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XMPlay Portable v3.8.1.12 Updated

Checker on 30 Apr 2015
  • 626KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Apr 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: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
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
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-01-02 01:56

Euphoria is a nice skin but since it looks too much like AIMP I use Neutron skin, which us rather minimalistic. Splitting Cue sheets into separate tracks was what I missed and why I preferred AIMO/foobar2000. The default skin is a bit old-fashioned but there are so many skins to choose so anyone would find their favourite.

If you need XMPlay version, I have it and uploaded it:!dRcTBSyZ!SLCKecxxKkFzw7Pd4n1fjFEtRwAaqUbdLt-sUkhbIcw
You can download it from any of these two download locations- the file is the same.

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:

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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.

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: - 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 - - 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

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.

  • 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

  • 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.

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

  • 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 - 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.

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).

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.