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foobar2000 v1.3.17

billon on 24 Nov 2017
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Nov 2017
  • 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 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
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?
  • Fixed horrible, horrible bug with Ctrl+A “select all” handler in edit boxes stealing altgr+a making it impossible to type “ą”.
  • Made possible to retag MP4/M4A files without 'ftyp' header.
  • Prevented decoding of broken MP3 frames that overlap with apparent file tags.
  • Allowed decoding of WAV files with sample rates above 1MHz.
  • Converter: Made format list sorting remembered.
  • Fixed tags not being read from certain WAV files.
  • Internal fixes to allow foo_input_exe/foo_input_ffmpeg decoding of HLS & RTMP streams.
  • Added internal IMA ADPCM decoder for specific WAV files that system codec refuses to process.
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2016-02-20 11:36

@Emka, sorry for the delay. No, I didn`t post on the forums.

shnbwmn on 2016-07-22 12:25

Great player, especially with a few tweaks. I use Meier crossfeed[1] together with Dolby surround emulation[2]. What this does is it spreads the sound out, as if you're listening to a live performance, and greatly reduces ear strain when listening with headphones (which I do 99% of the time). Other pluses are that it uses my own music directory structure, is very fast (opens in a snap), and it uses windows native look instead of someone's idea of a great skin.

[1] http://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_dsp_meiercf
[2]http://www.head-fi.org/t/447089/5-1-headphone-experience-foobar-configuration-for-all-stereo-music-files

Midas on 2016-07-22 15:49

@shnbwmn: FYI, Viper4Windows is a free general purpose Windows sound processor that includes similar tweaks, among many others... (V4W homepage appears to be having issues currently, but Softpedia has it: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Audio/Other-AUDIO-Tools/ViPER4Windows.shtml). Also available as Viper4Android.

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1by1 v1.91

billon on 23 Nov 2017
  • 211KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Nov 2017
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

1by1 is a lightweight and low-resource usage audio player that plays directories or whole drives, with optional playlist/favorites support. The program remembers last track and position, supports gapless playback or crossfading between tracks, audio enhancer and Winamp 2.x input plugin support. Manage your collection from within the program including folder compare, delete, rename while playing, move and more.

Supports most popular formats including MP3, OGG, MP4, CDs and more.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch 1by1.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: foobar2000
What's new?
  • Simple fast play, 3 levels (Options menu).
  • Better volume control curve.
  • Restoring list problems fixed.
  • Some corrections and adaptions.
Latest comments
Nh on 2015-06-28 04:57

The last version - 1.84 - does not allow to change font in Settings... \ List style.

__philippe on 2015-06-30 11:18

The official 1by1 (1.84) download link appears to be down currently...:-(

Try this one instead:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Audio/Audio-Players/1by1.shtml#download

spicydog on 2016-02-11 06:47

This is an AWESOME player!!!

No other player needed on my system ;)

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OooPlayer v2.2.0

ozok on 18 Jul 2017
  • 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: GPLv.2
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? Added:
  • General:
    • New UI layout.
  • Music Player:
    • 18 band equalizer with several presets;
    • Detailed file info program;
    • Playlist now has columns for title, album, artist and bitrate, channel, codec and samplerate;
    • Pressing previous button in shuffle mode will return to previous random song instead playing the next random song;
    • An option to enable/disable loading of already downloaded lyrics.
Improved:
  • Music Player:
    • Separated options of loading and downloading lyrics.
  • Radio Player:
    • Usability by making radio playlist and playlist selection like music player.
Fixed:
  • General:
    • Improved search function results;
    • Clicking on a taskbar button would make buttons disappear.
  • Music Player:
    • Lyric list's width was not adjusted according to the content;
    • Queue list right-click menu options were not working.
  • Radio Player:
    • Metatag related bugs.
Updated:
  • Bassmix to 2.4.8.
  • BassOpus to 2.4.1.4.
  • MediaInfo to 0.7.76.
  • Tag libraries.
  • Skin component.
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).