Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: what music player do you use?

13 Feb 2009   #21
ambientmf

Windows 7 Professional x64 RTM
 
 

I use Winamp religiously.
It starts fast, no matter how much music is in my Media Library.
I collapse it in a small window, about 10 pixels tall in win-shade mode that I stretch it across the top while I do other things (browse, etc.)
I just double-click it to bring it full-size again.

I'm not too picky about its library functions, just being able to organize by album/artist works for me.
As for album art, I've yet to care to add covers to each and every album I own.

With Winamp 5.x, the native skin Bento is the only skin I use.
Hell, it even has a built-in browser when I'm too lazy to open a Firefox window :P

I love Winamp though.
Not as popular as it used to be, it seems.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Feb 2009   #22
MoRiL

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I just like to keep it simple so I use Windows Media Player 11/12.
I never used any other players so I decided to stay on WMP.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2009   #23
darkydz

Win 7 Pro 32
 
 

WinAmp sucks the most, annoying redundant windows for browsing...I'll go with JetAudio
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

29 Oct 2009   #24
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

iTunes, only because I got used to using it on my Power Mac over the past seven years, and because it came with each of my iPods (on gen 3). I do like WMP, and Media Monkey Gold (use a great deal within Win 7. At present using WMP on Win 7.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Oct 2009   #25
ashley

 
 

Only Windows Media Player…..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Oct 2009   #26
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

WMP & iTunes (iTunes only because i have to otherwise i wouldn't touch it with a barge pole )
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Oct 2009   #27
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I use Winamp with the Symplicipod skin. I don't bother with a library, just open my music and pick an album to play.
I have my stuff playing through an old but top quality hi fi in stereo and it sounds great.
I must admit I stick with Winamp because I'm addicted to visualizations and I've tried loads of media players but not found any to match winamp on that score.

cheers, j
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Oct 2009   #28
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
I'm currently Moving stuff from XP ==>W7.

I have all my music stored as FLAC files in "Pseudo CD's".

For playing I use Winamp and Logitech Squeezebox system (streaming).

1) If it's a real CD I rip the tracks into flac using Winamp into a library. Winamp uses Gracenote so can label automatically the album and track names.

2) For individual pieces of music I want to use the same effective system so what I do in this case is organise the tracks into "effective CD chunks" and using NERO create a Virtual Audio CD. Using the mega plugin pack I can create a "Virtual audio CD" from flac files. - I don't have MP3's I keep everything as FLAC - too much trouble to have multiple codecs.

I then rip the virtual CD with Winamp which then gets stored in my library as an album in the same format as "conventional CD's" .

3) Now I can create play lists on artist / album / music type or however the tracks are tagged.

Keeping "Albums" in CD sized chunks makes for much easier handling units of music -- it's easier for oldsters like us to think in terms of CD's and albums than 1000's of un related tracks.

With this method I can also use a logitech squeezebox which will stream the audio all over my house if I don't want to listen on the computer. The squeezebox plays FLAC and also has optical output for high quality when feeding into a decent amp. The squeezebox handset displays the library directory like windows and I can select what to play (inc playlists). -- Excellent system and very cheap -- Logitech Squeezebox.

I'm going to create a better search facility using a MySQL database - but I'm satisfied that my FLAC library arranged into "Albums" of CD size is the most effective one for me to use.

Enc directory image -- from the XP system -- it will take a while to migrate this stuff to W7.




Cheers
jimbo


Attached Thumbnails
what music player do you use?-music1.jpg   what music player do you use?-music2.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Oct 2009   #29
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

I use the Zune software. It's easy to use, and beautiful when you get into Now Playing.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Oct 2009   #30
Fluffy

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I used to use winamp but now I tend to use WMP not had any problems with it and it plays my dvd's/mp3's etc etc well so I am happy.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

Thread Tools


Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
"PLAY ALL" does not start music player if music is in sub folders?
Hi all I have used the search button but could not yet found any solution to my question. I am using a third party music player, MusicBee, to play my music, however if I select a folder in windows explorer of an artist that has more than one album in sub folders under the artist name then the...
Music, Pictures & Video
Delete Music File Via The Music Player
I will be previewing hundreds of songs. I will be deleting at least 80% of these. I welcome ideas on the most expedient procedure for this task. Naturally, I seek to avoid exiting the player, going to the folder, deleting the file, reinvoking the player, loading the next song, etc. ... -thx
Music, Pictures & Video
Odd distortion while playing music in any music player on Win 7 PC
I am not sure if the title accurately tells what my issue is. I hope I can explain it. When listening to music on my PC, it does not matter if I use Winamp, Songbird, Quicktime, Windows Media Player, or any other software. Every so often, there appears some sort of distortion, like the drive...
BSOD Help and Support
Best Looking Music Player??
I use MediaMonkey to organize my music library and to manage my tags. In my opinion it is by far the easiest and most versatile tool for organization, but it does lack in other areas. I would like to continue using MediaMonkey for organizing my library, but I would like to find another piece of...
Chillout Room
no rip tab in windows music player 12??
hello, I keep reading directions on wmp 12 that say click the rip tab (trying to make a cd copy that will play on stereo/in car) well my wmp 12 does NOT have a rip tab so where did it go? there must be a way to copy a cd to a blank cd so it will play on something besides a computer but roxio 10...
Sound & Audio
music player for dj'ing
Is there anything out there to do dj'ing with, that was like musicmatch, I just got a new computer and musicmatch will not work with it.
Software


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:09.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App