IPB

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

> Hydrogenaudio Forum Rules

- No Warez. This includes warez links, cracks and/or requests for help in getting illegal software or copyrighted music tracks!


- No Spamming or Trolling on the boards, this includes useless posts, trying to only increase post count or trying to deliberately create a flame war.


- No Hateful or Disrespectful posts. This includes: bashing, name-calling or insults directed at a board member.


- Click here for complete Hydrogenaudio Terms of Service

4 Pages V  < 1 2 3 4 >  
Closed TopicStart new topic
What media-player are are you using?, or Winamp against the rest of the world
What media player are are you using for listening to audio?
What media player are are you using for listening to audio?
Winamp2 [ 90 ] ** [24.13%]
Winamp3 [ 4 ] ** [1.07%]
Sonique [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
WindowsMediaPlayer [ 8 ] ** [2.14%]
WindowsMediaPlayer Classic [ 8 ] ** [2.14%]
RealOnePlayer [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
Foobar2k [ 234 ] ** [62.73%]
ZoomPlayer [ 2 ] ** [0.54%]
some other DVD/video player [ 3 ] ** [0.80%]
some player I forgot to add [ 24 ] ** [6.43%]
Total Votes: 419
  
seanyseansean
post Nov 5 2003, 12:54
Post #51





Group: Members (Donating)
Posts: 487
Joined: 12-August 02
From: Cheltenham, UK
Member No.: 3029



QUOTE (danchr @ Nov 5 2003, 11:47 AM)
QUOTE (seanyseansean @ Nov 5 2003, 12:25 PM)
QUOTE (thebeast @ Jul 14 2003, 04:10 PM)
I also use XBMP as seen on www.xboxmediaplayer.de

Now that's one project which could do with a foobar core port...

AFAIK they use MPlayer; one of the fastest and most user-unfriendly players in the world.

They use mplayer to decode, I was actually on about the whole audio pipeline - gapless, for example, doesn't really work with their model As a codec, mplayer is fine.
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
David Nordin
post Nov 5 2003, 12:57
Post #52





Group: Members
Posts: 751
Joined: 1-October 01
From: Falkenberg
Member No.: 3810



If they'd only grab some decoding routines from foobar it would all be fine


--------------------
http://davidnordin.wordpress.com/
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Canar
post Nov 6 2003, 07:25
Post #53





Group: Super Moderator
Posts: 3352
Joined: 26-July 02
From: princegeorge.ca
Member No.: 2796



QUOTE (MTRH @ Nov 5 2003, 02:57 AM)
If they'd only grab some decoding routines from foobar it would all be fine

I'm really surprised more people haven't taken advantage of the way FB2K is licensed/sourced, especially with the robustitude and excellence of its MP3 decoder.


--------------------
You cannot ABX the rustling of jimmies.
No mouse? No problem.
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
plonk420
post Nov 6 2003, 07:18
Post #54





Group: Members
Posts: 312
Joined: 6-October 01
Member No.: 227



QUOTE (Mark7 @ Jul 14 2003, 12:48 AM)
I'm using Winamp2 for audio and Media Player Classic for video.

same here happy.gif

being addicted to IRC, i love /mplayerc

* !ranma2k3 is staring at guano_apes-lords_of_the_boards-[pal-lpcm].vob (00:45/03:36) Size: 208.6 mb

biggrin.gif

and /song works with Winamp5beta1 so..... :] ...but i still use 2.91. i MIGHT'VE used WA exclusively for video, but it's not the most stable. but it's an awesome step in the right direction
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
plonk420
post Nov 6 2003, 07:25
Post #55





Group: Members
Posts: 312
Joined: 6-October 01
Member No.: 227



QUOTE (dub_doctor @ Jul 14 2003, 03:53 AM)
Winamp 2.95 with Album List 1.42.

If Foobar could do what winamp Albumlist does (can it???) then I'd probably use it. But on my system there are no real advantages in using Foobar. Winamp does all I need and it looks much prettier.

