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Resonic Player v0.8.7b Updated

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

Category:
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'.

Improvements:
  • 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.

Corrections:
  • 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.
Latest comments
two on 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 on 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.
MIKLO

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foobar2000 v1.3.15 Updated

billon on 7 Apr 2017
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Barrette

Foobar2000 is an audio player with low memory footprint and native support for most popular audio formats. It includes CD ripping, format conversion, replay gain, audio normalization, equalization, and more. Playlist display and keyboard shortcuts are both very customizable. Additional functionality available via a wide variety of plugins.

The program can edit song tags (album and song name, number, year, etc.) based on the FreeDB Internet database and even rename the original songs based on these tags. A file format conversion tool is available, but must be enabled with external downloads. Can even fix some MP3s with corrupted file headers.

Windows 2000 is no longer supported but users can download the last compatible version: 0.9.4.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware (donate)
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. Select "Portable installation" and choose the destination folder
  3. Launch foobar2000.exe
Similar/alternative apps: 1by1, Boom, Winyl
What's new?
  • Improved compatibility with certain internet radio stations.
  • Tag manipulation improvements:
    • When editing tags of iTunes-encoded M4A files, excess padding (often as much as 32 kilobytes) will be removed;
    • Better handling of WMA “rating” field.
  • Default UI album art viewer now less likely to make app unresponsive when attempting to load pictures from a lagging network share.
  • Embedded album art loading performance tweaks.
  • Updated FLAC library (1.3.2), zlib (1.2.11) and FFmpeg (3.2.4).
  • Unicode filenames within ZIP files now work correctly.
  • Added “skip all” button to Converter overwrite prompt dialog.
  • Fixed resampler configuration sample rate pickers not allowing more than five digits.
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2016-02-20 11:36

@Emka, sorry for the delay. No, I didn`t post on the forums.

shnbwmn on 2016-07-22 12:25

Great player, especially with a few tweaks. I use Meier crossfeed[1] together with Dolby surround emulation[2]. What this does is it spreads the sound out, as if you're listening to a live performance, and greatly reduces ear strain when listening with headphones (which I do 99% of the time). Other pluses are that it uses my own music directory structure, is very fast (opens in a snap), and it uses windows native look instead of someone's idea of a great skin.

[1] http://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_dsp_meiercf
[2]http://www.head-fi.org/t/447089/5-1-headphone-experience-foobar-configuration-for-all-stereo-music-files

Midas on 2016-07-22 15:49

@shnbwmn: FYI, Viper4Windows is a free general purpose Windows sound processor that includes similar tweaks, among many others... (V4W homepage appears to be having issues currently, but Softpedia has it: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Audio/Other-AUDIO-Tools/ViPER4Windows.shtml). Also available as Viper4Android.

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AIMP v4.13 build 1893 Updated

billon on 7 Apr 2017
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by eldad

AIMP is a skinnable audio player similar to Winamp that supports most audio formats, as well as Internet radio. Features include a mini-player, colorizing of individual skins, equalizer, visualizations, playlist, global hotkeys, library, and plug-ins capability. The application also includes a built-in tag editor, alarm clock, and auto-shutdown.

Alternatively, AIMP Portable is stealth and automatically adjusts paths.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Writes to registry if run with admin rights. See this forum thread.
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware (donate)
How to extract:
  1. Download and run the installer, choose a folder of your choice (outside of the Program Files directory) and select Portable version
  2. Launch AIMP.exe
Optionally, you may delete the uninstall.exe file.
Similar/alternative apps: Foobar2000, Xion
What's new? See:
http://www.aimp.ru/index.php?do=changelog
Latest comments
fullbug on 2016-04-18 14:15

Great player! Thanx for sharing....

MIKLO on 2016-06-03 11:47

smaragdus REALLY? wow I didn't realize that looks over substance was so important to sum people. Now I'm curious what others think about the "looks" of V4 or if most just don't care like me, please don't misunderstand I understand how you feel its just foreign 2me is all I'm saying. Of course if V3 suits your needs then by all means that's the correct version for you to use, no matter what I or others think. Enjoy.:)
MIKLO

Peter202 on 2016-11-06 10:52

Is it possible to disable the ID3v1 tagging? It's messing up the grouping of my mp3 files when i import them in the library.

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Qmmp v0.10.8 Updated

billon on 24 Mar 2017
  • 41MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Mar 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Qmmp (Qt-based Multimedia Player) is a Winamp-inspired audio player that supports most popular formats, CUE sheets and playlists (m3u, pls, xspf). It includes visualization, spectrum analyzer, 10-band equalizer, wide skin support (including XMMS and Winamp 2.x skins), plugins, lyrics, cover art, global hot-keys, tray control, CDDB and ReplayGain support and more.

The program is cross-platform (FreeBSD, Linux) and written in C++ and Qt.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU General Public License, version 2
How to extract:
  1. Download and run the installer
  2. During installation choose Portable configuration and select a folder of your choice
  3. Launch qmmp.exe

Optionally, you may delete unnecessary language files from translations sub-folder.
Similar/alternative apps: 1by1, AIMP, foobar2000, Spider Player Pro, Xion
What's new? Fixed:
  • PCM Wave support.
  • Game Boy support in the gme plugin.
  • Xing header detection in the mpeg plugin.
  • Output of the '--status' command line option.
  • Maximum year in the tag editor.
Latest comments
shnbwmn on 2016-07-24 13:02

Nice little player. The website has a page with plugins, but it's slightly misleading. The "Qmmp Plugin Pack" download directs to the player itself, and the others require building from source/installed dependencies.

Realist on 2016-10-06 16:25

Why do we another music player and that too which looks like WinAMP?

MIKLO on 2017-01-15 17:15

@Realist, I believe the more we have the better they will all get or they go away, after all competition makes the world go round. I would agree if all are the exact same then it is a waste, but coders usually try and add something more useful that the last version doesn't have. Just my thoughts. :)
MIKLO

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Ubiquitous Player v2017 February 13 Updated

billon on 14 Feb 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Feb 2017
  • Suggested by joby_toss

Ubiquitous Player includes a wide variety of programs in a single window. Includes a music player, web browser, image viewer, text editor, file manager, games, calculator, and many more.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Free for non-commercial use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch UbiquitousPlayer.exe.
What's new?
  • Improvements to Music Player, File Manager, Image Viewer, Notes Manager.
  • Better UI customization + a light theme.
  • Updated plugins.
  • Bug fixes.
Latest comments
Checker on 2015-03-30 18:24

By the author of Ubiquitous Player:

I've decided to stop updating this program. In 3 years I received exactly zero feedback on it, so I guess no one really uses it.

Thanks.

shnbwmn on 2016-05-17 21:37

So ... is this program being actively developed again now?

MIKLO on 2016-08-23 14:32

WOW this is still being updated I'm surprised but anytime someone is willing to improve their software 4me its a good thing. I used this some time back it does a lot of things but to me is just way to busy although it did work well when I used. :)
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