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post #1 of 20
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Hey guys and gals,
I know we have a lot of audiophiles on OCN. I'm curious, what programs do people use to play their music (MP3, FLAC etc)?

I did a clean install of Windows recently and before I reinstall WinAmp, I wanted to know if there is anything else out there. I'm looking for something with a nice interface. A bonus would be something I can get skins for to match my theme. I also want it to have a small footprint on the system. I would like to be able to run it while I play games and not have them competing for resources.

Any suggestions?
Thanks!
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post #2 of 20
Foobar2000 is really lightweight and is generally the go-to program for audiophiles. It has a very small footprint and doesn't take much to run at all. Only thing is, it's kind of a pain for first-timers to setup.
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post #3 of 20
Seconding Foobar.

I use Rainmeter alongside it, and although it takes a little more work to get them to work together, I'd rather have Foobar's clean looks and interface for organizing my playlist, than having something like Winamp, where I'd just end up skinning it, then have two or more fancy pants gadgets for the same purpose. If I needed a cool-looking pause button/now playing panel, I just use a Rainmeter skin.
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post #4 of 20
I'd keep Winamp, it's just much more usable.

See if you personally like Foobar2000 first before deciding, there's lots of skins for it too.
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post #5 of 20
i use winamp, tried foobar didnt like it.
there is also jriver media juke box. http://www.mediajukebox.com/
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post #6 of 20
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thanks for the info guys. I will go check out foobar and see if I like it. Anything I should keep in mind when setting it up, since I'm of course a first-timer?
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post #7 of 20
I use the Zune media player
     
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post #8 of 20
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Well foobar2000 seems nice. It was easy enough to setup since I only messed with the layout, EQ and fonts. I think I'm going back to WinAmp and the Hals Eye skin though. I miss easy scaling and opacity. I like my player tiny Thanks for the info guys!
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post #9 of 20
i have mediamonkey gold and its pretty good imo
   
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post #10 of 20
I have been using Winamp for as long as I remember, many years its been. My only wish for it would be something that would build random playlists out of my library based on listening trends.
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