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VUPlayer

#1 Post by Midas » Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:45 am

Form the author of AudioTester (http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/ ... hp?t=21949), after ten years of inactivity, Bass based VUPlayer has turned Open Source and was recently updated.

To the best of my knowledge, VUPlayer (http://www.vuplayer.com/) used to be considered portable, but I didn't test the recent release, so YMMV...
author of http://www.vuplayer.com/ wrote:VUPlayer is a freeware multi-format audio player for Windows
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Previous versions changelog is available at http://www.vuplayer.com/history_vuplayer.txt.

The latest VUPlayer release (currently v4.0) can be downloaded from https://github.com/jfchapman/VUPlayer/releases/latest.
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Re: VUPlayer

#2 Post by webfork » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:28 pm

Midas wrote:... after ten years of inactivity, Bass based VUPlayer has turned Open Source and was recently updated
Well that doesn't happen very often.

Anyway it looks really good -- are you using it actively or just telling the community about another portable possibility?
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Re: VUPlayer

#3 Post by Midas » Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:47 am

Just telling -- I've amassed more portable freeware for any given function than I could ever use during an entire lifetime... :mrgreen:

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#4 Post by webfork » Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:53 am

Midas wrote:Just telling -- I've amassed more portable freeware for any given function than I could ever use during an entire lifetime... :mrgreen:
It's good to know I'm not alone.
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Re: VUPlayer

#5 Post by Midas » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:21 am

VUPlayer v4.1 released (changelog and download at https://github.com/jfchapman/VUPlayer/releases).

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Re: VUPlayer

#6 Post by zorro » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:56 am

...well, let's clarify things:
I tested VUPlayer x64 today and was a bit afraid: although I played with the options, changed colors and added my base music folder (which revealed - after 20 minutes of indexing - that I can survive a nuclear war for 24 days by constantly playing music) nothing was written by VUPlayer... not in it's own folder, not in AppData, not into the registry... WTF?
Well - the information goes to \Documents\VUPlayer\VUPlayer.db (the file weights - for my 24-days-music-folder - 72 MB!)
The settings are inside the database, so deleting the database returns the application to it's original state.

State: not portable (although a launcher is no problem)

The player generally looks good, is on the right side between minimalism and comfort and has this irresistible vu-meter-visualization, that captivated me for hours in front of my fathers amplifier in the 70ties...
But:
- it lacks (for me) an equalizer
- it relies on the database, there's no option to choose music by folder structure (although you can add a folder to the playlist and then play it, but it's not really slick)

I'll stick with Winyl and 1by1 - if the latter happens to come with this vu-meter one day, I swear I will never test another player...

Oh, screenshot (standard colors - all colors all customizable):

vuplayer.png

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