WMP 11 replacement (audio)

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  1. tepe2

    tepe2 Registered Member

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    I have Windows Media Player 11 and Ashampoo Burning Studio 6 and a lot of music (mp3) on my pc. I have never used Ashampoo BS6. I dont like WMP 11 I think it is a mess. WMP 10 was ok but I dont want to go back. You should consider me a newbie, I have ripped/burned maybe 5 cd's since I bought my pc. (For video I use K-Lite Mega Codec Pack)

    I know there's a lot of good free tools out there, and need some advice.

    I want replacement for WMP 11 that is easy to use when you have a lot of mp3 files, no mess but easy to keep track of everything. Easy to work with playlists.

    I want to burn cd's to use in my car. I pick one or two tracks from different albums and put them in a burning list. I will soon start a large job to rip all my own music because I want to store it on my pc.

    I have heard of different tools like JetAudio, WinAmp, Foobar and many more. Which one do you think would be the best to replace WMP 11? And most important, WHY?

    I guess Ashampoo BS6 could do the rip/burn part just fine? Or would it be easier to use an all-in-one solution?

    I will be thankful for any advice.
     
  2. Hairy Coo

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    Agree about WMP- an interface mess.

    I am using KM Player which does it all but also can be set up just as a simple audio player-free

    Download HERE

    Edit-not sure if you can burn/rip with it-but in any case strongly recommend Burning Studio,which would in any case do an easier/better job than any all in one.
     
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  3. bgfalconboy

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    This is interesting , I was just wondering if there was an wmp alternative(have WMP 11 as well).I figured there was just hadn't researched it. This KM player sounds pretty good. WMP 11 hasn't seemed to be that bad but I may give this a try anyway.
     
  4. Fuzzfas

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    I propose:

    -For audio, Jet Audio Basic 6.2.8 (older than the current version, of which i hate the GUI).

    Why? Because everything you need is a mouse click away...

    http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/1150/jetse8.png

    -For video, FFdshow + Zoom Player 5.0 Standard.

    Why? Because you get the max simplicity and image filtering.
     
  5. tepe2

    tepe2 Registered Member

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    Thanks

    I will wait to see if there will be more replies, then I will test some.

    I guess the most important for me is a good and userfriendly library. Which one has it?

    I believe Ashampoo BS has a downside. When you burn an audio cd (mp3) it does not cover info like album and title, so this will not show up in my car stereo display. I believe I read something about it here at Wilders recently.

    Is it ok to have 2 or 3 mediaplayers installed at the same time, or will there be a conflict?

    Here is a poll:

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=74636

    Edit: Like to add that I am only looking for audio tool. For video I am covered for now.
     
  6. lucas1985

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    It's OK, as long as you don't mess file associations :)
    MediaMonkey may be what you're looking for.
     
  7. tepe2

    tepe2 Registered Member

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    Thanks lucas :)

    It says on the webpage:

    When I play mp3 files in my car I have to adjust the volume all the time because it vary. Can MediaMonkey or other fix it?
     
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    Most modern music players support Replay Gain (and derivatives like MP3 Gain) natively or through plug-ins/add-ons.
     
  9. Hairy Coo

    Hairy Coo Registered Member

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    As Lucas said:thumb:


    "Tired of reaching for your volume knob every time your mp3 player changes to a new song?
    MP3Gain analyzes and adjusts mp3 files so that they have the same volume"

    Works perfectly and simply.

    Download HERE
     
  10. tepe2

    tepe2 Registered Member

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    Thanks, and I found this:

    http://www.mptrim.com/
     
  11. Hairy Coo

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    The KM Player has a very friendly playlist.

    As long as the original has the album info. etc,aShampoo will certainly carry it over during burning

    During the rip process,AS will attempt to get this info over the internet from FreeDB -but of course if its not available ,then it cant be burned.

    re MPTrim-MP3Gain looks simpler
     
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  12. tepe2

    tepe2 Registered Member

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    Nice to hear, thank you Hairy Coo :thumb: :)

    When I find time for it I will have a closer look at KM Player and MediaMonkey.
     
  13. WSFuser

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    For only audio I like Foobar because it is light.
     
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