.dd.

where'd you get 2.95?!? i read about it in the what's new of WA5 beta1 ... and didn't think they ever released it....
:\
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
ScorLibran
post Nov 6 2003, 07:50
Post #56





Group: Banned
Posts: 769
Joined: 1-July 03
Member No.: 7495



QUOTE (plonk420 @ Nov 6 2003, 01:25 AM)
QUOTE (dub_doctor @ Jul 14 2003, 03:53 AM)
Winamp 2.95 with Album List 1.42.

If Foobar could do what winamp Albumlist does (can it???) then I'd probably use it. But on my system there are no real advantages in using Foobar. Winamp does all I need and it looks much prettier.

.dd.

where'd you get 2.95?!? i read about it in the what's new of WA5 beta1 ... and didn't think they ever released it....
:\

Winamp 2.95 can be found here. It's not linked through Nullsoft's site, but they answer questions about it there, so it's "semi-supported", whether or not it's officially supported. I used it for a few months before getting Winamp 5 pre-alpha...it works about the same as 2.91 does, as far as I could tell...no major bugs that I found.
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
KurtCocain
post Nov 12 2003, 04:39
Post #57





Group: Banned
Posts: 57
Joined: 26-March 03
Member No.: 5683



QUOTE ([XneCorp)
Flash,Jul 14 2003, 09:57 PM] Winamp 2.81 for audio
Windows Media Player 6.4 (mplayer2.exe) for videos

SAME here. excellent choice!
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
dub_doctor
post Nov 12 2003, 05:10
Post #58





Group: Members (Donating)
Posts: 145
Joined: 2-December 02
From: Melbourne
Member No.: 3952



I'm now using Winamp5_beta2 with Albumlist plugin for audio. I tried fb2k and quite liked it - it CAN do all I wanted it to do - but (call me shallow) the winamp aesthetics won it over for me. Given the relatively low quality of my audio equipment the difference in sound quality between the two players is negligible if at all noticeable.

For video (in Windows) a great alternative is Media Player Classic

.dd.
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
The_Cisco_Kid
post Nov 12 2003, 07:57
Post #59





Group: Members
Posts: 199
Joined: 14-March 03
Member No.: 5487



QUOTE
but (call me shallow) the winamp aesthetics won it over for me.
one of the main reasons foobar won me over as well (or lack thereof). simple look with keyboard shortcuts = wub.gif
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
bidz
post Nov 12 2003, 08:02
Post #60





Group: Members
Posts: 351
Joined: 27-December 02
From: Norway
Member No.: 4258



iTunes 4.1.1 (win) .. yea i know smile.gif but after getting my ipod and getting used to its library functions, its actually quite damn nice when i have approx. 13,000 music files (mp3 and aac).

So that will be one of the players you totally forgot to add wink.gif


--------------------
myspace.com/borgei - last.fm/user/borgei
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
deeswift
post Nov 12 2003, 08:23
Post #61





Group: Members
Posts: 144
Joined: 18-July 03
Member No.: 7851



Not prepared to follow the crowd, I use all three of the best players:

1: 1by1 -- the most overlooked piece of software ever created! Dammit, the latest version is only 47 kb to download! Does exactly what it should do with no fuss, plays back almost any format and uses hardly any resources at ALL.

2: QCD -- it does almost everything I need it to and does it very well.

3: foobar2000 -- great player, just a little too over-complex in the wrong hands for it's own good.
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Oge_user
post Nov 12 2003, 11:44
Post #62


A/V Moderator


Group: Members
Posts: 317
Joined: 20-August 02
Member No.: 3123



QUOTE (KurtCocain @ Nov 12 2003, 03:39 AM)
QUOTE ([XneCorp)
Flash,Jul 14 2003, 09:57 PM] Winamp 2.81 for audio
Windows Media Player 6.4 (mplayer2.exe) for videos

SAME here. excellent choice!

