Winamp or WMP?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by lieb39, Apr 26, 2003.

  1. lieb39

    lieb39 Apple lover, PC User

    Messages:
    526
    Location:
    Australia
    Hey, Just wondering. What do you guys like the best? Winamp? WMP? (Windows Media player, lets talk about v. 9 only though)

    I personally like Winamp for my downloaded mp3's and such. WMP is better when I rid an album because of the design of it. It sucks for MP3's that I've downloaded though.

    What do you think?
     
  2. MultiPle3

    MultiPle3 Guest

    How does it suck for downloads? Did you set it up to scan your download folder for music to add to the playlist? I use WMP9 for everything but cd burning. I love it.
     
  3. BonyTony

    BonyTony Moderator

    Messages:
    788
    I also like media player9 over winamp....thats just my choice:huh:
     
  4. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

    Messages:
    15,800
    Location:
    Midlands, England
    Winamp for audio, the playlists are just easier to manage, and WMP for video, which isn't very often, but it does a good job of playing them :)
     
  5. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

    Messages:
    13,256
    Location:
    New York City
    WMP9 for both audio/video.
    I also use the DFX plugin ... sounds infinitely better :)
     
  6. lechtard

    lechtard Guest

    winamp for everything .... wmp only when I have to ..
     
  7. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

    Messages:
    4,702
    Location:
    Red Sox Nation
    Winamp (versions 2.8x or 2.9x, version 3 sucks and is bloated) is far superior to WMP. Especially for audio. Version 2.9 now supports video, too.

    Even better for audio is a cool little program called Foobar 2000. Very small with a extremely small memory footprint, and designed for audiophiles (programmed by a former winamp developer).
     
  8. dubstar

    dubstar format c:

    Messages:
    1,357
    Location:
    Southern California
    WMP9 + DFX, Audio & Video
     
  9. wessleym

    wessleym OSNN Addict

    Messages:
    99
    WMP

    Windows Media Player is the best in every way! It's visualizations especially rock! Winamp's visualizations suck the heck out of your resources, and they still don't look good.

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    My Awesome Web Site:
    http://www.niteliters.com/wessleym
    -or-
    http://www.wessleym.niteliters.com
     
  10. Goatman

    Goatman Ska Daddy

    Messages:
    676
    winamp 2.9x

    I just like it much much better. Smaller footprint, easier to use, better features...
     
  11. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

    Messages:
    1,633
    Location:
    Romania
    Re: WMP

    just your personal opinion .. :eek:
     
  12. djwhite

    djwhite OSNN Senior Addict

    Messages:
    473
    winamp for audio, wmp for video
     
  13. silky62678

    silky62678 Guest

    Winamp over WMP9. I still like WMP8 over both
     
  14. RazerBack

    RazerBack The First Rebirth

    Messages:
    159
    WinAMP v2.91 for MP3s, WMP9 for movies, that way I don't have to reload my previous playlist, after downloading a movie.
    Stop watch close play
     
  15. chaos945

    chaos945 Moderator

    Messages:
    934
    Amen, I use it for audio/video; very nice player just steer clear of 3.x.
     
  16. the_tazinator

    the_tazinator Are we there yet?

    Messages:
    177
    Location:
    In a house
    Where is the "Other" button? ;)

    I use JetAudio for everything.
     
  17. Kr0m

    Kr0m Moderator

    Messages:
    1,390
    Location:
    Turtle Island
    Winamp 2.x
     
  18. Indomidable

    Indomidable Guest

    There should be an Other button.
    I prefer winamp over WMP9 anyday of the week! Uses less resources very managable and not MS pro DMCA B$ application. Sure the screen effects are cooler etc. but why would you have winamp if your not using it as a background sound program while doing E-mail,Web Browsing, playing some games, etc. ?
    If all I want is a Cool Screensaver with music then WMP8 is where it's at.

    For my recording, burning, encoding I use Music Match Jukebox Pro. It's the best all around program I make my MP3 CD's with it and they work wonderfully. Why would I buy all these plug-ins to get a good WMP when I've already got MMJB.

    Just my 2 cp worth.
     
  19. Glaanieboy

    Glaanieboy Moderator

    Messages:
    2,626
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    ditto here.
    Though I actually like WMP over Winamp as it comes to soundquality, but when I run WMP on my system, it takes up to 40% of my CPU time, then my system is really slow when I am surfing the net or when I use UnrealEd 2.0.
     
  20. Eck

    Eck .user

    Messages:
    393
    Location:
    United States
    Winamp 2.x > WMP 8 > WMP 9 > Winamp 3

    Winamp for playlists, WMP for listening to an individual mp3 while viewing them through explorer. WMP for video also.