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I was looking for a good way to play music while I am grinding in WoW, so I am looking for a good music player that will allow me to make playlists but won't use alot of resources as my computer is not the best. Thanks!
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post #2 of 13
I use iTunes with no problem during WoW but then again my computer has 2GB of RAM and 4GB of pagefile so I wouldnt know if its low resource, but from what I hear on lower end systems its not too bad.
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post #3 of 13
I use Itunes while playing games and i have no issues to be very honest..You have to remember when an audio player is open it will only be streaming music and not taking up any other resources.
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iTunes is actually very compact now that I checked its resource usage, it only uses about 1-2% CPU for about 2 seconds when it starts a new song and 0% while the song is actually playing and uses about 26MB of your RAM while its actually playing a song (atm its updating my iPod as well so maybe its a bit less when its not doing that) and to be honest 26MB of your 512MB won't be missed while playing WoW
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post #6 of 13
I mostly use iTunes, but there is a low-resource version of Winamp available, uses very little RAM/CPU (for me, less than 1% CPU and less than 15MB RAM). Audio quality seems better from iTunes, though.
post #7 of 13
Winamp @ http://winamp.com

I have enabled Global Hotkeys and I can change the song ingame without ALT+TAB'ing.

I'd suggest you get that program, its very good. It takes up about.. 15MB system resources. Which isn't bad for all the things it does.
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post #8 of 13
One i would definately reccomend would be WMP classic found here : http://www.afterdawn.com/software/vi...er_classic.cfm
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I have winamp. With all of the effects on maxium, I'm using 10mb of RAM during song playback and 0-1% CPU usage.
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post #10 of 13
I don't have a clue on CPU usage, but Mediamonkey only takes 5Mb of RAM while playing songs. I find it links well with my iAudio as well which is good. I would highly recommend it.
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