I left Winamp, and poorly tagged and organised music, and never looked back. I don't own an iPod, yet. Santa might bring me one, I hope.
Winamp 5's media library seems to do pretty much everything iTunes does, without taking up half your screen.
I guess the media library was in Winamp 3 too, but the less said about Winamp 3 the better.
Winamp 5, for real.
itunes and ipod ♡
nokia n-gage `ω´
I'm too poor to afford windows, so I'm stuck using 'noatun'. :~(
computerwise i use XMPlay, Winamp, Deliplayer, GXSCC, Hoot, MidRadio Player, MDXDRV and BridgeM1 + a million plugins, maybe more. Thats the problem when you collect those gamemusic/chiptune files that come in 50.000 different formats xD
How fast does Winamp 5 load compared to 2.x?
winamp2, foobar2000, xmms, zinf.
BTW, both xmms and zinf suck. Anyone have any suggestions for good *nix media players that don't depend on the GNOME or KDE framework?
I just did some more investigating: shit, mpd is the bomb.
1) It has a libshout (icecast) output driver. This means you can drive a network of icecast repeaters with this one front end.
Noted, downloaded. Too busy fighting with PearPC at the moment, but I'll be sure to give it a try.
My prime gripe with xmms is it refuses to buffer a file from disk. The developers (hay guyz, you're idiots) claim that's the file-system's responsibility. Tell that to the NTFS driver, kthxbye.
I use Amarok. I meh on winamp now :P
It feels strange using a Web browser to operate a music player (I'm one of those people who only have one song on the playlist because I'm too indecisive to know what I'd want to listen to after the current song before it's finished). Interesting, though, to effortlessly flick between *chan and music without interrupting my train of thought.
What we really need is something amazing like Foobar2000 ported to *nix. There is nothing out there as capable as Foobar, it would come close to owning the *nix audio world overnight.
Well, I can wish. It'll probably never happen though.
Well, there's always the linux port of cubic player... ^_^
Beep Media Player.
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Winamp 5 ++ a JADA J-885 DIGITAL MP3 PLAYER (generic cheap shite really, but it does the job)
4GB iPod mini
Beep Media Player, xmms, xine, mplayer, mpg123, ogg123
wait, wait, you're telling us that they want the IO driver to somehow do some magic voodoo time travel and predict when the next file is going to be read without being told?
Sort of. My gripe is that if I play a 10MB mp3, XMMS won't buffer the entire 10MB. According to the developers, that's the responsibility of the operating system's filesystem and VM. They won't even offer the option (unlike winamp).
God I love late christmas presents. But filling it with all my music is going to take a while :(
I use xmplay. I like it because it plays music without hating all as much as wa while still letting me use my dx plugin chain.
And outside I use an iAudio M3L 20GB. I like it because it plays ogg and flac and has 35 hrs battery lifetime.
For streams, I use RealAlternative's Media Player Classic.
MacAmp Lite X atm. MPD won't compile on OS X. :(
winamp, sam2 and a 40GB nomad zen xtra
Whooo, other foobar 2k users /no1
I use foobar2k, with some neat components.
>>33 Why are you sad about having too little music for your ipod? I would be happy that i could fit it all
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(・∀・) <'mpg123' for teh win.
mpg123 for teh non-free license.
mpg321 is your new master.
I just wanted to say that that was incredibly cute.
Winamp and M-pio
winamp, sometimes WMP.
So I'm now playing around with a Mac. What's a good music player for it? iTunes is just a bit too bloated for me.
I use the Deliplayer since it plays .mod and .xm files without addons.
lol itunes is hueg
Also, it seems to like owning all your files and copying the around willy-nilly, and I won't have that. I just want something that plays my files and doesn't take up half my screen.
iTunes Preferences -> Advanced -> Uncheck:
winamp(now ,version5),i have used this since 1998... and recently i bought creative MuVo Tx Fm mp3 player.This is very useful.
