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XMPlay Portable v3.8.0.5

SYSTEM on 24 Jan 2014

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.

Category:
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
Latest comments
lautrepay on 2014-01-14 21:19

Oh, that's the problem... A problem that doesn't affect me because I don't use XMPlay's library nor I use it from external devices. So it's 100% functional for me.
Anyway, this entry is a mess. There's no mention that XMPlay is natively portable (with the flaws mentioned in the thread), there's a note alerting for problems that the PortableApps version is supposed to solve and the instructions do not correspond with the PAF package.

webfork on 2014-01-15 00:25

Please move this conversation to forums. I'll start...

TP109 on 2014-01-16 03:17

For the PortableApps version, place the skins folder and any plugins in \App\XMPlay. Otherwise, the program won't find them.

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Xion v1.5.155

Midas on 12 Jan 2014
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Simon.T

Xion is a high fidelity audio player with gapless playback, 10 band equalizer with presets, MP3/OGG net radio streaming, customizable global hotkeys, full system tray functionality etc. Also features the ability to create your own skins without complex scripting.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
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 Xion.exe.
What's new?
  • Modified web streams so that they show the Stream name in the playlist instead of the current song title.
  • Fixed remembering song position when changing output device.
  • Added support for nofade, nofadein and nofadeout for Indicator objects.
  • Added command line arguments to set window positions and main player scale (/SetMainPlayerPos=x,y), (/SetPlaylistPos=x,y), (/SetEqualizerPos=x,y), (/SetLibraryPos=x,y), (/SetVisualisationPos=x,y), (/SetMainPlayerScale=percentage).
  • Added support for animation binding keywords, similar to indicators (anim_pause, anim_stop, anim_play, anim_random, anim_repeat, anim_repeattrack, anim_repeatoff, anim_crossfade, anim_stereo, anim_mono, anim_active, anim_inactive, anim_mute, anim_web, anim_local, anim_cd, anim_equalizer, anim_eqcompressor, anim_albumart).
  • Added AnimTypes for PlaybackFrequency, NetBuffer and all the EQ settings.
  • Fixed bug where trans_* objects were still being rendered and calculated after being hidden by layer keywords.
  • Fixed the mouse cursor being invisible when refreshing a skin while tweaking a knob, or while switching focus while tweaking. Made it so that when dragging knobs and you reach the extents, that further adjustments are ignored. This results in knobs immediately responding when you go back the other way, no matter how far you dragged out of range.
  • Optimized the colorize function which was over compensating the size of the area when combined with a tiled object.
  • Modified Slider and Button objects to correctly Colorize SliderBits and Over and Down states.
  • Added Tooltips for Volume and Balance knobs.
  • Enabled Reset to default support for Knobs. (Right click as well as double click).
  • Fixed cursor for border controls changing when other objects are blocking in the UI.
  • Fixed the Main player hotkey not working.
  • Added support for mass ignoring layers if a layer group has ‘ignore’ keyword added to it.
  • Switched default virtual font mapping from MS Font Dlg to MS Shell Dlg 2.
  • Fixed Italic right aligned font being clipped.
  • Added additional information to the Message box that occurs when you manually play the next song.
  • Changed Visualisation click behaviour from down to up so that moveable can be used in conjunction with the visualisation layer.
  • Added Anim types for Spec bands and Spec band Peaks.
  • Added support for scrolling the wheelmouse within a slider on a window that has focus, and adjusting the slider, instead of just adjusting the volume.
  • Tidied up the GUISlider code to be cleaner.
  • Merged the LastFm scrobble plugin into the core.
  • Codesigned installer and executables.
Latest comments
CT on 2008-03-19 15:50

OOPS, something went wrong - apologies!

The file "Settings.dat" has a reference to:
Core BasePath="F:\Xion Audio Player"
...or does this 'Auto-Adjust'? (My Flash Drive is "F:", btw)

a on 2008-04-18 10:29

has its flaws, for one the hot keys are off, 'ctrl + alt + num 7' to pause, 'ctrl + alt + num 0' for play.. i would rather press just one key e.g. space for pause/play, enter for stop/play.. unfortunately i cannot find a way to set such a hotkey. a minor quirk the main interface is only fully skinned, the playlist, visuals isn't and it uses a bit of memory 9 + megs, some good things are the sound quality, and it being easily skinned. i'd say given a few more releases this will be something to look out for.

Technomancer on 2008-05-09 11:56

This is 'THE' best media player that i've found yet. I'm so impressed with it that i've just made a donation.

I'd recommend it, in fact, I 'DO' Recommend it!.

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Winamp Lite v5.66 Updated

freakazoid on 11 Nov 2014

Winamp is the grand-daddy of MP3 players. It has strong support for different skins and plug-ins, which you can download from the website.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder.
Stealth: ? No. Creates one folder and file to %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\. For full registry changes, read this.
Unicode support: Yes. You need to select a proper Unicode font (such as Arial Unicode MS) for display under Preferences, General Preferences, Playlist, Use font.
Path portability: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download "Winamp Lite" installer
  2. Extract using 7-Zip Portable to a folder of your choice
  3. Remove all files and folders that begin with "$"
  4. Create an empty file called "Winamp.ini". Open this file in a text editor and paste:

    [Winamp]
    no_registry=1
    newverchk=0
    newverchk2=0
    newverchk3=0
    inet_mode=2
    [WinampReg]
    NeedReg=0
    IsFirstInst=0

