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OooPlayer v2.1.2

Checker on 21 Feb 2015
  • 25MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Feb 2015
  • Suggested by billon

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

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

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes. If 'check for updates' is disabled.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
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
  3. Open the text file and paste the following content:
  4. Rename the text file to settings.ini
  5. Launch OooPlayer.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Boom
What's new? Added:
  • General: Many skins (over 100).
  • General: An option to specify playlist item text combination.
  • Music player: Small buttons below the playlist for easier access to some functions.
  • Music player: New playlists could overwrite the old ones in some cases.
  • General: Blinking when changing a skin.
  • Tag libraries.
  • Skin library.
Latest comments
Checker on 2014-08-10 13:55

@ spicydog: Yes ... and changed ;)

smaragdus on 2014-08-25 13:19

OooPlayer version 1.2 released.

Checker on 2014-08-25 15:33

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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Xion v1.5.155

lautrepay on 28 Jan 2015
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Jan 2014
  • 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.

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

webfork on 31 May 2015
  • 12MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 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.

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:


  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:

There are petitions for open-sourcing Winamp:

PETITION - SIGN NOW to ask for Winamp to go open source

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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Nemp v4.6.2

lautrepay on 28 Jan 2015
  • 12MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Apr 2013
  • Suggested by I am Baas

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.

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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Songbird Portable v2.2.0

lautrepay on 28 Jan 2015
  • 76MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Feb 2013
  • Suggested by Checker

Songbird is a feature-rich iTunes-like media manager and player with easy-to-navigate media library and a long list of supported devices. Like iTunes, the program supports audio, video, and photo sync, and can import or export to or from iTunes. The program supports a long list of devices, audio formats, and skins to change the look and feel.

The program supports folder watch, dynamic playlists, album artwork, gapless playback, equalizer, etc. Includes an integrated web browser (Firefox) and works with internet radio sources. Optional add-ons are available to extend features with several default and downloadable tools including CD-rip, concert look-up for artists, lyrics, music store and both Quicktime (if installed) and Windows Media Video formats.

Songbird Portable is a portable version of the standard program. Clients available for Mac and many Android devices.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: Launcher: GPL, Songbird: GPL, MPL, and others
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SongbirdPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Foobar2000, Winyl
Latest comments
webfork on 2011-04-21 14:22

Additional note: the program appears to freeze when asked to scan directories with more than around 100 gigs of music.

a on 2011-04-22 18:02

I was one of the many people begging for Songbird Portable back when it was just a "hatchling". I believe it took 1-2 years before an official portable version was made -- by that time Foobar2000 became my inseparable best mate. Sure Songbird is the new kid on the block and Speed, memory and no itunes support will probably be it's Achilles heal, but it has a lot of potential through add-ons and it's web support.

Midas on 2012-11-12 16:43

As I dislike launchers myself, I went looking around for alternatives and found SongChick (for more info, see

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