Foobar, for everything.
mplayer and beep-media-player. mplayer to test songs, and sometimes do some research on the info, and beep-media-player for regular use :)
beep-media-player is the only player which I got to convert SJIS (or EUC/ISO-2022) to UTF-8 ^^
I loved Itunes alot for its playlist orginsation, but resently switched back to winamp due to a lack of a good module for litestep.
My fav is 1by1. It's simple, handles Winamp plugins and doesn't gobble tons of memory. http://www.mpesch3.de/
I downloaded iTunes recently ..
iTunes' visualizer looks like something out of circa-1999 WinAmp. I really thought Apple could do better than that.
They ought to talk to the people behind Rez. :)
I tried this 1by1 thing, and it seems to be very handy.
Is there a way of getting it to work with a DSP plugin and/or a Direct-X chain?
I use beep-media-player, as it has full unicode support. ID3 sucks so much that the tags are NEVER cross-compitable, so I don't have much of a choice. Files tagged by EasyTAG are showing the way they are supposed to be shown in beep-media-player, but other programs like mpd (music player daemon) doesn't. Vorbis tags are a lot better, but they are not for MP3's. APE tags are neat, but not supported by EasyTAG nor beep. I would probably have to retag EVERYTHING if I ever get an MP3 player. iPod doesn't display my tags correctly. My brother's MP3 player wouldn't display the tags either, but I don't know if that even has support for Japanese tags.
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I use iTunes and a Sony Clie.
It gets the job done.
Has anyone ever gave Lillith audio player a try?
I like it very much.
It has many of the same featues as winamp and WMA10, it is also compatable with some winamp plugins.
OS X: iTunes
I like Lilith, too. Very easy to make a skin for and properly displays Japanese chacters.
I have issues with players on my work PC (Lilith and Foobar will crash if the machine goes to screen saver) so I ended up going with Winamp with the Japanese localization patch (you can retain English menus, and have Japanese charecters display properly).
creative zen micro
I'm looking for a good software mp3 player for linux! Maybe you guys can help me out:
What I want is a minimal player but one that has playlist support. Really just a playlist with a play/pause button attached to it would work. Something like XMMS is nice too. BUT: All the ones I've tried have sucked for various reasons, many of them really stupid and small but impossible to ignore! Check it:
Creative Zen Xtra 30gb
As far as software .mp3 players go, I use Winamp.
My hardware .mp3 player, however, is an Ipod 20GB.
iTunes or mpg123, depending on the computer. Right now, iTunes.
iTunes on OS X with a 20Gb iPod. I let it handle all the file management. Things like smart playlists, rating, album art, OS X integration and iPod integration make it impossible from my perspective to make a better music library/player.
I use Lilith. It is probably Best Sound. Lilith corresponds to ASIO without the introduction of the plug-in.
Olympus DM-10 Voice Recorder
$ mpg123 /mp3directory/* does it :)
xmms, mplayer, vlc, xine, mpg321, ogg123, and the iRiver iFP-790
Azureus is far from minimal, but it can be pretty much just look like a playlist if you want it. It has usefull features including listening to your directory and automatically adding/removing files as soon as you make a change.
>>89 weird, i thought i was the only icelandic person posting here
that said, i need a viable alternative to winamp, or some kind of solution at least, i like having all my songs in the same playlist and using 'j' to search, but a 22000 song playlist is kinda resource heavy.
noob and loving it ;)
( lame --decode --silent 2>/dev/null mysong.mp3 | waveplay -s - ) &
Of course, I have a script that types this for me, and can also play other formats using oggdec, dumb2wav, timidity, etc.
Don't let the frappr maps fool you, we are slowly but surely conquering the world ;>
I hadn't messed with amarok for various reasons, but decided to give it a try, and it's great! It has the same problem as mpd with the having to rescan half of my collection every time i remount my mp3 player, but since I can just add tracks the normal way it doesn't matter. I believe I've found myself a new mp3 player. Thank you for your help!
