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Author Topic: free and small mp3 player wanted  (Read 2214 times)

brotherS

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free and small mp3 player wanted
« on: February 18, 2009, 04:50:10 AM »
Hi,

I'm searching for a new player to loop files (after the last one in the list the first should be played again). It should be controllable with the keyboard (pause/resume) and should be rather small and simple instead of bloated. Other than that I only need (or let's say "I'd strongly prefer it to have") the ability to load play lists.

Winamp isn't running that well on this PC and xmplay crashes quite often when I pause and resume a lot (and virtually never when I just listen to live streams, very strange).

Which player(s) do you suggest?

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Re: free and small mp3 player wanted
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2009, 04:56:38 AM »
What version of WinAmp? I'm still using WinAmp 2.8 Lite and I'm happy with it. If the older version runs on your PC you might want to consider it.


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Re: free and small mp3 player wanted
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2009, 05:10:50 AM »
One of the more recent versions....

After reading your reply I downloaded the most recent "Lite" version from http://oldversion.com/Winamp.html, installed it, and it crashed right after the end of the installation! WTF!

I then installed version 2.95 and the same thing happened!

Seems my Winamp days are over (at least for the time being), so please hit me with more suggestions.  8)

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Re: free and small mp3 player wanted
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2009, 05:48:39 AM »
brotherS: you seem to have missed the sensation of NANY 2009 - Trout. it is an AHK application by skwire, give it a try!

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Features

    * Supported audio formats (standard): AIFF, AIF, AIFC, MP1, MP2, MP3, OGA, OGG, WAV, MO3, XM, MOD, S3M, IT, MTM.
    * Supported audio formats (w/ plugins): FLAC, WMA, WMP, WMV, ASF, MID, MIDI, RMI, KAR, WV, WVC, AAC, MP4, M4A, M4B, M4P, APE, AC3, SPX, TTA, OFR, MPC, ALAC.
    * Basic freeDB support for audio CD track titles.
    * Support for internet radio streams.
    * WinampAPI support for external control and display.
    * Commandline parameters for external control (/play, /stop, /prev, /next, /mute).
    * Extremely customizable hotkey system.
    * Basic custom string formatting (see Options screenshot).
    * Basic album art support (folder.jpg)
    * Horizontal/vertical "minibar" controls (see main screenshot).
    * Toaster style popup.
    * Play modes (Play file, play list, repeat file, repeat list, random, shuffle).
    * Simple tag editing (not available under 9x/ME).
    * last.fm support.

P.S. the best part is that it's still being fine-tuned, so you can bug beg skwire for features that you want.. ;)

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Re: free and small mp3 player wanted
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2009, 05:53:23 AM »
have you looked at Skwire's Trout here

Lanux beat me too it :D
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Re: free and small mp3 player wanted
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2009, 09:19:09 AM »
Thanks guys, first impression: great!  :Thmbsup:

I'm blown away - again - by what's possible with AHK.  :-*

Kinda funny that Trout (which is based on the BASS audio engine) will now at least partly replace xmplay here, which is from the same guys over @ http://www.un4seen.com/! 8)

I also updated xmplay from 3.3 to 3.4 while looking at the site.