Audio Players

Asirt 07-12-2004 05:35 PM
Audio players. I use them. You use them. The entire world uses them. These programs have changed the way we listen to music. Of course, there is more than just one audio player. Many players offer different features and support different audio formats.

Well, which ones do the people of PCF use?
Avenir 07-12-2004 06:09 PM
Being the Apple fan that I am, I use iTunes.
evanASF27 07-12-2004 07:28 PM
I use Windows Media Player...and Real Player...and sometimes IrfanView.

Playing music all I need out of them... Cool
Zopwx2 07-12-2004 07:40 PM
Real player pisses me off.

I'm a simple guy and I use windows media player and then apply a skin which makes it tiny but have all the functions that I need.
LANIMILBUS 07-12-2004 08:04 PM
Very cool...

Give me a link to a download site of this foobar2000 you speak of...
Prons 07-12-2004 08:04 PM
Is there a Debian Linux port of that program?

Speaking of Linux, I use Knoppix Linux.

So it came with


I use XMMS for audio, I have no problems with it, in fact I am using it right now.

(Listening to Zwitter by Rammstein)
Asirt 07-12-2004 08:06 PM
Not that I know of...
dominusofdeath 07-12-2004 08:07 PM
JAYCZero 07-12-2004 08:53 PM
Well I have go to say that My mp3 player of choice has got to
be Sonique it's the Web's Hottest Media and Mp3 player

It plays the music Louder ,more clearly and the Volume Control is
more louder than any other mp3 player . You can download hundreds
of Skins and Animations for the Music use and what I like most
of all that no other Mp3 player would have is the Pitch
you can change the pitch of the Mp3 file and also view
the quality of the musics exact Bitrate . if you want to download
it try going to

and also one of my favorites is the RealOne Player
it has Media Player it gives you the information of the
name of the music , genre and what Soundtrack it came from it
has the basics , you can also use Qsound for that and DFX music
sound utilities wich make your normal Computer Speakers sound like
a Stereo System ..And also what seemed to me that I like the Most
is this Incredible Feature that it has , you can incode your normal
copied Cd's wich you are about to add to your Hardrive into
the following selections 125kb's -192kb 250-320kb's and also
you can incode it into wav files wich is the Highest Quality Priority
for Clear Sound Quality Music 1400kb's wich sounds kind of the same
for Mp3 High Quality but it sound much Louder .
and if you fully have the Purchased one you can incode your
regular mp3 files into higher Quality files .

and I pod is another good one but I also miss the Regular Jukebox
from Real player but now it's all in one
Mike 07-12-2004 08:58 PM
I like Winamp5.
I use the MMD3 skin, except it's broken. The full size mode is all weird, I can only use the windowshade. Which is OK because the windowshade has all the features and is a bunch smaller.
Asirt 07-12-2004 08:58 PM
Sonique was a good player. It had a lot of good eyecandy back then. I use Ogg Vorbis more often, though, so I quit using it because it didn't support it.
Kairi 07-12-2004 10:06 PM
- winamp
JAYCZero 07-12-2004 10:14 PM
hmm.. Is this the New Winamp ? Looks very nice !
and YAY ! this is my 400th Post ! Cool
Mugiwara Luffy 07-13-2004 01:21 AM
Media Player for me. Has all the features I need and some cool visualizations to keep me occupied for hours.
Asirt 07-13-2004 10:37 AM
During my time with Windows, I used an awesome audio player called foobar2000. It had all the features that I needed, along with some special features that only an audiophile would appreciate. However, as I moved on to Ubuntu, I stopped using fb2k. I don't really like the newest version currently out. My favorite version was 0.8.3 Special Edition, and was the last version that I used.

Another reason is that I try my best to use only Ogg Vorbis and FLAC formats, due to the nature of closed source audio formats as well as DRM. I also still wanted to use ReplayGain, so thankfully Ubuntu had some programs for me to ReplayGain my music.
Almasy 07-13-2004 10:44 AM
I use and enjoy RealOne Player:

evanASF27 07-13-2004 01:40 PM
Originally posted by Almasy
I use and enjoy RealOne Player:

do you use other players for mp3's or wma files? Or can RealOne play those types? (if it does, TELL ME O_O;; )
Asirt 07-13-2004 05:21 PM
As of Real Player 10, it currently supports MP3, AAC (aka MP4), WMA, WAV, and the Real video and audio codecs obviously.

As for my experiences, As soon as Real One first came out, I heard it had many problems at first. However, I stopped after version 8 because I don't use the Real codecs anymore. If I need to view something that requires Real, I have Real Alternate, and runs the file through Media Player Classic.
noTomato 07-13-2004 06:00 PM

Musicmatch Jukebox...I'm glad I didn't have to download it this time.
NVWC2006 07-13-2004 06:08 PM
My favorite audio player right now is Windows Media Player 9 for Windows XP. When WMP 10 comes out, I'll probably get it too. They have a 10 Technical Beta out, but I don't feel like using something untested so I'll wait for the full version.

Also, I have an assortment of other audio Programs that I have different uses for.

RealPlayer 10; same as WMP, but plays RealMedia and functions as a web browser while my AOL and IE mess up.

QuickTime; I need to update this one... Plays Quicktime stuff, is also my flash player besides IE. Is great for mp3s in fast forward, it makes them have the chipmunk-affect, very fun.

I have other media programs but this is for audio programs, and those are what I use to play sound Big Grin .