What software do you use on your desktop to listen to music?

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Jaybonaut    148

Trying to find something for the wife.  She used to use Winamp years ago.

 

Suggestions?

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Luc2k    734

AIMP all the way. Plenty of skins too if you want the classic Winamp look.

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Nefarious Trigger    6,787

I have winamp installed, but I can't recall the last time I listened to music on my desktop

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+exotoxic    430

+1 for AIMP

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greenwizard88    438

Dopamine

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PGHammer    206

Groove Music.

 

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Jaybonaut    148
On 9/25/2017 at 1:57 PM, Luc2k said:

AIMP all the way. Plenty of skins too if you want the classic Winamp look.

Is that Russian software?

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Jaybonaut    148
On 9/25/2017 at 2:29 PM, greenwizard88 said:

Dopamine

How has that been coming along lately?  Do you use regular releases or the preview versions?

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Talys    117

I don't listen to music on my desktop :D  

 

Really, I don't listen to much music at all.  

 

But on the odd occasion, when there is music that I want to play, I windows media player is fine.

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+JR1966    499

I use Groove on my desktop mostly. I have curated playlists depending on my mood. I'm a fan of Groove although the Android app is almost unusable.

 

For my library of yarr " other " yarr music albums I still use the good old WMP.

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Shiranui    1,680

MusicBee and Foobar2000

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Luc2k    734
4 hours ago, Jaybonaut said:

Is that Russian software?

That's the official site, so I suppose it is. Personally, I don't see how that is relevant.

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Copernic    349

Winyl and, when nostalgia strikes back, Winamp Online - it can even load skins lol

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dragontology    327

I use AIMP as well, but I don't really love it. It's got some weird issues that don't seem to be going anywhere. Like, if it's maximized, it'll hide when not focused. There's no way to stop this. "Don't maximize it" is literally the response from the developer. If you do, it enables docking mode which hides it, and it will slide down from the top of your screen if you mouse up there. It's weird behavior and it's weird that you can't disable it. Plus, while the library is cool, at times it seems counter-intuitive as well. Still, it's my player of choice right now.

 

On my portable SSD, I use AIMP Portable. It runs off a portable or cloud drive, and its database doesn't care if you change drive letters or whatever, I guess it's relative. Even though my SSD is 500GB, I only keep a small selection of my music on it, so any music library based player like AIMP or iTunes would have an advantage. (I use iTunes on my laptop because I have an iPhone and I need it somewhere. I wish there were a legit Portable iTunes I could carry on my SSD, but Apple needs its hooks in the Registry, and I won't corrupt my desktop with it.)

 

There's a new player/library on the horizon called Music Box Alpha. It's by the people behind the emulator frontend LaunchBox, and it's free to try with a 1,000 song limit, or $25 for a lifetime license (or $10 annually). These are introductory, half-price sales, with the lifetime license going up to $50 at some point. I'm sure y'all feel the same way I do about paying $50 or even $25 for a media player, though looking at it, I can see why some people might be going for it. There really isn't a good one, and these guys are saying "if you give us money, we will make a good one." And I guess some people believe in that. It's funny though, back in the day, we used to pay for all kinds of programs. Like file managers. You can still get Directory Opus, but my dad had it in the early 90s. Web browsers used to cost money, until Microsoft made Internet Explorer free and Netscape was forced to follow suit. There are still a lot of specialty programs that are free, like Photoshop and MS Office, and video editing tools, but most of us would scoff at paying for an audio player. Then again, maybe there's something to it after all. /shrug

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+Zagadka    1,733

Dopamine, mostly. Other than that, I'd use good ol' Winamp.

 

Occasionally I'll use Spotify or Pandora, just to find new artists.

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Jaybonaut    148

Kinda sounds like Groove is going away?

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