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VLC Media Player Portable v2.1.5 Updated

Checker on 28 Jul 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.

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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 compilation on OS/2.
Access:
  • Stability improvements for the QTSound capture module.
Mac OS X audio output:
  • Fix channel ordering.
  • Increase the buffersize.
Decoders:
  • Fix DxVA2 decoding of samples needing more surfaces.
  • Improve MAD resistance to broken mp3 streams.
  • Fix PGS alignment in MKV.
Qt Interface:
  • Don't rename mp3 converted files to .raw.
Mac OS X Interface:
  • Correctly support video-on-top.
  • Fix video output event propagation on Macs with retina displays.
  • Stability improvements when using future VLC releases side by side.
Streaming:
  • Fix transcode when audio format changes.
Security contents:
  • Updated GnuTLS to 3.1.25 (CVE-2014-3466).
  • Updated libpng to 1.6.10 (CVE-2014-0333).
Translations:
  • Update British English.
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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.

Napiophelios on 2014-07-26 16:06

Softpedia has VLC 2.15 for download but its not even on the VLC website...weird

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foobar2000 v1.3.3 Updated

Checker on 16 Jul 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.

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?
  • Converter: Added AAC (iTunes), AAC (FDK) and AAC (Winamp/FhG) modes.
  • Winamp/FhG mode added in beta 2.
  • Updated FFmpeg to 2.3.
  • ReplayGain scanner: added an override for treating extreme peaks as errors.
  • Default User Interface: improved handling of high DPI displays, added high-resolution button images.
  • Corrected MP3 seeking performance regression from 1.3, file caching related.
  • "Save Playlist" commands now remember the last used format.
  • Added an option not to transfer tags when converting.
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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AIMP v3.55 Build 1350 Updated

Checker on 28 Jul 2014
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  • 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?
  • Sound Engine: Options Dialog - list of supported formats is populated now on demand, not at Options Dialog initialization.
  • Sound Engine: Radio capture - maximum delay before start record new track has been increased to 30 seconds.
  • Sound Engine: Radio Capture - CUE sheet is now stored on the hard drive after each track.
  • Sound Engine: Compatibility with Remote Desktop Assistant has been improved (for WASAPI interface).
  • Playlist: an empty playlists with non-empty preimage setting will not be deleted now on closing the application.
  • Playlist: Advanced search is now show last search query.
  • Tag Editor: Support for non-english URLs - the URL will be automatically converted to punycode and vice versa.
  • Fixed: Common - tray icon flashes during program startup.
  • Fixed: Common - player is minimized to tray instead of taskbar in some cases.
  • Fixed: Sound Engine - output settings are resets at some devices when opening the Options Dialog.
  • Fixed: Playlist - the remove file confirmation dialog does not restore focus after closing.
  • Fixed: Tag Editor - album art from ID3v2.4 tag cannot be read in some cases.
  • Fixed: Tag Editor - file in FLAC format cannot be read by player, if embedded CUE has been remove via AIMP Tag Editor.
  • Fixed: Plugins - The Information Line flashes on display, if it has been hidden by mouse before that.
  • Fixed: Small bugs.
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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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Winyl v3.0.1 Updated

Checker on 17 May 2014

Winyl is a lightweight digital audio player and audio library application. With a skinnable interface, minimalist design and low resource usage -- it automatically organizes your files into categories based on the information contained in the audio tags, which makes your music easy to find and play. Winyl offers new ways to organize and enjoy all your music, listen to music and radio, rate your favorite tracks, create playlists, browse song lyrics, tag music, all from a very simple interface.

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

Optional: Delete unnecessary language folders in 'Language'.
What's new?
  • Fixed crash when reading MP3 files with corrupted tags.
Latest comments
Midas on 2013-02-12 13:07

If it would include the stream buffering and recording functionalities that it still misses, Winyl would easily replace my current preferred webradio client -- which still is RadioSure (http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1520)...

Midas on 2014-05-14 10:02

As advised in the changelog post, if you'd prefer a new skin with large font, check http://vinylsoft.com/forum/index.php?topic=8497.msg9399#msg9399 ...

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Boom v1.0.17 Updated

Checker on 5 May 2014

Boom is a simple, lightweight 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.

The program includes a simplified version of the foobar2000 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
What's new?
  • Refreshed button pictures.
  • Merged file format handling improvements from current foobar2000 codebase.
Latest comments
freakazoid on 2012-01-03 00:46

Could be a good alternative to 1by1 in the future. Probably most people will like this player for its indexing feature. Though, it's missing a bunch of features that would make this a contender like hotkey support and the ability to minimize to tray. Would be nice if there was a random button as well.

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...

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