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Windows 7: what music player do you use?

31 Jan 2009   #11

Dual boot XP Pro and Seven/7127

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garbanzo View Post
so far, my faves are MediaMonkey and Songbird. if only i could combine the two!
For me it's MediaMonkey3 Gold without a doubt.
There are a number of skins and after a diligent search I found something nearly suitable for my requirements. I contacted the author and they tweaked it to my liking. MM3 wins every time
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11 Feb 2009   #12

Oldarney XP

: good integration, but very very slow, lacking in features"

In what way is wmp slow? its extremely fast on my side of things, takes on average about three seconds to launch and uses very little memory compared to song bird.

I use song bird and wmp almost always. Song bird is still missing too many things to switch over to it completely, a now playing list for example. I have iTunes sandboxed and put away from my system, it keeps 3 background processes running at all times. Its not skinnable and imo, its fugly. I use iTunes when i have to play specially encoded (dual layer) mov's. iTunes is the main reason I've dumped ipod's.

As far as buying music goes, ive got my means of getting every song i could ever want in V0 to 5.1 96khz/24bit lossless format.
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12 Feb 2009   #13

7600 x86

WMP simply can't handle my library. it's not too huge - around 350 full albums. but i use high-res album art, mostly 800x800 or bigger. WMP loads quick enough, but it doesn't seem to cache thumbnails of my folder.jpg images, but instead loads them every time i use it. scrolling through the cover browsers or any other view where the art is shown just takes forever as i wait for covers to slowly blink into place. all other media players i use handle my album art just fine.

i've actually gone back to foobar since i started this thread. it had been half a year since i tried it, and they have made some big changes to the default setup since then, including changing the way the program handles your music library. in the end, they ended all the frustrations i faced with playlist handling. plus, the default ui is now much better, so i don't have to bother with columns or panels in order to get a good config. plus, it's much, much faster than media monkey...

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12 Feb 2009   #14

Oldarney XP

No wonder. my situation is quite different, i do not ever look at my albums view, and few of my songs have covers. I'd say 30% of my songs have covers. In that respect Songbird is awesome, by using the last fm cover finder it loads covers from the internet.

I should really check out foobar, I've heard nothing but good reviews on it.
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12 Feb 2009   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows Vista Ultimate x64

I use WMP and VLC player but mostly WMP
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12 Feb 2009   #16

Oldarney XP

You use VLC for music????

i love vlc for video but, its music organizing capabilities stink. it simply wasn't mant as a serious music player/organizer.
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12 Feb 2009   #17

Vista X64 ultimate/ 7 X64 Ultimate (7264)

I use winamp and it's great for me. I used to use Musixmatch jukebox but i gave up with that years ago.
I also use VLC for videos, but music? How do you Que songs up and what do you do for a library?
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13 Feb 2009   #18

Windows 7, Vista, Mandriva 2008

I use Mediamonkey, mostly because it has the best way of dealing with lagre music collections...I also use iTunes beacuse I have an iPod but iTunes is a bit slow in Windows...I don't know how it behaves in a Mac but I guess it is written for OS X and that thing is quite obvious in Windows...I like iTunes but it's too slow and does strange things to a Windows user...but iPod...never will listen to anything else! I love my iPod...I will do anything for it, even go to bed with iTunes!

But as a fact, Mediamonkey is my used to be Winamp but as the music collection grows Mediamonkey is better...
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13 Feb 2009   #19

Dual boot XP Pro and Seven/7127

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jbosa1 View Post
I use Mediamonkey, mostly because it has the best way of dealing with lagre music collections.... as a fact, Mediamonkey is my favorite.... as the music collection grows Mediamonkey is better...
I have to agree with you jbosa1, MM is the favourite esp with large music collections.
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13 Feb 2009   #20

Windows 7, Vista, Mandriva 2008

yepp, MediaMonkey is cool...iTunes is a very strange thing really but I like the link to Apple store...just the other day I went there to buy a speciall song...A-Camps "I can buy you" and that went very well, they ripped off my creditcard and I got the song, everybody happy!
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