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Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by patmac, Feb 14, 2007.

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  1. patmac

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    Hi, I'm looking for suggestions for a simple, low resource music player, only a player, for PCs. I have a good media burning app and want just something that plays music CDs on the PC. Or, is there something resident on Xp Home? Thanks for your time.
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  2. stantley

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    Yup, Windows Media Player. If you have version 10, stick with it, a lot of people are having problems with version 11.
     
  3. patmac

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    Hi, WMP has always seemed to try to do more for us than we really wanted it to. For some reason, some of the config settings, i.e. paths for saving etc, would reset after any boot, so we switched to Nero. We still have WMP10, was just looking for something quick and easy to click on and run. Thanks again for your time.
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    OK, if you want something that's simple and doesn't use many resources, try XMPlay (freeware).

    If you want something a little bit fancier try Quintessential Media Player, also freeware (plus it looks really cool).
     
  5. john1

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    Mini-MP3

    i use this a lot.
    Minimum resources.
    Minimum hard drive space.

    I think this player uses less resources than playing an audio CD.
    I don't think its available any more from the original site.
    Offered here as a zip file, 46Kb.
    Unzips to about 120Kb.

    John :)
     

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    If you want true minimal use of the computer's resources (like none), see if your CD drive has front panel play buttons and an analog audio output connector on the back. You also need a sound controller (on a separate card or on the mother board) that has a matching input connector inside the PC. No software needs to be running to play a music CD. You may need to go into the sound controller's advance audio/volume settings to enable the CD audio analog inputs.
     
  7. patmac

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    Thanks.
     
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