Winamp alternative suggestions???

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by synical33, Dec 7, 2004.

  1. synical33

    synical33 X2 & Lovin' It

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    Morning guys, i was wondering if you guys have any suggestions to alternatives to Winamp because Winamp is slowly starting to lose its touch and a variety of other things (now that hackers and what have you can get into your system thru Winamp nowadays). Well i was just wondering if any of you know of any good players that are somewhat comparable to Winamp. Any suggestions appreciated thanx lots peepz.
     
  2. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Windows Media Player is starting to become a feasible solution.
    10 is much better than 9.

    I still like Winamp5 tho really, but I need my Zen synced so have to use WMP10 more and more - it's alright.
     
  3. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    There is no alternative. Although some may say that foobar is a good one, personally I don't like it .. Now if it had a better sound quality then maybe I would ..
     
  4. I didn't think there was an alternative, I loved Winamp so much, but I kept getting problems, and someone suggested Foobar2000 to me... I didn't like it at first, but now I would never swap. It's far more flexible, still in development and has a huge user base.
    Seriously, worth a try.
     
  5. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    Welcome to OSNN Synical - from another foobar user :p
     
  6. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    Zoom media player I heard was pretty nice.
     
  7. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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  8. Kr0m

    Kr0m Moderator

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    If you're worried about security then WMP10 probably isn't a wise choice either.
     
  9. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    I haven't used anything to compete with iTunes on my system
     
  10. vern

    vern Dominus Political User Folding Team

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    Quintessential Player was the only player I've found that might come close to Winamp for me. For now I don't use any player, I play all my music from my Zen Touch.
     
  11. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    Personally I use foobar2000 - given me cleaner, crisper sound than winamp, doesnt eat cpu like winamp, doesnt eat gpu like winamp, doesn't let you spam mirc with shoutcast stream titles like winamp :D

    So yeah good player without the fluff really. Plays every audio format you can think of and then some.
     
  12. rotjong

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    foobar2000 gets the job done for me. For those who love visualizations, G-Force will be working with foobar soon.

    rotjong
     
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  14. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Indeed, that's exactly it. When it comes to software as a generalisation, everyone has their own preferences, and for their own reason. So I'd definitely recommend giving each one a try, and then settling on the one you feel at home with :)
     
  15. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Foobar2000 - you can only resist so long and then it becomes like an appendage you can't live without.
     
  16. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    Dosen't Itunes use the WMP backbone ??? or is it Quicktime ??
     
  17. chaos945

    chaos945 Moderator

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    @Johnny: Quicktime.

    Still using Winamp here, and Media Player Classic for all my video.
     
  18. SPeedY_B

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  19. allbusiness

    allbusiness on drukqs

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    true. i used foobar out of curiosity from readin this thread (been a winamp/itunes user for years) and i have already uninstalled WA.... it's awesome to be free of the CPU gobbling skin
     
  20. chaos945

    chaos945 Moderator

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    I use my Winamp with the classic skin, usage is less than 1.5mb minimized and less than 2mb open.

    Library, Video Support, Visualization and Agent have been removed.