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Windows 7: mp3 player and text editor

14 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
mp3 player and text editor

I've recently come over from XP and miss notepad and wordpad. Any simple replacements for Windows 7?
Also, I would like a simple, fast mp3 player to set as my default player for mp3 and wave files so I don't have to open iTunes every time I want to listen to a clip. Suggestions?

For both of these programs, simple and quick opening is a requirement.

Thank you!

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14 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Notepad and Wordpad are included with Win 7.

If for whatever reason you don't have them in your Start Menu, they are located at C:\Windows\System32.

Also, Windows Media Player isn't a bad alternative music player, it plays just about everything nowadays, except mkv's, and it's much less heavy than Itunes.

Although, a better alternative would probably be VLC, which is even more lightweight, and literally plays everything:
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14 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Thanks, I did not know Wordpad and Notepad were still included! Got them set up as my defaults for .txt and .rtf.
I am aware of VLC player. Would like something simpler, if possible, for just .mp3 and .wav files.
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14 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Try foobar or Jaangle..just google for them.
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14 Aug 2011   #5

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Take a look at Media Player Classic.
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14 Aug 2011   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

winamp with a decent skin from here
ClassicPro - Skin Consortium ClassicPro
install the cpro and try this skin with wimnamp i think it is the best one
Free Download - cPro - cMP11 - Skin Consortium
, but of course you can choose for yourself.
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15 Aug 2011   #7

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seth500 View Post
Try ... Jaangle..
AHA!!! Got you into this fella, did I? It's to be LOVED!

As another alternative with less heft, I'd also suggest Winamp. I have Winamp installed as my own default associated "external music player" for MP3, WAV, FLAC, etc.., to be launched automatically from other programs or from Windows Explorer, etc.

My own skin preference is the simple but attractive "Winamp Modern" provided with the Winamp installation file.

But I use Jaangle as my music collection organizer/browser/player... when that's how I want to get started, and also play music while within the organizer.
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18 Aug 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Ended up installing IrfanVew and using it as my default media player as well. Works great!
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