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Winamp is really going downhill. It has poor 5.1 support, whenever I go to pause a song via my Keyboards media keys it just plays after briefly pausing it. What other media players are there that can support 5.1 speakers well, support media keys and be able to show my giant library.
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Windows 8.1 Pro x64 17.3" laptop display 2x Acer 23" lcds ASUS proprietary + Lenovo media keyboard 
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Big 'ol power brick trackpad, logitech g400 + microsoft wireless mo... none klipsch pro media 2.1 speakers 
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post #2 of 21
Foobar2000, with the right plugins.
    
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I second foobar2000
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post #4 of 21
foobar2000.
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Foobar2k +1
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post #6 of 21
I prefer Mediamonkey for Music, VLC for media.
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post #7 of 21
foobar!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #8 of 21
foobar and songbird are my favorites. I really like songbird though.
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post #9 of 21
Using foobar2000 as well; recommended.
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post #10 of 21
Foobar2000 for audio.
VLC, Bs player, TCMP for video.
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