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Originally Posted by pokerapar88 View Post

Yeah, winamp can do that. It is not as lightweight and audio quality is not as good but it has support for many formats and plugins too.

The audio quality difference is so little it's negligible. I'll take the 10x more functionality any day.
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post #12 of 18
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The audio quality difference is so little it's negligible. I'll take the 10x more functionality any day.

Well, we can agree on that, it is a fact. What one chooses is more a matter of personal oppinion and taste. I find the winamp functionality better and it looks even better too, but when it comes to audio quality I do find a difference, and I would sacrifice everything else for pristine audio quality. I have a dedicated soundcard, a big 800w amplifier and great quality japanese speakers... and a shure srh-440 for quiet audio sessions... so yeah I rather have an ugly and cluncky interface but rocking audio quality (besides all I need is a basic library manager, a playlist with filters and search function and shuffle function). For the average listener, winamp is more than fine. For audiophiles foobar2000 is gonna be the choice. I hope that foobar2000 updates its looks oficialy so there's no need for 3rd party skins to make it look decent.
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+1 for Foobar2000 thumb.gif
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I have been a solid Winamp user for over 3 years now, coming from iTunes. I love it. Bought Pro.

To be honest I didn't like Foobar but then again, I like functionality and I only do a slight bit of FLAC and WMA files, mostly 320 MP3s.

Winamp has a huge forum following. Very simple to use if you know simple stuff on W7.

TL;DR - BRASS TAX. Since you are a non-MEGA enthusiast user, go with Winamp. Much more stable and user friendly/better UI.

WINAMP FOR YOUR NEEDS
    
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I might try WinAmp as well and demo both Foobar and WinAmp. Im definitely not an audiophile, no soundcard, and somewhat crappy speaker set-up so that isnt my concern.

One huge problem I have is that my library of files contains TONS of duplicates. Hopefully Winamp can delete the FILES and not just the Thumbnails in the program.
    
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Okay I like Winamp the best biggrin.gif Love this new player including all the notifications and stuff and GUI and all that jazz. Thanks everyone!

Easily imported from iTunes (which i already deleted all duplicates on there so i didnt have to deal with that). Any1 have a suggestion for deleting duplicate song files?
    
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there is a small problem with foobar...

i recently purchased a new ipod touch (because for some reason, apple are still the only firm that make decent mp3 players worth buying)
and its running IOS7 out of the box, (ipod touch 5th gen)

foobar has an ipod manager plugin but for some reason it just doesnt work with my new ipod.

it copies the songs onto the ipod ok but when i try to view it in the Music app, its not there at all... when i plug it back into the pc, it shows that the songs are still there!

I have no idea what the problem is or how to fix it. Im worried that ill have to go back to itunes because ipod manager plugin is abondonware.
post #18 of 18
what about zune dose all itunes dose and more can teackdown that missing albm art work for ya but it can be known to sappp on the gpu a tad thats for that fancy grapics of corce and best part is its free
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