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Windows 7: Music Players

01 May 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Music Players

I've been looking through many media/music players lately for several things.

1. A program with low memory usage.

2. A program that I can be skinned well.

3. iPod Sync support.

4. Can be minimized into a toolbar.

I downloaded a bunch, and MediaMonkey was my go-to until I realized that it would crash a lot. I then went to Winamp, but I can't find a black/blue skin for it. All the others are great, but of course they don't have the skins I'm looking for.

If any of you know a media player with the requirements I need, or know a fix for the following problems I listed, please do so.

Thanks.

~Joshua~


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01 May 2010   #2

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

I think most people looking for the options you want use a program called Foobar 2000. It's a low memory usage media player that's easily skinnable and supports many extensions and whatnot. I'm not that familiar with it but I've heard good things. I'm pretty certain you can use it as a toolbar as well.

foobar2000
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01 May 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Josh, you are really picky. Look at my logo at the bottom of this posting.
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01 May 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

I am known for being picky. My PC has to be perfect. =P

Nah, I saw your sig, I'll try and keep that in mind.

Mm, I have foobar2000, but I don't know how to apply the skin. Where could I possibly get help for that kind of thing?

~Joshua~
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01 May 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

I am known for being picky. My PC has to be perfect. =P

Nah, I saw your sig, I'll try and keep that in mind.

Mm, I have foobar2000, but I don't know how to apply the skin. Where could I possibly get help for that kind of thing?

~Joshua~
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03 May 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Foobar 2000 is pretty cool. It comes very simple package.

I mainly use it for it's converter, so I can mess around with audio tracks extracted from BluRay and DVD movies. I can decode both AC3 5.1 and DTS 5.1, and convert to AAC 5.1 for mp4's.
I just started ripping CD's and various audio in WAV and mess around with different encoding options.

I find the help with it limited, but you can check out :


Hydrogenaudio Forums -> foobar2000


You can manipulate the panels and columns with it, and pretty much create your own skins.
You can get plug-ins for mass tagging, decoders for obscure audio formats, pretty much every format I have ever heard of.

I like it, just haven't fell in love with it yet. I still have WMP kickin most of the time.
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03 May 2010   #7
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Te most skinnable music player is Xion . It minimizes to toolbar, and uses very very low amount of system resources, but not sure whether support ipod synchronization .
Xion Audio Player Home
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03 May 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks, I'll check that out Arc. =)

On another note, does anyone know how to install themes on foobar2000? I downloaded a few I like, but they just come with some images and a few files, but no 'Themes' files. Help?

Thanks.

~Joshua~
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03 May 2010   #9
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Torongo View Post
Thanks, I'll check that out Arc. =)

On another note, does anyone know how to install themes on foobar2000? I downloaded a few I like, but they just come with some images and a few files, but no 'Themes' files. Help?

Thanks.

~Joshua~
Hi Joshua !
You may go to Foobar2000 Blog FofR . With every theme there is an installation guide as a separate link like Foobar2000 Blog FofR Configuration Guide .
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04 May 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

Foobar2000 gets my vote.
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