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So I had everything setup in Foobar just the way I like it.
(Thanks to Dj Bear for his foobar guides.)

I had a nice skin going on, ASIO output, DSP effects, the works.

Then I reinstalled Windows...

So to save the hassle of setting it all up again I just installed Winamp.

TUN TUN TUN.

So this morning I woke earlier than usual because of the Holiday and I had time install foobar and set it all up again.

MAN! What a difference!

What was I thinking installing Winamp again?

The topping on the cake is the ASIO output which really makes a difference.
Maybe it's because my sound card supports it natively?

Anyway the point of this thread is to recommend foobar for people who want to get the best sound from thier expensive soundcards.

If you already are, try it now with ASIO out.

If you're not, at least look into it, it won't hurt.


PS: The one thing I like about Winamp is the immediate playback when opening a new file even with a high buffer. Changing the buffer times in Foobar don't seem to help the long pause when playing songs.
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I rate Foobar over Winamp too. Only drawback is that it doesn't do video playback (unlike Winamp).
    
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I rate Foobar over Winamp too. Only drawback is that it doesn't do video playback (unlike Winamp).
Yea I used Winamp too for Video but now Foobar + VLC is the perfect team for my media needs.
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I use foobar, and I love it, and would never switch to winamp.

But one thing that would be nice would be that one thing WinAmp pro can do, I think it is called something like WinAmp anywhere. This is where you can listen to your entire library over the internet. It would be really nice for me because I am away from my main computer alot (on my laptop) with nothing to do (hooray for college).

But that one thing is not enough to get me to switch away from foobar, even though I dont' notice much of a sound difference (mostly 192kbps MP3s, an average sound card, and average speakers).
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i remember when it used to be winamp vs WMP. those were the days.
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I'm probably one of the only ones that doesn't like Foobar, the skins are buggy even when properly configured. I don't like Winamp either because the organization is terrible. I really love J River Media Center and it fully supports ASIO out of the box. ASIO really does make a difference if you don't have it. Another thing I like about JRMC is that it has an awesome theater view.
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I'm probably one of the only ones that doesn't like Foobar, the skins are buggy even when properly configured. I don't like Winamp either because the organization is terrible. I really love J River Media Center and it fully supports ASIO out of the box. ASIO really does make a difference if you don't have it. Another thing I like about JRMC is that it has an awesome theater view.
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I have to agree about the skins.
They're absolutely horrible.
I tweaked mine around and I'm pretty happy with it.



I'll look into that program once I get bored of this.
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told you guys so.....
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I use a basic install of foobar with a msn plugin and a audioscrobbler plugin.

Sometimes use columns UI, but don't really need to any more.

It's way faster than Winamp.
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I'm probably one of the only ones that doesn't like Foobar, the skins are buggy even when properly configured. I don't like Winamp either because the organization is terrible. I really love J River Media Center and it fully supports ASIO out of the box. ASIO really does make a difference if you don't have it. Another thing I like about JRMC is that it has an awesome theater view.
I hate having to download Quicktime to play .mp4 files in JRMC, but other than that it is awesome to have ASIO out of the box and everything tagged/organized great. The only other drawback is not having some of the nice playlists like iTunes such as Top 25 most played etc., but I can live with that.
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