Quote: Originally Posted by BrightBlessings
Most of that article is TOTALLY IRRELEVANT to winamp's users. I can't be bothered with any of "Itunes" Clones etc.
My music is mainly all Ripped from CD's
so what WINAMP does which is better than nearly every music player I've researched is
1) Obtain track etc information from GRACENOTE -- for my needs far more reliable than FREEDB - especially as much of my stuff is classical music that doesn't appear on Freedb anyway.
2) Rip directly to FLAC --with disk space being not a problem any more why shouldn't I have music available without ANY losses due to mp3 compression.
3) It will play music directly from FOLDERS --that means I don't have to tag everything into albums / artists etc etc -- very handy for example if you store audio books on your system too.
Saves you mucking about creating / deleting / maintaining Play lists etc.
The other problem with "Classical" tagging systems is that it gets very difficult to maintain via "Album" with 1000's of tracks - especially as some albums can have the same track that appears in another album - by the same or a different artist.
So I have say Music===>classical==>G.F Handel=CDNAME 1
TAGGED TRACKS FROM GRACENOTE
very very easy maintainable system even for around 3 TB of music I've got
Can re-organise / split / move with NO problems whatsoever --unlike those systems that use their own database systems --and it's totally maintainable with WINDOWS EXPLORER. (Therefore also easy to backup and restore).
I NEVER buy stuff from Itunes etc --I do not PAY for compressed music --but that's another issue. Audio books in Mp3 though are fine -- single voice at 64 kbs is fine for listening on a train etc.
4) using Folders it's simplicity itself to have music spanning multiple volumes.
5) has a nice decent equalizer -- user settable --not like those "pre-canned" ones's that always assume you want a boom boom thump thump sound even for a Soprano voice !!.
Finally this app works really well on android as well -- I just copy the relevant FOLDERS from my computer to the micro sdhc card in the phone (32 GB removable so in theory just insert a 2nd one for more music !!).
No need for "Sync" or anything -- Simplicity itself.
The app works great on the samsung IIIs with a decent pair of Bose cans too -- FLAC music really sounds great --the DAC on the samsung is first class too.
I'm not going to stop using it -- most decent apps in any case don't need upgrades every five minutes either.
Before I get the rediculous replies --like try Foobar etc etc -- remember what I said --GRACENOTE DB, FLAC, and PLAY VIA FOLDERS. I haven't seen any alternatives that provide all 3 and work identically on the PC and the Phone.