (and volume bar) lets you temporarily lower the playback volume. Note that you can also hold the SPACE key pressed to temporarily dim volume, then release it to undim volume.
  • Option to combine play and pause buttons into one (see «Menu | Interface»), which changes behavior from play/pause/restart to just play/pause.
    However, you can now middle-click the play button to always restart the playing track, regardless of the play/pause buttons being combined or not.
    By default Resonic Player now starts up with the buttons combined.
  • New shortcuts: PAUSE/BREAK key toggles volume mute, ALT+PAUSE/BREAK toggles volume dim.

Improvements
  • New default waveform style is now «Solid»
  • Much improved and correct representation of short audio files
  • Improved overall application performance
  • Improved file list code, supports playlists in future builds
  • Improved overall playback stability and file list handling
  • Browser icon support improved (libraries, etc.)
  • Partial support for interface scaling on Windows 7, 8, and 8.1
  • Improved text rendering in visualizations (image)
  • Taskbar progress no longer updated for short files
  • Website: Online changelog (what's new) improved, and several other changes
  • Play position no longer drawn in analyzer visualization for very short files
  • Improved frequency value display for logarithmic and linear analyzers
  • Focus is now set to file list on double-click or ENTER on a folder. Hint: You can use TAB to switch focus between browser and file list at any time.
  • Improved localization system (multi-language support) for faster loading
  • Improved overall file list handling and selections
  • Improved database performance and greatly reduced disk accesses when option «Allow multiple instances» is disabled, which is the default setting.
  • Last-playing waveform is restored with less delay on application startup
  • Improved event rendering in event visualization (for module music)
  • Icon column in file list (lossy/lossless/etc.) can now be moved
  • Renamed «Avoid horizontal scrollbar» option to «Auto-fit to width» (columns)
  • Fixed jumpy frequency display in analyzer when playback starts (and after stop)
  • No more runaway track advances with very short sound files. When you press stop, it stops.
  • Use CTRL+WHEEL on file list to play the previous/next file (previously: ALT+WHEEL)
  • Use ALT+WHEEL on file list to play a random file (previously: CTRL+ALT+WHEEL)

Corrections
  • Fixed splash screen painting on top of startup error messages (reported: ExtremRaym)
  • Fixed hints sometimes interfering with popup menus
  • Fixed playlist advance with unplayable files
  • Fixed occasional endless loop in folders that contain only unplayable files
  • Fixed playlist position not being updated properly after deleting files with CTRL+DEL (reported: P. Greiss)
  • Fixed bug where standard Windows delete/copy/cut dialogs might disappear and cause weird GUI behavior
  • Fixed playback auto-starting in certain cases when ALT+TAB or TAB is pressed
  • Fixed «Hz» column (sample rate) showing incorrect information (reported: S. Quinn)
  • Fixed next/previous folder shortcuts (CTRL+UP / DOWN) not working in certain situations
  • Countless other fixes and corrections, not mentioned here
  • Support for additional ID3v1 genres

Removed
  • Removed classic Resonic Alpha waveform styles in favor of performance
  • Removed experimental feature «Focus indicators»
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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Mcool v13.0.0.3232 New

I am Baas on 27 Mar 2015

Mcool is a minimalist music player, powered by Bass and BassVis. It has a transparent, plain text interface with light media library support, lyrics, and visualization.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch mcool.exe.

foobar2000 v1.3.8 Updated

webfork on 27 Mar 2015
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Mar 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.

Category:
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?
  • Made playback over HTTP automatically retry dropped connections.
  • New ReplayGain playback mode picking album/track gain depending on current playback order.
  • Improved handling of malformed AIFF files.
  • Prevented "Open" etc dialog lockup when last used folder is on a nonworking net share referenced by raw IP.
  • FFmpeg updated to 2.6.1.
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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Ubiquitous Player v2015.03.30 Updated

Checker on 30 Mar 2015
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Mar 2015
  • 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 / 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?
  • More changes to Image viewer and Music player, and a couple of bug fixes.
Latest comments
joby_toss on 2014-12-09 18:38

No.

MIKLO on 2015-03-26 15:05

Strange that they keep doing updates on this program....bleh dont think its gonna help,but I could be wrong.
MIKLO

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.

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AIMP v3.60 Build 1483 Updated

Checker on 28 Feb 2015
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Feb 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.

Category:
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?
  • Tag Editor: OPUS - ReplayGain information is now stored into the file header.
  • Tags: OPUS - support for ReplayGain information that placed in the file header.
  • Fixed: Sound Engine - meta-data parses incorrectly in some cases when playing the internet radio.
  • Fixed: Sound Engine - part of previous track can be heard when start file playback from the Windows Explorer, if player is not running.
  • Fixed: Player - OPUS - sample rate and duration calculates incorrectly.
  • Fixed: Playlist - the "reload data from pre-image" works incorrectly.
  • Fixed: Playlist - playing track was not focused after start up the application.
  • Fixed: Playlist - an empty playlist file is moved to the Recycle bin after close the application in some cases.
  • Fixed: Playlist - an empty track titles are displayed for CUE sheets in the "Search New Files" dialog.
  • Fixed: Playlist - format string - few small bugs.
  • Fixed: Skin Engine - small bugs were fixed.
  • 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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