XMPlay Portable v3.8.3

billon on 28 Dec 2017
  • 626KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by Ed Brownstein

XMPlay is a skinnable audio player that plays all major audio formats and includes gapless playback, effects, equalizer, net streaming. More features are available using plugins, including visualizations, more format support, cover art and more. Note that the library and playlist will not work as you change PCs.

Can play MP3, WMA, M4A, OGG and more, as well as output to WAV, MP3 OGG etc. (via external encoders).

Alternatively, XMPlay is natively portable but does not automatically adjust library and playlist paths: download the ZIP package, extract to a folder of your choice and launch xmplay.exe.
Also, you can always download the "Latest stuff" version.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch XMPlayPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: foobar2000
What's new?
  • AAC/ALAC/MP4 support via Media Foundation codecs.
  • Seeking to positions the have not been downloaded yet from HTTP servers.
  • Seeking in complete HLS sequences (not live streams).
  • Last modification time shown in "General" info and track info windows.
  • Built-in support for MP4 tags.
  • RIFF/WAVE character set (CSET chunk) support.
  • Option to close XMPlay at end of queue.
  • "-closequeue" command-line option to close XMPlay at end of queue.
  • Option to shutdown the PC when closing at end of track/queue/list.
  • "-library" command-line option to add files to the library.
  • DSP bypassing shortcut to temporarily disable all DSP.
  • Shortcut to explore a file's folder.
  • Monitored folders can be removed with or without keeping the files in the library.
  • A single confirmation is asked for when using "Remove & delete file" on multiple files.
  • Forced overwriting is now optional when using "Auto-filename" file writing option.
  • Plugin "priority filetypes" settings are honoured when scanning track info (not Winamp plugins).
  • Associated filetypes are no longer all shown as "XMPlay-able" in Windows Explorer.
  • Extended playlist/library window size limit increased to 150 tracks.
  • Force VBlank timing on MOD files option and shortcut.
  • Panning fix for MOD files created with ScreamTracker 3.

69 comments on XMPlay Portable  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

dbonnell1972 2016-12-08 17:11

I used to use WinAmp (over the years became bloated and tool forever to load), then tried Cool Player (good, but not enough features for me). XM Player is the perfect balance - super fast, reliable (so far), flexible, and customizable. J.U.S.T. Perfect!


Checker 2016-02-26 18:34

There's a v3.8.2.3 available.
See: http://www.un4seen.com/


TP109 2015-01-03 03:45

@smaragdus Thanks. I downloaded it. BTW, XMPlay archives older versions here: https://support.xmplay.com/files.php?id=20

The problem seems to be related to plugins. It's working now. See post at un4seen forums here:


freakazoid 2015-01-02 03:20

smargadus - To clarify, I use Euphoria exclusively in mini mode :)

TP109 - Instead of using the older version, you should report the bug on the un4seen.com forums.


smaragdus 2015-01-02 01:56

Euphoria is a nice skin but since it looks too much like AIMP I use Neutron skin, which us rather minimalistic. Splitting Cue sheets into separate tracks was what I missed and why I preferred AIMO/foobar2000. The default skin is a bit old-fashioned but there are so many skins to choose so anyone would find their favourite.

If you need XMPlay version, I have it and uploaded it:
You can download it from any of these two download locations- the file is the same.


TP109 2014-12-30 03:52

Ver worked fine, but hangs on XP. Went back to (didn't have a backup of and all is OK. I use the WAModern Good OL' Winamp skin (I'm not a fan of WinAmp). It doesn't really look like WinAmp and the minibar for this skin is great. I agree that most XMPlay skins are not very good.


freakazoid 2014-12-30 03:17

smargadus - Default skin does suck. Hopefully that doesn't deter anyone from using it through. (I personally use the Euphoria skin.)

Splitting the tracks from a cue sheet as separate playlist items is genius. Loved that feature when it was introduced.

XMPlay is still definitely the best bit-for-bit audio player on the planet! :)


smaragdus 2014-12-29 23:24

Since version XMPlay renders Cue sheets the way I like- as separate tracks. I have found a fine skin for my taste (since I am not in love with the default one) and for me there's little to be desired- small, light, fully portable, many supported formats (via plug-ins), an excellent audio player.


Checker 2014-12-27 19:12

There's a v3.8.1.1 available.
See: http://www.un4seen.com/


Checker 2014-12-23 19:28

For those, like me, who can't wait for the PortableApps version ... there's a v3.8.1 available.
See: http://www.un4seen.com/


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