After a good Music Player for my PC (like Xbox Media Center)

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by NGRhodes, Nov 9, 2006.

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  1. NGRhodes

    NGRhodes Registered Member

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    I have been using Xbox media center a lot and blown over by how easy to use it music library is.

    http://www.xboxmediacenter.com/wiki/images/thumb/5/56/Files.mymusic.jpg/360px-Files.mymusic.jpg
    http://www.xboxmediacenter.com/wiki/images/thumb/1/10/Library.mymusic.jpg/360px-Library.mymusic.jpg
    http://www.xboxmediacenter.com/wiki/images/thumb/0/0f/Mymusic.jpg/360px-Mymusic.jpg


    Ive never been interested in this kinda tool for windows (minimalist winamp fan), but the way xbox media center does it is so straightfoward and uncluttered.

    2 seperate views, library mode (with straight forward album/top 100/search buttons) and file browse mode. Automatically displays album cover and link to album info. Im not a fan of the Tree-view browsing like Media Player 9/10, and Winamps Media Library is ok but lacks file browse mode (for those files not in albums !).
    Unobstrusive now playing with album thumbnail.
    submits to last.fm/audioscrobber, using a plugin.

    So, is there a music player (or maybe something which will work with an existing lightweight player) which has a similar media library mode ?
     
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  2. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    well oddly its simple windows media player 11 looks precisely the same as that and i like the look of it.

    so get windows media player 11 it is good and i normaly hate ms software but im liking this one.
    lodore
     
  3. dog

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    Nick is that from the orginal Xbox with the modified dashboard? I have a buddy that's done so, the streaming functionalites are great --- I have an old xbox, I'll have to look into it sometime in the near future.
     
  4. NGRhodes

    NGRhodes Registered Member

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    Yes, it makes a great media player - streaming - I can even watch google videos and youtube :)
     
  5. DigitalMan

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    If you're technically inclined, I recommend Foobar2000. Requires some configuration work and you can make it pretty much however you like.

    http://www.foobar2000.org/
     
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