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foobar2000 v1.6.3 Updated

billon on 18 Jan 2021
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jan 2021
  • 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 users can download the last compatible version: 0.9.4.
Windows XP and Vista users, download last version from 1.5 series.

Category:
Runs on: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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KMPlayer v4.2.2.48 Updated Adware

billon on 11 Jan 2021
  • 80MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by Fluffy

KMPlayer is a audio/video player that supports a wide range of file formats, including AVI, MKV, MPEG, OGM, MP4, ASF etc. without any additional codecs installed. It also has full VCD/DVD playback functionality. In addition, it is able to play incomplete/damaged AVI files, or media files that are locked while downloading or sharing.

Note: In the past, this application managed open source components against the terms of their respective licenses. The current status of this is unclear.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice.
  2. Launch KMPlayer.exe.
  3. Open "Preferences" window, click on "General", and check "Store Settings to KMPcfg.ini".

Alternatively, before launching KMPlayer.exe create a file called KMPCfg.ini in the EXE folder with these lines of text:

[\Software\KMPlayer\KMP4.0\OptionArea]
ConfigUseIni=int:1
AutoUpdate=int:0

The folders $TEMP and $PLUGINSDIR may also be removed to save space.
Similar/alternative apps: Light Alloy
Latest comments
kanu on 2017-05-23 05:20

webfork: Thanks for answering. It looks like the file I got from MajorGeeks is corrupted because I redownloaded and still didn't extract correctly. I searched for another host and now all the files extract as usual.
(Looks like I can't post vtotal urls here)
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(1) SHA256: 9163946ab2c859240f1d5372710ee3d9acb6a74b62b034d2c6f61e359bafedee
(2) SHA256: c4cf673211a6c894786666c2018f9563be63fe1b45cc67784fb1476638553e2a

apometron on 2017-09-30 15:50

The Brazilian Portuguese is not the real language, because Files in Brazilian are not "ficheiros". They are called "Arquivos". =( I have to change to English, because Portuguese of Portugal is not my preference.

bitcoin on 2018-07-20 20:11

forum link goes to a thread on PM Wiki

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mpv.net v5.4.8.0 New

billon on 24 Dec 2020
  • 82MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 May 2020
  • Suggested by Midas

mpv.net is a media player based on mpv. It's a highly advanced and extremely configurable player that targets power users. Unlike similar tools, the program uses FFmpeg for decoding instead of relying on DirectShow or Media Foundation. mpv.net adds a modern GUI on top of mpv but retains mpv's command line support.

mpv has OpenGL video output with support for several video scaling algorithms, color management, interpolation, HDR, D3D11VA and DXVA2 hardware video decoding, and more.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\mpv.net
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT License
How to extract:
  1. Download the "portable" ZIP or 7Z package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Within the folder, create a subfolder named portable_config
  3. Launch mpvnet.exe
Similar/alternative apps: SMPlayer
What's new? See:
https://github.com/stax76/mpv.net/releases

AIMP v4.70.2239 Updated

billon on 22 Dec 2020
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Dec 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 music library, mini-player, colorizing of individual skins, visualizations, smart playlists, global hotkeys, and plug-ins capability. Filters/effects include equalizer, reverb, normalization, voice remover, speed changes and more.

AIMP includes a built-in audio converter, APE image splitter, tag editor, alarm clock, and auto-shutdown.

The audio converter splitter is in >> Menu >> Utilities.

In order to split an ape image, you need to import the cue file that comes with the ape file.
A very useful, fast and straightforward tool.

Alternatively, AIMP Portable is stealth and automatically adjusts paths.

Category:
Runs on: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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Qmmp v1.4.3 Updated

billon on 17 Dec 2020
  • 41MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Dec 2020
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Qmmp (Qt-based MultiMedia Player) is a feature-rich player with support for most popular audio formats, global hot-keys, and various included sound enhancements. The Winamp-inspired look uses the familiar 3-window structure with spectrum analyzer, a 10-band equalizer, playlist, and wide skin support, including thousands of Winamp and XMMS skins.

The program supports format conversion, visualization, lyrics, cover art, CUE sheets, 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.

The program is cross-platform (FreeBSD, Linux) and available in 26 world languages.

Category:
Runs on: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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