  5. Launch winamp.exe
Note that the above extraction instructions are only applicable to Winamp Lite. Hank7 has kindly contributed extraction instructions for Winamp Full.
Similar/alternative apps: AIMP, foobar2000, XMPlay
What's new?
  • Improved: Added a Reset button to clear history in the Open/Add URL dialog
  • Improved: Added an option to disable the mouse wheel from altering the volume
  • Improved: Added more commandline switches (run: winamp.exe /? to see full list)
  • Improved: All menus now use the skinned style when option is enabled in ML settings
  • Improved: Disable all online features when no internet connection selected in Prefs
  • Improved: High DPI & text scaling compatibility fixes for dialogs & library views
  • Improved: Increased notification area tooltips up to 128 chars (instead of 64)
  • Improved: Library views now optionally group the 'Play' and 'Enqueue' buttons
  • Improved: Mass metadata editor from library now also available in Playlist Editor
  • Improved: Retry UAC prompt if user previously selected "No" (for relevant settings)
  • Improved: Speed-up of Winamp shutdown process
  • Improved: [gen_ff] Added a setting to control show/hide time for docked toolbars
  • Improved: [gen_ml] Drag & drop handling tweaks
  • Improved: [ml_downloads] Added 'Size' column
  • Improved: [ml_history] New options for resuming playback (for podcasts or all files)
  • Improved: [ml_history] Added a 'Play Offset' column with right-click option to clear
  • Improved: [ml_local] Added Podcast, BPM & Rating fields to Ctrl+E metadata editor
  • Improved: [ml_playlists] Option to use source file instead of database-managed copy
  • Improved: [ml_nowplaying/wire] Added support to use alternative services
  • Improved: [ml_pmp] Added a simple view to match Local library support
  • Improved: [pmp_android/usb] Added support to File Name Formatting
  • Fixed: Agent not using Winamp window if a clone is already running (eg. KMPlayer)
  • Fixed: Length not being read when set to read titles on load
  • Fixed: Ratings-related freeze on right-clicking large selections in playlist editor
  • Fixed: Saving to wrong extension for the 'Save As' action in the Alt+3 Artwork tab
  • Fixed: Unicode characters not displaying in taskbar when some old plugins are present
  • Fixed: Various issues with aero-peek and docking of freeform skins as an appbar
  • Fixed: [gen_jumpex] 'Jump to File' window not always visible when pressing 'J' or 'F3'
  • Fixed: [gen_ff] Docking to bottom/right when windowframe scale is anything but 1.0
  • Fixed: [gen_tray] Lockup/double-start issues when using the 'Prev' action
  • Fixed: [in_flac] Removal of embedded artwork
  • Fixed: [in_midi] Memory comparison crash with badly formed .kar files
  • Fixed: [libmp4v2] Crash due to invalid pointer check on corrupt files
  • Fixed: [pmp_android/usb] Crash on bad path
  • Fixed: [pmp_android/usb] Use filename if no metadata available to generate filepath
  • Misc: [installer] Added a "Winamp (Safe Mode)" option to start menu icons
  • Misc: More general tweaks, improvements, fixes and optimizations (lots of them!)
  • Updated: [enc_fhgaac] Fraunhofer AAC Encoder v3.02.16
  • Updated: [enc/in_vorbis] libogg 1.3.1
  • Updated: [gen_jumpex] JTFE v1.3
  • Updated: [in_wave] libsndfile 1.0.25
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2013-11-21 05:48

AOL has announced that Winamp will be discontinued:

http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/06/winamp-how-greatest-mp3-player-undid-itself/
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Winamp-to-Be-Discontinued-on-December-20-2013-402176.shtml

There are petitions for open-sourcing Winamp:

PETITION - SIGN NOW to ask for Winamp to go open source
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?t=373763

AOL: Keep Winamp alive or let it go open source
https://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/aol-keep-winamp-alive-or-let-it-go-open-source

It seems 5.66 will be the last Winamp version.

Midas on 2013-11-21 14:30

The Ars Technica article posted by smaragdus above is great reading. Thanks. I was once an eager user of the free Winamp, so I have signed the petition...

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Trout v1.0.6 build 71

Checker on 15 Jul 2014

Trout is an audio player supporting most major audio formats, tags and internet radio streams. It offers Last.fm, Libre.fm and freeDB support as well as hotkeys capability and more.

Based on the BASS audio engine and written in AutoHotkey.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch trout.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed: "Open file location" didn't work properly if the filename contained certain characters.
Latest comments
baz on 2011-01-08 10:54

A very nice player, I use it often.

Gmacri on 2011-01-11 12:28

Very Good Audio Player
with a great potential to futures updates
I would like to see tabbed playlists
and Equalizer in futures updates

hamasaki on 2013-11-11 08:47

Great player and one of my favourites. Nice and easy to use.

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Nemp v4.6.2

Checker on 27 Apr 2013

Nemp (Noch Ein Mp3-Player) is an intuitive and easy-to-use audio player. The program features a media library with support for drag & drop and tag-cloud organization, as well as coverflow, webradio, a Web server for remote control and much more.

Based on the BASS audio library.

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware (Nemp is GPL, required/included BASS libraries are Freeware)
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch nemp.exe.
What's new?
  • Encoding issue in the webserver solved: Non-Ascii-Characters have not been displayed correctly.
Latest comments
kowcop on 2011-10-18 22:46

I like this player a lot. I love that it can be setup to use relative paths for the music folder (I had to edit the config file for this). My only gripe so far is that it will not read the coverart from the ID3 tags... it only looks at the art in the folders.

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