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Is winamp no good?

post #1 of 49
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First off let me say that I am not trolling. I had been using winamp for several years before joining this forum, and never found it lacking in playing my mixed library of flac and mp3. Most people here suggest using foobar2000 it seems. Did some searching and nothing came up in the first couple pages besides itunes hate cool.gif

post #2 of 49

lol, Winamp is fine, I think, and there is an ASIO output plugin for it.

Honestly, I tried it as I had been using Winamp for many years before downloading foobar2k and uLilith, and I could not get the ASIO output working.  I probably overlooked or did something wrong, but I don't care, I use uLilith these days anyway.  =)

post #3 of 49
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Originally Posted by Mad Max View Post

lol, Winamp is fine, I think, and there is an ASIO output plugin for it.

Honestly, I tried it as I had been using Winamp for many years before downloading foobar2k and uLilith, and I could not get the ASIO output working.  I probably overlooked or did something wrong, but I don't care, I use uLilith these days anyway.  =)



Better yet, get Winamp's WASAPI plugin and be done with it. After all, Milkdrop is a delight, even if it can be ported to foobar2000.

post #4 of 49

I didn't know that there's a WASAPI plugin for Winamp.

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post #6 of 49

Winamp was my first music player and I only stopped using it when I bought my first iPod. Now that I've dropped iTunes, I went to foobar2000, but if people are using winamp and liking it, maybe it's time to check it out again.

post #7 of 49

winamp is so old but teir playlists are easy to use and easy to find certain songs


 

post #8 of 49

I used Winamp forever and in the last few years it crashed more than I liked. So I spent the time to learn how to configure Foobar and I now no longer use Winamp. It beats the hell out of iTunes, but that is faint praise. If it works reliably for you I wouldn't spend a whole lot of time looking at anything else. People think foobar sounds better, and it actually might. But the difference is ever so slight. I prefer foobar as I find it more reliable than Winamp and I like some of the addons that are available.

 

post #9 of 49
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Originally Posted by Mad Max View Post

I didn't know that there's a WASAPI plugin for Winamp.



Yes, there's a plugin that seems to work alright: http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=68972

 

@k0rnh0li0: I don't know what program you're talking about but Winamp is in active development.

 

Anyway, I use and will use foobar2000 in the foreseeable future. Though I do use a specific version of Winamp purely to bridge its host with my video player.

post #10 of 49

it is maybe a ridiculous question but did you guys notice a change in sound between players?  winamp,foobar,wmp  etc.

post #11 of 49
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Originally Posted by plonter View Post

it is maybe a ridiculous question but did you guys notice a change in sound between players?  winamp,foobar,wmp  etc.


 

Tecnically there could be some difference between players, mainly due to each player using their own decoders.

post #12 of 49
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Originally Posted by plonter View Post

it is maybe a ridiculous question but did you guys notice a change in sound between players?  winamp,foobar,wmp  etc.



 

 

I would like to think I hear a difference for the better between Foobar and Winamp. But if there is a difference, it's not worth mentioning.

post #13 of 49

I didn't know this before,that foobar is for audio only. another good reason to use it for hi fi purposes.

post #14 of 49

My completely subjective impression is that foobar sounds a little better. I tried winamp again last night, and even though I think the skins available are better than foobar (and much easier to install) I went back to foobar.  Cleaner interrface that does exactly what I need it to do.


 

post #15 of 49

I use Winamp and I'm not planning to change it to anything. And about differences between players, as I know the player doesn't do that much, isn't most up to the DAC?

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