AIMP 2.11

An advanced multimedia player that includes an audio converter, recorder, and tag editor. Includes an easy to use interface, small size and minimal use of system resources.

Features:

  • Crystal-clear sound, technology of reproduction essentially differs from Winamp and WMP;
  • Sensitive equalizer;
  • A maximum of functionality from a minimum of resources;
  • The minimal consumption of system resources;
  • Multilingual support;
  • Support of set of formats of audio
  • Adjustment of global and local hot keys (patterns from WinAmp and WMP);
  • Flexible options of the program and various covers will allow you to make A.I.M.P. completely individual;
  • Support of plug-ins with which help it is possible to expand opportunities of the program;
  • The audioconverter codes music from the most different formats in wma, mp3, wav, ogg;
  • AudioGrab allows to overtake AudioCD in Mp3, OGG, WAV or WM;
  • The sound recording will allow you to write down a sound from any audio of the device in system;
  • The built-in editor of tags, support WMA, MP3, OGG;
  • An opportunity of record AudioCD, MP3-disks and disks with given

What's New:

    Player
    + AutoJump to the next file in tag editor was added
    + Selection in playlist will move to the current file regardless of the focus if manual navigation used
    + Function of template formation was speeded up
    + Arabic and Belarussian (true) localizations were added

    Fixed
    - Bug in CUE-Parser
    - Bug with Playlist selection in autojump to next playlist function
    - Bug with playlist window position in dualview mode
    - Bug with QuickFileInfo updating
    - Bug with crossfade between tracks with active Mute or PreAMP modes
    - Bug with randomize by playlist function in DragNDrop Mode
    - Bug with playing of multichannel audio
    - Bug with tracklist genereation by template

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Wow just tried this. Pretty impressed. Nice Skin (better than Winamps default i think) Everything seems smooth and fast. Small Memory footprint. So far so good...then again I ve had it installed for a about half an hour...

I thought this was something to do with GIMP at first... lol

EDIT: I think this thing has a few memory leaks... 15meg at first now its at 48meg - I think its do with the Media Library. Wheneva i use that seems to jump up. Restart the player...its back to 18meg

Nasty little gap between tracks here. No good when you're listening to Pink Floyd!!!

Even setting crossfader at 500ms it still does it. Winamp doesn't do this.

Anyway to prevent that?

(artnada said @ #1)
Nasty little gap between tracks here. No good when you're listening to Pink Floyd!!!

Even setting crossfader at 500ms it still does it. Winamp doesn't do this.

Anyway to prevent that?

From what I remember of fthe top fo my head there is crossfader and also another fader too. Both are on the same settings page (playback i think) I untick both of them and I have no gaps between tracks.

(mosi said @ #6.1)

From what I remember of fthe top fo my head there is crossfader and also another fader too. Both are on the same settings page (playback i think) I untick both of them and I have no gaps between tracks.

No, both of those are unticked. I have tried it ticked too, but it just doesn't work that way.
The gap is only about 1/4 sec but it is enough to annoy and spoil the smooth flow of Dark Side of the Moon and such pieces.

(artnada said @ #6.2)


No, both of those are unticked. I have tried it ticked too, but it just doesn't work that way.
The gap is only about 1/4 sec but it is enough to annoy and spoil the smooth flow of Dark Side of the Moon and such pieces. :(


to make it fade between tracks check both cross fade and fade effect in the playback option. to have a noticable cross fade u need 10000msec (10sec), depending on the silence at the beginning and ending of tracks.

My settings:
Crossfade: 20000 msec (20 sec)
Fading effect: 1000 msec (1sec)

Edit: Dont quote me on this but i believe the reason why winamp works with 500ms is because it actively clips silence at the beginning and ending of tracks and from what it seems aimp does not. If thats true it would be one of the reasons why aimp doesnt use as much resources.

(kead said @ #6.3)

to make it fade between tracks check both cross fade and fade effect in the playback option. to have a noticable cross fade u need 10000msec (10sec), depending on the silence at the beginning and ending of tracks.

My settings:
Crossfade: 20000 msec (20 sec)
Fading effect: 1000 msec (1sec)

Edit: Dont quote me on this but i believe the reason why winamp works with 500ms is because it actively clips silence at the beginning and ending of tracks and from what it seems aimp does not. If thats true it would be one of the reasons why aimp doesnt use as much resources.

