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All right. I have probably one of the largest FLAC collections on OCN, but I need a Media Player that fits all my needs.

I know you're all going to recommend Foobar2k, Winamp or MediaMonkey. I have all 3, but for some reason I always find myself coming back to Winamp. I've used it for years and it's just so easy to use and the functionality really fits me personally.

I know Foobar2k when appropriately set up with DSPs etc is amazing. I had all the right settings at one point, but then lost them when I reformatted.

Here's the thing though. I listen less to music on my headphones and more to them on my speakers. So I'm basically looking for the best Media Player for speaker usage that's easy to use. Can be made to look nice and has easy access to change songs, pause the songs, or change music folders.

I personally LOVE the Winamp Bento theme. It stretches across the top of my screen nicely, neatly and stays there on top of all other programs. I can control almost anything from this thin bar. I personally don't like having to open up a large window that is the media player to change songs or whatever.

I also need something easy to use that I don't have to set up every time.

If it takes a while to set up in the beginning, but then I never need to set it up again and it's awesome after set up, then I'll do that (but then I need directions on how to set it up or a link...with pictures..).

I know I'm asking a lot, but if there's a way to configure Foobar2k to do what I need I'd use it over Winamp. Is Foobar2k better than Winamp for speakers? If not I'll probably just stick with Winamp.
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I don't think any is better than another for use with speakers or headphones, I use Foobar for both. There is said to be sound quality differences between each media player but I've never noticed myself. If you were happy with Foobar then I think it would be worth the effort to set it up again, once you have it how you like then you can back up the config and addons folders incase you lose everything again. The only drawback with Foobar for me is the skins, I found it quite difficult to find a working one that I liked, many skins use outdated or unsupported addons. If Winamp does everything that you need it to and it looks good then I would stick with it.
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