20GB 2nd generation iPod and iTunes 5.0. Screw 6.0 and its new retarded DRM.
rhythmbox on Linux and Gnomad lets me use my Zen Xtra to transfer files without having to resort to windows
i use amaroK and sometimes mplayer on freebsd...
i don't have an ipod/whatever, mainly because my laptop is portable enough for me and mp3 players with 40+ GB of storage are way too expensive.
I currently use amaroK, and amaroK is actually the reason two of my friends semi-converted to linux.
That said, I think I'll give mpd a shot... wonder if I can get it to run on my storage/server thingy and have it stream all to my laptop and/or Desktop pc... That would be neat.
I use Musicmatch Jukebox (one of those that plays mp3s on computers, so it's not portable) to play my mp3s, though recently I accidentally downloaded the newest Windows Media Player because I couldn't see the corresponding images for http://killthemongoose.satamsonic.com/onepiece/clips/rice.avi . My "I have an outdated version of Windows Media Player, so I'll download the newest version" theory didn't work, and the best guess would be that the file is badly clipped.
>>102 Maybe you just need to install a codec such as DivX or some other shit. Just get VLC from videolan.org and your problems should be fixed.
You guys should reaally check out Jet Audio. It features BBE Viva, which totally destroys the others like SRS and winamp's equalizer. It even outclasses DFX!! and it's free!
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> You guys should reaally check out Jet Audio. It features BBE Viva, which totally destroys the others like SRS and winamp's equalizer. It even outclasses DFX!! and it's free!
Does it includes a DFL that would justify switching just for its better HPK, or at least a better JMN support, and goodies like RWP-synch and X-MSA?
Winamp at home, a my mighty Olympus m:robe on the move.
I use an ipod because I'm unoriginal.
I have a 512mb Rio Forge.
Use Winamp for playing your MP3 collection (try windowshade mode docked at the top of screen)
and use WMP for AVI files.
I'm a too frequent user of the **J**ump and **Q**ue function, and I keep changing my mind too often about what I want to listen to, so I usually don't have fixed playlists, but just load my entire 20GB collection of music into the playlist and use Jump and no shuffle to navigate between styles of songs. I also have my music folder neatly categorized by artist in subfolders.
foobar2000 on Windows, amaroK on Linux. And I play mostly Vorbis and FLAC in them.
I switch around, actually. Most of the time I use iTunes, because I like me podcasts and how its all set up> But sometimes I use Winamp, because that is what I used before iTunes, and it still has a bunch of mp3s that I forgot about. Not to mention some of my favourite shoutCAST stations.
Rhythmbox on Linux. Don't taint yourself with the shit that is KDE-based software. Take a shower for gods sake.
feel free to enjoy your poorly designed ui and lack of features, but please don't try to force them onto other people.
I've used iTunes ever since I got my first mac 5 years ago. Used xmms before that, eww..
60GB Zen Xtra
>>112 ok, so i used to do that a lot with my 100gb collection of music, buuuut, now i have a mac and need something to replace winamp, any suggestions?
foobar2000. I'm not entirely pleased with it but I haven't found a better alternative.
I just got a 20GB Rio Karma. Way cheaper than an equivalently sized iPod or something, and so far I like it. It's one of the few portable MP3 players that does gapless playback. Although the RioStick(tm) is a piece of shit, and its functions would have been much better served by five buttons or something.
Windows Media Player. It plays music and that's all I really care about.
iTunes, because its the default and 've been using it since OS 9
winamp, b/c iTunes is bulky and takes up too much ram and processing power. Also it keeps giving me annoying requests to update my nano, whereas i can just drag and drop, AND copy songs from my ipod onto my computer with winamp and the ipod plugin. Only thing that sucks is lack of asian text support,so all my chinese and japanese song tags are way fuxx0red
question, here: is there anything that's as good as foobar2000 (i'm still not completely sold on it, but it seems decent enough) but doesn't have such a stupid name and icon? i resent having all my audio files represented by some alien/cat thing. yes i could go through and manually change all the icons, but that's not the point. also the name still makes me want to slap someone.
I just decided that Quintessential Media Player (latest beta version) is completely awesome. Few minor annoyances, but it's in beta anyway, they should get sorted out.
