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You could try Fidelizer

Fidelizer will instantly turn your Windows computer to audiophile workstation for sophisticated audiophile player like J River, XXHighEnd, HQPlayer, foobar, etc.

I would agree with the statement that foobar2000 is the best free player.
But there are far better pay for use players.
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You could try Fidelizer

Fidelizer will instantly turn your Windows computer to audiophile workstation for sophisticated audiophile player like J River, XXHighEnd, HQPlayer, foobar, etc.

I would agree with the statement that foobar2000 is the best free player.
But there are far better pay for use players.

 

Ooo, that sounds like a viable option and perhaps also a fun experiment. lol :)

 

What are some of the cheaper superior pay-for-use players?

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post #23 of 86
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What are some of the cheaper superior pay-for-use players?

The ones I have personal experience with are:
JRiver - $49.98, free trial available.
JPlay - 100 euros, free trial available.

These are two separate pieces of software from companies that have nothing to do with each other. Just similar names.

JRiver uses an ASIO or WASSAP driver and includes a complete music management suite as well as a minimalist version.

JPLAY is just a player, no music management. It will user ASIO, WASAPI, or Kernel Streaming.
The package includes a mini version that uses minimal system resources.

As far as I know, neither supports XP, both have problems with Vista, both work with Windows 7 , and both sound best with Windows Server2012, even better if you can strip out the server OS too. AudioPhill has an optimizer for Windows Server - AUDIOPHILE OPTIMIZER, but it's another $100 euros.
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post #24 of 86
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The ones I have personal experience with are:
JRiver - $49.98, free trial available.
JPlay - 100 euros, free trial available.

These are two separate pieces of software from companies that have nothing to do with each other. Just similar names.

JRiver uses an ASIO or WASSAP driver and includes a complete music management suite as well as a minimalist version.

JPLAY is just a player, no music management. It will user ASIO, WASAPI, or Kernel Streaming.
The package includes a mini version that uses minimal system resources.

As far as I know, neither supports XP, both have problems with Vista, both work with Windows 7 , and both sound best with Windows Server2012, even better if you can strip out the server OS too. AudioPhill has an optimizer for Windows Server - AUDIOPHILE OPTIMIZER, but it's another $100 euros.

 

Whoa. $50 for a media player. I can't do that.

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post #25 of 86
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Whoa. $50 for a media player. I can't do that.
LOL... Well, I was going to recommend JPLAY. (100 euros is $138.24 US.)

Go ahead and download the JPLAY trial. It just puts in a 10 second silence every 3-5 minutes. After trying it I'll bet you'll be saving your pennies and dimes for the full version. I was kind of like you. $140 for music software..NO WAY.

Then I tried it.........
Edited by billbartuska - 4/14/14 at 2:08pm
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post #26 of 86
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LOL... Well, I was going to recommend JPLAY. (100 euros is $138.24 US.)

Go ahead and download the JPLAY trial. It just puts in a 10 second silence every 3-5 minutes. After trying it I'll bet you'll be saving your pennies and dimes for the full version. I was kind of like you. $140 for music software..NO WAY.

Then I tried it.........

 

Well, I only make about $900 per month.

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Well, I only make about $900 per month.

Ah! Even though I've been retired for the last 25 years I remember those days.
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Ah! Even though I've been retired for the last 25 years I remember those days.

 

Yeah, I imaging I won't forget either.

 

Retired for the past 25 years? What, are you like 85 or 90 years old?

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Retired for the past 25 years? What, are you like 85 or 90 years old?
LOL Not that old. Retired when I was 42. I've been overclocking for many many years though. Had a Hwbot world ranking for a while too.
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LOL Not that old. Retired when I was 42. I've been overclocking for many many years though. Had a Hwbot world ranking for a while too.

 

Wow. I never would have guessed your age. You seem like 30 years younger than you really are - at least to me. I don't mean your maturity or wisdom, but just your enthusiasm and energy and all that youthful stuff.

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