Music Players Thread (14)

1 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2022-02-08 07:45 ID:Heaven

Discuss them here.

2 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2022-02-08 07:51 ID:Heaven

I'm looking for a music player that can play albums stored in zip files without unpacking them. I'm starting to think it's better to store the entire album in one file rather than in 10, the less of them, the better, less fragmentation etc.

foobar2000 seems to be able to play those, but dark theme for it has huge white spots that you can't change color of, without using some voodoo

foobar2000 is stupidly complicated, a side effect of being this modular I guess. I always used mpc-hc instead.

3 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2022-02-09 00:01 ID:CdQqnozo

VLC media player and maybe also mpv can play zip files with audio in them. I use both programs in Linux.

4 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2022-02-11 14:24 ID:/LqTi3CE

I use iTunes 12.6.2, I've been using iTunes since like version 2 or something. It is a good friend to me. It got better and better but then started going downhill after adding shit I didn't need and changed other shit I used often. Not sure which version was the best but a few versions before what I'm on now. The only downside for me I think is not being able to handle/convert FLACs, I have to use a different program to convert them before importing to iTunes

5 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2022-03-05 08:10 ID:cMxvZzfa

I like to use Clementine on linux and MusicBee on windows. Simple and easy to use music players.

6 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2022-04-28 22:08 ID:uFrLZoGi

I use XMPlay which apparently is able to play albums from .zip archives, had no idea until your post prompted me to try it out.

7 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2022-06-03 22:19 ID:Pl2uBJ9C


Anata wa bakayaro desu yo

Just rip your albums to a single FLAC file with an embedded cue sheet.
Listening to them in 7zip will cause more strain on your CPU and I assume you're using a pentium II so you definitely can't handle that.

Anyways software is for lamers, just use cds and vinyl records.
If you absolutely have to have digital then use an iPod classic.

8 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2022-06-04 05:51 ID:Heaven

who's baka you're baka, zip without compression is the best thing to ever exist. You need to minimize amount of files you have if you don't edit them very often, to keep file reading sequential.

9 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2022-06-04 09:27 ID:Heaven


10 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2022-06-11 21:01 ID:RBppstBO

I just use WinAMP. I've got a nice Dorothy Wayneright theme. It's got kind of a red and black theming to it so when you have the shuffle and loop setting enabled it looks a bit like she's blushing. It's nice.

11 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2022-06-22 14:20 ID:C5dP0r/q


>Anyways software is for lamers, just use cds and vinyl records.
>If you absolutely have to have digital then use an iPod classic.

Why do you have this opinion? Just curious

12 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2022-06-23 14:42 ID:Pl2uBJ9C


How is having your albums in a zip file any different from a folder?

Physical media is a better experience.
When you have a tangible connection to an album you cherish it more and there is the ritual that comes with the playback.
As for me suggesting a media playing device over listen on your computer, well that has a certain experience that comes with it too.
Listening to music on a computer is just soulless and takes away from the value of the real album experience.

13 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2022-06-24 08:51 ID:C5dP0r/q

>better experience

I think that's just your personal feeling. It might be fair to say something like the sound quality is better listening to a record or CD on a good system compared to mp3s, but the old stories everyone tells about physically taking a record out and placing the needle on the groove and flipping it over halfway as part of the listening ritual don't necessarily add to the listening experience in any meaningful way. You can be just as emotionally involved in listening to a song without all that.

I have about 250 records and 500 CDs (after getting rid of a few hundred to make space) and while they're nice to have, I much more cherish my 99,489-song iTunes collection I've curated since childhood. I can listen to anything I want in a split second, and so much of it is extremely hard to find or never released on physical media, and I don't think there's anything inherently soulless about clicking them on my computer over taking the CD off the shelf or something.

Though saying that, I probably listen to my music more on my iPod when out walking or in my car. I much prefer having a huge selection of songs I like on shuffle, any one of them ready to delight me at any minute, than the hassle of listening to a physical album :3

14 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2022-06-24 10:54 ID:Heaven

>How is having your albums in a zip file any different from a folder?

When all the data you need is stored in a single file, it is often stored closer to each other, so spinning media drives don't have to move needle for every file individually but just read all of them at once.
That is if file isn't fragmented of course, if you do defragmentation sometimes.

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