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MusicPlayer2

#1 Post by smaragdus » Tue May 28, 2019 5:07 pm

Preamble
When a developer implements a feature I have suggested I feel obliged to show my gratitude by reviewing his program. This is the case with MusicPlayer2 which until version 2.62 was available only in Chinese. I do not speak Chinese yet I decided to have a look at the program, it turned out to be an excellent audio player so I requested English translation and within two weeks the developer released a new version (2.63) fully translated into English. The program is portable by default, slim, light, feature-rich and highly customizable, it supports most common audio formats (including Cue sheets) so it quickly became one of my favourite audio players.

Synopsis
MusicPlayer2 is an audio player which with a collection of music playback, lyrics display, format conversion and many other functions. It supports lyrics display, lyrics karaoke style display, lyrics online download, lyrics editing, song tag recognition, album cover display, album cover online download, spectrum analysis, sound effect settings, taskbar thumbnail button, theme color, format conversion and other functions. The playback kernel is the Bass Audio Library (V2.4). The player supports almost all common audio formats.
Features
  • Lyrics display
  • Mini mode
  • Lyrics karaoke style display
  • Show lyrics in Cortana search box
  • Lyrics online download
  • lyrics editing
  • Song tag recognition
  • Song tag editing (currently only ID3V1 is supported)
  • Spectrum analysis
  • Album cover display
  • Auto match download lyrics and album cover
  • Sound effect settings (equalizer and reverb)
  • Taskbar thumbnail button
  • Theme color
  • Support for cue foramt
  • Background Gaussian Blur
  • Format conversion
Formats
  • Advanced Audio Coding (.AAC)
  • Apple Lossless Audio Codec (.M4A)
  • CD Audio (.CDA)
  • Dolby Digital AC-3 (.AC3)
  • Free Lossless Audio Codec (.FLAC; .FLA)
  • MIDI (.MIDI; .MID; .RMI; .KAR)
  • Monkey's Audio (.APE; .MAC)
  • MP3 (.MP3)
  • Musepack (.MPC; .MP+; .MPP)
  • Opus (.OPUS)
  • Speex (.SPX)
  • True Audio (.TTA)
  • Windows Media Audio (.WMA)
  • WavPack (.WV)
Links Downloads
Direct download links for MusicPlayer2 version 2.65 (released on 2019-05-26):
Images

MusicPlayer2 version 2.65 - menu bar (animated image):

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MusicPlayer2 version 2.65 - main window - light mode - 2 GUI modes (animated image):

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MusicPlayer2 version 2.65 - main window - light mode - playlist - context menu (animated image):

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MusicPlayer2 version 2.65 - main window - light mode - left panel - context menu (animated image):

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MusicPlayer2 version 2.65 - main window - dark mode - 2 GUI modes (animated image):

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MusicPlayer2 version 2.65 - main window - dark mode - playlist - context menu (animated image):

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MusicPlayer2 version 2.65 - main window - dark mode - left panel - context menu (animated image):

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MusicPlayer2 version 2.65 - mini mode - light mode (static image):

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MusicPlayer2 version 2.65 - mini mode - light mode - playlist (static image):

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MusicPlayer2 version 2.65 - mini mode - dark mode (static image):

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MusicPlayer2 version 2.65 - mini mode - dark mode - playlist (static image):

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MusicPlayer2 version 2.65 - settings (animated image):

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MusicPlayer2 version 2.65 - supported formats (animated image):

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MusicPlayer2 version 2.65 - tray control (static image):

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MusicPlayer2 version 2.65 - about (static image):

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Portability
MusicPlayer2 is portable by default- program settings are saved in INI file (config.ini) inside program folder.

Instructions
Download the 7z archive (x32 version, x64 version or XP version);
Extract the archive;
Run the executable (MusicPlayer2.exe);

Requirements
MusicPlayer2 should run under Windows XP or newer (there is separate Windows XP version).

License
MusicPlayer2 is licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0.