I don't listen to mp3s, winamp for pc listening, my DS for portable listening.
xmplay - its like winamp was 5 years ago. Ie. good,
Winamp and a 2GB Sansa SanDisk MP3. :3
I love it.
I have a Creative Zen Xtra 20gb and Zen Touch 30gb. Both have loose headphone sockets, apparently. So I bought a 60gb iPod used for approximately £152 including P&P. No problems thus far.
Winamp. Winamp. Occasionally, Winamp.
Up until now I've been using an ipod mini for nearly two years. I have no problems with it, just wanna upgrade since I'm going overseas soon (thinking it might be cheaper).. But I'm contemplating between a Creative Zen and an Ipod Video.
Creative players are cheaper, at least in Britain. The only problem I've had is that, like I said, both of them developed headphone socket problems after a while - it sounds like the headphones are broken, but it's actually the socket. I've been told that this problem has been rectified in newer models, though. Both the Creative Zen models I have are sort of falling apart - one of them has mixed up buttons (press pause and it skips to the next track, press menu and it queues all tracks for random play etc) and the other has a stiff dial, meaning I can't scroll up, a couple of iffy forward/back buttons and a pause/play button that's come loose and is now facing inside the system.
Yeah, the Zen seems like more value for money. I was just worried about it being faulty and all because it was cheaper compared to the iPod ("too good to be true" mindset). Also being the mainstream freak that I am, I feel more inclined to get an iPod. I seriously don't know anyone who's gotten any mp3 player besides an iPod, so I can't compare. Lol.
Im using iPod Nano 2GB.
foobar2000... Well, I did until I switched to *nix. Now I use audacious because foobar in wine sounds not-so-great.
Why are there no good *nix media players? :(
Another iPod Nano (1st gen) user here. Rockbox firmware FTW!
> Why are there no good *nix media players? :(
Amarok. I have a 5G (video) iPod that I use (amarok handles it beautifully) and I have the Rockbox firmware on it too, but I haven't used the rockbox firmware as the last time they updated the SVN build it made the GUI thread freeze mid-song. Waiting on a fix. That being said, the iPod firmware is quite nice, I just like the ability to play Doom on my ipod, as well as not needing iTunes on some random computer i'm sitting at to put music on it. Also flac, although that may not be that big a deal with a portable mp3 player's inherent sound quality issues.
I use Amarok (that's how they prefer to spell it now, they dumped amaroK). Right now I have it set to use the xine engine, even though the Realplayer one is supposedly better, but I can't tell the difference and the realplayer engine can't play flac's. Sometimes I use xmms, which suprisingly has noticably better quality than either of the engines in Amarok.
Did you try mplayer?
I mean, I even use it on good old windows. This player is just so great.
creative zen neeon, 2GB. still in good shape despite rough handling.
iPod 80GB. I tried others, but the iPod seems to be the sturdiest player I've used.
I use Amarok on Feisty Fawn, foobar2k on Windows and iTunes on my Macbook.
Insignia 4GB. It's nice, but my mac crashes it every once in a while...
...read: Whenever I put it to sleep with the player still connected.
Creative Zen 30GB. It's sort of bulky, but it hasn't crashed my computer, though its locked up twice. It's pretty reliable and plays videos really well, also has good recording quality.
Foobar on Windows, Audacious on Linux. Both work fine for my purposes.
I have no physical mp3 player. Never saw the need.
Never leave your basement, eh?
ipod. i dont like it!
iTunes on this here MacBook.
Don't have the money for an iPod. Otherwise, I'd have one.
I am Steve Jobs' bitch.
creative rio zen jukebox 20gb original (thick) version
if we're talking software, foobar2000 on windows, and a program I wrote myself called FalconPlay on my Atari Falcon.
I use a 512 iPod shuffle, but I am saving up for a Play-Yan micro so I can get a SD card for music and two others for TV/Anime/Movies. Plus, having the mario skin on my Famicom micro will bring things together quite nicely!
I have a 30 GB iPod black, but I really need an 80 gb.
