Yeeess.... although I like 1-window-applications, this combination is versatile - if I should use it day by day, I sure get crazy about where the VU-meter looks best - and end up pushing it around instead of listening to music (or working..)
• VUMeter isn't portable - HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VUMeter3
• like for VUPlayer, the meter isn't exactly the prettiest (well, if you had no choice, it would be quiet pretty, but... see below)
(• drawback one bypassed by batch script:
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REG IMPORT vumeter.reg
start /wait "" "VUMeter.exe"
REG EXPORT HKCU\Software\VUMeter3 vumeter.reg /y
REG DELETE "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VUMeter3" /f
...only create an empty "vumeter.reg" file within application folder, start VUMeter with script, configure to your needs, settings are saved in vumeter.reg, no leftovers in registry or system
Pretty or not? Well, recently I played around with the old vu-meter-plugin for Foobar2000. Since Foobar is at version 1.41 and this plugin was last updated somewhere in the 1950's, I was afraid my carefully crafted player would explode... it didn't, it works! And the best thing is: there are still some skins for this nifty little visualization out there. Time to show
Synopsis: at least for me there is no need for another audio player... but wait, Foobar fully configured and running with more and more outdated plugins looses trustworthiness at times and is not really slim any more.
• VU-Player with some more customization options, WASAPI-support and portability
• 1by1 with WASAPI-support and at least some other visualization than the ugly one included
with VU-Meter visualization and the option to show the technical parameters (bitrate, sampling, channels) somewhere
Well, nothing's perfect, so Philippe - thank you very much for pointing me towards VU-Meter (which I knew once, but completely forgot about), now I have my beloved vu-meter to play around