Xion v1.5.160

webfork on 9 Feb 2016
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Feb 2016
  • Suggested by Simon.T

Xion is a high fidelity audio player with gapless playback, 10 band equalizer with presets, MP3/OGG net radio streaming, customizable global hotkeys, full system tray functionality etc. Also features the ability to create your own skins without complex scripting.

Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Xion.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: XMPlay, OooPlayer
What's new?
  • Added support for a new option to disable the screensaver while playing audio.
  • Allow font size changes on the Playlist window text.
  • Set the net buffer amount to 10000.

10 comments on Xion  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

tomcat 2022-04-29 07:10

The software hasn’t been updated since Feb 2016, which may account for this attractive player not enjoying the popularity it deserves.
Sound quality is good.
The reason I chose it is because its default skin is elegant, functional and space-sparing, with large buttons and the playlist attached below the player without non-essential additions.
You can easily create playlists (drag-and-drop supported) and change the order of their contents to whatever you like. For portability, save the playlist M3U8 files in the player’s folder.
Memory usage is less than 10 MB, quite negligible for any modern system.
The player places a lot of emphasis on being skinnable, if the user takes the trouble, which I didn’t see the need for.
The hot keys are the player’s main weakness. The default ones are not user-friendly. You can assign your own, but as they (oddly) also have effect when the player is in the background, if you type on another app while listening to music, it may interfere.


DarkShadow 2016-02-09 12:44

v1.5.160 (2016-02-09) released !


Technomancer 2008-05-09 11:56

This is 'THE' best media player that i've found yet. I'm so impressed with it that i've just made a donation.

I'd recommend it, in fact, I 'DO' Recommend it!.

a 2008-04-18 10:29

has its flaws, for one the hot keys are off, 'ctrl + alt + num 7' to pause, 'ctrl + alt + num 0' for play.. i would rather press just one key e.g. space for pause/play, enter for stop/play.. unfortunately i cannot find a way to set such a hotkey. a minor quirk the main interface is only fully skinned, the playlist, visuals isn't and it uses a bit of memory 9 + megs, some good things are the sound quality, and it being easily skinned. i'd say given a few more releases this will be something to look out for.

CT 2008-03-19 15:50

OOPS, something went wrong - apologies!

The file "Settings.dat" has a reference to:
Core BasePath="F:\Xion Audio Player"
...or does this 'Auto-Adjust'? (My Flash Drive is "F:", btw)

CT 2008-03-19 15:46

The file "Settings.dat" has a

Cliff Cawley 2008-02-23 15:28

Re: Registry Entries, there was a bug with the release which has now been fixed. It was the incorrect build which created registry entries. The download has since been fixed, so if you redownload after clearing your internet cache, you should notice that it no longer creates any registry entries at all.

Gilgamesh 2008-02-19 04:53

Yeah, i got about 28 registry entries, including right click menu items, file associations, etc.
To clear, i renamed the Xion folder to Xion.bak, downloaded the installer, installed it to the original renamed folder, uninstalled, renamed Xion.bak to Xion and "JauntPE"lized it.

Local 2007-05-08 19:49

Is this portable?
Somehow between trying this program out once and now it has integrated itself into my windows rightclick context menu.
I made sure it wasn't associated with any files, anyone have any ideas?

I'm gonna scour my registry now, I don't think I'm gonna like what I find =P

LH 2007-04-30 06:06

Very nice! There are plenty of good looking skins available for the player on the website if you don't like the default. After a short time comparing, I'd say this player sounds as good as XMPlay (normally my 1st choice).
The only drawbacks that I can find are:
1. The playlist isn't skinned and looks a bit out of place when open (not really a major issue!).
2. It uses between 13-14Mb RAM depending on the skin chosen (compared to 2.3Mb for XMPlay) for some reason. Probably not a showstopper if you have plenty of RAM available.
Just my 2p worth :-)

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