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View Poll Results: Best Free Media Player
Windows Media Player 18 27.27%
iTunes 11 16.67%
Winamp 12 18.18%
Musicmatch Jukebox 1 1.52%
Quicktime Player 2 3.03%
Songbird 0 0%
Sonique 0 0%
Others - Please specify 22 33.33%
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Old 18th March 2008, 22:46   #16
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Cant believe no one has mentioned foobar yet!

Foo with the kernel streaming and SSRC plugins was a revelation to me. I'm sure that it will be to a lot more

Audio - Foobar /QCD player
Video- Media player classic/VLC
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Old 18th March 2008, 22:51   #17
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iTunes for the ease of use and the amount of functionalities it has. Using and maintaining playlists are easier and more convenient than WMP. WMP should obviously work well in Windows coz its so tightly wound with the OS.

iTunes takes a few more seconds to startup. Blame that on windows. :-)

Use iTunes on an Apple box. Its a dream to use.

Before iTunes it was Sonique and Winamp.
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Old 18th March 2008, 22:55   #18
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Cant believe no one has mentioned foobar yet!

Foo with the kernel streaming and SSRC plugins was a revelation to me. I'm sure that it will be to a lot more
I mentioned it in my earlier post. and i so totally agree with you. Its really great specially with all those different skins you can find on neowin.

Some Links for reference:
foobar2000 - Foobar
Foobar2000 Customization Topic - Neowin Forums
http://www.neuviewed.com/ - NeuView Media Player
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Old 18th March 2008, 23:33   #19
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foobar and skins

why do people want their music players to look good so badly.

the reason why i like foobar is because of the previously mentioned plugins , i can listen to music with far better fidelity than your run of the mill media player. And for a music player , shouldnt it be the thing it should do best, ie play music...

skins , i really dont care.
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Old 19th March 2008, 00:33   #20
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Audio = Winamp, Windows Media Player. Video = Media Player Classic. Simply the best!
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I use Winamp for audio and VLC Media player for Video.For video,you dont need anything apart from VLC.
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Foobar hands down... for ASIO and resampler plugins.
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For Audio, I use Winamp.
Video on Divx Player!
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Music - Itunes for its excellent library system with cover flow!!

Video - VLC Player because its simple and light
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Winamp is simply the best for audio, light and simple.
Tried upsampling from 44.1 to 48KHz in foobar...but then discovered that my onboard audio already runs at 48KHz (it's Intel 946GZ with onboard HD audio) and is capable of going upto 24bit/ 96Khz. Hence, I've got the SQ of Foobar combined with good looks of winamp.
And VLC or WMP for vids.
Also, I like Musicmatch for converting cassettes to mp3.

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VLC Media player. It will play just about everything you can throw at it. Light on resources too.
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iTunes for me. The functionality it offers suits my needs perfectly. I initially used it only for syncing my iPod, but it grew on me with time.
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I uses Cowon JetAudio for heavy weight stuff including HD movies and foobar for mp3 /ogg audio with some good plugins
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iTunes for me. The functionality it offers suits my needs perfectly. I initially used it only for syncing my iPod, but it grew on me with time.
I agree. It's simplicity is great but itunes has certain limitations that get irritating. Xase in point - When I am using iTunes and connect my bluetooth headphones to my lappy to listen to music, I cannot hear anything in my headset, but I use any other media player - it works flawlessly !!

Is there a way to work around this ?

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iTunes is perfect fit for me for Audios.
Video, I use VLC only. It literally plays anything you drop in...
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