AIMP 3.60 Beta 1 released for download

The program includes a 18-band equalizer, a visualization window to display rhythmic visual effects and a playlist editor to organize your audio files. A nice fading effect makes your list of songs look like an endless music loop and a handy volume normalizing feature avoids drastic volume changes between tracks. Also, the player's main functions can be conveniently controlled by global hotkeys.

Besides playing music, AIMP features three extra utilities which also enable you to record any sound on your computer, convert audio files from one format to another and view or edit tags. AIMP is based on the well-known audio engine BASS, so it's easy to connect new plug-ins (from the plug-in library included in the program) and expand the player's functionality.

What's new in this version:

  • Common: New API for plugins
  • Common: DEP and ASLR support have been added
  • Common: The "Modules" folder has been removed, the following folders have been introduced instead: .\System, .\System\Data, .\System\Encoders
  • Sound Effects: Normalization settings have been extended
  • Sound Effects: Normalization settings have been moved to separate tab
  • Sound Effects: Replay Gain - added an ability to set default value for normalization
  • Sound Effects: Replay Gain - added an ability to set preamp value for normalization factor
  • Integration to OS: The "Add to Queue" command has been added to the context menu of Windows Explorer
  • Mini-Player: An ability to adjust volume via mouse wheel without set focus into the mini-player
  • Album Arts: An ability to download album art from internet automatically (plugin for Last.fm service is used to do it for now)
  • Album Arts: An ability to define album art for internet radio stations
  • Album Arts: An ability to customize search options
  • Playlist: The "adding files" process is now working in separate thread
  • Playlist: Shuffle mode - all indexes are now stored in the playlist file
  • Playlist: Shuffle algorithm has been improved - uniform playback of files from different groups, avoiding sequential playback of two consecutive files
  • Playlist: The number of file access has been reduced during loading a playlist / add files process
  • Audio Converter: The "Jump to target folder" button has been added
  • Tag Editor: An ability to switch off grouping in the file list
  • Tag Editor: Added an ability to drop files / images from internet browsers / URLs to the album art display
  • Tag Editor: AIFF file format support
  • Plugins: Common - added an ability to filter plugins by status
  • Plugins: Common - all plug-ins are now stored in a subfolders
  • Plugins: Common - support of Input plugins from Winamp has been removed because this type of plugins does not support multi threading
  • Plugins: Visualizations - limit on the screen resolution has been removed for new type plugins
  • Plugins: Infobar - the "show always" option has been added
  • Plugins: Infobar - added an ability to select target screen
  • Plugins: Last.fm - plugin now works with last.fm service directly - you no longer required installed last.fm client
  • Plugins: Last.fm - added an ability to love / unlove tracks
  • Plugins: Last.fm - added an ability to send the AlbumArtist field value instead of the Artist (optional)
  • Plugins: Last.fm - an ability to show window with information about playable file
  • Plugins: Last.fm - offline cache for100 records has been added
  • Plugins: SACD - plugin for an ability to decode hi-res audio in the DSDIFF / DSF formats
  • Fixed: Common - an null size window with application icon is displaying at center of the screen when move mouse at the AeroPeek preview of application
  • Fixed: Common - issues with position of taskbar button at Windows 8 with multi-screen configuration

Download: AIMP 3.60 Build 1416 Beta 1 | 8.5 MB (Freeware)
View: AIMP Website | Release Notes | AIMP for Android

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Yogurth said,
Best audio player for Windows.

I agree. Ive been using this as my default player for 3 months, and puts the competition to shame!

Tews said,

..... Ive been using this as my default player for 3 months, and puts the competition to shame!

More like 6 years on my end and still rocking version 2.51

Deyirn said,

is it better than foobar2000 and if so, why?

For me it is much better. It is a no fuss audio player and unlike foobar2000 you don't need tutorials to make it look good :), just load the skin and that is it. Supports Winamp plugins natively, uses an excellent BASS audio library, has built in Tag editor, Library...etc, with all that is its substantially lighter on system resources than foobar2000 on my systems.

Hats off to foobar2000 for being so flexible and extensive, but in the end all I want from my player is to load playlist and click play.

Yogurth said,
...unlike foobar2000 you don't need tutorials to make it look good...

thats where i stopped reading

i chose foobar exactly because it shares the same shell as windows and for me the qualities of an audio player dont include visual appearance
i believe that this was set as a standard by winamp (who knows why) and its completely irrelevant, on my computer i have windows 7 with the themes service disabled and the classic theme on (the one everyone calls windows 98)

this way things are easier to discover and don't require you to look harder or be distracted by useless glitter

but enough about this, i will just point out that if this is one of your arguments i just cant take you seriously

Gornot said,
You pretty much just described Winyl, not this lol

Thanks for the name drop. Didn't know that one, will check it out.