Very funny. When I go out I prefer to be social; wearing earphones screams 'I would rather listen to music than talk to you!' Which is usually true, but I like to look more mature than that.
I used to use an ipod nano...but...it fell overboard when I was boating. So now I'm stuck with a creative player, which is pretty good though.
> wearing earphones screams 'I would rather listen to music than talk to you!'
Quoted For Truth
30GB Zen Vision:M
I don't see what's bad about honesty.
>>165 Honesty would be saying: 'I don't want to talk with you.'
A pair of vibrating speakers attached to your head is worth a thousand words.
Some Samsung 512MB player. I really need something new!!
Portable: 20 GB iPod. It sucks, I hate it, I had to have it replaced 3 times due to faulty batteries. Looking at just digging out my MD player as that worked wonderfully for many years.
NOBODY uses a Zune? I'm torn betwixt that and a Zen (ipods cost too much), but I only know one person who owns a Zune.
On PC, I use Winamp.
I use winamp to rip, and foobar2000 to transcode and play music files.
iTunes (2.? on my old OS9 mac, 7.? on my crappy WinXP laptop)
Songbird (on my WinXP laptop)
iPod for my physical MP3 player. 30Gig video.
I used to have a 60 gb ipod. but my dad wanted it for himself and he switched it with his 80 gig one. I thought, "this is absolutely weird. who in the right mind would do such a thing?" but alls well that ends well. i use an ipod to listen to music. and my sister uses a zune. looks shiny.
itunes i use for computer and laptop
Can anyone here tell me if the Creative Zen or Zen:M who has had it for a decent period of time (6 - 8 months at least) if there is a faulty headphone jack that you are experiencing? I am going to buy a new mp3 player but I keep hearing about this faulty headphone jack, it seems to be a common problem among high-capacity mp3 players.
Zunes suck, end of discussion.
iriver clix for me~
I really want the gen2 now.
I bought an iPod because I read some seemingly trustworthy review saying its audio quality was really good. A few days later, I found out that I was pretty much duped. Oh well.
I've been meaning to install RockBox on it, since then it'd fit more quality music. <3 aoTuV
Since I'm getting a 4gb memory stick, I will probably use my PSP for music now, but I am getting an iPod as a gift in a few weeks too.
I use a Sansa e280. Pretty solid MP3 player. had it for about 8 months and it hasn't failed me yet. Plus, it has expandable( microSD slot ) memory.
I use iPod Shuffle, and I have an iPod Video but I don't use it as much as the Shuffle. What can I say... I like iPods.
I've had a Nomad Jukebox Zen Xtra 40GB since sometime in 2002 or thereabouts [was still $350 back then D:!]. It was the perfect machine until just about a few months ago when the headphone jack got busted. One of the stereo channels cut out so it was only going through the right speaker.
I am so poor..
i have an ipod Mini 2gen for two years and still working, only need a new battery but i plug and unplug the jack and the sensor everyday and are working and are easy to fix if it fails...
U guys heard something about the "Aypo" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOLqyKvPGkw
iPod Nano, first generation. It's great, save the battery life. It's horrible.
Other than that, great sound quality, good interface, and of course, it's small. I have having shit in my pockets, so I love having it be so slim.
iPod nano 3G 8gb
I have this Samsung 2GB player (YP-U2J) and it's alright.
I mostly use my Dell Inspiron 6000, it's pretty sweet. 60 gigs.
Thread derailed. I think OP was talking about media software. Winamp here, I left iTunes partially for Winamp's highly rearrangeable interface but mostly because I couldn't stand the thought of using an Apple product any longer.
Winamp for singles songs or from my limewire folder, and iTunes for albums and podcasts.
But I mostly listen to music on my iriver H340.
samsung yepp-55, 256mb for 3 years
yea... it extincted
20 Gig Sony Walkman, or Winamp
Btw sonicstage sucks, i'd like to have itunes instead (just for the podcast support)
sony ericsson w800i white, 256mb, i cant get bored with it honestly, i just change the music once a week. can we use DS homebrew software to listen mp3 ?
cowon i audio 7 4gb(beats the crap out of my old ipod video)
iTunes, and the free 4GB mini that game with my Macbook. It plays the best music, it's green too!
itunes and ipod i think like 5th generation
An ipod shuffle 1st gen.
