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Windows 7: Best Music/Media Player


19 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Best Music/Media Player

What is the best Music/Media player.

My interpretation of BEST is:

Beautiful sleek GUI

Support for MP3 and FLAC at least

And as the first one said Pretty and sleek UI

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19 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Depends on your definition of "Beautiful sleek GUI". With the Shark 007 Codecs, WMP 12 does the job very well. And Foobar2000, although I don't like it, from what I understand has skinning options so you can make it look how you want for the most part. But again, I'd recommend WMP 12.
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20 Aug 2010   #3

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Totally agree with Darician, WMP12 configured is the good choise for player.
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20 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

How can I configure it good, because i got it to play FLAC, but it doesn't separate my music it just groups them all in one album cause when i converted them, they lost all of their metadata
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20 Aug 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Winamp is fancy
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20 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yea I am using winamp right now but there is some things I dont like about it.

Like For some reason you cant drag and drop album art when it cant find it on its server.

I have the pro version fully updated and that is my main concern cause everything else is working fine but i am a perfectionest, so i need all of the album art, and info
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20 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

This is largely dependant on preferences.

Lately I've just been using the Zune software, and have grown to really like it.
Nothing like iTunes and far superior IMHO.

Smart DJ are really nice, & with a Zune pass, it's even better. (This of course is a subscription service and not required)
Mix View is really nice for finding new or similair artists.

It did take a bit to get a few albums in my library so that it linked correctly to the Zune DB, but after that all was great.

The downside is it does not have a EQ, but that can be easily fixed through your soundcard. So no big deal to me.

But it can also manage your Picture librarys, Music Videos, Podcasts, etc fairly well.
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20 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DQScott95 View Post
How can I configure it good, because i got it to play FLAC, but it doesn't separate my music it just groups them all in one album cause when i converted them, they lost all of their metadata
You may want to consider MediaMonkey for Metadata management. Don't get me wrong, WMP 12 does a decent job but MediaMonkey does metadata management in a far better manner. I use it sometimes in case metadata is too messed up and I can't correct it anywhere else.
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20 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I got mediamonkey, and it is great for editing metadata and album art so that was cool.

But I still cant get my .FLAC music files to be organized in WMP12. As soon as I add them every song goes into one section called unknown
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20 Aug 2010   #10

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DQScott95 View Post
I got mediamonkey, and it is great for editing metadata and album art so that was cool.

But I still cant get my .FLAC music files to be organized in WMP12. As soon as I add them every song goes into one section called unknown
this will fix it ,did for me and will show albumart
BM-productions
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