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Published on March 17, 2012 By Neilo In Personal Computing

Iv'e been using Winamp as my music player for years now and i'm bored with it. So, i'm looking for alternatives. I have iTunes, but i don't care for it, i use it to manage my idevices.
I'm not looking for anything fancy, as long as it plays mp3 and has decent file management.

So, what do you use, or recommend? I'm on win7 if that's a concern.

Thanks!


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on Mar 17, 2012

THIS Ofcourse ! 

on Mar 17, 2012

I've used Winamp for many years as well. I've always had the paid Pro version. There were times when I got the wandering bug and thought that I would like something different, so I tried alot of other different ones but always came back to Winamp. I just couldn't find anything that rendered better sound or had a better variety of streaming music from Shoutcast radio. I have surround sound wired in my studio now and Winamp just blows everything else away, but then again that's just my own personal experience and I know everyone has their own preferences.

on Mar 17, 2012

A cassette deck.

on Mar 17, 2012

I really only listen to music from phonautographs. IMHO, it's all about the feel of the sound.

on Mar 17, 2012

Here are a couple you can try; MediaMonkey (one of the best), and Aimp, Songbird, etc.  Go to either Bing or Google and search for others.  iTunes has worked well for me for about ten years now, however, it takes quite a bit of work to get all the files set up to form a good library.

 

With MediaMonkey you can do it automatically.  Also comes with several different skins.

on Mar 17, 2012

There's a good deal to be said for the old "vacuum tube" technology. I've found I like the sound 'fade' and subtlety more than the 1 or 0 produced digitally.

Of course, that was probably an unconsciously learned bias... one the younger 'digitally mastered' audiences aren't victim to.

on Mar 17, 2012

I'm with you Doc. Grew up with those vacuum tubes. And vinyl, phonographs that I had to replace the needle on once a month. Tons of fun.

on Mar 17, 2012

I used to use itunes with CD Art Display (tons of skins available) as a desktop remote. However, recently I switched to spotify and now I can't get away from it. It's great! 

on Mar 17, 2012

Straying slightly from the question, I have become a big fan of the Western Digital Live Hub.

http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=570

There are models with, and without an internal 1 TB hard drive, and both accept an additional USB drive.   

Or, it can take music directly from your home network (IE your primary computer).

When connected to the internet, it automatically updates its firmware. 

It enables me to play music and video over my home media system, which is Denon based, instead of my computer. 

But sticking strictly to the computer, I use iTunes so I can mess with my iPods.

  

 

 

on Mar 17, 2012

Xion................

 

on Mar 17, 2012

That too.

on Mar 17, 2012

iTunes on both mac and pc for mp3, I don't know why people says it bloated. It runs fine on my machine, even when playing games and I only got 4gb of ram on either machines. Either than that, the new vlc isn't bad at all.

on Mar 17, 2012

A cassette deck.

what that

 

I use WMP  I tried  winamp but did not see that it did Visualizations

on Mar 17, 2012

Disturbedcomputer
I tried winamp but did not see that it did Visualizations

Honestly, I was more confused by winamp than I was on iTunes. Although I used to use WMP just for videos when I had videos on my pc. Although I mostly used windows media center instead, so I can hock it up to my xbox and watch videos on my tv.

on Mar 17, 2012

ice27828
Honestly, I was more confused by winamp

that toooo

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