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What media player do you use ?

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I've tried lots, and nothing seems to come close to WinAmp....Not only is the sound playback superior, but I love the variety of graphic equalizer pre-sets you can use, and psychadelic visulization effects pulsing and waving to the beat - corny I know, but fun still....In my opinion, it is far better than standard windows media player, or apple itunes....but maybe you have a prfefered player. I set WinAmp as my default player in my computer settings for all audio playback, whatever the source.

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Media Monkey if you're more like the typical Windows user; if you're more like a Linux user (even if you use Windows), get Foobar.

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Originally Posted by ProtegeManiac View Post

Media Monkey if you're more like the typical Windows user; if you're more like a Linux user (even if you use Windows), get Foobar.


I don't even use foobar as my main player but this classification amuse me.

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I don't even use foobar as my main player but this classification amuse me.

 

A very generalized one, yes, did not mean it absolutely applies in all cases (my bad in how I wrote it originally) - but the thing is Foobar does need to be set-up a bit more than just the installation.


Edited by ProtegeManiac - 5/21/13 at 9:08pm
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Another vote for Winamp.. straight into ASIO drivers

 

On FooBar set-up: depends on how you are used to use computers. If I have new software first thing done is going through all settings anyway, so using Windamp/FooBar/MediaMonkey doesn't make any differenct to me setup wise.

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I like Foobar very much through the WASAPI plugin.

 

I just wish it had Milkdrop.

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Milkdrop is why I stick to Winamp. Nothing else that I know of comes close.

 

I like Songbird's interface the most though.

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I use foobar200 on Windows. It starts quickly and is not a resource hog despite thousands of tracks in my library, has tools to convert, check, ABX compare and even rip tracks, for the developers it has easy to use APIs, has an EBU R128 based loudness scanner and I really like how you can set up autoplaylists with whatever query and sort pattern you like.

Want a playlist with tracks with 3+ star rating not played within 3 weeks of a certain genre sorted by total times played times track duration? No problem.

I control playback using (global) hotkeys mostly since it's sitting minimized in the background most of the time.

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xmplay with dual playlist window open, this is surprisingly useful. wish it had tabbed playlist support though.

 

don't care about visualization at all, if I listen to music with my laptop I definitely am doing something else on it.

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I use winamp for all my mp3s, and jriver for lossless files. The interface on both can be customized to suite your preference.

 

Does anyone know how to use a WASAPI plugin with winamp?

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Fidelia under osx 10.8.3

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I use winamp for all my mp3s, and jriver for lossless files. The interface on both can be customized to suite your preference.

 

Does anyone know how to use a WASAPI plugin with winamp?

This guide helped me set it up.

 

I use Winamp on my PC and Poweramp on my phone.

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This guide helped me set it up.

 

I use Winamp on my PC and Poweramp on my phone.

Thanks heaps, never knew that existed. very handy indeed.

 

What is the difference between an ASIO and WASAPI plugin? Is there a benefit of using one over another?

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Thanks heaps, never knew that existed. very handy indeed.

 

What is the difference between an ASIO and WASAPI plugin? Is there a benefit of using one over another?

I tried fiddling around with foobar and getting ASIO to work on it, but that process plus trying to customize the skin confused me, so I switched back to the more user-friendly Winamp. From what I've read, they both do the same thing, so there should be no audible difference between ASIO and WASAPI. I haven't compared them to test this claim, though.

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I tried fiddling around with foobar and getting ASIO to work on it, but that process plus trying to customize the skin confused me, so I switched back to the more user-friendly Winamp. From what I've read, they both do the same thing, so there should be no audible difference between ASIO and WASAPI. I haven't compared them to test this claim, though.

Yes I've tried both on Jriver and there was no audible difference whatsoever. In the end i reverted back to WASAPI since it was "recommended" by jriver for some unspecified reason.

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