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Your Favourite MP3 Software

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by SourChipmunk, Jul 28, 2020.

  1. SourChipmunk

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Nov 9, 2003

    Posts: 9,474

    Location: The Motor City

    With the ability to stream music from Pandora, Google, and Amazon (et. al.) and stream music videos from YouTube, I completely lost track of the library on my PC. Years ago, I ripped all my CDs and converted all my vinyl and cassettes -- which took a lot of time -- and have a wonderful old collection of MP3s on my PC. Yes, I still keep the originals in boxes for ownership reasons. :)

    I have one 100-cassette rack under my desk because it's just a convenient place to keep it, usually out of the way of anything and well-hidden. Today, my 125 lb. Rottweiler puppy got a little rambunctious and knocked it over, leaving a pile of cassettes on my feet. In the process of putting them back in the rack, I was reminded of some old music and wondered if I still had it on my PC.

    I plugged away at a few of the tracks using WMP and VLC, and began to wonder if there was any newer (free) software out there for playback.

    I did a search on these forums but all the threads are really old now. So I'm looking for opinions on your current favourite MP3 playback software / library manager. Does anyone still use this media?
     
  2. pooley

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 11, 2010

    Posts: 3,367

    Location: In the dwelling

    check out MusicBee
     
  3. SourChipmunk

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Nov 9, 2003

    Posts: 9,474

    Location: The Motor City

    Actually, I'm trying it now based on a quick web search. Trying to see how well it works with the "play similar" stuff, and the Auto-DJ feature. So far, I like it. Looks like it has a lot of features I'll need to play with. :)
     
  4. robj20

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Apr 9, 2007

    Posts: 8,853

    I still like Winamp best.
     
  5. SourChipmunk

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Nov 9, 2003

    Posts: 9,474

    Location: The Motor City

    That's a blast from the past. I don't even have the installer on my PC anymore, but I'm sure it's on CD somewhere....

    Since I found some old Rush rips, thought I'd share this tribute.

     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2020
  6. alec

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 11, 2016

    Posts: 645

    swear by foobar2000
     
  7. Glanza

    Capodecina

    Joined: Mar 13, 2007

    Posts: 10,241

    Location: South Yorkshire

    foobar2000
     
  8. jpaul

    Capodecina

    Joined: Mar 1, 2010

    Posts: 10,938

    A player that supports ASIO or direct sound drivers, is my main requirement;
    so that you can deliver the bitstream directly to the soundcard or hdmi output, without going through the windows/android sound mixer and being re-sampled. at 48Khz

    I mostly listen to tidal now, whose player does do that.

    I believe foobar will do ASIO ?
     
  9. MarcLister

    Capodecina

    Joined: Mar 7, 2005

    Posts: 18,885

    Location: LU7

    I use MediaMonkey and that suffices for my simple and humble needs.

    If you're interested in Winamp, there's a community version of it being developed. https://getwacup.com/
     
  10. stockhausen

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 30, 2006

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  11. billyboyd

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 6, 2005

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    Winamp - It really whips the llama's arghsss

    Although I must admit it using and liking MusicBee.
     
  12. TheVoice

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 15, 2005

    Posts: 21,188

    Location: Glasgow

    I like Dopamine, it's not as feature-rich as Foobar and MusicBee but it's nice to use.
     
  13. Haze

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 10, 2007

    Posts: 3,247

    I used Winamp for many years, but now on Foobar
     
  14. stockhausen

    Capodecina

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    Slight (very slight) change of topic, is it possible to convert a .AA (Audible Audio) file to .MP3 (or .FLAC) format?
     
  15. The Old School Gamer

    Hitman

    Joined: Feb 22, 2019

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    Location: The Twilight Zone

    Still using the last official Nullsoft WinAmp! release from 2013 (v5.666). :cool:
    It works when I click play, so never had any reason to look at anything else.