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MysteryMan
06-04-2006, 07:30 AM
Which software application do you people use for music ? I have been using Winamp for many years now. I was just curious what other people use. I see many people using Windows Media Player.

Stealth
06-04-2006, 02:54 PM
As a lightweight player, I've heard people recommend Quintessential Player or MediaPlayerClassic.
For a fully customizable player, Foobar2000.
A run-of-the-mill standard player would be WinAMP 5, or 2.95 if you want to save on resources.
Finally, only as a last resort, Media Player itself.

Personally, I run WinAMP 2.95. Unless it's a really specialized format like UMX (Unreal Mod Track), I use it.

Rus
06-04-2006, 03:32 PM
On windows Winamp 2.91
On linux Amarok 1.4.0

Bryce W
06-05-2006, 02:39 AM
I am a Winamp man myself. Its compact, fast and can play most things.
I am not loyal to Winamp as I havent tried many other music players, but its the best out of those I have tried. Something I would never touch is Windows Media Player, its too sluggish for my liking.

kamesh
06-05-2006, 03:02 AM
Didnt any one of you try Real Player...This is the software application which i use to hear songs. If I gotta see any movie, i go for the VLC player. The most amazing part of VLC player is that it can play the movie, which is in any format.

Stealth
06-05-2006, 03:38 AM
RealPlayer is somehting I haven't used for five years, ever since I figured out the thing installs a background spyware application. Since then, if I'm really desperate enough to have to play RM/RA/RAM files, I install the RealAlternative codec instead and let a decent videoplayer take care of it.

Sleepy-uk
06-18-2006, 04:25 PM
iTunes for me.

TheUnknownOne
06-22-2006, 09:37 PM
Winamp all the way. I use it for all my music and most video's. Sometimes if videos have some odd codecs ill use VLC or DivX, but i try to stick to winamp as much as possible. It's easy, compact, and does what you need it to do.

Bryce W
06-22-2006, 09:49 PM
Winamp all the way. It's easy, compact, and does what you need it to do.
And there are a bunch of cool skins for it :D

illusion
06-23-2006, 01:57 AM
I am using iTunes because I have an iPod. I used to use winamp but it would crash for no particular reason.

A Guy
06-23-2006, 04:10 AM
I am using iTunes because I have an iPod. I used to use winamp but it would crash for no particular reason.



Same reason here,i just use Itunes

Bryce W
06-23-2006, 05:02 AM
I am using iTunes because I have an iPod. I used to use winamp but it would crash for no particular reason.
Thats interesting, I stay away from iTunes due to random total reboots of my computer and stick to Winamp.

ultimavirtues
06-23-2006, 08:55 PM
If you guys using iTunes use it just to put music on your computer, I hear ephpod works a lot better. I currently use Winamp 2.91 to play my music, but I *just* had a discussion about Foobar2000.

[10:43pm] <newsbox> how many resources does foobar use?
[10:44pm] <newsbox> winamp 2.91 uses like 18mb
[10:45pm] <@tritoch> 4.8mb
[10:46pm] <@tritoch> lots less cpu too

Thus, I am installing Foobar2000 right now.

illusion
06-23-2006, 09:06 PM
Yeah I use Ephpod on this computer, but on my computer I haven't got the internet hooked up so I can't take it to my room.

But Ephpod is great because you can take songs of your iPod onto the computer

Shaun
06-24-2006, 08:07 PM
I use Windows Media Player 11, only because i can't be bothered trying to get used to another. Unless there is a better all in one play, then i might stick with it

TheUnknownOne
06-24-2006, 08:28 PM
For the love of god.... http://winamp.com

Blues
06-24-2006, 11:28 PM
I haven't used winamp since that trash they put out called winamp 3 I think it was anyways I use iTunes simply because it sorts my music files out for me and for just play back of audio only I have no issues with it I rip my music with other applications and what not so meh seems to do the job for me some minor errors here and there with crashin on me nothing Im going to worry about

Rus
06-26-2006, 12:28 PM
If you guys using iTunes use it just to put music on your computer, I hear ephpod works a lot better. I currently use Winamp 2.91 to play my music, but I *just* had a discussion about Foobar2000.

[10:43pm] <newsbox> how many resources does foobar use?
[10:44pm] <newsbox> winamp 2.91 uses like 18mb
[10:45pm] <@tritoch> 4.8mb
[10:46pm] <@tritoch> lots less cpu too

Thus, I am installing Foobar2000 right now.
So you can't have 13.2mb(by your clculations) extra for music?
Why dont you use even less, like kb's instead of mb's.
You want to save, use mpg123, I got sometning like 10-15kb mem usage.

Stealth
06-26-2006, 01:10 PM
If you want to really save space, try looking for a media player written entirely in assembly... not a big chance you'll find it, but once you do you can expect a RAM footprint like what -rus- suggested, several kB at most.

ultimavirtues
06-26-2006, 10:44 PM
So you can't have 13.2mb(by your clculations) extra for music?
Why dont you use even less, like kb's instead of mb's.
You want to save, use mpg123, I got sometning like 10-15kb mem usage.

Oh, it's not that I can't have that much. It's just that why use more when you can use less with the same features (actually more, since Foobar does gapless where winamp doesn't)? Isn't MPG123 only for Linux and Unix?

Rus
06-27-2006, 03:51 AM
It's just that why use more when you can use less with the same features. Isn't MPG123 only for Linux and Unix?
Yes it is. But it fits th forst part. Why use windows when you can use linux with more features and less ram/cpu/hdd usage :D

Bryce W
06-27-2006, 04:21 AM
Yes it is. But it fits th forst part. Why use windows when you can use linux with more features and less ram/cpu/hdd usage :D
because he doesnt "want to config it, write some shell scripts, update your rpms, patch your kernal and partition your drives, check your dependancies and compile... probably do that... once or twice.." (line stolen from here (http://ubergeek.tv/article.php?pid=54))

ebittner
07-18-2006, 11:10 AM
I use itunes to play most all of my music. I like it a lot becasue it is a nice progrram it may take up more Ram space but I like it.

Netman
07-18-2006, 11:37 AM
I jsut use Windows Media Player becasue it is what came with my computer and i do not need much more then that.

shimmeringgraphix
07-18-2006, 04:16 PM
I use Itunes pretty much most of the time because all my ipod music is on there so I can just put it in shuffle.