Note
  • MusicPlayer2 (as of version 2.65) is slim- about 3 MB 7z archive, about 8-10 MB unpacked, about 4-5 MB executable (depending on build - x32, x64 or XP).
  • MusicPlayer2 (as of version 2.65) is light- under Windows 8 x64 it uses aboout 7-11 MB of RAM.
  • MusicPlayer2 is written in C++.
  • Another program by the same develper- zhongyang219- TrafficMonitor, has already been reviewed in the forum.
  • I prefer the GUI of version 2.63 with controls on top:

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Alternatives
A couple of programs with similar functionality:
Details
File details for MusicPlayer2 version 2.65 (released on 2019-05-26):

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x32 version:
Name: MusicPlayer2_V2.65_x86.7z
File Size: 3140816 Byte(s) (3.00 MB)
Modified Date: 2019-05-26 14:07
MD5: d7d81018a0e402b888eea283d21c5e7a
SHA1: 0566db4c722f97a992e5dabd34c71187065d4c5e
SHA256: 37d05824f64928332b8a60735742097b455539f9815c328aac38ecb13974e546
SHA384: ed9ed9782c303da01a250e8adde6b729611a94be18abe1be3183dfe1831008bb68ba7e260a1836e10fda5aa7c21928c0
SHA512: ae64e285af921c85df1c69ced0d448243e5c5831978887f34ae5a411bb83b874075e1a2f891015ebc7ac2cfcc203b60f43389a27be5c30357a7bf124ed83101b

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x64 version:
Name: MusicPlayer2_V2.65_x64.7z
File Size: 3347982 Byte(s) (3.19 MB)
Modified Date: 2019-05-26 14:07
MD5: 5218bc8db7d053e3f484ff053917f4a0
SHA1: c132a4db33d5c9f7c7f1af42afadd2c56d58032f
SHA256: 8155d8a19a24449b04fb95b02cd259b5447e53b362ab6ec3536c62e50d7f8029
SHA384: 2c501247279dffcc7fe50ec2e03b0bcffdc866bd728add8c3381984325853cb14afdb919dccf5b4dd6105e8c386dbd58
SHA512: 0bbee4eefb8b2b655ef904db2102c862e0857983763d2989c9b2bb5cebc716242d0a5e2875577834f465435e120d12685e6ff0b9227a875badda4d92a49be050

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xp version:
Name: MusicPlayer2_V2.65_.for.XP.7z
File Size: 3107967 Byte(s) (2.96 MB)
Modified Date: 2019-05-26 14:06
MD5: aee9f597058c7cae0ce8cef240eb38ec
SHA1: f5cd519ada94b2f314d17bba89c7c4340c24cca0
SHA256: 0a29b31467138a3d473cd9619f491abc388f7c1523f21dbeb002272103b03ad9
SHA384: 969c48e6a1f3b0f3afacfeac43dd82a9fdb9d3bb23aa7efab48a9e1d93f98d8af5bbeef6275e4de9ca712e2363d67a14
SHA512: 992733bcac5cce3896aaec360b9406beed07fdf3cf326a34d6aea6ea310008e2f0e3f4b7d43a4c355830a1b47e9d54196b196b4b4be542829d82105d6821501a

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Re: MusicPlayer2

#2 Post by billon » Tue May 28, 2019 6:25 pm

Dear smaragdus! You are back! :D :D :D

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Re: MusicPlayer2

#3 Post by smaragdus » Tue May 28, 2019 6:43 pm

@billon
Thank you for the kind welcome.
In short- there are some programs I have to review as their developers were kind to implement my suggestions.
I forgot to mention that the player looks better for me when Use album cover as background is disabled. I don't have time to produce new screen-shots.

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Re: MusicPlayer2

#4 Post by billon » Tue May 28, 2019 8:25 pm

Nice find! :mrgreen:

Before first run, create config.ini in the program's directory and paste:

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[general]
check_update_when_start = false

You can download more add-ons here.
Put OptimFROG.dll and tak_deco_lib.dll in the player's root folder, not in the Plugins folder.
You can download latest "stuff" versions of BASS and add-ons by changing the extension in add-on's name from DLL to ZIP, like:
https://www.un4seen.com/stuff/bass.zip
https://www.un4seen.com/stuff/bassflac.zip
https://www.un4seen.com/stuff/bass_aac.zip
etc.

Wish-list: playlists support, radio support, multiply playlist - tabbed ideally, maybe more visualisations.

Actually it should be added to the database.

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Re: MusicPlayer2

#5 Post by webfork » Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:57 pm

Usage notes:

* Looks great. I like how it handles album art and the light and dark overlays it uses. Something I'd like to see other programs use.

* Exceedingly low CPU usage and only 6 megs of RAM on my Win7x86 system. Takes up 8.7 megs of disk space (uncompressed).

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