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Why have you changed your music player to foobar?, Main reason why you left your old app?
elmura
post Sep 26 2014, 06:26
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Being an audiophile, I've tried using many different audio apps. When I ran Win XP, I was using PurePlayer - a very limited player that did have some magic to it (it pre-decoded music in RAM, bypassed a few things and sounded better than Foobar). But when I went to Windows 7, and simultaneously upgraded my DAC - PurePlayer wouldn't work with WASAPI which is the bypass direct to external DAC (Digital to Analogue Converter)

Foobar is:
1. FAST and very light load on RAM / CPU / HDD compared to competition
2. FREE
3. Has heaps of support from DAC manufacturers
4. Allows WASAPI and ASIO direct communication
5. Has great Spectrum (Except - Why o Why does it cut off at 50Hz at bottom end??)
6. Gapless
7. Customisable
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Wander
post Sep 26 2014, 08:38
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QUOTE (elmura @ Sep 26 2014, 07:26) *
5. Has great Spectrum (Except - Why o Why does it cut off at 50Hz at bottom end??)


You can still use different spectrums. foo_musical_spectrum for example can display frequencies down to 16Hz.

http://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title...sical_spectrum)
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post Sep 26 2014, 09:53
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I was using WMP at home and as my music library grew, it just got slower and slower to add new files. I had tried Sonique and JetAudio (free version) at work before, but didn't stick with either for very long, as their library management wasn't right for me. I tried WinAmp 1 back in the very early days but couldn't get it to work for some reason.

I saw a mention of Foobar when I was browsing for information about using the PC as a media source and gave it a try. The description made it sound like exactly what I was looking for, so I was sceptical. Upon installation, I was an instant convert!

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post Sep 26 2014, 15:37
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I was a PP fanboy since the Winamp days, so it was hardly surprising when I GOT HYPE about his player project. I left Winamp the day the Masstagger component was released. If there was any risk of me leaving, it was mitigated by kode54's brilliant emulator/module input components.


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post Sep 26 2014, 18:16
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PP?

...PurePlayer ok.

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post Sep 26 2014, 18:50
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QUOTE (eahm @ Sep 26 2014, 10:16) *
PP?
Peter Pawlowski. tongue.gif

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post Sep 27 2014, 01:17
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QUOTE (Canar @ Sep 26 2014, 18:50) *
QUOTE (eahm @ Sep 26 2014, 10:16) *
PP?
Peter Pawlowski. tongue.gif

Ah. Not this bloke, then...

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