Windows Music Player?

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  1. Gaming4Ever
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    I've been using Winamp since before i can even remember and was thinking bout a change up in the Audio playing utilities and was wondering if there's any Good alternatives :unsure:


    Something visually appealing wouldn't hurt but any Suggestions are welcome



    Or should i just stick with my old Dusty Relic :toot:
     
  2. Attila13

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    Try AIMP3 :)
     
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    Any Pros Cons???
     
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    Well don't really know any cons for me personally. I used it for more than a year now.
    Some pros are that it supports a ton of plugins and has a ton of great features. Like you can edit your audio/music in real time on the fly, like adding effects to it, vocal removal and things like this. :)
    You just have to play with the settings and features. :)

    As design it looks very much like Winamp, but I myself think that it looks better. :)
     
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    i heard this kite a lot lately "if it ain't broke why fix it?"

    but i do understand you want a change, so why not pick a new skin for winamp? (jk)
    what you would like in a music player? functions besides quality?
     
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    Yeah anything with decent Customization,Playlist viewing,Minimal UI........



    Anyone use CAD Art plugin with their Music Players?



    Seems they have more modern Skins
     
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    Nothing wrong with Winamp, I still happily use it. I recommend this plugin though: http://winampplugins.co.uk/enhancer/
    It's the only enhancer/equalizer I've found to actually improve the sound without having any downsides. Don't even need to mess with the settings although tweaking them for your favorite headphones/speakers can only make things better.

    I hear people talking about Foobar all the time as an alternative, I haven't tried it so I can't judge the accuracy of that, but maybe give it a try. I for one can't live without Enhancer and Milkdrop so it's Winamp all the way :D
     
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    VLC is epic, supports most formats out of the box, works on almost everything, and the UI is nice and minimalist. (Plus tons of other stuff.)
     
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    Don't really know why you would want to switch, Winamp is just about superior to every other audio player out there.
     
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    people still use MP3's?

    spotify >
     
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    I'll vouch for foobar2000. FANTASTIC audio player.
     
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    QFMFT, that's what I use :P VLC, never tried that for music files, heh.
     
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    I just use VLC regardless if it's Linux or Windows, I load up the music, minimize it and then carry on.
     
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    I think you should stay with Winamp.
    I have used many audio players along the years and I always come back to Winamp, it is just better: intuitive with more useful features and less useless bloat.
    Besides Winamp I also used foobar2000, but mostly for CD ripping and audio conversion.
     
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    Foobar for music.

    And I'd never use VLC unless there just isn't any other alternative. Either MPV for linux or MPC-HC+KCP/CCCP for windows because everything else is for plebs...Though I will also allow DaumPlayer/PotPlayer.
     
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    Rats...you beat me to it. :)

    I switched from winamp to this some time ago, and don't regret it one bit. The interface is just nicer. And with so much 'samey' players, this isn't exactly a detail.


    I'd use VLC if it had a similar interface (because yes, it plays everything and their dog in regards of kinds of files), but multiple playlists, intuitive design and nice appeal are just that damn good. :)
     
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    Another big advantage of VLC is its external on-the-fly "transcode anything" web plugin. This allows you to play non-HTML5 AVI, FLV, MKV, WMV, WMA media files in your Chrome, Firefox or Pale Moon web browser.

    For Linux users, install the official VideoLan "VLC Web Plugin" (and disable any conflicting and inferior 3rd party VLC Multimedia plugin). BTW, the VLC Web Plugin can replace most of your other web browser media plugins.)

    For Windows users, installing the VLC media player automatically installs the VLC Web plugin in Chrome and Pale Moon browsers. Note, however, that 32-bit VLC only works with 32-bit browsers and 64-bit VLC only works with 64-bit browsers.

    If using the VLC Web Plugin, you should also go to chrome://plugins and set VLC Web Plugin to "always allowed".

    In Pale Moon (Firefox) go to the plugins tab of about:addons set to "always activate"

    To test VLC Web Plugin media files, you can you use this VLC-enabled test files demo
     
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    I recommend Windows Media Player 9/10
    It's a bit tricky to get working in windows 7
     
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    What about XMPlay? It is a very good one. It supports a lot of plugins, visual, skins and a good amount file format (you might need a plugin tho) :)
    It also supports most winamp plugins too.
     
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    I sometimes used XMplay to discover the real stream link URLs of *.PLS and *.M3U radio station files when creating the Compact Radio Jukebox.
     
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