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 Post subject: Boom
PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:45 am 
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The author of foobar2000 has developed another audio player.

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Boom is an easy to use audio player intended for casual computer users who do not wish to spend their time on figuring more sophisticated software out. All of its most important features are easily accessible out-of-the-box.

Noteworthy features:
*No installation or administrator rights required! Just download and run.
*Gapless playback of properly encoded files. Enjoy smooth transitions between tracks.
*ReplayGain support.
*External software is currently required to write ReplayGain information to file tags to utilize this functionality.
*Contents of your music folders are shown, in a convenient structured genre/artist/album/song view.
*By default, contents of "my music" folder or Windows Music library folders are shown. You can configure Boom to index music from any other folders though.
*You can install Boom to removable media and have it index contents of the folder it is installed in.
*Are your files badly tagged or missing tags alltogether? No problem, Boom can browse your music library by its folder structure.
*Supports variety of popular audio formats, including: MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, Musepack (MPC), WavPack, WAV, AIFF, MP4/M4A, WMA.
*For emergency tagging needs, Boom includes a simplified version of the foobar2000 Properties dialog.
*Easily configured to run from removable media.
*Multilanguage support.

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Download boom.exe and place it in the folder of your choice. Create two blank files named Boom.exe.localconfig.opt and Boom.exe.locallibrary.opt in the app folder and launch Boom.exe.


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 Post subject: Re: Boom
PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:28 pm 
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Good suggestion. I do think its a bit weird for the developer of one of the most customizable players available to change course and aim for a general audience with simple, familiar controls. Looks good, though.

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 Post subject: Re: Boom
PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:43 pm 
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webfork wrote:
Good suggestion. I do think its a bit weird for the developer of one of the most customizable players available to change course and aim for a general audience with simple, familiar controls. Looks good, though.

Weird is the right word when you talk about costumization. Under the menu "Preferences" there's almost nothing.
Certainly (in addition to the low resources consumption, the great sound, the very fast indexation and the "modern" GUI) the lack of options and the simplicity wolud result attractive for a large number of users.
Not for me, however. I still prefer XMPlay, that kind of jigsaw. And I recently discovered Jajuk (written in Java, open source, multiplatform and obviously not portable), really impressive.


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 Post subject: Re: Boom
PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:12 am 
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Peter Pawlowski also offers AutoFolderPic @ http://perkele.cc/software/AutoFolderPic

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This simple application automates the tedious task of finding pictures - such as music album covers - and saving them into appropriate folders, as folder.jpg in each folder.
AutoFolderPic uses Google images search to fetch images for each folder.


I have not tested it because it does not seem to support saving pictures under filenames other than folder.jpg (at least that's what I gather from the screenshots).

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 Post subject: Re: Boom
PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:18 pm 
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Updated to v.1.0.3.
Changelog:
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Tag handling fixes.
Added support for tagging WAV files.

It seems that foobar's improvements and bugfixes, when suitable, are promptly transferred to Boom's code.


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 Post subject: Re: Boom
PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:05 pm 
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Added. If you like it you can vote here.

lautrepay wrote:
And I recently discovered Jajuk (written in Java, open source, multiplatform and obviously not portable), really impressive.

A PortableApps.com development test of Jajuk can be downloaded here.


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 Post subject: Re: Jajuk
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Old topic updated: Java media manager Jajuk v1.10.8 released (v1.10 release notes at http://www.jajuk.info/release_notes_1.10.html).

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