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Right now I am using winamp, I enjoy the quality and the addons but for some reason it does not seem to list all the music I have in my music folder. I have used itunes and windows media player but I am not a fan. Whats your favorite and why?
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I'm not sure if this will give you what you want, but I did some internet searching several months ago for the best media player and it lead me towards PotPlayer thanks to this article:

 

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-windows-media-player-replacement.htm

 

If you want the 64-bit version of PotPlayer, then you can get it here: http://www.videohelp.com/download/PotPlayer1.5.37776-x64.EXE (source)

 

If you decide to install this and if you want to make any changes to anything you don't like, then I might be able to help. I didn't like the default settings at all, so I changed many things that have made it far better than anything else I've ever used. However again, I don't know if this will be better than WinAmp as far as listing all of your music because I don't have a lot. I use PotPlayer for huge 3-hour archives of an internet radio show that I like on BlogTalkRadio and I always delete the ones I've already listened to.

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I'm not sure if this will give you what you want, but I did some internet searching several months ago for the best media player and it lead me towards PotPlayer thanks to this article:

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-windows-media-player-replacement.htm

If you want the 64-bit version of PotPlayer, then you can get it here: http://www.videohelp.com/download/PotPlayer1.5.37776-x64.EXE (source)

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Thanks I will check it out.
At the moment I am testing out foobar2000.
I do not know how to make changes to software. I could see how that would be a useful skill, where do I start?
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Thanks I will check it out.
At the moment I am testing out foobar2000.
I do not know how to make changes to software. I could see how that would be a useful skill, where do I start?

 

Find something called "Options", or "Preferences", or "Settings". For example, in Firefox, you just go to Tools > Options.

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Find something called "Options", or "Preferences", or "Settings". For example, in Firefox, you just go to Tools > Options.
Lol. I know how to do that. I thought you wear talking about writing code because the software is open source.
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Lol. I know how to do that. I thought you wear talking about writing code because the software is open source.

 

Oh, it's because of the way I worded it. My bad. It's just that with this media player, its default settings aren't the greatest and there's a lot of room for improvement. Fortunately, every improvement that I wanted to make is/was available in the settings!

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I've settled on Music Bee for audio playback. It's got a great interface, auto organize, tagging, file conversion, CD Ripping/Burning. I also use Last.fm and the integration with Music Bee is what has sold me on this player - it will keep your play counts and "Loved" tracks fully syncronized. It can stream Last.fm radio right in the player either by streaming a station or mixing in Last.fm recommendations with your existing library if you run the Auto DJ.

Foobar2000 is another good one and also a close second behind Music Bee. "Out of the box" Foobar2000 needs a bit of work, but if you put in the time to customize the interface (and it's really not that difficult once you get the hang of it) it's a great player. It's very light-weight and has a very good library management. If you take the time to look for some good plugins, it gets even better. Hydrogen Audio is a good place to do some reading if you want to get the most out of Foobar2000. Good luck with your search. smile.gif
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