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Windows 7: wmp substitute for music

02 Nov 2011   #1

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 
wmp substitute for music

WMP has messed up my music organization, tags, genre,etc for the last time.

I need a substitute / replacement for playing music and managing music playlists, tags, etc. but only for music.

What are your suggestions and if possible, indicate the reason.

Thanks,
karl

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02 Nov 2011   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

winamp , really good music player ,it can fetch metadata really easily .unlike wmp and for me it has a 100% record for finding info.
i dont have my music listed in winamp ,i use explorer select the album i want to play and it opens with winamp.
i have a lovely skin on the player and it is plain and simple for me to use.i rarely bother with the other winamp features i use it solely for music.
i have a beautiful icon pack the shows the media files

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minimised ,sits really nicely on the bottom when im using firefox
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02 Nov 2011   #3

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

boohbah,
Many thanks. I've seen other recommendations for Winamp, but had never really paid any attention. I'll create a restore point and try it out.
Karl
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02 Nov 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I use foobar2k its a really neat and small program and there are so many skins already made so you wont have a problem finding one for your nead, I use a theme from DeviantArt called minimal.
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02 Nov 2011   #5

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

at one time in the past I used foobar2k and was impressed by the small footprint. I'm in the testing phase. Do you happen to know how well it coexists with other programs?
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02 Nov 2011   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Media Monkey.

Why:

Full screen interface, but can be minimized
Under development for a long time
You can hide or turn off what you don't need
Burn and tag capabilities, but I don't use them
Highly customizable: the brown and green you see are mine--to reduce eyestrain
Library can be updated in seconds to add new songs
Playlists made in seconds by selecting songs or their paths on your HD

FYI: I use mp3tag for tagging.

I-Tunes has a very similar look and the early versions (4.9 from 2005) work fine for playback on Win 7 32 and 64 and have a much smaller footprint than current versions. I prefer Media Monkey because it does NOT rely on Quicktime, which I like to avoid.

Here is a Media Monkey screenshot, customized only to a degree:


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02 Nov 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I use Winamp as an alternative player for my MP3s.
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02 Nov 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
at one time in the past I used foobar2k and was impressed by the small footprint. I'm in the testing phase. Do you happen to know how well it coexists with other programs?
I have never seen foobar crash or cause any problem to anything program I have used on my computer
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06 Nov 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM --> RTM clean install
 
 

MediaMonkey. It supports tagging, keeps your ratings and info and has a shutfown timer (paid version).
I love the library keyword search too.
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