i'm on a seemingly endless search for the 'perfect' music player, but i have yet to find it. i find fatal flaws with every app i use, and it's incredibly frustrating
i want a player with album art support (folder.jpg), a native interface (no skins), and a great library organizer, preferably with a navigation tree for sorting. is that too much to ask?
so far, my faves are MediaMonkey and Songbird. if only i could combine the two!
i've also tried:
: good integration, but very very slow, lacking in features
: beautiful, great features, but only works with embedded album art
: lots of features, but absolutely terrible library
: infinitely customizable, but its playlist-centric ways irk me
: fast and minimal, native interface, but no album art support
: better than winamp, but still, terrible library support
: looks good, but expensive, and not too good at organizing
: GREAT library support, but very slow startup, and very ugly
: very good overall, but doesn't work with CD Art Display, which is my favourite freeware app.
i won't list the innumerable music players that lack library support like 1by1, Billy, and more. also media players like MPC and VLC. they're just no good for huge music libraries.
so what have i missed? i know the perfect player is out there. what do you use?