I don't want a "crossfade" I simply want it gapless like Winamp . Cross fading the music will simply be as bad as having the small gap between tracks. And everyone knows you simple cannot crossfade Pink Floyd!

(artnada said @ #6.4)

I don't want a "crossfade" I simply want it gapless like Winamp . Cross fading the music will simply be as bad as having the small gap between tracks. And everyone knows you simple cannot crossfade Pink Floyd!

unfortunately i dont listen to pink floyd, but the only way i can imagine gapless audio like winamp is a plugin. look on winamps site and check if u can port one of those into aimp

Personally I prefer AIMP to winamp. I just like it better.
1. Free
2. Smaller
3. Default skin looks nicer than winamps


Only thing I don't like about AIMP is the fact that you can't open the playlist window and leave the main player bit in mini mode.

Oh and I've been a winamp user from back in the early 2.x days and now I've moved to this.

Well well! Just tried this player and it's awesome. Made me uninstall Media Monkey (used that to convert my mp3s to wma). Also has a tiny memory print when it's playing minimized, 8.360 K here...

Guess Winamp has met its match (coming from a winamp user since... well, since forever)

Concerning the feature list, there's nothing my Winamp couldn't do ... I can't understand why many ppl say "AIMP > Winamp" without providing details...

Faster startup time. Has a more descriptive playlist manager and a file info box. Works with a laptop's media buttons out of the box.

Downsides are the lack of good skins and possibly the same plugin expandability as Winamp, though AIMP claims to emulate Winamp plugins. Also some sound purists claim the BASS library AIMP uses causes a small bit of sound quality loss.

I consider this player to be somewhat in the middle of Winamp and foobar2000. Looks like Winamp but is lighter on resources, but not to the extent of minimalizing the UI like fb2k.

Wow thank you Safari for eating my posts. Here's what I had originally:

I find that it has been more stable for me in terms of crashing. Okay, I'll concede that I haven't used this program for as long as I've used Winamp, but it hasn't given me trouble yet.

It has authentic feel of just a music player without depending on too many appendages written after the core code (video/shoutcast/dashboard/browser/jtf), setting a sharper focus on the final presentation: something simple, but solid. It can also be said that the developers of AIMP2 wanted to make this player "ready out of the box", with the association of media buttons from installation, a better implementation of Jump to File, the automatic play from the start, the wider accessibility of playlists from putting tabs on the main window, the simplified preferences. It's a no fuss, one playlist mp3 player.

There's less noticeable visual bugs (trying changing the default font in the media library for Winamp) and JUST BETTER DESIGN. While Winamp carries the legacy of being a single playlist player absorbing a media library, AIMP2 by function is a 1 playlist player. By focusing on this one niche, it's been able to display more information usefully in the playlist (separates albums like fb2k), step away from the 90's tiny illegible fonts, while still having a search box right in the playlist. We don't have to fuss with this half-ss tiny bento skin with a tiny fonts and a poorly thought out 3-column library. The playlists aren't hidden out of view and no screen real estate is lost from a pointless albumart display. Winamp skins sure are pretty but they're unusable on a daily basis, so that's why AIMP2 wins out.

Then, development. I'd say Winamp is on life support. Ever since AOL laid off most of the Nullsoft team, it's never been the same. There hasn't been a major, major release of this program in a while. Any die hard feature requested will be lost to the Winamp2 platform that the developers won't budge. There's been no real motivation to start fresh-anew after the Winamp3 snafu. The developers have become mostly bug-fixers now, and have out-sourced most their work to the plug-in community, resulting in the conflicted code.

Just give it a try. It solved all my Winamp frustrations with download.

I used to have a Winamp playlist containing some 20,000 items, and that tended to slow both playlist browsing and computer speed up at certain moments. But importing the same mp3s into Aimp and having the list running in the background or browsing it was a joy compared to what I was used to. This aspect was one of the main reasons of which I based my change of music player on.

I had a strange problem with certain high frequency tones making my speakers spark. Neither VLC, WMP11, MPC, nor AimpClassic 1.78 gave these sounds and it didn't make any difference how many attempts to re-install it I tried. But with 2.11 these glitches are gone and I would recommend any Winamp user to give Aimp a try, especially as it won't be any learning curve to talk about.