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Audio - Players (13)

streamWriter v5.5.1.0 Updated

billon on 8 Aug 2020
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Aug 2020
  • Suggested by I am Baas

streamWriter is a feature-rich Internet radio client with the ability to record both the played stream and any number of other stations simultaneously. The program includes a searchable browser for thousands of available sources of every kind (rock, rap, talk, sports etc.), an audio splitter that looks for silence to separate tracks, and includes a basic player for recorded files. The program supports scheduled recordings, audio file wish list and block list, equalizer and allows connections with the streamWriter community to report on available radio streams.

Functional in 64-bit. Add-ons are available for additional features such as audio conversion, post-processing and tag edition.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the "portable without installation" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch streamwriter.exe
  3. When prompted, choose "Save data to application path"

Optionally, enable Addons in the File - Settings - Addons menu and check boxes next to required Addons, which will download automatically to the application folder.
Similar/alternative apps: RadioSure, Screamer Radio, Pocket Radio Player
What's new?
  • Added new category "Appearance" to settings.
  • Genre can now be written to tags of saved files.
  • Search parameters of the stream browser are saved now.
  • Fixed some bugs.
  • Updated libraries.
Latest comments
webfork on 2015-09-07 21:37

freakazoid: Cool, thanks. I've been using this program for years now and I never noticed that.

afh on 2015-09-08 15:14

Is it possible to connect via proxy which requires user and password?

freakazoid on 2015-09-08 17:29

afh: Doesn't look like you can add a user and password for the HTTP proxy. You could try something like 'user:password@yourstream.com' for the host. This might work, but I'm not sure.

If that doesn't work, you could request this feature from the developer.

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PotPlayer v1.7.21280 Updated

billon on 6 Aug 2020
  • 57MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Aug 2020
  • Suggested by Ruby

PotPlayer is a feature-rich media player that plays hundreds of different video and audio formats without any dependency on installed codecs, as well as streaming media and DVD video. The program includes configurable subtitles, audio and subtitles delay adjustment, video equalizer, 3D capabilities, playlist support, bookmarks, audio visualizations etc.

The program can also capture video sequences and record audio, split video and add processing filters. It can sleep or shut down the computer after a timer finishes or at a set time.

Alternatively, PotPlayer Portable is also available.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file named PotPlayerMini.ini (PotPlayerMini64.ini for the 64-bit version) and paste the following contents:

    [Settings]

  3. Launch PotPlayerMini.exe or PotPlayerMini64.exe

Optionally, remove the following folders: $COMMONFILES, $PLUGINSDIR, and $SYSDIR
Similar/alternative apps: Media Player Classic - Home Cinema, VLC Media Player
What's new? See:
https://potplayer.daum.net/update.html?lang=en&bit
Latest comments
stisev on 2017-03-19 08:02

Not stealth? Can anyone confirm?

I am seeing following key created repeatedly:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\DAUM\PotPlayerMini
ServiceCount
0x00000000(0)

gbrao on 2017-04-13 14:22

Yes, confirmed with v1.7.1915.

creates HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\DAUM\PotPlayerMini
and/or HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\DAUM\PotPlayerMini64

Pendrive on 2020-07-03 20:47

I extracted the 64-bit version and am rather confused at the different executables: PotPlayer64.exe, PotPlayerMini64.exe, PotPlayerMiniXP64.exe and PotPlayerXP64.exe.
What are they for? Which one is to be preferred?

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TagScanner v6.1.5 Updated

billon on 1 Jul 2020
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Jul 2020
  • Suggested by scamme

TagScanner is a multifunction program for organizing and managing your music collection. It can edit tags of most audio formats, rename files based on the tag information, generate tag information from filenames and perform any transformations of the text from tags and filenames. Album info available via online databases like freedb, Discogs or MusicBrainz and includes a built-in audio player.

Supports ID3v1, ID3v2, Vorbis comments, APEv2, WindowsMedia and MP4 (iTunes) tags. Includes powerful TAG editor with batch functions and special features and a playlist maker with ability to export playlists to HTML, Excel or any user-defined format.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
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 Tagscan.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new? See:
https://www.xdlab.ru/en/history.htm
Latest comments
EL_DeLino on 2014-08-30 22:32

The Best Tag Editor!

EL_DeLino on 2014-09-01 19:36

v5.1.652 is Online!

http://xdlab.ru/en/download.htm

Checker on 2014-09-01 21:32

@ EL_DeLino: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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SMPlayer v20.6.0 Updated

billon on 18 Jun 2020
  • 72MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jun 2020
  • Suggested by Jainendra

SMPlayer is a feature-rich, skinnable player that views most media without any dependency on installed codecs, as well as streaming media, Youtube and DVD video. Audio, video and subtitle settings for individual files are all remembered between sessions so you can start again exactly where and how you left off. Supports subtitle downloading, youtube support, audio and subtitles delay adjustment, equalizer, filters, playlist support and much more.

The program is a frontend for MPlayer, mpv and mplayer2 that also works on Linux. Alternatively, X-SMPlayer and SMPlayer Portable (stealth and adjusts paths) are also available.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes. Under Options, Preferences, select Advanced, Advanced, and make sure Pass short filenames (8+3) to MPlayer is selected.
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the "portable" 7z package (32- or 64-bit) and extract using a 7-Zip-compatible program to a folder of your choice. Launch smplayer.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: MPC-HC, VLC, PotPlayer
What's new? See:
https://www.smplayer.info/changes
Latest comments
fullbug on 2016-08-03 21:35

Anyone know how to change skins? Cannot seem to figure that out.....

fullbug on 2016-08-03 21:40

Never mind, figured it out, thank you, great player.....

MIKLO on 2017-05-13 17:04

Been using for a very long time,this software will open and play audio,video when all others fail.
MIKLO

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VLC v3.0.11 Updated

billon on 15 Jun 2020
  • 121MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Jun 2020
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

VLC is a skinnable, feature-rich media player that supports a wide variety of multimedia file and streaming formats. It can play files while they download, from inside RAR files, online radio stations, convert video formats and much more. The software can also behave as a streaming server for delivering video in unicast or multicast mode.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Creates dvdcss folder in %APPDATA% when playing DVD.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP or 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Create portable subfolder. Launch vlc.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary locales.
Similar/alternative apps: MPC-HC, SMPlayer, PotPlayer
What's new? See:
https://www.videolan.org/vlc/releases/
https://www.videolan.org/developers/vlc-branch/NEWS
Latest comments
gbrao on 2018-02-12 07:06

The file vlcrc in the 'portable' folder has this entry :

[skins2] # Skinnable Interface
# Skin to use (string)
skins2-last=vlc_deepdark.vlt

VLC seems to accept relative paths (here at least). I have vlc_deepdark.vlt in the same directory as vlc.exe and it works OK.

Also with 3.0.0, no files/dirs left anywhere else. But creates a QT reg key :
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\QtProject\OrganizationDefaults\FileDialog

I run vlc from a NSIS exe which deletes that key after VLC exits.

zorro on 2018-02-12 13:18

..at least with "native skin" there's no QT-Key left behind - I just checked it. When activating alternative skins, the Key appears but can be handled with a batch or portable starter like gbrao mentioned.

zorro on 2018-03-01 12:05

"Download the ZIP-Package" in description is a bit misleading: fuzzing around with the scripted download-button, you won't find a ZIP. At least I didn't find it.
Simpler: select "our FTP archive" under "older versions" (lefthand, underneath the small slideshow) - there you also find the newest versions as ZIP.

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