Same here, except that I use Winamp 2.95


--------------------
[ Commodore 64 Forever...! ]
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Iconoclast_a
post Nov 12 2003, 12:04
Post #63





Group: Members
Posts: 69
Joined: 6-June 03
Member No.: 7038



Well of course foobar2000!

I also use Gabest Media Player Classic for most video tasks since it can read many formats, including RealMedia and QuickTime.

Just wish they were also available for Mac OSX... wink.gif

This post has been edited by Iconoclast_a: Nov 12 2003, 12:05
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
ScorLibran
post Nov 12 2003, 12:09
Post #64





Group: Banned
Posts: 769
Joined: 1-July 03
Member No.: 7495



QUOTE (deeswift @ Nov 12 2003, 02:23 AM)
Not prepared to follow the crowd...
...
...
3: foobar2000 -- great player, just a little too over-complex in the wrong hands for it's own good.

But that IS what the "crowd" uses (around here, anyway). Not following the crowd would be to use Winamp. tongue.gif

BTW...I voted (long ago) for Winamp2, but with the release of Winamp5beta2 my preference has changed to that. My favorite features are:

-1- Comfort. Yes, I know...not a seemingly valid argument for an audio player, but once you're thoroughly used to something, it's hard to let go. I use a system-level hot-key plug-in to control it, so I hardly see the interface, and therefore operation is blindingly fast and second nature. (I know foobar2000 is controllable via hot-keys too, but I can't pry myself away from Winamp...yet.)

-2- Milkdrop. I assume this could work with any player, but it comes pre-packaged with Winamp5, and is by far the best visualization I've seen. (Not a priority for personal use, but for parties it gets raves.)

-3- A butt-ugly interface (BUI). I don't care for most skins I've seen. foobar2000 may be called minimalist, but it's still nicer to look at than Winamp's classic skin. And I won't use another skin because one of my critical plug-ins (MuchFX2) doesn't match other skins. Sounds like I'm complaining, but I'm actually fond of Winamp's "BUI", because as said before, I'm used to it. The few times I ever see it, it's strangely comforting...I can't explain it. Mmmm...black and green...so soothing. blink.gif

As for any other feature/benefit...all these players are just too similar to really compare. The ones I've tried the most (Winamp, QCD, fb2k) all play any format I use, all do playlist management, all have the other features I need, and all have the same sound quality. So all that's left to compare is the menial stuff I guess. rolleyes.gif
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
outscape
post Nov 17 2003, 01:06
Post #65





Group: Members
Posts: 374
Joined: 29-September 01
From: Toronto
Member No.: 30



foobar for audio, windows media player 6.4 for video. no realplayer, quicktime, <insert the name of yet another totally useless spyware-infested player> or any crap alike

This post has been edited by outscape: Nov 17 2003, 01:10


--------------------
Be healthy, be kind, grow rich and prosper
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Audible!
post Nov 17 2003, 01:18
Post #66





Group: Members
Posts: 529
Joined: 28-June 03
From: CA, USA
Member No.: 7426



QUOTE
I'm the only one so far who voted for Windows Media Player...I'm not sure how to feel about that, like a standout or like a leper.


LOL!
My experience has been this: if your digits are falling off you're a leper.

I use both winamp (2.95) and foobar2k myself, but I voted for foobar because I use it somewhat more often these days.

Why do I feel like a unitarian? laugh.gif
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Xenno
post Nov 17 2003, 01:24
Post #67





Group: Members
Posts: 393
Joined: 23-July 02
From: Blue Grass, IA
Member No.: 2760



1st: Media Center 9.1 (and Media Jukebox 8.0)
2nd: WinAmp 2.91

xen-uno


--------------------
No one can be told what Ogg Vorbis is...you have to hear it for yourself
- Morpheus
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
amano
post Nov 17 2003, 02:04
Post #68





Group: Members
Posts: 483
Joined: 1-December 02
Member No.: 3949



Audio:
Winamp 2/5 because it's the only player with integrated monkey ass raping wink.gif
Well, jokes aside, I like its handy interface and its loads of plugins for all possible needs. And sound quality isn't as bad as many claim. Peter did a good job ensuring that for some years with his in/out plugins.

