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Windows 7: After 15 Years Of Whipping The Llama’s Ass, Winamp Shuts Down

30 Nov 2013   #91
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
Winamp. Everybody owning a computer since the mid 90's knew of Winamp at some point. It's sad to see it go. Personally, I'd like to see the player go Open Source. However, I still use the Lite version to rip to WAV 24/96 SNES music from the emulated files.

For my major listening (and even some converting), I use Foobar2000. It seems that I'm only the second here that uses it. Here's my UI:


(Uses only one optional plugin to have this UI; it's the Waveform Seekbar available on the official website)

As you can see, it's a simple playlist setup. No library or anything
Let me know if you want the .fth so you can have a carbon copy of my UI. (Note: For monitor of a minimum of 1920x1080 - Below that, I can't guarantee it'll look as good as it does for me).
Hi there.

WINAMP made playing music SIMPLE -- especially if you can't be bothered with playlists -- even from windows explorer just select a few files right mouse click and choose play in winamp. SIMPLICITY itself.

If you need to rip or tag files it uses GRACENOTE which is far superior to other databases --FOOBAR doesn't use Gracenote.

It's not that there aren't other players --it's just Winamp did the job efficiently and with the minimum of fuss -- not needing libraries or any proprietary data base systems and could play most common formats.

Cheers
jimbo


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30 Nov 2013   #92
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I don't use automated online services for my tags: most often than not, there's something wrong with them. Everything is done manual and if there's something's wrong, it's my own darn fault! Also, Foobar2000 can pretty much play any files you want with a simple double-click or drag and drop. I use a playlist here, but it doesn't mean you have to use one, Jimbo.

As for Gracenote, I heard and used it at some point. The problem with Gracenote is that it needs a licence to use (which isn't free!). But, according to this, it changed a few months ago. So, it's only a matter of time until people use this to include Gracenote in their software.

Jimbo, I believe you should use dedicated CDripper such as CDex, EAC (in burst mode; since you probably won't care in doing perfect rips), etc. Tag the tracks yourself, it's much more rewarding. Tagging software? MP3tag does the job perfect (despite its name, it covers most of audio files) and you can do so much with it, it's not even funny!).
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30 Nov 2013   #93
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
MP3tag does the job perfect (despite its name, it covers most of audio files) and you can do so much with it, it's not even funny!).


it is funny ,
i often find myself laughing hysterically whilst tagging my tunes with mp3tag.
especially the eurobeat tunes
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30 Nov 2013   #94
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
i often find myself laughing hysterically whilst tagging my tunes with mp3tag.
especially the eurobeat tunes
I... fail to understand. Seriously. Why would you laugh while tagging?

Oh, and, you are also a Eurobeat lover?
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30 Nov 2013   #95
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

I suspect Julian is taking the pee.
I too use MP3Tag. Run it through Winamp and then rename the file names to my liking in MP3 Tag if they are not correct.
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02 Dec 2013   #96
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
...It's not that there aren't other players --it's just Winamp did the job efficiently and with the minimum of fuss -- not needing libraries or any proprietary data base systems and could play most common formats. ...
still does!


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05 Dec 2013   #97
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Obviously you can get Winamp at Winamp dot com but there are some official add on's you can get from here:

Winamp Essentials Pack Free Download - Audio Plugins

Very useful.
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05 Dec 2013   #98
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
I suspect Julian is taking the pee.
I too use MP3Tag. Run it through Winamp and then rename the file names to my liking in MP3 Tag if they are not correct.
yep!


Did you know if you highlight the entire track list in now playing window then right click/send to/auto tag and then follow the steps in the auto tag window ,when you open the same album folder in mp3tag you can rename the filename from the tag,
its really handy and quick for albums you have ripped that have the list ,track 1 ,track 2 ,3,4 etc,
in just a few click you can rename the entire ripped album without typing a letter,
before i learned this way i used to have to type the track names by hand ,each rip.
bloody tedious that was.
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05 Dec 2013   #99
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
Did you know if you highlight the entire track list in now playing window then right click/send to/auto tag and then follow the steps in the auto tag window ,when you open the same album folder in mp3tag you can rename the filename from the tag,
its really handy and quick for albums you have ripped that have the list ,track 1 ,track 2 ,3,4 etc,
in just a few click you can rename the entire ripped album without typing a letter,
before i learned this way i used to have to type the track names by hand ,each rip.
bloody tedious that was.
Yes I do, send to auto tag is one of the greatest features of Winamp.
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05 Dec 2013   #100
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

yeah i figured you would, the clever bit is the tag to filename in mp3tag once you have the tags in winamp.
in mp3tag you can set the order in how the filenames appear ie track number% track name%artist % album etc
really clever ,i had these two softwares a couple of years before i found out how to use them together, so maybe this post will help others.
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