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Windows 7: High sound quality Low memory usage music player

11 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
High sound quality Low memory usage music player

XMplay is like Winamp only the mem usage is astoudning for the interface and sound quality.

Un4seen Developments - 2MIDI / BASS / MID2XM / MO3 / XM-EXE / XMPlay

If you need a low usage music player with some nice prefs/options this is for you.

let me know if you've found something better or if this isn't as good as i say it is.

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11 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

Its worth a look for those who liked music and those who don't want their music players to use so much memory.
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12 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

Have you tried Foobar2000 it's my fav...

foobar2000
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12 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Never had any issues with Winamp myself. It helps if you don't overload it with hundreds of plugins you'll never really use, of course
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12 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

yeah winamp is awesome and the usage for winamp is next to nill but MAN this thing is like....... next nill divided by 10!!!

check the processes! for my its like 3k

foobar is ok... the usage is uaually 12k for me.. and i dont have any plugins on winamp
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12 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

OK, so my Winamp is playing a long playlist of dance music and using 7,500K right now.

Really? You can't live with a lousy 7.5 MB of mem usage? It has to be in the tens of KBs? We're past the days of DOS and the 640KB limit now.
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13 Oct 2011   #7

Window's 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Ever try this one http://www.dbpoweramp.com/beta/dBpow...enaissance.exe 2.4 MB

µPlayer will run on Windows 7 / Vista / XP (also on Linux under Wine, or Apple MACs with Crossover MAC)

By default uPlayer can decode: Apple Lossless, FLAC, mp3, m4a, Wavpack, Wave, Ogg, Monkeys Audio, Musepack, AIFF

All codecs mentioned above can stream via UPnP (*** with the exception of Apple Lossless / m4a)

Other codecs install from Codec Central: dBpoweramp Codec Central
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14 Oct 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I had been using aimp until I saw this thread, sporus.

While both programs are dated, at least a year old, I am impressed with xmplay, particularly the low rate of page faults and the various ways "volume" can be controlled. I changed the output from default 24bit to 32bit and there was an appreciable clarity and loudness to the music. Although with aimp, the default is 32bit versus 16bit option.
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16 Oct 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Um, yeah, XMplay uses BASS audio libraries, which pretty much means that playing and streaming AAC sucks... Like, a lot! This is the exact reason I stopped using MusicBee, which is a far better player than anything I've tried.

I've tried them all, and none of them are actually THAT good for me (yes, I'm very picky). In the end I settled with iTunes because Apple's AAC codec is still the absolute best for ripping music to AAC. It's easy to setup and use (probably because it has so much restrictions and such a large lack of professional features) but considering that I am a Sound Forge user for around 8 years now, I don't mind. iTunes can perform quite well if you tweak its services a bit, taking as low as 30MB of memory. That, and quite a large number of radio stations I can listen to without downloading the streams makes it my chosen audio player. And, since I recently started re-ripping my CDs to a higher bitrate AAC instead of just sticking with MP3, I don't really have a need for any other (audio) media player because Sound Forge reads them all (well, almost all) and gives me the chance to make some edits, save them to WAV and then convert to AAC.

It's the ease of use here rather than having a beasty player with tons of cool stuff I have to setup for "hours" (metaphorically)
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16 Oct 2011   #10

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hybridfan View Post
Have you tried Foobar2000 it's my fav...

foobar2000
I have it on both of my computers. Low memory usage for just listening with the computer, and many useful utilities it can perform as well, if set up the right way.

My desktop has...
foobar2000
Mediamonkey Gold
WMP12(of course, it's a Windows computer, after all)
iTunes 10.5 (because I have a 32GB Touch 4G and a Shuffle 4G)

My netbook has...
foobar2000
Mediamonkey Gold
WMP12(of course, it's a Windows computer, after all)
Zune 4.8 (I have a 64GB Zune HD)

I only use WMP for watching videos. I use Mediamonkey Gold for my non-iPod/Zune players, which right now consist of a Sansa Clip+ running Rockbox firmware, and a Sansa Clip Zip.
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