Resonic Player v0.8.7b

SYSTEM on 19 Apr 2017
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by two

Resonic is an audio player and browser / directory player, built around the use of a file waveform to visualize the audio. The program is designed with speed and large collections in mind. Visualizations include standard waveform, multi-channel audio, and frequency analyzer.

Supports all major audio formats (including 64-bit float and multi-channel) including MP3, MP2, MP1, OGG, M4A, MP4, AAC, MPC, MP+, OPUS, SPX, WMA, WMA Pro, WMA Lossless, WAV, AIFF, FLAC, APE, OFR, ALAC, WV, TTA, IT, XM, S3M, MTM, MOD

System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for non-commercial and non-profit use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch resonic.exe.
What's new? New features:
  • Pro: Playback and metadata support for RF64 Wave files (MBWF, BWF Wave, Broadcast Wave).
    RF64 Wave files are RIFF Wave files (both are .wav) that can go past the 2GB
    file size limit, but cannot be read by legacy players.
    These files are typically created by modern applications that need to be able
    to create very large files, e.g. Steinberg Cubase automatically creates RF64/MBWF
    .wav files on export if the file size exceeds 2GB.
  • Pro: Now reads and plays BWF Wave files with .bwf extensions.
  • Pro: Project, Scene, Take, and Tape columns that correspond with
    iXML metadata embedded in audio files. (#1187)
  • Pro: Heavily improved support for Soundminer metadata embedded in
    WAV, AIFF, and MP3 files.
  • Resonic now supports WavPack hybrid correction files (.wvc).
    In hybrid compression mode WavPack creates pairs of .wv/.wvc files,
    and while the resulting .wv file is lossy the accompanying (but optional) .wvc file
    can be used to complete missing information for lossless playback.
    Resonic will look for a .wvc file in the .wv file's path.
    Thanks to the author of WavPack, David Bryant, for pointing this out!
  • Auto-closing popup menus now also fade out.
  • Browser now automatically expands collapsed folders after a short delay
    when dragging something onto them.
  • Browser now automatically scrolls while dragging something into it.
  • Pro: Create temporary slices from slice metas,
    i.e. from slices stored in the metadata of certain filetypes, when available.
  • When using WASAPI as output device (recommended) and the active device is disconnected
    or disabled Resonic will first shut down playback and then the device itself,
    and finally show a warning.
  • A transparent overlay is now shown between main window and dialogs (e.g. preferences)
    and message or input boxes to focus the attention.
    This feature can be disabled via 'Menu | Interface'.

  • Bigger and more readable fonts for waveform playback position (orange),
    and waveform/analyzer/spectrum/level meter mouse position (blue). (#1165)
  • Pro: Showing detailed timecode while making selections (SHIFT),
    and when snapped to markers, slices, or the loop start/end positions.
  • Flac decoder updated to libFlac 1.3.2, fixed previous release's issues.
  • Popup menu fixes and usability improvements.
  • Drag & drop improvements.
  • Pro: Raised level meter channel limit to 64. (#1173)
  • Much faster loading of large MIDI files (e.g. 'Black MIDI')
  • Pro: Reading additional meta data for several formats, e.g. tempo column (bpm)
    is now calculated based on other available information if possible.
  • Waveform drawing improvements for multichannel files.
  • Pro: Bigger asynchronous file read buffer, worth the little extra memory use.
  • Recently changed created/accessed/modified dates now show up more descriptively
    as 'Today' and 'Yesterday'. (#1182)
  • Browser is updated faster when creating new folders.

  • Fixed track advance not working with DirectSound (DS) output devices.

  • Fixed broken file list column order in certain situations.
  • Fixed file list issues when deleting files.
  • Maximized main window was not being restored when exited in minimized state.

14 comments on Resonic Player  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

outskirter 2014-01-24 18:45

A unique and very interesting approach to an audio player, and it works smoothly enough on my Windows 7 netbook, but there's one serious drawback, at least for me: The font size of the interface, particularly in the file list, is so tiny I can barely make it out, and font size is not included in the interface options. A larger font would not cause me any problems with the widths of columns, since I usually hide the ones I don't need anyway, but I'm afraid I won't be able to use the program in its present state.

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outskirter 2014-01-24 18:46

Meant to add that the font is actually smaller than my system font, which is already small enough.

v Alpha 0.58 (999)

two 2014-01-25 17:44

outskirter, head over to - the devs have an open ear for everything

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freakazoid 2014-01-26 03:19

Not bad. The waveform visualization is nice. A nice directory audio player to keep an eye on for sure.

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billon 2015-03-29 13:06

Resonic at v. 0.6 Beta
Also there is now pro version, maybe free will be limited in functions?

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Realist 2016-10-16 11:56

1. Very slow to load files
2. Not very feature rich.

Why do we need another music player?


two 2016-10-16 13:00

realist, you troll...


Realist 2016-10-16 14:21


So, I am a troll because I downloaded the software,tested it and wrote my experience.
Wow, simply wow.


Midas 2016-10-16 17:49

I'll bite the loaded question: in the case of Resonic, you do need yet another music player if you are concerned with very high quality sound coupled with some advanced features, all tied together under a beautiful UI... YMMV, though. :)


Realist 2016-10-17 16:13


How do you measure sound quality?


Midas 2016-10-18 08:46

It's highly subjective (see subbject of psychoacoustics) but there are objective measures that can be taken to achieve it. I still remember when the PC platform was absolutely lousy soundwise -- it has now come a long way and in terms of digital audio it is bit perfect, if you choose the right tools. EAC or CueTools for ripping and a player like foobar2000 or XMPlay (or Resonic, for that matter) for playback are sound (pun intended) starting points...


two 2017-03-17 14:22

Just realized new version supports dsd in wavpack: "Support for high-resolution DSD audio files compressed with WavPack, i.e. compressed DSF/DFF in .wv files. Note that while DSD-in-WV saves quite a bit of space (in our tests 35-50%) it also takes a bit longer to decode (e.g. to prepare the waveform.)"


MIKLO 2017-04-20 14:11

@two who are you to call @Realist a troll ? WTF seems a person that flames is a troll, IMHO he was just giving his take on the software review, which I happen to agree with, so am I also a "TROLL"? Sound=music is a very subjective matter which I have heard being discussed since the "4 track" days, as the saying goes one mans junk is another mans gold... at least that's the saying. Try and lighten up on the name calling as it serves no useful purpose here.


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