Need help finding a good music player

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  1. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

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    I know there are many, many music players for computers and that makes things a bit confusing. Here is my situation- I have some songs saved on Playlist.com. It seems to work pretty well as I can search for music and upload it to my online "player" easy enough. But sometimes the songs become "unavailable". I would like a software player I can import my Playlist.com song list to and save them. I am also running Vista. It would be nice if I can find a player that has a few simple features, maybe even an equalizer. Basically I just want to save my songs and play them later without having to go online. I am not really that interested in burning songs to a cd. And I am thinking that the total number of songs I'll end up with will be maybe 100 or so. Freeware would be fine and something I would have to pay for may be ok too. Simple is the key. Any ideas?
     
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  3. acr1965

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    Can I import my playlist to winamp? I am also looking at mediamonkey. Does anyone know if I can if I can import my playlist to mm? Also I am wanting to save the songs to the program, not just the url address.
     
  4. HURST

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    Winamp supports playlists, but I've never used playlist.com, so I can't tell if that is gonna work...
     
  5. DevilFrank

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    WMP11 will play your playlist without problems. It´s free and is including an equalizer and many more.
    ;)

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    And you can save your songs local and create an own playlist (local) with mediaplayer. All you need is there...
     

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  6. Saraceno

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    Try Spider Player.

    It's actually portable so it can run off a USB stick and doesn't write registry entries.

    The default skin isn't that great, but there are a selection of others you can download.

    The free version allows you to rip songs to mp3 (but only one at a time). All up, it's only a few MB in size.

    Home page:
    http://spider-player.com/

    Portable version:
    http://spider-player.com/content/view/28/66/

    Some screenshots:
    http://spider-player.com/content/view/17/33/

    Here's a range of other players that won't fill your system up with a million registry entries:
    http://www.portablefreeware.com/?sc=43
     
  7. acr1965

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    Thanks for the list. Does Spider free version allow only 10 songs to be uploaded? Foobar and Winamp Lite look interesting too.
     
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  9. dw426

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    Maybe I just have a weird ear, but the sound out of Winamp has so far been the only computer-based player that satisfies the audiophile in me. It just sounds so "clean" if you will. Just an opinion :)
     
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    So many good music players and within this a diverse feature set.

    I play all my music Via XMBC on my Xbox nowadays, but I always liked Winamp with only the media library add-on for browsing my Music, more recently I liked Windows Media player 9, but stopped using it after reliability problems, not had a need to use Windows Media Player 10 yet due to Using XBMC.
    A lot of people rate Foobar, but I did not find the GUI intuitive for browsing and generating playlists.
     
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  12. dw426

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    Lol, Alexis is crazy! Nice find, this is a good player.

    Edit: Ok, goodbye Winamp
     
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  13. acr1965

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    I tried this and it seemed to work. I was not able to navigate between the songs very well. Is there some way to show the list of songs?
     
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    I use foobar2000 for audio playback of my mp3s. Handles playlists, low on resource usage.
     
  16. markymoo

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    Check out AIMP2 2.11

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=1226141&postcount=29

    http://www.aimp.ru/index.php?do=cat&category=aimp

     
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  17. HURST

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    Thanks for that markymoo.
    If I can get my laptop's media buttons to work with it, I *might* even replace winamp (using it since 1997).
     
  18. dw426

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    Great, I had a security software addiction, now I have an audio player addiction. AIMP is cool too! Sometimes I hate these forums, lol.
     
  19. Saraceno

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    dw426, try the skin "Atomic". Best one I've used. I can listen to music at work and noone would know I'm loading tracks, changing the volume, song progression, all with this small transparent icon sitting on top of my programs. :)

    You can access while in any program as it's transparent and just cycles away.

    See images attached. First one when it's highlighted, and the second one once it is spinning.:thumb:
     

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  20. dw426

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    That IS cool! Lol, I need to just log out and not come back for a while, now I have a skin addiction (now that sounds weird, lol).
     
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