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XMPlay Portable v3.8.1.12

Checker on 30 Apr 2015
  • 626KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Apr 2015
  • Suggested by Ed Brownstein

XMPlay is a skinnable audio player that plays all major audio formats and includes gapless playback, effects, equalizer, net streaming. More features are available using plugins available via the product website, including visualizations, more format support, cover art, and more. Note that the library and playlist will not work as you change PCs.

Can play MP3, WMA, M4A, OGG, and more, as well as output to WAV, MP3, and OGG (via external encoders).

Alternatively, XMPlay is natively portable but does not automatically adjust library and playlist paths: download the ZIP package, extract to a folder of your choice, and launch xmplay.exe.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial. XMPlay plays audio files with Unicode filenames, but seems capable of displaying only information which is encoded in the current code page i.e. if your current code page is Chinese, it won't be able to display Korean filenames or tags.
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch XMPlayPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Foobar2000
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-01-02 01:56

Euphoria is a nice skin but since it looks too much like AIMP I use Neutron skin, which us rather minimalistic. Splitting Cue sheets into separate tracks was what I missed and why I preferred AIMO/foobar2000. The default skin is a bit old-fashioned but there are so many skins to choose so anyone would find their favourite.

If you need XMPlay version, I have it and uploaded it:!dRcTBSyZ!SLCKecxxKkFzw7Pd4n1fjFEtRwAaqUbdLt-sUkhbIcw
You can download it from any of these two download locations- the file is the same.

freakazoid on 2015-01-02 03:20

smargadus - To clarify, I use Euphoria exclusively in mini mode :)

TP109 - Instead of using the older version, you should report the bug on the forums.

TP109 on 2015-01-03 03:45

@smaragdus Thanks. I downloaded it. BTW, XMPlay archives older versions here:

The problem seems to be related to plugins. It's working now. See post at un4seen forums here:

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Boom v1.0.21

Checker on 7 Apr 2015
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Apr 2015
  • Suggested by lautrepay

Boom is a lightweight and simple 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.

Developed by the author of foobar2000, the program includes a simplified version of it's 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
Similar/alternative apps: OooPlayer, Foobar2000
What's new?
  • Fixed MP4/M4A tagging compatibility issue.
Latest comments
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...

User2100 on 2014-11-29 19:45

There are lighter lightweight players with more features, but this is a single executable player that doesn't seem to "cheat" by using OS decoders. It starts instantly and the interface looks very nice (truly minimalistic and not just tiny and clumped up). I'm very much missing a time slider though. That's not a small feature to leave out of a media player. It only has fast forward and reverse, which is not very useful for things like skimming trough mixes.

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Rainmeter 3.2.1 (r2386)

Checker on 6 Apr 2015
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Apr 2015
  • Suggested by Fluffy Bot

Rainmeter is a customizable, desktop widget program. It can display various skins (or widgets) such as memory and battery power, RSS feeds and weather forecasts, right on your desktop. Many skins are even functional: they can record your notes and to-do lists, launch your favorite applications, and control your media player - all in a clean, unobtrusive interface that you can rearrange and customize to your liking.

Installer includes 32-bit and 64-bit version.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Rainmeter v3.0 Dependencies. (Put in same folder as Rainmeter.)
x64Bit: msvcp110.dll, msvcr110.dll.
x32Bit: msvcp110.dll, msvcr110.dll.

Note: more 110 DLLs may be required depending on your setup, you can get the rest here.
x64, x86
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the EXE file and select 'portable install' during installation. Launch Rainmeter.exe.
What's new?
Latest comments
DarkShadow on 2013-10-13 18:14

New vesion: 3.0 final release (r2116)

Checker on 2013-10-14 08:21

@ DarkShadow: Thanks ... and updated.

Magibon on 2013-10-18 19:15

thanks for updating guys..
- after updating to 3.0.. the Weather stopped working for "Essential Bar".
- here's a fix:

an updated version has also been updated on DeviantArt.

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Argente - Registry Cleaner v3.1.1.0

Midas on 26 Feb 2015

Argente - Registry Cleaner is a utility that uses a high-performance detection algorithm to quickly identify missing and invalid references in the registry (problems related with shortcuts, ActiveX, system applications, Windows Firewall, file extensions, fonts, start menu, applications paths, services, etc.) in both 32-bit and 64-bit systems.

Note: Website is not in English, but an English version of the program is available for download.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch ArgenteRC.exe
  3. When prompted, uncheck Perform automatic maintenance at system startup (hidden mode)
What's new?
  • Fixed several internal bugs
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-02-23 14:30

Argente - Registry Cleaner version has been released.

Checker on 2015-02-23 16:44

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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Arti v1.0.3

Checker on 21 Feb 2015
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Feb 2015
  • Suggested by Checker

Arti (Aspect Ratio Tool for Images) lists aspect ratios for images. Exact ratios are listed in addition to a nearest match ratio based on a configurable preset list. As these ratios are useful for helping organize photographs, it's a tool aimed at photographers but could also assist when building presentations, collecting desktop backgrounds, or working with set, physical frames.

System Requirements: Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Arti.exe.
What's new? Added:
  • While a scan is in progress, the menu bar will reduce to a single Cancel menu with a Cancel option. You can also cancel by pressing the Escape key while a scan is in progress.
  • Option to enable/disable recursive scanning.