As for players, I still use wmp, just because the vista skin is ace. But I know it's lacking.
>>159 here. Wow, I can't believe I posted this so far back.
Anyway, I have a 3G 8gb iPod nano now, and my shuffle doesn't work anymore (or at least I can't get it to work).
Sony Ericsson W300i, sounds better than the ipod nano 2nd gen that I used to have...
iPod Touch 8GB, I love iTunes it's so smooth. Running it on Windows though. It keeps my music perfectly organized how I want.
Quod Libet on the computer, and Rockbox on the (currently dead) 4th gen iPod.
Quod Libet is the world's best music player, with nearly perfect tagging and searching capabilities.
I came back to Winamp after 5.51 was released. I'm too vanilla for you, 4-ch.
I'm madly in love with my easily-scratched Sansa. It's an e280 and holds 8 gigs~.
I found a 4-gig ipod on the ground... Nobody claimed it even though I put up some stuff on a message board, so hey, it's mine now. As for sofware, will people hate if I say mplayer and xine?
No way. At least, I won't. What's wrong with mplayer and xine? I see no reason to hate, or even dislike.
I use mplayer for .wma and .m4a files that my usual player doesn't support. (Though more often I try to just avoid those formats.)
Portable, Insignia: 1GB and is LOVE.
On the comp, Rhapsody or Gateway's music player.
I used to use a camera/MP3 player combo until I lost the charger for the battery
Samsung YP-K3 4GB; my first proper empee. Sleekest, sexiest thing ever.
A crappy chinese mp3 player.
My first MP3 player was this generic small little 500MB MP3 Player from Israel, my step-monster ordered for me off online back in 2005, when we were still on good terms. lol. It was so annoying, and would always come apart lol. It had these crappy little earbuds that came with it that died out in about a week. (As everyone else's did too.) It was supposed to be a graduation present. (I had graduated from 9th grade I think...and my step-brothers from elementary lol.) I remember loading it up with L'Arc~en~Ciel music, and other stuff too.
Zune. It's not bad. but its kind of slow. the actual player, on the other hand, is amazing.
4GB Toshiba gigabeat t400
Provides the best sound ever but is skimpy on storage
iphone 8gig. more than enough. don't need my whole 20 gig library in my pocket. i onlu listen to roughly 100 songs at any given time depending on mood...
5 gig Rio Carbon
It's going on 3 years and I only just recently filled it completely. May need an upgrade for more space soon...oh, and it has also withstood several drops on the floor with little scratching.
A 4th generation iPod.
Don't know my generations, but it's a old cheapo iPod 60gb bought used off Amazon.co.uk. Think it was £150 odd quid? Not bad considering it's 60gb.
Also have two Creative MP3s players. Both were prone to malfunctioning and faults - buttons coming loose, not working or doing the wrong thing when you press them, and the headphone sockets have come ajar inside the machine (my first Creative still works if you hold the headphone plug in a certain way, but with the second one I either get sound in one headphone only or none at all).
Seconded. Besides, Zunes are more customizable.
mpd and a 5g ipod with rockbox. I use foobar under wine for tagging though.
same as the guy above me. Off topic: it's an awesome media player, shame the Safari browser doesn't support flash though.
On PC I have Winamp with a FLAC plugin as I keep mainly lossless stuff on disc. I think Foobar is the best player but it doesn't like my OS at the moment, so I'll have to wait till I upgrade my PC
80-gig iPod classic.
Only half-full. What the hell am I supposed to do to fill all of this space...
I use a Creative ZEN. The media player that came with it was shit; it felt years outdated and clumsy. I used to use the Creative Mediasource Player that came with my Creative Zen Micro, I loved that thing to death; but I moved computers and have lost the disc it was on T_T So now I use Winamp, which is similar but...cruder?