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XMPlay Portable v3.8.3

billon on 28 Dec 2017
  • 626KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Dec 2017
  • 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, 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 OGG etc. (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.
Also, you can always download the "Latest stuff" version.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
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
What's new?
  • AAC/ALAC/MP4 support via Media Foundation codecs.
  • Seeking to positions the have not been downloaded yet from HTTP servers.
  • Seeking in complete HLS sequences (not live streams).
  • Last modification time shown in "General" info and track info windows.
  • Built-in support for MP4 tags.
  • RIFF/WAVE character set (CSET chunk) support.
  • Option to close XMPlay at end of queue.
  • "-closequeue" command-line option to close XMPlay at end of queue.
  • Option to shutdown the PC when closing at end of track/queue/list.
  • "-library" command-line option to add files to the library.
  • DSP bypassing shortcut to temporarily disable all DSP.
  • Shortcut to explore a file's folder.
  • Monitored folders can be removed with or without keeping the files in the library.
  • A single confirmation is asked for when using "Remove & delete file" on multiple files.
  • Forced overwriting is now optional when using "Auto-filename" file writing option.
  • Plugin "priority filetypes" settings are honoured when scanning track info (not Winamp plugins).
  • Associated filetypes are no longer all shown as "XMPlay-able" in Windows Explorer.
  • Extended playlist/library window size limit increased to 150 tracks.
  • Force VBlank timing on MOD files option and shortcut.
  • Panning fix for MOD files created with ScreamTracker 3.
Latest comments
TP109 on 2015-01-03 03:45

@smaragdus Thanks. I downloaded it. BTW, XMPlay archives older versions here: https://support.xmplay.com/files.php?id=20

The problem seems to be related to plugins. It's working now. See post at un4seen forums here:
http://www.un4seen.com/forum/?topic=16287.0

Checker on 2016-02-26 18:34

There's a v3.8.2.3 available.
See: http://www.un4seen.com/

dbonnell1972 on 2016-12-08 17:11

I used to use WinAmp (over the years became bloated and tool forever to load), then tried Cool Player (good, but not enough features for me). XM Player is the perfect balance - super fast, reliable (so far), flexible, and customizable. J.U.S.T. Perfect!

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Winamp Lite v5.666 Build 3516

billon on 3 Dec 2017
  • 12MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Dec 2013
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

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 / Win10
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
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download "Winamp Lite" installer
  2. Extract using 7-Zip 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? See:
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?t=373755
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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OooPlayer v2.2.0 Updated

billon on 26 May 2018
  • 25MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by billon

OooPlayer is a minimalistic music and Internet radio player/recorder trading a basic feature set for low resource usage and fast startup. Includes internet radio recording, lyric downloader, last.fm integration, multiple playlists.

Supports mp3, aac, alac, flac, ogg, opus, ape, mpc, tta, tak, wav, ofr, wv, wma, ac3 and spx formats as well as m3u and m3u8 playlists.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes. If 'check for updates' is disabled.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the self-extracting "portable" EXE and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Within this folder, create an empty text file and paste the following content:

    [settings]
    update=0

  3. Rename the text file to settings.ini
  4. Launch OooPlayer.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Boom
What's new? See:
https://github.com/ozok/OooPlayer/releases
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2017-07-18 05:32

@smaragdus

Thanks. :)

ozok on 2017-07-18 09:30

Fosshub links are fixed.

hamasaki on 2017-07-18 13:00

Thanks. Ok, two problems for me with the software.

1. There is no sound at all. No problems with all other players on my comp, but this one no sound at all.

2. If I add a folder of MP3 files it adds the files ok, but if I use the option to add a file, the interface flickers and does nothing. I try again, flickers, then after a few seconds crashes.

I`m on Win 10 64Bit.

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Media Player Classic - Home Cinema v1.7.13

SYSTEM on 21 Jan 2018
  • 41MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by Rick

Media Player Classic - Home Cinema (MPC-HC) is a lightweight player with broad format support. It includes keyboard shortcuts, audio/video controls, a web interface for remote control and more. The program is derived from Media Player Classic (MPC), a media player that mimics the interface of Windows Media Player 6.4, and adds support for EVR rendering, H.264 and VC-1 video hardware acceleration, bugfixes, additional languages, decoders and more.

Alternatively, there is an unofficial updated build.

Versions from WinPenPack and PortableApps are also available: X-MediaPlayerClassic_HomeCinema and Media Player Classic - Home Cinema Portable.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP or 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete unnecessary language files
  3. Create an empty text file and name it mpc-hc.ini or mpc-hc64.ini
  4. Launch mpc-hc.exe or mpc-hc64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: SMPlayer
What's new? See:
https://mpc-hc.org/changelog/
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-04-05 15:45

@starshakur

.ini fixed, innit ? ...;-)

billon on 2017-07-16 19:12

"v1.7.13, the latest, and probably the last release of our project…"
:(

MIKLO on 2017-08-26 13:58

No matter what IMO Media Player Classic has always been, and will always be the best overall Media Player. I've been using for a very long time on many different OS's and it fulfilled my needs on all of them. I like the look and all the rest, maybe I'm being partial but so what it works 4me :) Great job by the makers so thanks for the hard work.
MIKLO

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Mcool v16.0.0.3360

smaragdus on 13 Jul 2016
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Jul 2016
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Mcool is a minimalistic audio player with a transparent, plain text interface, 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).

Powered by Bass and BassVis.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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.
Similar/alternative apps: 1by1
What's new?
  • Dynamic background (gif image).