XMPlay Portable v3.8.5

billon on 3 Sep 2020
  • 626KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Sep 2020
  • 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.

Runs on: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?
  • Improved support for filetype association on Windows 10.
  • Optional capitalisation of tag names in "Message" info.
  • Playback position is included in tray icon tooltip.
  • "Save track position upon closing" option now applies when paused/stopped too.
  • Relative paths in saved playlists now use ".." to traverse parent folders.
  • Saved playlists can be set to use back or forward slashes in paths.
  • Bringing XMPlay to foreground when opening files from Windows Explorer is now optional.
  • M3U8 extension added to filetype association options.
  • Detection of OPL instruments in OMPT files.
  • Optional checking for beta updates.
  • Fix to stop paused playback auto-resuming after system sleep.
  • Fix for soundcard detection in Windows 10 v2004 ("Microsoft Sound Mapper" renamed to "Default").
  • Fix/workaround for HE-AAC seeking bug in Windows 10 AAC decoder.

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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