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Windows 7: Music Programs/Cool Playing Programs Ideas?

28 Sep 2010   #1
Storm31

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
 
 
Music Programs/Cool Playing Programs Ideas?

Hey guys.. My first Post !
Im wondering about a good problem to play music files and video files.. I want a cool looking music playing program like wamp or something.. or a cool skin for a program.. my theme on my computer is red/grey.. Strong computer with cs5 master collection and i need a program to run HD Videos HQ/HD Music Files with style.. Any ideas?

~Storm


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28 Sep 2010   #2
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

As far as videos go, there is no better than VLC. It might not look good, but you can find tons of skins on the website. Furthermore, you won't need any codecs to play videos, as VLC uses them all internally.

For audio, I recommend keeping it simple. if WMP isn't your thing, foobar2000 should do the trick; it's a little hard to install skins, but you can check deviantART for skins (all packages have instructions).
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28 Sep 2010   #3
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

For audio, I would recommend Songbird. Tons of skins, and it's and awesome player with plugins etc. It's pretty much a musical firefox.
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28 Sep 2010   #4
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

And there's always the old faithful Winamp
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29 Sep 2010   #5
hybridfan

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

Foobar2000 is amazing you can tweak it to your hearts content this is mine at the moment....


Skin is from here, very easy to setup too as it's a executable file instead of dealing with lots of dll files like the norm.

DarkOne v2.1 by ~tedgo on deviantART


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29 Sep 2010   #6
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Just to show diversity in skins, here's my foobar

-monolite043.png

The biggest problem with foobar could be getting used to it, and any kind of tweaking would require patience, as some settings may destroy the installed skin. Like any other open-source, it's not easy to use, but once you get the hang of it, you'll never look back


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02 Oct 2010   #7
Storm31

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hybridfan View Post
Foobar2000 is amazing you can tweak it to your hearts content this is mine at the moment....


Skin is from here, very easy to setup too as it's a executable file instead of dealing with lots of dll files like the norm.

DarkOne v2.1 by ~tedgo on deviantART
Looks awesome.. My theme on my computer is custom black/red/grey/white. So i think this fitts

Does it play most file types?
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02 Oct 2010   #8
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hybridfan View Post
Foobar2000 is amazing you can tweak it to your hearts content this is mine at the moment....


Skin is from here, very easy to setup too as it's a executable file instead of dealing with lots of dll files like the norm.

DarkOne v2.1 by ~tedgo on deviantART
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gornot View Post
Just to show diversity in skins, here's my foobar

Attachment 101117

The biggest problem with foobar could be getting used to it, and any kind of tweaking would require patience, as some settings may destroy the installed skin. Like any other open-source, it's not easy to use, but once you get the hang of it, you'll never look back
I haven't chosen to add any skin to my foobar, as seen below. I use WMP12 for my videos, and I haven't skinned that either, actually.


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02 Oct 2010   #9
xTL

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gornot View Post
As far as videos go, there is no better than VLC. It might not look good, but you can find tons of skins on the website. Furthermore, you won't need any codecs to play videos, as VLC uses them all internally.

For audio, I recommend keeping it simple. if WMP isn't your thing, foobar2000 should do the trick; it's a little hard to install skins, but you can check deviantART for skins (all packages have instructions).
Thx for the encouragement
finally done something i should have done along time ago,
changed the ugly vlc skin that is =)
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02 Oct 2010   #10
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

You're welcome
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