Nice music player?

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Apr 26, 2010

Nice music player? by MarioBrotha at 12:09 AM (2,124 Views / 0 Likes) 29 replies

  1. MarioBrotha
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    I'm pretty sure this was posted before, but I can't find the topic.
    I have gotten a lot of music, and I would like to know the best music player. I want one that can hide or minimize itself like one the bottom right corner and not be such a bother, but the controls should be accesible without opening the music program and getting another window. I've seen a lot of people on the show you desktop forum, so you guys must know some really got ones. So which one should I get?
     


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    ignore this post
     
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    Foobar2000 or Winamp?
     
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    Or iTunes, but someone will say it sucks/a resource hog.
     
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    So Winamp is the best choice?
    Do i need to install a plugin or anything to get so it can hide itself like I want it to?
     
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    NO!!!

    Choose

    BSPLAYER!!!

    Seriously that player can play almost any video or music file and is light. There's also a PRO version but you know how it's obtainable....... [​IMG]

    By the way has any one ever told you that your avatar caused seizures?
     
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    winamp

    get it
     
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    Winamp has a built in Tray icon thingy. I'm pretty sure it also has player controls in that menu, but it also supports keyboard shortcuts.

    The ONLY plug ins I use modify the output and the other one is to support Windows 7 features like the jumplist and preview controls, since I don't want to use the tray. If you have Windows 7, I'd recommend that plug in.
     
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    Ok I guess Winamp it is [​IMG]
    And I dont need a fully featured Music/Video player, I just wanted a light music player that has a tray thingy.

    TheWingless: What is the name of that plugin?
     
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    Ok, how do I get the controls to work without actually opening the whole winamp?
    I want a few simple buttons, like play volume, and next and previous tracks to be always accessible, but not having the whole winamp open
     
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    Assuming you're using the "Bento" skin that's prepackaged since that supports the most features, you can press the little T looking icon/button in the top right to make it a thin bar. And then you can resize it and at its smallest size, it'll only have player controls, though keep in mind when you restore it, it'll be the same width. I haven't used any other skins in a while, but they might have minimal sizes as well.
     
  12. Gore

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    uh, no.

    Options -> Preferences -> Global Hotkeys

    For me, Alt+F9 is play/pause, Alt+F10 is stop, Alt+f11 is prvious and Alt+f12 is next.

    alt+pg up and pg dn are volume up and down

    but you can set whatever you like
     
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    +1 Winamp

    Versatile and easy to use.
     
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    Thanks for typing it for me! [​IMG]

    I personally use the Zune player.
     
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    I use Itunes because I have an iPod. Otherwise use winamp.
     
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    foobar2000 appearnlty has this. I've never tried though, but I use foobar, it's nice.

    Plays everything I've thrown at it.
    Pretty minimal too.
     
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    Foobar2000 here too, doesn't use a lot of memory/CPU and works very well.
     
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    Aimp2, very light and powerfull. (8MB footprint [​IMG] )
     
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    This.
    I personally like iTunes for easily sorting out my music.
    I've tried all others and apart from WMP, I didn't like them.
     
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    In the beginning I used iTunes because I had an iPod, but now that that one is dead I find myself still using iTunes since I haven't found a good replacement for it that has a simple enough UI without a bunch of features I'll never use.

    I am aware that people tend to call iTunes a resource hog, but if you have a decent enough computer that shouldn't be of any concern at all.
     

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