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foobar2000 v1.5.5 Updated

billon on 29 Jun 2020
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Jun 2020
  • Suggested by Barrette

foobar2000 is an audio player with low memory footprint and native support for most popular audio formats. It includes CD ripping, format conversion, replay gain, audio normalization, equalization and more. Playlist display and keyboard shortcuts are both very customisable. Additional functionality available via a wide variety of plugins.

The program can edit song tags (album and song name, number, year etc.) based on the FreeDB Internet database and even rename the original songs based on these tags. A file format conversion tool is available, but must be enabled with external downloads. Can even fix some MP3s with corrupted file headers.

Windows 2000 is no longer supported but users can download the last compatible version: 0.9.4.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. Select "Portable installation" and choose the destination folder
  3. Launch foobar2000.exe
Similar/alternative apps: 1by1, Boom, Winyl
What's new? See:
https://foobar2000.org/changelog
Latest comments
shnbwmn on 2016-07-22 12:25

Great player, especially with a few tweaks. I use Meier crossfeed[1] together with Dolby surround emulation[2]. What this does is it spreads the sound out, as if you're listening to a live performance, and greatly reduces ear strain when listening with headphones (which I do 99% of the time). Other pluses are that it uses my own music directory structure, is very fast (opens in a snap), and it uses windows native look instead of someone's idea of a great skin.

[1] http://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_dsp_meiercf
[2]http://www.head-fi.org/t/447089/5-1-headphone-experience-foobar-configuration-for-all-stereo-music-files

Midas on 2016-07-22 15:49

@shnbwmn: FYI, Viper4Windows is a free general purpose Windows sound processor that includes similar tweaks, among many others... (V4W homepage appears to be having issues currently, but Softpedia has it: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Audio/Other-AUDIO-Tools/ViPER4Windows.shtml). Also available as Viper4Android.

Emka on 2019-09-21 07:29

v1.4.7 has been pulled down quickly due to bugs, v1.4.8 soon after that

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Qmmp v1.4.0 Updated

billon on 29 Apr 2020
  • 41MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Apr 2020
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Qmmp (Qt-based MultiMedia Player) is a feature-rich player with supports for most audio formats, global hot-keys and CUE sheets. Qmmp's Winamp-inspired look uses the familiar spectrum analyzer, a 10-band equalizer, playlist, and wide skin support - including Winamp and XMMS skins. The program supports format conversion, visualization, lyrics, cover art, tray control, CDDB and ReplayGain support, removable device detection and more. Also supported is a variety of plugins for stereo correction, crossfade, stereo-to-mono, etc. Qmmp is written in C++, cross-platform (FreeBSD, Linux), with UI translated to 26 languages.

XP - Vista users: download Qt4-based 0.12.x version.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download and run the installer
  2. During installation, choose Portable configuration and select a folder of your choice
  3. Launch qmmp.exe

Optionally, you may delete unnecessary language files from translations sub-folder.
Similar/alternative apps: 1by1, AIMP, foobar2000, Spider Player Pro, Xion
What's new? See:
http://qmmp.ylsoftware.com/
Latest comments
shnbwmn on 2016-07-24 13:02

Nice little player. The website has a page with plugins, but it's slightly misleading. The "Qmmp Plugin Pack" download directs to the player itself, and the others require building from source/installed dependencies.

Realist on 2016-10-06 16:25

Why do we another music player and that too which looks like WinAMP?

MIKLO on 2017-01-15 17:15

@Realist, I believe the more we have the better they will all get or they go away, after all competition makes the world go round. I would agree if all are the exact same then it is a waste, but coders usually try and add something more useful that the last version doesn't have. Just my thoughts. :)
MIKLO

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AIMP v4.60.2180

billon on 25 Mar 2020
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Mar 2020
  • Suggested by eldad

AIMP is a skinnable audio player similar to Winamp that supports most audio formats, as well as Internet radio. Features include a mini-player, colorizing of individual skins, equalizer, visualizations, playlist, global hotkeys, library and plug-ins capability. The application also includes a built-in tag editor, alarm clock and auto-shutdown.

Alternatively, AIMP Portable is stealth and automatically adjusts paths.

Category:
System requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Writes to registry if run with admin rights. See this forum thread.
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "No Installer" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete unnecessary language files
  3. Launch AIMP.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Winyl, Xion
What's new? See:
https://www.aimp.ru/?do=changelog
Latest comments
fullbug on 2016-04-18 14:15

Great player! Thanx for sharing....

MIKLO on 2016-06-03 11:47

smaragdus REALLY? wow I didn't realize that looks over substance was so important to sum people. Now I'm curious what others think about the "looks" of V4 or if most just don't care like me, please don't misunderstand I understand how you feel its just foreign 2me is all I'm saying. Of course if V3 suits your needs then by all means that's the correct version for you to use, no matter what I or others think. Enjoy.:)
MIKLO

Peter202 on 2016-11-06 10:52

Is it possible to disable the ID3v1 tagging? It's messing up the grouping of my mp3 files when i import them in the library.

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MusicBee v3.3.7367

billon on 11 Mar 2020
  • 26MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Mar 2020
  • Suggested by taotra

MusicBee is a feature-rich and highly configurable audio toolset, including player, tag and library manager, converter. The overall look and feel can be rearranged, switched to one of two minimal player views, and skinned for a variety of different color schemes.

The program supports a host of different audio functions including Internet radio, podcast search/download/manage, playlists, CD ripping, Last.FM, Soundcloud, device sync and much more. Audio functions include gapless playback, high-end and surround sound audio, volume and EQ controls.

Category:
System requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1+
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable Edition" ZIP package and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Launch the self-extracting EXE and enter a folder of your choice
  3. Launch MusicBee.exe
Similar/alternative apps: foobar2000
What's new? See:
https://getmusicbee.com/help/release-note/
Latest comments
risk on 2019-12-13 22:36

MusicBee has been my music player for well over a decade - ever since the other one stopped whipping the llama’s ass!

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XMPlay Portable v3.8.4.0

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

Category:
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?
  • Double skin size option.
  • ZIP support built-in (ZIP plugin removed).
  • Live HLS stream delay is limited to around 30s.
  • Option to not play Adlib S3M files using built-in player so that a plugin can.
  • Level reduction/normalisation when downmixing is now optional.
  • Improved support for channel masks in multi-channel files.
  • Selection of search results in playlist/library is now optional.
  • Playlist track selection is retained across sessions.
  • "-noplay" command-line option to not start playing.
  • Default LAME encoder options changed to write only ID3v2 tags (not ID3v1).
  • Default FLAC encoder options changed to write an intermediate file for proper seektables.
Latest comments
TP109 on 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:
http://www.un4seen.com/forum/?topic=16287.0

Checker on 2016-02-26 18:34

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

dbonnell1972 on 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!

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