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Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by colman77, Jan 24, 2006.

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  1. colman77

    colman77 Thread Starter

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    I FINALLY got a new computer, and I've decided to turn over a new leaf in the media player department. In the past, I have used...
    - Windows Media Player
    - Real Player (blehhhhhh)
    - Music Match
    - Winamp

    I was happiest with Winamp, but I felt like it still left something to be desired. Where should I turn next? iTunes is the first thing that comes to mind... but I'd rather not go that route, because I'm not a big fan of Apple nor DRM... watching all of my MP3s turn into AACs would be too much to bear.

    So What are my other options? What have you all had success with?

    Thanks everyone, as usual.
     
  2. coachdan32

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    SonicStage from Sony is very good. You'll have to surf to find it - I got my copy with an mp3 player we purchased from Sony.
     
  3. smeegle

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    Check out Nero on this site http://www.5dollarsoftware.com/ It is legal. It does work. It is much better than Media Player or Music Match. You can also upgrade to the more expensive version if you like.
     
  4. lister

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    Hmm, long time Winamp user here, but let's see.

    There's XMplay
    http://www.un4seen.com/xmplay.html
    haven't used it, but has some decent reviews.

    Media player classic - but not built to play multiple music files. I use it to play the odd file that another media player can't (quictime, reall etc).
     
  5. colman77

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    ohhhhhhhhhhhh right. I forgot one other qualifier: it must be free.
     
  6. curiouscat

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    I think winamp's the greatest when it comes to music and Media Player Classic and VLC for videos. They're both top-notch, with MPC being just simpler. :)

    For pictures and such, I've always been happy with what Windows came with, but use IrfanView to look at the pictures it wont support.
     
  7. irregularjoe

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    colman77.
    You do not have to use AAC format in iTunes.
    I have 7 gigs of music files and not one of them is AAC. All are Mp3.
    Just select MP3 in the iTunes preferences before you rip your music.
    Joe
     
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