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Make me use something else?

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by Conrad11, 28 May 2006.

  1. Conrad11

    Soldato

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    Hi there,

    I am concidering changing audio program again, but I always seem to go back to iTunes for some reason.

    So someone, please, pursuade me otherwise.

    I am about to test the new winamp which was released a couple of days ago.

    I would like something that will show album art and uses as less resources as possible?

    What should i use guys?

    Thanks...
     
  2. Stellios

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    Mediamonkey shows album art and takes very little resources. I use it in the backgrounds of my games and it interferes very little.
     
  3. Doohickey

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 8 Aug 2004

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    Windows Media Player 11 is a vast improvement on before, I've gone back to that now. :)
     
  4. Conrad11

    Soldato

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    Sorry I'm playing AAC files not MP3s.....and I dont think media monkey can play aac

    I only want to change from iTunes as it has a service running even if the program isnt running.
     
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  5. Rebelius

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    what kind of system are you running that 4k of ram is important? seriously, everyone wants media players to use as little resources as possible when they all use an insignificant amount anyway. The only time any of them use up anything noticable is when I'm ripping CDs because they use about 100% of the CPU time.
     
  6. Conrad11

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    It all adds up.....so 4K alone is not alot but i'd rather not have it at all so things like BF2 run as best as possible.
     
  7. Energize

    Caporegime

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    Location: London

    Just use windows media player, does it really make a difference to the music what player you use?
     
  8. WolfR1der

    Hitman

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    Not much, but the interface makes a heck of a difference to how you play the music.

    I'm loving Winamp 5 at the moment. The library system is so flexible compared to WMP and they add more support for my H10 with every update :p
    I like actually being able to edit tags for Mp3 files and having a multi-GB library without any freezing. Don't know about album art though, not something i bother with.
     
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  9. Conrad11

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    Im not saying that 4K makes alot of differnce, its just if I get rid of alot of stuff that is small like that, it does.....
     
  10. bledd

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  11. Jimi

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  12. Conrad11

    Soldato

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    Yeah I was thinking of using Winamp it's just I have a few niggles. Will Winamp "consolidate" my library like iTunes does, because I really like that feature.

    For instance when I add a file to my library, iTunes will create a folder for the artist and then a folder in that for the album and copy the file into there.....Is there a feature/plugin that will do this, that would make winamp the winner tbh.

    Also can it convert to AAC?

    Thanks...


    [EDIT:]

    Gotta love the first sig of the guy above....lol
     
  13. beaNN

    Hitman

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    ^ Foobar = the dogs.
     
  14. GM@N

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    I have to say i dont get on with foobar I've tried and tried to stick with it but always go back to winamp. Does anyone have a pre-modded version i can try?
     
  15. Borden

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    From what i can see on the winamp website, the pro version can rip/encode to AAC.

    Have a look:
    http://www.winamp.com/player/
     
  16. james.miller

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    foobar is the best player really. as long as your willing to look for plugins to do what you want then you cant beat it.

    [​IMG]

    and if i hover to the left of the window:

    [​IMG]

    simple and effective:)
     
  17. GM@N

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    I see all these people with nice screenshots of foobar but there always displaying albums where all the music is tagged correctly how does it look when your music isnt tagged right?
     
  18. james.miller

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    oh my music isnt all tagged correctly lol. using the columnsUI plugin you can practically do what you want with it. most decent scripts for columnsUI will just display the filename if the tags are screwed up or not there at all.

    foobar is FAR more forgiving on tagging than anything else ive tried, purely because it can list your music by the directory structure on the drive rather than sorting by tag. that alone means the tags are largely irrelivant because all you really have to do is name the files correctly:)
     
  19. FC1983

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    I can't remember the name but I had a piece of software before that would create tags from the name of the mp3, it could do mass tagging aswell.
     
  20. GM@N

    Wise Guy

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    MP3Tag ;)

    I'm looking for a foobar plugin that will add some small controls to the system tray. Does anyone know of a good one?
     
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