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1by1 v1.81

Checker on 9 Nov 2013

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.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / 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?
  • Flat window style with adjustable color.
  • Optional white buttons and solid sliders.
  • List view flicker reducements.
  • Natural numerical ordering.
  • Big view config tab re-design.
  • Year, Album for info column.
  • Other improvements.
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Cattleya on 2013-07-14 04:38

More information: If you want 1by1 100% portable without registry touch, please download mpglib.dll in official website and bass.dll (optional, improve audio experience only), and go to Options -> Decoder -> change decoder to mpglib.dll, go to System and tick Force portable....
And now we have a music play fully portable :)

Normally if we use ACM Decoder, Windows will touch and change this registry:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


__philippe on 2013-08-03 15:31

For a couple more *diminutive* audio players (one of which is just 4.6k !), check the forums here:


hamasaki on 2013-10-27 20:56

My favourite player. Not over loaded with pointless skins and visuals. Just a nice easy to use player.

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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.

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.
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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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Boom v1.0.16 Updated

Checker on 15 Mar 2014

Boom is a simple, lightweight 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.

The program includes a simplified version of the foobar2000 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
What's new?
  • AIFF tagging support.
  • Improved usability on Windows 8 tablet devices.
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freakazoid on 2012-01-03 00:46

Could be a good alternative to 1by1 in the future. Probably most people will like this player for its indexing feature. Though, it's missing a bunch of features that would make this a contender like hotkey support and the ability to minimize to tray. Would be nice if there was a random button as well.

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...

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Winyl v2.9.4

Emka on 15 Dec 2013

Winyl is a lightweight digital audio player and audio library application. With a skinnable interface, minimalist design and low resource usage, it supports the basic playback functions as well as personal ratings, album cover display and playlists. The program automatically organizes your files into categories based on the information contained in the audio tags, which makes your music easy to find and play.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: GDIPLUS.DLL
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer, unzip, and then extract the install file to a temporary folder
  2. Move files in {app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch Winyl.exe -p

Optional: Delete unnecessary language file
What's new?
  • Fixed: embedded album art doesn't load if image format is jpeg.
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Midas on 2013-02-12 13:07

If it would include the stream buffering and recording functionalities that it still misses, Winyl would easily replace my current preferred webradio client -- which still is RadioSure (

Midas on 2014-04-23 14:26

Winyl 3.0 RC1 available: (READ 1ST!)...

"Portable and standard version differences:
- Winyl portable uses relative paths when files added from the same drive where Winyl is located.
- Portable Version does not need administrative rights for installing, just unzip the arhive.
- Library and settings files is located in the same folder where Winyl (Profile subfolder).
- File associations is not available in the portable version."

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Songbird Portable v2.2.0 Updated

Checker on 26 Jan 2014
  • 76MB (uncompressed)
  • 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
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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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