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AIMP v3.60 Build 1492 Updated

Checker on 25 Apr 2015
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Apr 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?
  • Common: the "jump to file" function does not create a new process of Windows Explorer now.
  • Player: Playback quality have been improved for tracker music.
  • Plugins: The Analog Meter visualization is now distribute as separate plugin.
  • Plugins: Last.fm - scrobbler status is now displayed at notification area icon.
  • Fixed: Audio Converter - the "Move output to" option - no ability to type the ":" symbol.
  • Fixed: Sound Engine - hangs while re-connecting to device.
  • Fixed: Common - an edit field cannot be focused by click of right mouse button.
  • Fixed: Player - shuffler queue is resets when closing the application.
  • Fixed: player - track can be played twice in some cases if shuffle mode is active.
  • Fixed: Tag Editor - an error occurs while reading file in the AIFF format, if file contains padding in the end of file.
  • Fixed: Skin Engine - bugs with positioning of windows.
  • Fixed: Plugins - few errors in API.
  • Fixed: Plugins - Last.fm - scrobbler progress paints incorrectly.
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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Resonic v Beta 0.6.2 Updated

SYSTEM on 14 Apr 2015
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Apr 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?
Beta 0.6.2
Released April 12, 2015


New features
  • Basic sound card selection in preferences dialog. DirectSound will eventually be replaced with WASAPI and ASIO (Pro). Changes take effect on track change.
  • Resonic now creates mini dumps when it crashes. You are presented the option to open up your email application and send us a bug report to help us fix the bug that caused the crash.

Improvements
  • Sound driver is now re-opened when needed, e.g. when it was blocked by another application before.
  • Advance mode button is highlighted when not playing sequentially

Corrections
  • Fixed occasional line jitter when moving mouse over waveform
  • Fixed bug in update check


Beta 0.6.1
Released April 2, 2015


Release Summary
  • This is a maintenence release, it does not introduce new features. Update only if any of the fixes apply to you. You can install on top of your existing installation.

Improvements
  • More visible status bar notices
  • Improved the way long paths are handled

Corrections
  • Application crashes during startup with certain system locales (reported: wira)
  • Application does not start on latest Windows 10 Pro Technical Preview (reported: S. Mogilevtsev)
  • Files in deep folder structures (long paths) will show, but won't play (reported: A. Fodor)
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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Boom v1.0.21 Updated

Checker on 7 Apr 2015
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Apr 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.

Category:
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 MP4/M4A tagging compatibility issue.
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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Mcool v13.0.0.3232 New

I am Baas on 6 Apr 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.

The developer offers a separate download for Visualization Plug-in and Mcool Wallpapers. Download, extract and place the Vis plug-in in \mcool1\plugins\ folder and the wallpapers of your choosing in \mcool1\plugins\wallpaper folder. (Thanks smaragdus).

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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