Video:
a) BSPlayer: Nice interface, full-featured and ultra fast for my relatively slow (800 mhz) PC.

B) Media Player Classic: To play realplayer and quicktime content.
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Peter
post Nov 17 2003, 03:03
Post #69


foobar2000 developer


Group: Admin
Posts: 3275
Joined: 30-September 01
Member No.: 84



QUOTE (amano @ Nov 17 2003, 04:04 AM)
Audio:
Winamp 2/5 because it's the only player with integrated monkey ass raping wink.gif
Well, jokes aside, I like its handy interface and its loads of plugins for all possible needs. And sound quality isn't as bad as many claim. Peter did a good job ensuring that for some years with his in/out plugins.

Video:
a) BSPlayer: Nice interface, full-featured and ultra fast for my relatively slow (800 mhz) PC.

B) Media Player Classic: To play realplayer and quicktime content.

And what gave you the idea that input/output plugins (other than mp3 decoder maybe or resampling outputs on a soundcard with broken resampling) affect sound quality ? Your post is in violation of ToS #8.
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Mr_Rabid_Teddybe...
post Nov 17 2003, 05:13
Post #70





Group: Members
Posts: 1197
Joined: 3-September 03
From: Bergen, Norway
Member No.: 8667



On Windows:

Foobar2000: All audio. Zoom Player: All video/DVD.

On Linux:

Just started with Linux, tried xmms, but dunno.... any experienced Linux-users view would be greatly appreciated smile.gif ...and what's good for those divX/Xvids on Linux...?


--------------------
"ONLY THOSE WHO ATTEMPT THE IMPOSSIBLE WILL ACHIEVE THE ABSURD"
- Oceania Association of Autonomous Astronauts
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
danchr
post Nov 17 2003, 10:08
Post #71





Group: Members
Posts: 487
Joined: 6-April 03
From: Århus, Denmark
Member No.: 5861



QUOTE (Mr_Rabid_Teddybear @ Nov 17 2003, 05:13 AM)
Just started with Linux, tried xmms, but dunno.... any experienced Linux-users view would be greatly appreciated  smile.gif  ...and what's good for those divX/Xvids on Linux...?

Zinf seems like a nice MP3-player - if it weren't so awfully slow. For movie players - either MPlayer, xine or VLC would probably be your best bet. MPlayer is the fastest and most user-unfriendly player out there wink.gif (Even on Windows PCs.)
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
ciber-fred
post Nov 17 2003, 10:54
Post #72





Group: Members
Posts: 83
Joined: 7-October 01
Member No.: 237



as i'm on linux : lamip (my personnal soft) for audio and mplayer for all others multimedia
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
shaohao
post Nov 17 2003, 10:55
Post #73





Group: Members
Posts: 69
Joined: 3-June 02
Member No.: 2205



Unfair vote!!!!
HA hosts Foobar--Here users use it more than others. I think if you post this vote in CoolPlayer's or QCD's forum, they will choose QCD or CoolPlayer, Not foobar as their favorite player.
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
tsioc
post Nov 17 2003, 11:06
Post #74





Group: Members
Posts: 72
Joined: 14-November 03
Member No.: 9830



I'm using WMP 9, for the simple reason that I like the media library. Do any of the other players that have been mentioned have a similar feature? I like that I can simply set it to monitor a specific folder for new files when it's running, the automatically add them to the library.
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
jarsonic
post Nov 17 2003, 22:12
Post #75





Group: Members
Posts: 199
Joined: 30-September 01
From: C-ville, VA
Member No.: 83



Winamp 5.0 beta 5 (11/14/03 build), baby. wink.gif

...and foobar2000 wink.gif


Media Player Classic for video.
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post

4 Pages V  < 1 2 3 4 >
Closed TopicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 



RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 20th August 2014 - 22:22