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Offline RaveledTopic starter

Music Players
« on: November 06, 2009, 06:22:58 PM »
If this isn't the right forum, feel free to move it.

Recently I've had to move my files from one computer to the next, after a disastrous foray with Windows 7.  This is causing me to reevaluate several programs I've been using for quite a long time.  One of the one's I'm looking at is iTunes.

I've largely used iTunes, not as a peripheral to my iPod (long story short, mine broke about a year ago) but simply as a music player.  I'm now looking at other options for a music player, in particular one that doesn't have as many unnecessary bells and whistles as iTunes.  Obviously, I'd still like to play mp3s, and the more supported file types the better.  However, I'd also like the ability to create and update playlists easily, which iTunes does well, along with listening to podcasts.

ATM, I'm leaning towards Winamp, possibly with some modules.  However, I figured I'd throw the question open to E as see what I get.

Offline Talia

Re: Music Players
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2009, 06:41:12 PM »
Jet audio is pretty good. You can down load from I also use VLC media player. Don't know if this helps, but options to look into.

Offline Azrael

Re: Music Players
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2009, 09:34:33 PM »
I am a Winamp user of many years and mind it simple, easy to use, and capable of doing anything I want it to, supporting a good range of file types.

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Re: Music Players
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2009, 10:10:06 AM »
I've used Winamp since 2001 and don't plan to change unless it goes off the market. Simple, quick, no-frills, and it doesn't gobble up resources. That's about all I ask from my player, so... if it ain't broke, I ain't fixin' it.

Offline Krysia

Re: Music Players
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2009, 08:30:06 PM »
I'm an iTunes user and with the new update they just released it's rather easy to use now. The new mini player option is really tiny now and I love how you can minimize it to your system tray.

I also for years used winamp and I like how it's customizable compared to iTunes, that dull gray color just is bleh I say. One thing I really like about winamp was the ability to watch random stuff through their tv stream plug in. :)

Offline Risa

Re: Music Players
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2009, 02:15:35 AM »
I've been an iTunes user for many years, and I have dabbled in a few others, such as Winamp, Windows Media Player, and Musicmatch Jukebox. There's no real favorite for me, but iTunes just seems to be the easiest to use, so I'd recommend that.

Offline uprentiss

Re: Music Players
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2009, 01:31:28 AM »
lol i love quicktime but it doesnt have a library option i dont think

but other then that you could try real jukebox

Offline Pierre

Re: Music Players
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2009, 02:50:00 AM »
I'd recommend Winamp. If you ever get another iPod you can easily sync your music from Winamp using the ml_ipod plugin, which I believe is now included with Winamp by default.

Offline Jooo

Re: Music Players
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2009, 09:23:05 AM »
I use Rhythmbox.
Ok, the main reason for that is that it comes with Ubuntu, but i genuinely really like it and if you're migrating from iTunes then you'll find it easy as the interface is virtually the same except with the all important addition of a quick play list type thing.

Offline Moonsword

Re: Music Players
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2009, 04:19:24 PM »
I'm pretty sure Rhythmbox depends on either KDE or Gnome, which is going to make getting it to work on Windows very... interesting.  It's possible, via Cygwin, but it's going to be unpleasant, even if you do know how to do it.


Yeah.  Gnome.  Unless you're using some flavor of Linux or Unix, I wouldn't try it.

I generally just use Windows Media Player or Winamp, but then, I don't tend to setup a lot of playlists.